Siena beat Rider in what should have been a run-of-the-mill Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference game Tuesday night. But as we can tell from what transpired immediately following the final horn, it turned out to be anything but ordinary.
Maurice Watson Jr. was as valuable to Creighton as almost any other player is to his team in the country. Creighton’s worst fears were realized Tuesday when senior point guard Maurice Watson received the results of an MRI that confirmed he had torn the ACL in his left knee Monday against Xavier. Watson
Watson injured his knee in Monday’s win over Xavier. Maurice Watson Jr. “heard it pop.” And although postgame testing suggested otherwise, Watson’s initial instinct was, unfortunately, correct. An MRI showed Tuesday that Creighton’s senior point guard, the nation’s leader in assists, tore the ACL in
Indiana, as most teams do these days, scored an easy win over Rutgers Sunday. For Tom Crean, whose Hoosiers had lost four of their previous five and started Big Ten play 1-3, it should have been a welcome reprieve from the frustration of the first two weeks of conference play. ICYMI: Tom Crean was
The home team had held multiple double-digit leads, but every time, Florida State had charged back. Xavier Rathan-Mayes sunk a free throw, and the lead dwindled to four, 80-76. North Carolina needed a lift.
College basketball has a new win streak queen. UConn women’s basketball won its 91st game in a row Saturday at SMU, blitzing the Mustangs 26-2 in the first quarter and easing to a 88-48 victory. It includes the last two national championships, two conference championships, and dominant wins of all
Ohio State has been mired in a four-year downward slide interrupted only by D’Angelo Russell. The last time Thad Matta and Ohio State had an offense that wasn’t led by a future NBA lottery pick and wasn’t floundering on the fringes of the top 100 in Division I college basketball, DeShaun Thomas put
West Virginia’s 21-point beatdown of Baylor caused a significant shakeup in the top 10 of The Dagger’s weekly power rankings. It had nothing, but also maybe something, to do with college basketball. How is this in any way related to college basketball and the second edition of The Dagger’s weekly power
Players like De’Aaron Fox and Lonzo Ball make college basketball exciting, but a set of 2015 amendments have had a broader effect. The 2012-13 college basketball season was “ugly.” And those aren’t my words.
Florida State assistant coach Dennis Gates, whom Grayson Allen appeared to shove while flying out of bounds for a loose ball Tuesday night, took to Twitter Wednesday morning to say that fans and media are “misreading” the play.
Grayson Allen is at the center of controversy again, though this one appears to have been snuffed out by the opposing coach on the other end of it. With Duke trailing Florida State by 14 in the second half, Allen raced toward the sideline to try to grab a rebound, and dove head first into the Florida
Florida State scored 56 points in the paint in an 88-72 win over No. 7 Duke. The clock had just crept under four minutes remaining Tuesday night at the Tucker Civic Center in Tallahassee when Florida State freshman Jonathan Isaac rose. An ecstatic Florida State bench was jumping and dancing with joy
Hankins, a reserve guard, was found dead in her dorm room Monday. Jordan Hankins, a sophomore on the Northwestern women’s basketball team, was found dead Monday afternoon in her dorm room on the university’s campus. Hankins’ death was ruled a suicide the following day by the Cook County Medical Examiner
Caleb Swanigan (50) and Isaac Haas (not pictured) were big — figuratively and literally — against Wisconsin in a 66-55 win Sunday. Purdue and Wisconsin, two top-20 teams, played a basketball game Sunday that at times more closely resembled a disjointed rugby match. In so many ways, it was just like
It’s been quite the day of violence in college basketball. Later in the day, Oregon’s Dillon Brooks kicked an opposing player in the groin. A fight broke out in the UNLV Utah State women's basketball game.
A college basketball player kicked somebody Saturday, and no, it wasn’t Grayson Allen. Oregon’s Dillon Brooks is the guilty party this time. During the first half of the Ducks’ game against Washington State, Brooks drove and missed a layup.
As if he didn’t already have enough, John Calipari just added a five-star recruit — another one — in the middle of the season. Hamidou Diallo, a 6-foot-6 shooting guard from New York City who was a top-10 or -15 prospect in the class of 2017, committed to Kentucky Saturday, and will enroll at the school
Lost amid all the controversy surrounding Grayson Allen — the tripping incidents, the arguably-too-short suspension, and the general hatred of him — is the simple fact that Allen is a darn good basketball player. In his second game back from suspension Saturday against Boston College, Allen had nine
North Carolina’s home game vs. NC State that was originally scheduled for 8 p.m. Saturday has been postponed due to weather. The governor of North Carolina had declared a state of emergency. “Considering the travel conditions we are not comfortable with the idea that thousands of people, from the players
On a Friday night in January littered with basketball from coast to coast, you probably didn’t expect the most impressive slam dunk to come from Regis Jesuit High School, a private school in Aurora, Colorado. It’s the first known dunk by a female player in the history of Colorado high school basketball
Power rankings aren’t based on merit — that’s the first thing to understand. If you tell me today that I have to pick a team to go out on a basketball floor somewhere across America and win a game, which team would I choose?
Notre Dame’s Matt Farrell (5) might be the most improved player in college basketball. Three hundred and sixty-eight days ago, Notre Dame sophomore guard Matt Farrell spent much of his Saturday evening sitting on the bench. A year later, Farrell, now a junior, may very well be the most improved player
Butler’s Kamar Baldwin came up with a crucial late steal to see Butler over the finish line. The No. 18 Bulldogs took down No. 1 Villanova Wednesday night at Hinkle Fieldhouse, grinding out possession after possession and stymieing the second-most efficient offense in the country to claim a memorable
You thought a wild night of college basketball ended with a blatant travel that went uncalled and a Kansas buzzer-beater against Kansas State? Texas Tech and West Virginia gave us 21 lead changes , 14 ties, THREE go-ahead or game-tying threes in the final minute, a court storm and a top-10 upset.
North Carolina topped Clemson in overtime in a tense, back-and-forth game Tuesday night at Littlejohn Colliseum. Brownell was furious as he approached North Carolina coach Roy Williams for the postgame handshake.