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DURHAM, NC - FEBRUARY 21: Justise Winslow #12 and Quinn Cook #2 of the Duke Blue Devils celebrate during their win against the Clemson Tigers at Cameron Indoor Stadium on February 21, 2015 in Durham, North Carolina. Duke won 78-56. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Five Great College Basketball Games Left This Season

Here are five games this week that will get you ready for the upcoming NCAA Tournament.

03/01/2015

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Rising Star: Dayton Forward Dyshawn Pierre

The sophomore forward tallied 12 points and eight rebounds in the 60-59 win over Ohio State. He didn’t miss a shot, hitting both of his field goals and all seven of his foul shots.

03/25/2014

The Wichita State Shockers celebrate after beating the Missouri State Bears 68-45. (credit: Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

Keidel: Ides (And Idols) Of March

March Madness is a lifeline in an otherwise barren winter sports calendar, an essential bridge between football and baseball

03/21/2014

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Syracuse Rallies Late For 21-17 Win Over Gophers

Terrel Hunt scrambled 12 yards for a touchdown with 1:14 remaining to lift Syracuse to a 21-17 win over Minnesota in the Texas Bowl on Friday night.

12/27/2013

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Minnesota Returns To Texas Bowl Against Syracuse

Minnesota looks to reach nine wins for the first time since 2003 and end a five-game bowl losing streak when the Gophers face Syracuse in the Texas Bowl on Friday. It’s their second straight trip to this bowl after they lost to Texas Tech 34-31 last year after a late rally by the Red Raiders.

12/26/2013

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Syracuse, Minnesota To Meet In Texas Bowl

Minnesota improved by two wins in 2013, its best regular season in a decade. The Gophers reward? A return to the same bowl they lost in a year ago.

12/08/2013

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No. 8 Syracuse Outlasts Minnesota 75-67 In Maui

C.J. Fair scored 16 points and had 10 rebounds as No. 8 Syracuse held off Minnesota 75-67 on Monday in the first round of the Maui Invitational. The Orange (5-0) pushed through a late run by the Golden Gophers, who pulled within 67-65 with little more than two minutes left.

11/26/2013

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Gophers To Face Syracuse In Maui Invitational

The University of Minnesota basketball team learned Wednesday morning it will face a national powerhouse Syracuse in the opening round of the Maui Invitational in Hawaii. The Gophers, under the direction of first-year coach Richard Pitino, will face the Orange at 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 25 in a game that will be televised nationally on ESPN 2.

07/17/2013

Mitch McGary after Michigan's loss to Louisville in the NCAA championship game. (Photo: screen grab)

Michigan’s McGary Plans To Wake Up Today And ‘Get Back At It’

But he sidestepped one big question — Will he return to Michigan next season?

04/09/2013

Louisville teammates celebrate win over Michigan Wolverines during the 2013 NCAA Men's Final Four Championship at the Georgia Dome on April 8, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.(Getty Images/Streeter Lecka)

Louisville Beats Michigan 82-76 For NCAA Title

Relentless Louisville rallied from a 12-point deficit to beat Michigan 82-76 in the NCAA championship game Monday night.

04/09/2013

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Wolverine Fans Praise Team After Loss

University of Michigan basketball fans in Ann Arbor took the heartbreaking loss as well as could be expected.

04/09/2013

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Five Things: Cards Find A Way And Reserves Shine For Wolverines

Tonight, the No. 1 overall seed takes on a team once ranked No. 1 and now playing its best basketball. On one side is Louisville, the favorite when the field was announced, trying to keep the national championship trophy in the state of Kentucky.

04/08/2013

ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 06:  Tim Hardaway Jr. #10 of the Michigan Wolverines reacts in the second half against the Syracuse Orange during the 2013 NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal at the Georgia Dome on April 6, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Does ‘Underdog’ Michigan Have Cardinals Right Where They Want Them?

National media carried on about the Syracuse zone like they were 1985 Bears and gave Michigan little chance.

04/08/2013

NCAA Final Four: We Made It Playlist

The Final Four teams heading into the NCAA tournament are an interesting mix, to say the least.  From a Big Ten team with the one national player of the year candidate still in the running […]

04/04/2013

COLUMBUS, OH - FEBRUARY 24: Denzel Valentine #45 of the Michigan State Spartans scrambles to gain control of a loose ball in front of Shannon Scott #3 of the Ohio State Buckeyes in the second half on February 24, 2013 at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Michigan State 68-60. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Officials Facing Dilemma With Video Review

It happens seemingly every game of the NCAA tournament, most of the season, for that matter: Officials blow their whistles, huddle, then head over to the TV monitors to review a play.

04/04/2013

CORAL GABLES, FL - DECEMBER 02: Hurricane fans taunt referee Tony Greene after Jack McClinton #33 of the Miami Hurricanes was called for a flagrant foul and ejected while taking on the Ohio State Buckeyes at BankUnited Center on December 2, 2008 in Coral Gables, Florida. McClinton was ejected midway through the first half. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

NCAA Announces Pool Of Officials For Final Four

The NCAA has announced the pool of 10 officials who will work the Final Four.

04/02/2013

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 30: Baye Keita #12 of the Syracuse Orange celebrates after defeating the Marquette Golden Eagles to win the East Regional Round Final of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Verizon Center on March 30, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Syracuse Focused On Journey To Final 4

Overcoming all sorts of adversity has been the norm for the Syracuse Orange of late.

04/02/2013

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Five Things: Motivated Cardinals Prevail And Wichita State Stays Alive

Even with limited drama—none of the regional finals were particularly thrilling—the NCAA Tournament is a wonderful thing, the perfect blend of fairness and unpredictability.

04/01/2013

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Rothstein: Thursday’s Sweet 16 Primer; X-Factors, Predictions & More

The Hurricanes have had a dream season, but Marquette is the toughest team in college basketball. That’s just one of four great matchups.

03/28/2013

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Syracuse Overcomes Poor Shooting To Top Cal 66-60

C.J. Fair scored 18 points, James Southerland added 14 and the fourth-seeded Orange survived a second-half drought of more than 12 minutes without a field goal to beat No. 12 seed California 66-60 on Saturday night in the NCAA tournament.

03/24/2013

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NCAA Investigating Syracuse? Boeheim Brushes Off ‘Annual’ Reports

Syracuse has been under investigation for possible NCAA violations, mostly in its basketball program, for at least a year, according to two reports.

03/21/2013

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Big East: One More Time, With Feeling

The death of the Big East as we know it hit home last week as 14 teams arrived at the World’s Most Famous Arena (Connecticut was ineligible). Next season, the “Catholic 7” will be reportedly joined by Butler, Creighton, and Xavier in a basketball-only conference that has paid to keep the Big East name.

03/18/2013

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College Basketball Pregame Playlist

It takes a heavy library of new and oldschool jams to keep today’s college basketball players motivated. Check out what and who these players listen to while getting pumped before a big game.

03/15/2013

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Stage Set For Final Big East Tournament As We Know It

The Big East tournament will have a touch of a wake to it this week. When games end, there will be plenty of reminiscing about rivalries and talk of what is to come.

03/12/2013

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Rothstein: What To Watch This Weekend In College Hoops; Stony Brook’s Raw Deal & Other Notes

How do you slow down Ryan Kelly? Put Reggie Bullock on him.

03/08/2013

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