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Winners and Losers of AP College Basketball Top 25 Poll in Week 12

College basketball's year of the upset continued in earnest as 15 teams from last week's AP Top 25 suffered at least one loss, but even a road loss to Iowa State wasn't enough to knock Oklahoma from its throne as the No. 1 team in the...Show More Summary

Duke vs. Miami: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

It will be a matchup of ranked ACC teams in South Florida on Monday as No. 24 Duke visits No. 15 Miami. Duke's long streak of remaining ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 poll nearly came to an end after losing three straight games,...Show More Summary

AP College Basketball Poll 2016: Complete Week 12 Rankings Released

Anyone hoping a sense of calm would overtake the college basketball landscape after weeks of uncertainty was sorely disappointed over the last seven days. A loss at Iowa State by No. 1 Oklahoma set the stage for another wild week, as 15 of the nation's 25 best teams dropped at least one game, including seven of the Top Eight. Show More Summary

UNC Basketball: Ranking the Biggest Games Left on Tar Heels' Schedule

North Carolina has really hit its stride with 11 wins in a row, but a back-loaded ACC schedule will certainly make things interesting over the next couple of months. While the Tar Heels have had some scares in recent weeks, they have pulled out wins while teams across the country continue to struggle. Show More Summary

College Basketball Rankings 2015-16: Bleacher Report's Week 12 Top 25

It was just another normal week in the 2015-16 college basketball season as 13 of the teams in our top 19 from last week suffered at least one loss in the past seven days, including six teams there were in our top seven. As a result,...Show More Summary

MAC Suspends 2 Refs After Controversial Ball State vs. Eastern Michigan Ending

On Sunday, the MAC announced the conference has suspended two officials from Saturday's men's basketball game between the Ball State Cardinals and Eastern Michigan Eagles. The two-game suspension stemmed from a myriad of missed calls...Show More Summary

Duke Basketball: Each Starter's Biggest Area of Improvement in 2015-16

The Duke Blue Devils are using an extremely limited rotation of players this season, which puts a premium on their main contributors finding ways to improve their game as the year progresses. Despite the extended minutes that all six...Show More Summary

Providence vs. Villanova: Score, Reaction from 2016 Regular Season

The Providence Friars had to wait an extra day, but the No. 16-ranked team in the country upset the No. 4 Villanova Wildcats, 82-76, in overtime at the Wells Fargo Center on Sunday. Providence snapped Villanova's 22-game Big East winning streak, led by a game-high 31 points from Ben Bentil. Read more College Basketball news on

SMU vs. Temple: Score, Reaction from 2016 Regular Season

The last remaining unbeaten in college basketball has been taken down. Spurred by 23 points from Devin Coleman off the bench, Temple held home court for an 89-80 victory over eighth-ranked SMU. The Mustangs had won their first 18 regular-season games and had been the last remaining undefeated team for nearly two weeks. Read more College Basketball news on

Providence vs. Villanova: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

The No. 4 Villanova Wildcats (17-2, 7-0 Big East) will look to stay perfect in Big East play on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET against the No. 16 Providence Friars (16-3, 4-2). Villanova has won its first seven conference games by a combined 80 points, but the last two have been the closest for Jay Wright's team. Show More Summary

College Basketball Players Who've Improved Their Games During Conference Play

If there's a time to up your game, now is that time. We're in the thick of college basketball's conference season, so it's time to put up or shut up. You have to go big, or, failing that, you have to go home. It's now or never. Get busy winning or get busy dying. Many players have answered that call for their teams. Show More Summary

College Basketball's All-Week 11 First Team: Top Performers at Every Position

Week 11 of the college basketball season gave us some memorable sidekicks. These aren't the stars of the really good teams, but they're the guys who you also can't win without. Naturally, we hit up the Michigan State Spartans after their reclamation project against the Maryland Terrapins on Saturday. Show More Summary

Michigan State Breaks out of Funk as Matt Costello Helps Fuel Sparty Resurgence

Denzel Valentine can do it all for Michigan State, but Matt Costello has proven time and again that he doesn't have to go it alone. The 6'9" senior forward was absolutely everywhere Saturday night in No. 11 Michigan State's 74-65 win over No. Show More Summary

Matt Costello Scoops Tom Izzo off the Ground with Big Hug After Beating Maryland

The Michigan State Spartans are riding high. With a seven-point lead heading into the final moments of their Saturday matchup against the No. 7 Maryland Terrapins, the No. 11 Spartans were already (figuratively) popping the champagne. Show More Summary

Maryland vs. Michigan St.: Score, Highlights, Reaction from 2016 Regular Season

Few things in college basketball end January panic within a fanbase more effectively than a win over a Top 10 opponent—especially when that opponent is a conference foe. The No. 11 Michigan State Spartans were reeling after three straight losses coming into their Saturday showdown with the No. Show More Summary

Kansas Tightening Its Rotation Could Be Spark It Needs to Reach Full Potential

LAWRENCE, Kan. — The Kansas Jayhawks have been trying to find themselves over the last week. Like college graduates driving cross country in search of the meaning of life while their parents sit at home and just pray they find jobs. Over...Show More Summary

TCU Fans Taunt Iowa State with Fake Deer Dressed in a Horned Frogs Polo

Why, yes, that is a fake deer dressed in a polo shirt—a bright, purple polo. That's otherwise known as a genius distraction tactic employed by some innovative TCU fans at Saturday's men's basketball game against Iowa State in Forth Worth, Texas. Show More Summary

Maryland vs. Michigan State: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

The No. 7 Maryland Terrapins are facing off against the No. 11 Michigan State Spartans in a Big Ten showdown. Stay tuned for live updates from the Breslin Center in East Lansing, Michigan. Follow Joe on Twitter, @JTansey90. Read more College Basketball news on

WVU vs. Texas Tech: Score, Highlights and Reaction from 2016 Regular Season

The West Virginia Mountaineers rode a 10-2 run over the final 93 seconds to earn an 80-76 win over the Texas Tech Red Raiders and avoid losing their third straight game. Things looked dire for the Mountaineers for much of the game, especially when they fell behind 76-72 with just over one minute remaining. Show More Summary

Texas vs. Kansas: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

The No. 3 Kansas Jayhawks will look to get back on the winning track when they host the 15-3 Texas Longhorns on Saturday in Big 12 action. Kansas has lost two of its last three games, but both were on the road. On their home court at Allen Fieldhouse, the Jayhawks are riding a 33-game winning streak. Show More Summary

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