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Cold Hard Fact for Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Fact: This is the first time this season Kevin Durant has scored 30 points in three straight games. Bleacher Report will be bringing sports fans the most interesting and engaging Cold Hard Fact of the day, presented by Coors Light. Source: ESPN Stats & Info Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

NBA All-Star Game 2016 Rosters: East and West Starters, Reserves and Analysis

The balance of power in the NBA has been in the Western Conference for several seasons, but the Eastern Conference has more depth and strength than it has in years. Could that talent give the East a lift in this Sunday's All-Star Game...Show More Summary

Which Boston Celtics Should Be Untouchable at NBA Trade Deadline?

Despite a collection of assets that are all performing above expectations, Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge 's philosophy has been clear since even before last summer's NBA draft. "There’s no such thing as untouchables," Ainge said, per ESPN's Chris Forsberg. Show More Summary

Michigan St.-Purdue Preview

Caleb Swanigan called Tom Izzo in April to let him know he'd be joining his friend and fellow five-star big man Deyonta Davis at Michigan State in the fall, but the coach seemed more surprised about Swanigan's decision than anything....Show More Summary

POSTERIZED: Texas A&M-CC with an off-the-backboard dunk

This is pretty nice from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, who has made a habit out of getting themselves on the highlight reel. Here’s another angle of the dunk: Oh no they didn't?!?! @boguntherz off the backboard to @Sobeastly_25?!?! #SCTop10 @sctop10 pic.twitter.com/6P64nBqc4S — Islanders MBB (@IslandersMBB) February 9, 2016

Every 2016 NBA All-Star's Most Mind-Numbing Stat

If you're an NBA All-Star, you're probably putting up some big numbers. Such is the case for each of the 24 players who will be representing their teams and conferences in Toronto this coming weekend. Whether we're talking about Kyle...Show More Summary

The Latest Big Ten Power Rankings for the 2015-16 NCAA Basketball Season

The last seven days presented a few Big Ten basketball teams with opportunities to improve their resumes as the NCAA men's basketball tournament conversation heats up. At the start of last week, the top four teams in the conference were...Show More Summary

Russell Westbrook Reportedly Will Consider Signing with New York Knicks in 2017

The New York Knicks are in desperate need of a quality point guard in order to become contenders in the Eastern Conference, and a new report suggests they could land one of the best in the NBA during the 2017 offseason. According toShow More Summary

NBA All-Star Game 2016: Starting Lineup, Reserves, Roster Breakdown

The 2016 NBA All-Star Game on Sunday will feature 24 of the best players in the league, all having a unique path to this point. In each conference, there are players who were top draft picks as well as late bloomers who were initially overlooked. Show More Summary

Virginia Tech-Virginia Preview

A stunning loss to Virginia Tech in early January was the first indicator Virginia wasn't playing its best basketball. The Cavaliers sure are now. Back in the thick of the ACC race, the No. 7 Cavaliers should have a little additional incentive to extend its winning streak in Tuesday night's rematch between the intrastate rivals. Show More Summary

Michigan State Basketball: Who is the second best player on the team?

Michigan State basketball is ranked number eight in the country with a 20-4 record largely in part to Denzel Valentine. There is no doubt that Valentine is the Spartans’ best player. He is averaging 18.6 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 6.7 assists. Show More Summary

Hield's 3-pointer lifts No. 3 Oklahoma past No. 24 Texas

Buddy Hield's 3-pointer from the left wing with 1.3 seconds remaining lifted No. 3 Oklahoma to a 63-60 win over No. 24 Texas        

North Carolina-Boston College Preview

Marcus Paige had his best shooting performance in a little more than a month this past weekend but couldn't keep North Carolina from its first losing streak of the season. The ninth-ranked Tar Heels will seek to end that quickly with...Show More Summary

Stephen Zimmerman Injury: Updates on UNLV Center's Knee and Return

UNLV Rebels freshman center Stephen Zimmerman suffered a knee injury Saturday and could be out until the Mountain West Conference tournament. Continue for updates. Zimmerman Out for 3-4 Weeks Monday, Jan. 8 On Monday, an MRI revealed...Show More Summary

Ranking the Most Unstoppable Offenses in College Basketball

You can't win if you don't score. It's not the only key to a winning formula, but it's pretty darn important. From low-majors up to bluebloods, it's pretty clear by now which teams have the right ingredients for offensive success. These are the college basketball teams that have done it best in 2015-16. Show More Summary

LeBron James Comments on Kobe Bryant's Final Season, Matchup vs. Lakers

Count LeBron James as a Kobe Bryant fan. As teams around the NBA honor the Los Angeles Lakers great during his farewell tour, even a four-time MVP such as James can be in awe of what the third-leading scorer in NBA history has done for...Show More Summary

Wofford Sets NCAA Division I 3-Point Shooting Record in Win vs. VMI

The Wofford Terriers shot three-pointers like they were going out of style Monday night against the VMI Keydets, connecting on 17 of 21 attempts from behind the arc and breaking a Division I record in the process, per ESPN Stats & Info. Their 80.9 percent mark was the best by any team attempting a minimum of 20 shots from downtown in a single game. Show More Summary

Buddy Hield's Epic Heroics vs. Texas Show No Lead Is Safe Against Oklahoma

The best basketball players find a way to win even when their shots aren't falling, and Buddy Hield did exactly that Monday night, willing No. 3 Oklahoma to a come-from-behind home win over No. 24 Texas. Business as usual for our old friend Buddy, who has averaged 27.4 points over his last 17 games. Show More Summary

Post Up: Good As New

Joe Johnson banks winner, LeBron James gets fortieth triple-double and more from Monday. The post Post Up: Good As New appeared first on SLAMonline.

Florida A&M escapes with 96-95 win over Delaware St. in 2OT

Malcolm Bernard scored 27 and grabbed a career-best 14 rebounds, while freshman Justin Ravenal hit six 3-pointers and finished with 20 points _ both season highs _ to help Florida A&M snap a three-game skid and beat Delaware State 96-95 in double OT        

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