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Ranking the Most Unforgivable Losses in the 2016-17 College Basketball Season

Posted by Jake Curtis on January 19 2017 Add Comments
Every loss is disappointing, but some defeats are more difficult to accept than others. Occasionally, there are losses that just gnaw at players, coaches and fans for the rest of the season, sometimes longer. Fans can't forgive their team, and players and coaches can't forgive themselves for failing to win a particular game. There are different types of unforgivable losses in college basketball. Losing to a clearly inferior team often can be deemed unforgivable. But other ...

OG Anunoby Injury: Updates on Indiana SF’s Knee and Return

Posted by Tyler Conway on January 18 2017 Add Comments
Indiana forward OG Anunoby suffered a knee injury in the first half of Wednesday's win over Penn State and did not return. It is unclear when he will return to the court. Continue for updates. Latest on Anunoby's Playing Status Thursday, Jan. 19 Indiana announced Anunoby is out indefinitely with a knee injury and is undergoing medical evaluations. Anunoby Goes Down with Concerning Injury Wednesday, Jan. 18 "There were a lot of tears [at halftime]," Indiana head coach Tom Crean said Wednesday on ...

Oklahoma vs. West Virginia: Score, Reaction from 2017 Regular Season

Posted by Scott Polacek on January 18 2017 Add Comments
Top 10 teams aren't supposed to lose conference games at home to opponents that are under .500, but the Oklahoma Sooners are a different squad when Jordan Woodard is on the floor. Woodard and his Sooners stunned No. 7 West Virginia in overtime Wednesday, 89-87. Woodard scored the game-winning basket in the final seconds and finished the contest with 20 points, five assists, four rebounds and four steals. The Associated Press (h/t ESPN.com) noted 18 of Woodard's ...

Allonzo Trier Tested Positive for PEDs: Latest Comments, Reaction

Posted by Scott Polacek on January 18 2017 Add Comments
The Arizona Wildcats have not detailed why Allonzo Trier has yet to play this season, but on Wednesday, Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com cited multiple sources who said it's because the guard tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug during the preseason. Rob Dauster of College Basketball Talk confirmed the report through sources. Trier released a comment on the report, per Zack Rosenblatt of the Arizona Daily Star: Goodman noted Trier failed a random NCAA drug test in September, and ...

Notre Dame vs. FSU: Score and Reaction from 2017 Regular Season

Posted by Rob Goldberg on January 18 2017 Add Comments
An incredible shooting night from three-point range wasn't enough to keep No. 15 Notre Dame undefeated in ACC play. No. 10 Florida State allowed the Fighting Irish to make 71.4 percent of their shots from beyond the arc but still found a way to come through with an 83-80 win at home Wednesday. Both teams are now tied with North Carolina on top of the ACC standings at 5-1. Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports made a bold statement ...

Updated Player of the Year Rankings for College Basketball in 2016-17

Posted by C.J. Moore on January 18 2017 Add Comments
The competition at this point for National Player of the Year is between Kansas’ Frank Mason, Villanova’s Josh Hart and UCLA’s Lonzo Ball, and it’s hard to see that changing. You could convince me that the sheer ridiculousness of double-double machine Caleb Swanigan’s numbers is worthy of consideration or that one of the Kentucky freshman guards could go on a run to join the race. Plausible. But Ball, Hart and Mason have been consistently brilliant, and their ...

Recruiting Roundup: Michael Porter Jr. Proving He’s Class of 2017′s Best Player

Posted by Scott Phillips on January 18 2017 Add Comments
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — As a former three-time NBA all-star, Brandon Roy knows what special basketball talent is supposed to look like.  The former Portland Trail Blazers star is spending the 2016-17 season as a first-time head coach at Nathan Hale High School in Seattle. The job at Nathan Hale meant that Roy was given the opportunity to coach 5-star class of 2017 forward Michael Porter Jr. The Washington commit, along with 4-star junior brother, Jontay Porter, had recently transferred ...

Ole Miss SG Rasheed Brooks Collapses on Court vs. Tennessee

Posted by Scott Polacek on January 17 2017 Add Comments
Ole Miss Rebels guard Rasheed Brooks collapsed on the court during Tuesday's game against the Tennessee Volunteers, per Antonio Morales of the Clarion-Ledger. The team announced Brooks had suffered a seizure. Morales noted that a stretcher was brought out immediately. On Thursday, Ole Miss head coach Andy Kennedy told ESPN.com's Andy Katz that Brooks has been released from the hospital after undergoing numerous tests. Jim Lohmar of SB Nation's Red Cup Rebellion said the incident occurred during a timeout in the ...

NCAA Tournament 2017: Stock Watch for Bubble Teams at Week 11

Posted by Kerry Miller on January 17 2017 Add Comments
Since conference play began in men's college basketball, many teams have moved onto the NCAA tournament bubble—either in a good way or a bad way. TCU is one of the good examples, almost unanimously projected to make the NCAA tournament after an unprecedented 3-2 start in Big 12 play. Conference foe Oklahoma State has gone in the opposite direction, nearly dropping out of the picture altogether after five consecutive Big 12 losses. At this point in the ...

The Most Versatile Offensive Weapons in College Basketball in 2016-17

Posted by Brian Pedersen on January 16 2017 Add Comments
Being a great scorer is one thing, but the best offensive players in college basketball contribute to the production in multiple ways. That includes being able to make baskets from all areas—and with great accuracy—as well as get to the line and enable others to score with their passing. Such versatility is desired but not easy to come by, as only a handful of players in the country average at least 12 points and three assists ...