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Louisville Basketball: Cardinals’ defense ends skid

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By Ken Cross The Louisville Cardinals are in a very winnable area of their schedule as they proved that last night by taking a 77-54 win over Georgia Tech with a strong defensive effort inside of the 2-3 zone which limited the Yellow Jackets to only 36.8 percent from the floor. “Obviously, we are happy to win and get back …

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Bruins top Arizona to push into Pac-12 title hunt

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By Ken Cross UCLA placed five players in double figures and stayed in attack mode on both ends of the floor in pulling out an 82-74 win over Arizona at McKale Center in Tucson on Thursday evening. Aaron Holiday led the Bruins with 17 points, but it was the steady play of Gyorgy Goloman who was the focal poitn for …

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Tar Heels battle past Blue Devils for rivalry win

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By Ken Cross North Carolina guard Joel Berry led four Tar Heels in double figures with 21 points while North Carolina pounded Duke on the boards in taking an 82-78 win over their rivals in Chapel Hill On Thursday night. Duke led by as many as 12 in the first half as they pounded the paint early and used the …

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Bates-Diop passes No. 14 Buckeyes over No. 3 Purdue

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By Ken Cross Keita Bates-Diop scored on a stick back with 2.8 seconds remaining to give Ohio State a hard-earned 64-63 win over No. 3 Purdue, ending the Boilermakers’ record 19-game winning streak.  Bates-Diop led the Buckeyes with 18 points while Andre Wesson, who averages 2.2 ppg, finished with 13 points. Purdue guard Dakota Mathias nailed a three with 16:03 …

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St. John’s rolls past Villanova for second shocker in five days

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By Ken Cross St. John’s guard Shamorie Ponds followed up his 33-point effort in Saturday’s 81-77 win over Duke with 26 points as he led the Red Storm to their second shocking upset in five days, downing Villanova, 79-75, on Wednesday evening. Bashir Ahmed’s layup with 16:59 remaining gave the Red Storm the lead at 43-41 and they would never …

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Aldridge’s big first half paces Davidson over Saint Joseph’s

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By Ken Cross Davidson’s Peyton Aldridge was playing in another ionosphere as he scored 29 of his 34 points in the first half of Davidson’s 91-62 win over Saint Joseph’s on Tuesday night.  He displayed classic marksmanship as he netted 13-of-22 field goals with five triples, and even outscored the Hawks in the first half as Davidson led 51-28 at …

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Mountaineers survive Sooners despite cold-shooting second half

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By Ken Cross West Virginia forward Lamont West broke out of his scoring slump by leading the West Virginia Mountaineers with 17 points as they survived a late Sooners rally to defeat Oklahoma, 75-73, in Norman on Monday evening. West came through in a big way as he drained his first five shots, all from behind the three-point line in …

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Hot-shooting Orange passes Louisville

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By Ken Cross Tyus Battle and Frank Howard propelled an offensive assault by the Syracuse Orange as they scored 25 and 22 points, respectively to lead Syracuse past Louisville, 78-73, on Monday night at the KFC Yum! Center.  The Orange shot 47.2 percent from the floor after averaging around 34 percent in their last three games. Syracuse hit an 8-3 …

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Charlotte 49ers Basketball: Positives still flow amidst tough season

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By Ken Cross The Charlotte 49ers may have fallen to 1-9 in Conference USA play after Saturday night’s 78-73 loss to Middle Tennessee State, but clearly this team has the moxy and pride to stay the course and try to improve itself.  Much of that mindset comes from the positivity of interim-head coach Houston Fancher.  He has an innate will …

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Rams’ Eustachy on leave amid accusations

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By Ken Cross Colorado State basketball coach Larry Eustachy was placed on administrative leave on Saturday as the university moves forward on an investigation about what is termed as the “climate” surrounding the Colorado State basketball program. Rams Athletic Director Joe Parker noted that part of the assessment was an evaluation that deals with interviews of students and people who …