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Mississippi State vs. #1 Kentucky: Tuesday's Preview

February 20th, 2012
Arnett Moultrie and the Bulldogs suffer their first lossWhile Mississippi State's (19-8, 6-6) NCAA tournament prospects won't boil down to just one game there's no mistaking the importance of their game against #1 Kentucky (26-1, 12-0) in light of their three-game losing streak. It's one thing to drop three straight games at this point in the season and another to have those defeats come against Georgia, LSU and Auburn. That's not going to get it done for Rick Stansbury's squad, and their inability to take care of the basketball in recent games has been a big reason why.

Bracketology Review: Illinois, Mississippi St, NC St, SDSU, SMC, UNLV

February 20th, 2012
Six of last week's CollegeHoops.net Top 50 teams lost twice since last Sunday: UNLV, San Diego St, Saint Mary's, Mississippi St, NC State, and Illinois. In last Tuesday's Bracketology Projection, those team's were seeded as follows:

 

Lobos Strengthen Grip on Mountain West: Saturday's Recap

February 19th, 2012
Steve Alford's Lobos control the Mountain West race

With games at #13 San Diego State and against #11 UNLV this week, Steve Alford's New Mexico Lobos had a great opportunity to not only take control of the Mountain West but also make a statement nationally. 

Mission accomplished. 

Blue Devils Storm Back From 20 Down: Thursday's Recap

February 17th, 2012
Seth Curry led the charge with 24 points

With hopes of not only remaining a factor in the ACC race but also notching their first win at #5 Duke since 1995, NC State was more than motivated for Thursday night's battle. And they played that way out of the gates, scoring the first eight points of the game and leading by as many as 19 points in the first half. But while the Wolfpack would continue to control play in the early portion of the second half, the foul trouble that developed for Mark Gottfried's team in the first half began to take its toll.

Bracketology Trip: NCAA Mock Selection Committee: Part Three

February 17th, 2012
Alabama

Shawn Siegel is taking part in the NCAA's "Mock Selection Committee" in Indianapolis. Each day, he's reporting on the day's events and answering questions on Twitter @collegehoopsnet. Follow the action as the bracket is finalized on Friday.

 

Poll: Who Is the Best Unranked Team?

February 16th, 2012

Wright's Buzzer-Beater Propels George Mason: Tuesday's Recap

February 15th, 2012
Sherrod Wright (#10) was the hero for George Mason

With 1:22 remaining VCU and George Mason were tied at 51 in a hotly-contested, defensive-minded affair. There were no easy shots to be found in the matchup of two of the three teams that entered Tuesday's action tied for first in the CAA. That's where the real fun began, with the Rams and Patriots combining to score 21 points in that final 1:22 to cap an outstanding matchup. The difference wasn't so much what one team did wrong but rather what one did right. Sherrod Wright. 

Mississippi St: Cheerleader of the Day

February 14th, 2012
cheerleader5.jpg CollegeHoops.net's Cheerleader of the Day is back in 2012. Picture courtesy of Icon Sports Media.

Orange End Seven-Game Series Skid: Monday's Recap

February 14th, 2012
Brandon Triche was key in the second half

After a 15-2 run gave Louisville a 51-46 lead with 3:38 remaining it seemed as if the Cardinals were well on their way to an eighth straight win over #2 Syracuse. In a contest that featured some ugly offense, a five-point margin seemed to be near insurmountable despite the Orange's many talented players. However a Brandon Triche jumper just 18 seconds later would start a 6-0 run, which ended with a C.J. Fair bucket with 2:11 to go to give Syracuse the 52-51 win.

Michigan State Forces a Tie for First: Saturday's Recap

February 11th, 2012
Adriean Payne scored 15 points in the MSU win

With first place on the line in Columbus the expectation was that #11 Michigan State and #3 Ohio State would play a tight, physical affair. And that's exactly what it was, with the visitors from East Lansing seeming to be the more comfortable of the two teams in the first half. Michigan State shot 46.9% from the field but the reason for their 35-25 lead at the half was their defense, as they limited Ohio State to 33.3% and forced eight turnovers.