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Vernon Carey Jr. picks Duke over Michigan State as a 5-star basketball recruit

December 6, 2018

Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports Duke has landed its latest superstar recruit. Vernon Carey Jr. picked Duke over Michigan State on SportsCenter on Thursday afternoon, giving coach Mike Krzyzewski a star freshman center to build around for next year. Vernon Carey is going to DUKE @vernoncarey22 @DukeMBB pic.twitter.com/f12i1gwrtc — Overtime (@overtime) December 6, 2018 Carey […]

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How Michigan basketball built another national title contender on its own terms

December 6, 2018

John Beilein sat in the bowels of the Alamodome a day before coaching against Villanova in the national championship game when he was asked how he would grapple with failure. At 65 years old, a national championship was just about the only thing missing from Beilein’s career. If he didn’t get one, would it change […]

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NCAA basketball rankings: Gonzaga stays at No. 1 in AP Poll as Michigan continues its hot start

December 3, 2018

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports There wasn’t any change at the top of the AP Poll this week as Gonzaga retained their No. 1 ranking. Kansas came in second once again, but their first place votes dropped significantly as the Zags picked up 43 this week to the Jayhawks’ 19 (last week was 32-31 in favor […]

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How Dedric and K.J. Lawson have kept Kansas basketball undefeated

November 30, 2018

Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports For a team ranked No. 2 in the AP Poll with an unbeaten record and a pair of wins over top-10 teams, the Kansas Jayhawks haven’t really established their narrative. In the preseason, the story was the drama surrounding Silvio de Sousa and the FBI’s investigation into college basketball. On opening […]

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Wisconsin’s Brad Davison is college basketball’s grossest, best flopper

November 28, 2018

Photo by Elsa/Getty Images The Big Ten has an extensive history of getting its teeth kicked in when it comes to the ACC-Big Ten Challenge, which is going down this week on ESPN. The Big Ten lost this event for its first 10 — ten! — years. Last season, ACC teams won 11 of the […]

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NBA mock draft 2019: Zion Williamson establishes himself as No. 1 to the Cavs

November 27, 2018

College basketball is in full swing and with it comes a crop of players to evaluate for NBA teams. The draft isn’t until, June but it’s never too early to start tracking the top prospects. With that comes our first full mock draft since June. While many of the top prospects remain the same since […]

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ACC-Big Ten Challenge 2018: Bracket, schedule, scores, and TV/live stream info

November 26, 2018

Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports The 20th ACC-Big Ten Challenge is upon us. This year’s series features 14 games that run from Monday, Nov. 26 to Wednesday Nov. 28. The ACC holds a 12–5–2 lead in the event since its inception. Indiana visits Duke in the challenge’s marquee game on Tuesday night. Duke is coming off […]

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Kent State recruit Kalin Bennett becomes first player with autism to get D1 basketball scholarship

November 26, 2018

Kent State is becoming the first school in NCAA history to sign a player with autism to compete in a Division 1 sport. Kalin Bennett isn’t just aiming to play basketball when he arrives on campus next summer, he wants to inspire kids with autism everywhere to follow their dreams — no matter what. Bennett […]

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NCAA basketball rankings: Gonzaga takes over as No. 1 in AP Poll

November 26, 2018

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports There’s a new No. 1 in this week’s Associated Press Poll as Gonzaga took over the top spot after taking down the top dog Duke in the Maui Invitational. The Zags leapfrogged Kansas, which stayed at No. 2. Duke fell to No. 3, Virginia stayed steady at No. 4, and Nevada […]

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UVA suffered maybe the 2018 season’s biggest gutpunch, months after … THAT

November 24, 2018

Photo by Michael Shroyer/Getty Images The first overtime game in the history of the Commonwealth Cup has to go down as one of the toughest losses either side has had in the history of the rivalry. But Virginia also carries a more dubious distinction because they just lost what is, to date, the most gutting […]

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