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February 22, 2012
# of teams; state (teams); avg rank 3; Kentucky (Kentucky, Murray State, Louisville); 10.67 2; North Carolina (Duke, North Carolina); 6.0 ; Michigan (Michigan State, Michigan); 8.5 ; Kansas (Kansas, Wichita State); 11.5 ; Wisconsin (Marquette, Wisconsin) 13.0 ; Florida (Florida; Florida State); 13.5 ; Indiana (Notre Dame, Indiana); 21.5 1; New York (Syracuse); 2.0 ; Missouri (Missouri); 3.0 ; Ohio (Ohio State); 8.0 ; Washington, D.C. (Georgetown)
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April 4, 2014 | Chris Dufresne
ARLINGTON, Texas - The Final Four has grown so large they had to move it from Planet Earth to Jerry World. It actually makes sense a stadium nicknamed "The Billion Dollar Play Pen" should host college basketball's billion-dollar end games. It makes less sense that everyone except the players seems to be cashing in. This being Texas, of course, one host city was not enough to handle the event, as the NCAA granted this bid to the wide-open-spaces sweep of "North Texas. " That means Amarillo, technically, got a Final Four in the modern era before Los Angeles.
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November 20, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Chaminade University is a Catholic school with 1,200 students with a Division II men's basketball team that is probably best known for hosting the annual Maui Invitational tournament. Oh, and for knocking off a big-time program every few decades. Thirty years after pulling off one of the biggest upsets ever in college basketball, the Silverswords beat Texas, 86-73, Monday night during the first day of the invitational. “We are ecstatic,” said Coach Eric Bovaird, whose team immediately became a hot topic all over Twitter following the game.
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March 25, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Bob Knight is not a fan of the current one-and-done system in college basketball. In fact, the Hall of Fame coach and ESPN analyst apparently hates the rule that allows players to bolt for the NBA just one year after high school so much that he compared it to one of the most heinous crimes imaginable. "The NBA does a tremendous, gigantic disservice to college basketball," Knight said Tuesday on ESPN Radio's "Mike and Mike" show. "It's as though they've raped college basketball in my opinion.
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March 15, 2014 | By Chris Foster
Washington and Texas will open the 2015-16 basketball season in China, Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said Saturday. Few details of the game were announced, other than it will be played on Nov. 14. The China market is high on the Pac-12's agenda. A conference all-star team, coached by Oregon State's Craig Robinson, will play games in China this summer, two against professional teams. Coaches will nominate players from their own team for the conference all-star team that will travel to China.
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July 8, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Duke All-American Christian Laettner completed work on his sociology degree.
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March 25, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Bob Knight is not a fan of the current one-and-done system in college basketball. In fact, the Hall of Fame coach and ESPN analyst apparently hates the rule that allows players to bolt for the NBA just one year after high school so much that he compared it to one of the most heinous crimes imaginable. "The NBA does a tremendous, gigantic disservice to college basketball," Knight said Tuesday on ESPN Radio's "Mike and Mike" show. "It's as though they've raped college basketball in my opinion.
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November 9, 2012 | By Dan Loumena
College basketball gets its first big matchup of the season Friday evening when national powers Connecticut and Michigan State play at Ramstein Air Base in Germany. It's the first regular-season game to be played by college teams in Europe and appropriately leads into the Veterans Day weekend at one of the most important military installations the U.S. has overseas. Ramstein, which is home to the U.S. Air Force's 86th Air Wing, also serves as a NATO command center. The No. 14-ranked Spartans and unranked Huskies will play in a converted hangar before 3,000 troops.
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March 21, 2014 | Chris Dufresne
SPOKANE, Wash. - Taylor Braun tried to pull everyone's leg after North Dakota State pulled off Thursday's West regional semi-stunner against Oklahoma. "Honestly," the Bison's star deadpanned at the postgame news conference at Spokane Arena, "I don't know what all the hype is about, the NCAA tournament. " With perfect comedic pause, he added, "I'm kidding. " 2014 NCAA tournament bracket What happened during the first two days of the NCAA tournament was no joke to higher seeded teams that got sent home with upset stomachs.
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March 15, 2014 | By Chris Foster
Washington and Texas will open the 2015-16 basketball season in China, Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said Saturday. Few details of the game were announced, other than it will be played on Nov. 14. The China market is high on the Pac-12's agenda. A conference all-star team, coached by Oregon State's Craig Robinson, will play games in China this summer, two against professional teams. Coaches will nominate players from their own team for the conference all-star team that will travel to China.
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February 27, 2014 | By James Barragan
Southern California got some rain, but the drought continued for USC's basketball team as the Trojans dropped their ninth consecutive game Thursday night at the Galen Center, 76-66, against Oregon State. The Trojans made a second-half push, going on a 14-2 run late in the game to cut their deficit to 70-64 with a minute left. But the Trojans (10-18, 1-14 in Pac-12 Conference play) could not overcome a 37.3% shooting percentage and saw the Beavers improve to 15-12, 7-8. Oregon State led the entire game, starting with a 6-0 run before the Trojans' leading scorer, junior guard Byron Wesley, got USC on the board with a jump shot.
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February 17, 2014 | By James Barragan
SAN DIEGO - Another sellout crowd is on its feet at Viejas Arena for the final minute of yet another San Diego State basketball win. On this night, a well-respected Nevada team that came in with a highly touted defense has been drubbed by 15 points. Xavier Thames, a senior who is San Diego State's leading scorer, has put himself within two points of reaching 1,000 points in his career as the Aztecs win for the 20th consecutive time, tying a school record. Could this team, currently ranked No. 6 with a 22-2 record, be as good as the 2010-11 squad that was 34-3 and made it to the regional rounds of the NCAA tournament?
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January 31, 2014 | By Allen Barra
In July 2009, a year before his death at age 99, John Wooden was named by the Sporting News as the top coach in the history of American sports. Not many argued with the selection. Over his 29-year career he won 664 of 826 games for a winning percentage of .804. From 1964 through 1975 his UCLA Bruins won 10 NCAA championships, and UCLA's games drew higher TV ratings than most NBA games. Surprising as it seems, Wooden, arguably the most influential coach in basketball history, has never had a definitive biography until now. In "Wooden: A Coach's Life," Seth Davis, a senior writer at Sports Illustrated and studio analyst for CBS Sports, has written a virtual cutaway view of the history and evolution of basketball in the form of a biography.
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January 14, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Four points, 11 rebounds, four blocked shots. That was center Mamadou Ndiaye's contribution last week in 33 minutes toward UC Irvine's 46-44 victory over Long Beach State. It might be the most deceiving box score line in college basketball this season. "I don't think I've ever seen anybody influence a game more than he did and only score four points," Long Beach Coach Dan Monson said of Ndiaye, a 7-foot-6, 300-pound freshman who is the tallest player in the nation. "He even altered some shots when he wasn't in the game.
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January 12, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
The last time USC's basketball team defeated the top-ranked team in the country was 44 years ago, and that span is still growing. No. 1-ranked Arizona, aided by a rash of Trojans turnovers in the second half, rolled to a 73-53 win over USC on Sunday night in front of a crowd of 8,347 at the Galen Center. The victory lifted Arizona's record to 17-0 overall and 4-0 in Pac-12 Conference play, while USC dropped to 9-7 and 0-3 in conference games. BOX SCORE: Arizona 73, USC 53 The Trojans gave Arizona a handful for the first 15 minutes of the game, and USC led, 27-23, with about five minutes left in the first half.
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