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Adreian Payne #5 of the Michigan State Spartans celebrates in the second half against the Memphis Tigers during the third round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at The Palace of Auburn Hills on March 23, 2013 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

MSU Beats Memphis 70-48, Move To Round Of 16

Gary Harris scored a team high 23 points helping the Michigan State Spartans to advance to the round of 16 after beating the Memphis Tigers 70-48 on Saturday during third round play at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

03/23/2013

Mitch McGary #4 of the Michigan Wolverines drives in the first half against Treveon Graham #21 of the Virginia Commonwealth Rams during the third round of the 2013 NCAA  Men's Basketball Tournament at The Palace of Auburn Hills on March 23, 2013 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Michigan Sails By VCU 78-53

Mitch McGary scored a game high 21 points and 13 rebounds and the Michigan Wolverines beat the Virginia Commonwealth Rams 78-53 during the third round of the 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at The Palace of Auburn Hills Saturday.

03/23/2013

ANN ARBOR, MI - MARCH 03: Keith Appling #11 of the Michigan State Spartans talks with head coach Tom Izzo during the second half while playing the Michigan Wolverines at Crisler Center on March 3, 2013 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michigan won the game 58-57. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Memphis Tops St. Mary’s; Takes On MSU Saturday

When D.J. Stephens is dunking and blocking shots, Memphis looks like a team that could make an extended run in this NCAA tournament.

03/22/2013

AUBURN HILLS, MI - MARCH 21: Briante Weber #2 of the Virginia Commonwealth Rams drives for a shot attempt against the Akron Zips during the second round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at at The Palace of Auburn Hills on March 21, 2013 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

VCU Smashes Akron; Michigan Next

VCU was at its best, pressing, running — and winning with ease.

03/22/2013

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Bracketology; Essential Tips For Bracket Success

Finally, the moment we have all been waiting for, March Madness! A time were everyone will be putting all their attention into college basketball as the 1st round of the NCAA tournament kicks off Thursday March 21st.

03/20/2013

Carlos Boozer  drives to the basket against David Lee of the Golden State Warrior. (Credit: Rocky Widner, NBA)

Bulls Blitz Warriors In Impressive Rout, 113-95

Embarrassed one game, handing out humiliation the next.

Such is life for the Chicago Bulls right now.

03/16/2013

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Wells Leads Maryland To 75-62 Win Over Wake Forest

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Dez Wells scored 14 of his 21 points in the second half and Maryland beat pesky Wake Forest 75-62 on Thursday night in the first round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.

03/15/2013

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NC State Rolls Past Virginia Tech 80-63 In ACCs

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Richard Howell kept attacking the rim and the boards alongside C.J. Leslie, while Lorenzo Brown was the transition-powering point guard eager to take on a tough defensive assignment against the Atlantic Coast Conference’s player of the year.

03/15/2013

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Kansas, K-State Favored As Big 12 Tourney Opens

Kansas State and Kansas tied for the regular-season Big 12 title, but that doesn’t mean they feel very good about themselves entering the league tournament.

03/12/2013

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Joe Mihalich And Niagara A Perfect Match

Joe Mihalich’s Niagara Purple Eagles have just eliminated Siena in the quarterfinals of the MAAC basketball tournament. Siena senior O.D. Anosike has played his last collegiate game.

03/11/2013

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Five Things: Belmont Punches Ticket, A Buzzer Beater, And Hoosiers Become Big 10 Champs

The Big dance is right around the corner and teams are making strides towards being part of it. It all started this weekend with a buzzer beater, Kentucky barely holding on and Belmont joining the tourney. A wild weekend indeed!

03/11/2013

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Five Things: A Renewed Rivalry, Niagara Eagles Eliminated, And Elite Stag Defense

One more team will join the big dance by the services of a popular tourney! The Metro Atlantic Athletic Tournament got under way and the stand out defense of the Rider stags kick started it in nice way! Along with other teams eliminated, important events you can’t miss!

03/11/2013

Tim Duncan shoots over Carlos Boozer. (Photos by D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images)

Duncan, Spurs Beat Bulls 101-83

Tim Duncan had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Chicago Bulls 101-83 on Wednesday night in a matchup of teams missing their starting All-Star point guards.

03/06/2013

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Late Run Gives Ohio State 63-53 Edge Over Northwestern

Lenzelle Smith scored a season-high 24 points, Deshaun Thomas added 19 and No. 16 Ohio State used a late run to beat Northwestern 63-53 on Thursday night.

02/28/2013

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Rising Star: Duke Senior Mason Plumlee

The Duke Blue Devils are a top-five team and will be a tough out come March because of one of the most overlooked attributes in college basketball: senior leadership. With so many talented players leaving early for NBA stardom, having a strong senior-led team isn’t as common as it used to be.

02/26/2013

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UConn Beats DePaul 81-69

Shabazz Napier scored 28 points, Ryan Boatright and Omar Calhoun added 17 apiece, and Connecticut beat DePaul 81-69 on Saturday night.

02/23/2013

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Illinois Holds On For 64-59 Win Over Penn State

D.J. Richardson started slow Thursday but finished with 18 points and hit a pair of key free throws late in Illinois’ ugly 64-59 win over Penn State.

02/21/2013

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Illinois On A Roll, Routs Northwestern 62-41

During their winning streak, the Illini have also beaten top-ranked Indiana, then-No. 18 Minnesota and Purdue.

02/17/2013

Aaron Craft #4 of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Reggie Hearn #11 of the Northwestern Wildcats chase down a loose ball in the first half on February 14, 2013 at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Ohio State Escapes Upset By Northwestern

Deshaun Thomas scored 22 points and No. 13 Ohio State used a late 12-0 run to beat Northwestern 69-59 on Thursday night, the Buckeyes’ 32nd consecutive home win against the Wildcats.

02/14/2013

Tim Hardaway Jr. #10 of the Michigan Wolverines drives between Jared Swopshire #12 and Dave Sobolewski #3 of the Northwestern Wildcats at Welsh-Ryan Arena on January 3, 2013 in Evanston, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Northwestern To Experiment With New Ticket Pricing For Basketball

Northwestern University basketball will try out “Purple Pricing,” designed by economics professor Jeffrey Ely to increase revenue and fairness, and also decrease the number of empty seats at low-interest games.

02/13/2013

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