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Longtime Final Four broadcaster Packer dies at 82

Basketball recruiting insider. Joined ESPN in 2014. Graduate of University of Delaware. Longtime college basketball commentator Billy Packer, the voice of the NCAA tournament for more than 30 years, died Thursday night. He was 82. Packer’s two sons, Mark and Brandt, announced the news via Twitter on Thursday night. Mark Packer told The Associated Press […]

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NC State’s Smith stretchered off after UNC foul

Basketball recruiting insider. Joined ESPN in 2014. Graduate of University of Delaware. NC State star Terquavion Smith, a projected first-round NBA draft pick, was stretchered off after a scary fall in the second half of the 80-69 loss to North Carolina on Saturday. Smith suffered elbow and neck injuries, the school said, and he didn’t […]

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LMU halts Gonzaga’s 76-game home win streak

SPOKANE, Wash. — Cam Shelton banked in a go-ahead runner with 13 seconds left and Loyola Marymount snapped No. 6 Gonzaga’s 76-game home winning streak with a 68-67 victory on Thursday night. The Associated Press contributed to this report. Source: Read Full Article

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Houston, KU stay tops; FAU 1st time in AP poll

Houston and Kansas remained firmly atop The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll Monday after a record weekend of Top 25 losses, while Florida Atlantic took advantage of the chaos to crack the ranking for the first time in school history. Eleven teams in the Top 25 went down Saturday, tying a record that has […]

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Unranked Kentucky takes down No. 5 Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Negativity has dogged the Kentucky basketball program since its disappointing loss to South Carolina on Tuesday. Heading into Saturday’s 63-56 win over No. 5 Tennessee, Wildcats coach John Calipari did his best to insulate his players while absorbing as many bullets as possible himself. “I haven’t lost faith in any of these […]

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Houston back at No. 1, K-State up to 11th in poll

Houston is back at No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 men’s college basketball poll for the second time this season, while Kansas State continued its unexpectedly strong start by leaping from unranked to the verge of the top 10. The Cougars received 34 of 60 first-place votes in Monday’s latest poll to return […]

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Hoyas’ Big East losing skid hits record 25 games

Basketball recruiting insider. Joined ESPN in 2014. Graduate of University of Delaware. Georgetown set a dubious Big East record on Wednesday, losing its 25th straight regular-season conference game to break a tie with DePaul for the longest such streak in the history of the league. The Hoyas were tied with Villanova at halftime but were […]

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What you need to know about every D-I men’s college basketball league halfway through 2022-23

Covers college basketball Joined ESPN.com in 2011 Graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato Men’s college basketball’s November and December slates were entertaining, intriguing and, in some cases, surprising. North Carolina went from preseason No. 1 to unranked in a few weeks. Kentucky, Duke and Gonzaga — also perennial powers — have wrestled with significant flaws. […]