• Duke's Vernon Carey Jr. still not getting enough credit

    CBS Sports "We are nearly 80% through college basketball's regular season slate. And if the season ended today, Duke big man Vernon Carey Jr. would have the stats (see below) to validate First Team All-America status. I'm not convinced Carey would make top billing. On the heels of Tre..." February 17

  • Billy Donovan returns to Florida for home court dedication ceremony

    Saturday Down South "Florida basketball officially plays on Billy Donovan Court. The former Gators head coach returned to Gainesville for Saturday’s UF-Vanderbilt game while his Oklahoma City Thunder squad is off for NBA All-Star Weekend. Donovan spoke to reporters before the game and addressed a..." February 17

  • Hot Kentucky Stretch Has Them Back Atop the SEC Standings

    12 Up "On Saturday, the Kentucky Wildcats beat Ole Miss 67-62, giving them their fourth win in a row and eight of their last nine games. The LSU Tigers and Auburn Tigers both lost their last games, giving the Wildcats sole ownership of first place in the SEC. This is huge for..." February 17

  • Jalen Smith Has the Stomach For This

    The Big Lead "Maryland had seen its 15-point lead over Michigan State evaporate and morph into a 60-53 deficit with 3:08 left to play. Sole possession of first place in the Big Ten was in peril. Empty possessions had become routine for the Terrapins and another would further extinguish any flicker of..." February 16

  • Jerry Stackhouse and his green Riddler suit ejected after complaining about no-call

    Larry Brown Sports "Jerry Stackhouse was ejected from Saturday’s Vanderbilt game at Florida as his team was getting destroyed in the first half. Stackhouse’s Commodores were down 41-19 just before halftime against the Gators. Matthew Moyer missed a layup with 25 seconds left after some..." February 16

  • Former Michigan State basketball star Keith Appling arrested after heroin is found in car

    USA Today "Former Michigan State University basketball star Keith Appling is facing drug charges. The Detroit native, 28, was arrested Feb. 8 after being stopped by police in Warren, Michigan, according to Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer. Appling was pulled over after..." February 15

  • Shaq’s son Shareef O’Neal transferring to LSU

    Larry Brown Sports "Shareef O’Neal is headed to LSU. O’Neal announced in late January that he was leaving UCLA and looking to transfer. We heard he was considering LSU, where his father Shaquille went, and Memphis, where Shaq’s ex-teammate Penny Hardaway coaches. On..." February 15

  • How Does Michael Avenatti's Conviction Impact the NCAA and NBA?

    SI "Celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti was convicted by a Manhattan federal jury on Friday of attempting to extort up to $25 million from Nike. Avenatti, 48, was also convicted of honest services wire fraud. The fraud charge stems from Avenatti devising a scheme to deprive his client of the..." February 15

  • Northern Iowa student awarded full $10,000 prize after half-court shot controversy

    USA Today "Dalton Hinsch is getting his full prize after all.  The Northern Iowa student who was initially denied a $10,000 prize after completing an in-game basketball shooting challenge Wednesday will, in fact, get the entire amount. Northern Iowa athletics made the..." February 14

  • Jury convicts Michael Avenatti of attempted Nike extortion

    ESPN "A federal jury in New York on Friday convicted disgraced attorney Michael Avenatti of attempting to extort as much as $25 million from Nike over threats that he would expose misdeeds in the apparel company's grassroots basketball division. Avenatti, who rose to fame two years ago..." February 14

  • South Carolina receives notice of allegations from NCAA for former men's basketball assistant taking bribes

    Wach Fox 57 "The University of South Carolina has acknowledged that it has received a notice of allegations from the NCAA regarding former assistant men's basketball coach Lamont Evans. According to the NOA, Evans, then South Carolina's lead recruiter, "violated the NCAA principles of..." February 14

  • ESPN Analyst Jimmy Dykes Thinks Kentucky Deserves Top 4 Seed After Getting Snubbed in Tournament Preview

    12 Up "The Kentucky Wildcats have risen up the rankings all the way to No. 12 overall after a somewhat slow start to the season. That is why some fans and analysts were surprised when the Wildcats were not chosen as a top-four seed in the recent March Madness preview shared over the..." February 13

  • Pitt's Justin Champagnie is Freshman of the Week

    CBS Sports "Welcome to the Frosh Watch, our weekly ranking of the 10 most impressive freshmen in college basketball. CBS Sports has once again teamed up with the United States Basketball Writers Association and its Wayman Tisdale Freshman of the Year Award to present this every-Tuesday feature. Each week,..." February 13

  • MRI on Illinois' Ayo Dosunmu shows no structural damage after freak injury

    SI "Illinois sophomore guard Ayo Dosunmu suffered a gruesome-looking leg injury on the final possession of Tuesday's 70-69 loss to Michigan State. But according to Illinois' release on Wednesday, an MRI revealed "no structural damage." "What happened with..." February 12

  • Which team could be this year's Texas Tech?

    The Score "The NCAA Tournament selection committee offered a peek into its thinking on Saturday, releasing its projections for the top 16 seeds (the top four seeds in each region) with five weeks until Selection Sunday. The exercise was fun and drama-free. At this point, it's hard..." February 12

  • St. John's guard Mustapha Heron's college career is likely over

    CBS Sports "The slog through Big East play just got tougher for St. John's and first-year coach Mike Anderson. The Red Storm's second-leading scorer, Mustapha Heron, is likely out for the season with an ankle injury, according to the New York Post. Heron, a senior guard and..." February 12