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Duke Blue Devils backup center Marques Bolden out for game vs. Pittsburgh

DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski says the seventh-ranked Blue Devils will be without backup center Marques Bolden for Wednesday night's game at Pittsburgh.Krzyzewski also said Monday that sixth man Javin DeLaurier is doubtful for that game...

How Xavier’s J.P. Macura has become college basketball’s most notorious instigator

Three men who have coached Xavier’s J.P. Macura each have the same unusual advice for opponents eager to rattle him.Don’t respond when he starts yapping at your best players in hopes of getting under their skin and goading...

Kansas outlasts Kansas State, 73-72

It came down to defense for the Jayhawks, which is awfully frightening for a KU team that hasn’t seen too much success at it.Sophomore guard Malik Newman hit two free throws to give Kansas a one-point lead over Kansas...

Palmer Make Amends With Winning Shot

James Palmer Jr. will tell you this isn’t the first time he’s hit a game-winning shot. You play as much basketball as Palmer has, he said, and you’re bound to hit a couple. Palmer will admit, however, this was probably his...

Many of the toughest schedules in college basketball belong to HBCU teams

BALTIMORE — Juan Dixon won his first career game as a Division I men’s basketball head coach on Monday night, leading his Coppin State Eagles to a double-overtime victory over Florida A&M. Just 48 hours earlier, after his...

Bluiett has 24, No. 10 Xavier routs No. 25 Creighton 92-70

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Trevon Bluiett emerged from his shooting slump with 24 points, Kaiser Gates responded to getting dropped from the starting lineup by scoring 16, and No. 10 Xavier recovered from back-to-back road losses by routing No. 25...

Lecomte scores 30 in Baylor’s 76-60 win over Oklahoma State

WACO, Texas (AP) -- Manu Lecomte never lost confidence when he was struggling with his shot and a sore shoulder. The Baylor senior guard knew things would eventually change - and they did Monday night.Lecomte scored 25 of his...

Kyle Alexander chasing consistency after ‘terrific’ showing

CLOSE Tennessee junior center Kyle Alexander recaps a good performance against Texas A&M Mike Wilson/News SentinelTennessee forward Kyle Alexander (11) dunks during a game between Tennessee and Texas A&M at Thompson-Boling Arena in...

Big Ten basketball power rankings, NCAA tournament odds

Ohio State moved to No. 3 in this week's Couch Index after a 16-point home win over Ohio State, led by Keita Bates-Diop's 32 points.(Photo: Joe Maiorana/USA TODAY Sports)One week into full-time Big Ten play, here’s the third installment...

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