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Posted on: March 5, 2010 1:12 am
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What You Need To Know


Michigan State is now a win away from a share of the Big Ten title.

Ashton Gibbs' buzzer-beater gave Pittsburgh a double bye in the Big East tournament.

Here's Friday's What You Need To Know:

Notable game from Thursday: Michigan State didn't look like Big Ten champions, but the Spartans still have a shot to become Big Ten champions thanks to their 67-65 win over Penn State. The victory pushed Tom Izzo's team to 23-7 overall, 13-4 in the Big Ten. Michigan State will earn a share of the league title with a win Sunday against Michigan.

Notable performance from Thursday: Ashton Gibbs hit a transition 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift Pittsburgh to a 73-71 win over Providence. The sophomore guard made nine of 13 field goal attempts and finished with 25 points. His effort moved Pitt to 23-7 overall and 12-5 in the Big East, and it secured a double bye in next week's Big East tournament.
 
Notable game scheduled for Friday: Northern Iowa will open its Missouri Valley Conference tournament with a quarterfinal game against Drake, which advanced to the quarters by beating Southern Illinois. UNI is 25-4 overall, 15-3 in the MVC. Drake is 14-18 overall, 7-11 in the MVC. Tip-off is set for 1:05 p.m. ET.
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: March 4, 2010 2:58 am
 

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Sherron Collins won on Senior Night.

So did Greivis Vasquez.

Here's Thursday's What You Need To Know:

Notable game from Wednesday: Xavier Henry finished with 19 points and Sherron Collins added 17 as Kansas pulled away late for an 82-65 win over Kansas State that clinched an outright Big 12 title for the sixth consecutive season. KU is now 28-2 overall, 14-1 in the Big 12 and basically assured of a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. KSU is 24-5 overall, 11-4 in the Big 12 and still in play to also earn a No. 1 seed.

Notable performance from Wednesday: Greivis Vasquez took 13 shots, made six and finished with 20 points to lead Maryland to a 79-72 win over Duke. Vasquez added five assists and four rebounds. His runner in the final minute secured the victory that created a tie between Maryland and Duke atop the ACC standings. Both schools enter the final weekend of the regular season with 12-3 league records.
 
Notable game scheduled for Thursday: Michigan State will try to win for the fourth time in five outings when the Spartans host Penn State at the Breslin Center. MSU is 22-7 overall, 12-4 in the Big Ten. Penn State is 11-17 overall, 3-13in the Big Ten. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET.
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: March 3, 2010 12:13 am
 

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Florida didn't help its at-large chances.

Randy Culpepper shot UTEP to a C-USA title.

Here's Wednesday's What You Need To Know:

Notable game from Tuesday: John Jenkins scored 18 points to lead No. 13 Vanderbilt to a 64-60 win at Florida that damaged the Gators' NCAA tournament hopes. Florida is now 20-10 overall and 9-6 in the SEC heading into Saturday's game at Kentucky. A loss there would be the Gators' third straight loss and have them entering the SEC tournament on shaky ground. Vanderbilt is now 23-6 overall, 12-3 in the SEC. The Commodores have won six of their past seven with the lone loss in that stretch coming to Kentucky.

Notable performance from Tuesday: Randy Culpepper took 18 shots, made 11 and finished with 32 points in UTEP's 80-76 win at Marshall that secured the outright C-USA title for the 24th-ranked Miners, who are 23-5 overall and 14-1 in the league. UTEP has won 13 consecutive games heading into this weekend's showdown with UAB. Culpepper has scored at least 30 three times this season. His career-high is 45.
 
Notable game scheduled for Wednesday: I'm flying to Maryland this morning for Greivis Vasquez's Senior Day that's doubling as a game that could decide the ACC title. It's No. 4 Duke vs. No. 22 Maryland at the Comcast Center. A Maryland win would create a tie atop the ACC standings heading into the final weekend of the regular season. Tip-off is set for 9 p.m. ET.
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: March 2, 2010 6:12 am
 

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Georgetown lost again.

So did Oklahoma.

Here's Tuesday's What You Need To Know:

Notable game from Monday: Da'Sean Butler scored 22 points to lead West Virginia to an 81-68 win over Georgetown. It was the Hoyas' fourth loss in five games. They're now 19-9 overall, 9-8 in the Big East heading into Saturday's game against Cincinnati. West Virginia is 23-6 overall, 12-5 in the Big East heading into Saturday's game at Villanova.

Notable performance from Monday: Damion James took 14 shots, made eight and finished with 24 points in Texas' 87-76 win over Oklahoma. The senior forward added eight rebounds, one assist and one steal. Texas has now won three of its past four games to move to 23-7 overall, 9-6 in the Big 12. Oklahoma is 13-16 overall, 4-11 in the Big 12. The Sooners have dropped seven straight games.
 
Notable game scheduled for Tuesday: Syracuse will play for the first time since moving to No. 1 in the AP and Coaches polls when the Orange host St. John's at the Carrier Dome. Syracuse is 27-2 overall, 14-2 in the Big East. St. John's is 15-13 overall, 5-11 in the Big East. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET.
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: February 26, 2010 8:30 am
Edited on: February 26, 2010 8:32 am
 

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Kentucky avenged its only loss.

Steven Gray put 26 on Santa Clara.

Here's Friday's What You Need To Know:

Notable game from Thursday: Patrick Patterson got 23 points and eight rebounds to help Kentucky avenge its lone loss with an 82-61 win over South Carolina. The second-ranked Wildcats improved to 27-1 overall, 12-1 in the SEC and will take and eight-game winning streak into Saturday's showdown with Tennessee at Thompson-Boling Arena, i.e., the only place top-ranked Kansas has lost this season.

Notable performance from Thursday: Steven Gray took 12 shots, made 10 and finished with 26 points in Gonzaga's 88-51 win over Santa Clara. He was 3-of-5 from 3-point range, 3-of-4 from the free throw line. Gray also recorded six rebounds and two assists for the Zags, who are now 23-5 overall, 11-2 in the WCC.
 
Notable game scheduled for Friday: The Butler Bulldogs will try to win their 18th straight and finish with a perfect 18-0 Horizon League record when they close the regular season at Valparaiso. Butler is 25-4 overall, 17-0 in the Horizon. Valpo is 15-15 overall, 10-7 in the Horizon. Tip-off is set for 9 p.m. ET.
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: February 25, 2010 1:00 am
 

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Robbie Hummel suffered a knee injury.

Jarvis Varnado set a NCAA record.

Here's Thursday's What You Need To Know:

Notable game from Wednesday: Keaton Grant sank a jumper with 7.7 seconds remaining to lift Purdue to a 59-58 victory at Minnesota, but that's all secondary to Robbie Hummel's knee injury. The junior forward crumbled to the court in the first half after his right knee buckled. The extent of the injury should be known later Thursday after an expected MRI.

Notable performance from Wednesday: Jarvis Varnado blocked eight shots in Mississippi State's 74-66 win over Alabama and became the NCAA's all-time blocks leader. The senior now has 536 career blocks, one more than former Louisiana-Monroe standout Wojciech Mydra.
 
Notable game scheduled for Thursday: Kentucky has a chance to avenge its lone loss of the season when South Carolina visits Rupp Arena for an SEC East showdown. Kentucky is 26-1 overall, 11-1 in the SEC. South Carolina is 14-12 overall, 5-7 in the SEC. Tip-off is set for 9 p.m. ET.
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: February 24, 2010 12:00 am
Edited on: February 24, 2010 12:03 am
 

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Florida dealt Tennessee its fifth SEC loss.

Austin Freeman put 29 points on Louisville.

Here's Wednesday's What You Need To Know:

Notable game from Tuesday: Erving Walker scored 14 points in the second half and finished with 19 in Florida's 75-62 win over No. 19 Tennessee. The Vols were actually up 44-43 with less than 15 minutes remaining. But Florida used a 27-6 run to take a 70-50 lead that allowed Billy Donovan's team to cruise in the final minutes and push its record to 20-8 overall, 9-4 in the SEC. Tennessee is 20-7 overall, 8-5 in the SEC.

Notable performance from Tuesday: Austin Freeman took 12 shots, made nine and finished with 29 points in Georgetown's 70-60 win at Louisville. The junior guard has scored at least 20 points in six of his past eight outings. The Hoyas are 19-7 overall, 9-6 in the Big East. Louisville is 18-10 overall, 9-6 in the Big East.
 
Notable game scheduled for Wednesday: The only matchup between ranked teams is No. 22 Texas A&M vs. No. 24 Baylor in Waco. The Aggies are 19-7 overall, 8-4 in the Big 12. Scott Drew's Bears are 20-6 overall, 7-5 in the Big 12. Tip-off is set for 9 p.m. ET.
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: February 23, 2010 12:50 am
 

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Connecticut worked its way back into the NCAA tournament picture.

Xavier Henry helped Kansas stay perfect in the Big 12.

Here's Tuesday's What You Need To Know:

Notable game from Monday: Kemba Walker made 14 free throws -- two more than West Virginia's entire team -- to help Connecticut to a 73-62 victory over No. 8 West Virginia. The win moved the Huskies to 17-11 overall, 6-8 in the Big East, and back into Jerry Palm's projected bracket heading into Sunday's game against Louisville.

Notable performance from Monday: Xavier Henry scored 18 points in the opening 20 minutes and finished with 23 in top-ranked Kansas' 81-68 win over Oklahoma. Henry was nine of 13 from the field, two of four from 3-point range and three of three from the free throw line. His effort helped the Jayhawks move to 27-1 overall, 13-0 in the Big 12.
 
Notable game scheduled for Tuesday: Tennessee's two-game winning streak will be on the line when the Vols visit Florida for an SEC East showdown. UT is 20-6 overall, 8-4 in the SEC. Florida is 19-8 overall, 8-4 in the SEC. Tip-off is set for 9 p.m. ET.
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