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Trevor Releford helps teammates learn by coming off the bench

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NEW YORK – Last season, Alabama had plenty of preseason expectation. There weren’t exactly picked to run through the SEC — that won’t happen for anyone as long as Coach Cal is stockpiling first round picks up in Lexington — but the Crimson Tide were a trendy pick to finish second in the conference in [more]

What’s wrong with North Texas? Loss to D-II Alabama-Huntsville raises concerns

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North Texas was supposed to be one of the nation’s best mid-major programs coming into the season. With Tony Mitchell ready to play his way into the lottery and some impressive talent surrounding him, the Mean Green were a trendy preseason pick to make a run in the NCAA tournament. But the sleepers apparently haven’t [more]

Late night snacks: What got you ready for the marathon

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This is the only night where Late Night Snacks serves as the primer for the college basketball day rather than the ending. I see absolutely nothing wrong with this and neither should you. Games of the Night 1.) No. 1 Indiana 87, North Dakota State 61 There weren’t any nail-biters pre-marathon, so we’ll start with [more]

A Viewer’s Guide to Marathon Madness

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First and foremost, Tuesday’s schedule (all times ET): 12:00 AM: West Virginia at No. 19 Gonzaga (ESPN) 2:00 AM: Davidson at New Mexico (ESPN) 4:00 AM: Houston Baptist at Hawaii (ESPN) 6:00 AM: Stony Brook at Rider (ESPN) 8:00 AM: Northern Illinois at Valparaiso (ESPN) 10:00 AM: Harvard at Massachusetts (ESPN) 12:00 PM: Temple at [more]

College Hoops Week in Review: Team of the Week – UConn Huskies

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Team of the Week: UConn Huskies UConn wasn’t supposed to be relevant this season. Not with their postseason hopes taken away. Not with two players entering the NBA Draft and two others transferring out of the program. Not with Jim Calhoun retiring. This was supposed to be the year where UConn scrapped and clawed and [more]

Late-night snacks: a recap of Friday’s action

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The first day of the college basketball season offered up a wide array of contests, from your standard “sacrificial lambs” visiting power conference teams to made for TV showdowns in unconventional environments. Here’s a rundown of what happened on Friday for those of you who may have missed anything. And since it isn’t mentioned below [more]