Wendell Lewis, Jamil Wilson

Mississippi State’s Wendell Lewis gets medical redshirt

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Mississippi State got some good news on Tuesday, as Wendell Lewis was officially grant another year of eligibility.

Lewis played the first eight games last season before fracturing his right patella during practice. Since he played in less that 30% of Mississippi State’s games, he was eligible to receive a medical redshirt.

“We are pleased that the SEC has granted Wendell another year of eligibility,” MSU coach Rick Ray said.  “I really believe that Wendell needed another year in our program to improve on the court because he was just beginning to make strides right before his injury after coming off two straight games where he scored career highs. This move is beneficial for both Wendell and our basketball program.”

Lewis, a 6-foot-9 forward, was averaging 8.1 points and 4.9 boards before the injury.

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PLAYER OF THE YEAR POWER RANKINGS: Buddy Hield isn’t going anywhere

Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield (24) drives to the basket as LSU guard Antonio Blakeney (2) defends in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)
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It’s Tuesday, which means that it is once again time for the NBC Sports Player of the Year Power Rankings.

And you’ll be shocked to find out that Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield is still No. 1 in those rankings. By a pretty wide margin.

The rest of the top 10?

They can be found here, at the CBT FaceBook page. Follow that page for the countdown:

POSTERIZED: Texas A&M-CC with an off-the-backboard dunk

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This is pretty nice from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, who has made a habit out of getting themselves on the highlight reel.

Here’s another angle of the dunk: