College Basketball

Naadir Tharpe #10 of the Kansas Jayhawks (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Rising Star: Kansas Guard Naadir Tharpe

The 5’11” Tharpe is averaging 30 minutes, 8.9 points, and 5.1 assists per game while shooting 45 percent from the field, 39 percent from deep, and 82 percent from the line.

03/04/2014

Devon Collier #44 of the Oregon State Beavers has the ball blocked by Tony Parker #23 ad Jordan Adams #3 of the UCLA Bruins during the first half at Pauley Pavilion on March 2, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Harry How/Getty Images)

Adams, Anderson Lead UCLA Over Oregon State, 74-69

Jordan Adams scored 20 of his 24 points in the second half, and UCLA rallied from an 11-point deficit to beat Oregon State 74-69 Sunday night to snap its only two-game losing streak of the season.

03/02/2014

Oregon State v Maryland

Best Bars To Watch College Basketball In Los Angeles

From upscale sports bars to popular themed pubs, here are some of the best places in L.A. to watch all of the live action college basketball brings to the screen.

03/01/2014

Gary Harris #14 of the Michigan State Spartans (credit: Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Rising Star: Michigan State Guard Gary Harris

The Big Ten’s Freshman of the Year last season is averaging 17.9 points per game (second in the conference), 4.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and two steals for the 22-6 Spartans.

02/25/2014

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Ogwumike Lifts No. 5 Stanford Over UCLA, 65-56

The emotions were running through UCLA seniors Thea Lemberger and Atonye Nyingifa on likely their final game at Pauley Pavilion on Sunday.

02/23/2014

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Cobbs Ends Slump To Lead Cal Past USC, 77-64

Justin Cobbs broke out of two-game shooting slump to score 22 points and freshman Jabari Bird added a pair of late 3-pointers as California beat Southern California 77-64 on Sunday night.

02/23/2014

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Colorado Hands USC 6th Straight Loss, 83-74

Xavier Johnson scored 20 points and Colorado completed a season sweep of Southern California with an 83-74 victory Sunday, sending USC to its sixth straight loss.

02/16/2014

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John Feinstein: The Time Has Come For Fans To Be Held Accountable

Bob Bowlsby, the commissioner of the Big 12 Conference made it crystal clear on Sunday that a player going into the stands and shoving a fan would not be tolerated.

02/13/2014

Guard Fred VanVleet #23 of the Wichita State Shockers (credit: Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

Rising Star: Wichita State Guard Fred VanVleet

A back-up to Malcolm Armstead on last year’s Final Four team, VanVleet has helped lead Wichita to a 25-0 record and No. 4 ranking.

02/11/2014

Ethan Wragge #34 of the Creighton Bluejays (credit: Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Rising Star: Creighton Forward Ethan Wragge

According to Hoop-Math, 157 of his 163 shots this season have been from beyond the arc (96 percent), the highest percentage in the country among players with at least 100 field goal attempts.

02/03/2014

Kansas Jayhawks fans attempt to distract as A.J. English #5 of the Iona Gaels shoots a free throw. (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Rising Star: Iona Guard A.J. English

English is averaging 17.8 points, 4.1 assists, and 3.9 rebounds for the Gaels, who are tied atop the MAAC with an 8-2 conference record after winning both games last weekend.

02/03/2014

Winston Shepard #13 of the San Diego State Aztecs. (credit: Kent Horner/Getty Images)

Rising Star: San Diego State Forward Winston Shepard

Ranked as the 21st-best recruit in the country by Rivals, Shepard came to San Diego State with the wrong mindset.

02/03/2014

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UCLA Womens Basketball Tops Washington State, 79-72

Atonye Nyingifa scored 30 points Sunday and grabbed 10 rebounds and Thea Lemberger scored 21 and 11 boards as UCLA bead Washington State 79-72.

02/02/2014

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UCLA Mens Basketball Narrowly Loses To Oregon State, 71-67

Kyle Anderson led the Bruins (17-5, 6-3) with 18 points and nine rebounds as UCLA had its three-game winning streak snapped.

02/02/2014

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USC Snaps 5 Game Skid With 77-69 Win Over Cal

Southern California got big games from two freshmen and a couple of veterans, leading to the kind of collective offense the Trojans had been missing for more than a month.

01/22/2014

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