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College Hoops Thursday Recap: Just Two for the Atlantic 10?

February 18th, 2011
Chris Mooney's Spiders could be in troubleBefore Thursday night's game between Richmond and Temple the Atlantic 10 may have been in some trouble with regards to getting three teams into the NCAA Tournament. Both the Owls and Xavier are seen to essentially be locks to get into the NCAA Tournament, and after Thursday night they may be the only two teams that get in come Selection Sunday.

College Hoops Tuesday Recap: Suspensions Doom Kansas State

December 22nd, 2010
Jacob PullenThings got off to a bad start for Frank Martin's team before last night's game against UNLV tipped off as Jacob Pullen and Curtis Kelly were both suspended due to a violation of NCAA rules. The two players purchased clothing at an area department store at a discount (how much is unknown), triggering a three-game ban for Pullen while the length of time Kelly sits out remains to be seen.

Creighton G P'Allen Stinnett Suspended Indefinitely

January 26th, 2010

OMAHA, Neb. -- Creighton men's basketball head coach Dana Altman has announced the indefinite suspension of P'Allen Stinnett for conduct not acceptable to the team.

Stinnett, a junior guard from Las Vegas, Nevada, is the team's second-leading scorer at 9.2 points per game and has started 15-of-20 games this season.

Creighton, tied for third place in the Missouri Valley Conference, plays next at Bradley on Wednesday.

Altman stated he would have no additional comment on the matter at this time.

Tyler Smith's Sad Story

January 14th, 2010
Tyler Smith - TennesseeIt shouldn't have ended like this.

The happy ending was all that was missing from Tyler Smith's tale. A versatile forward who came to Knoxville three years ago to be closer to his ailing father, Smith had the perfect script. A transfer loaded with ability who seemed destined for an NBA future. A kid who returns to his roots and makes good on his immense potential to honor the memory of his father. It was all right there for him.

Mayo Mess: USC Imposes Sanctions

January 3rd, 2010
Los Angeles, Calif. - The University of Southern California (USC) today announced that it has implemented self-imposed sanctions on its men’s basketball program for violating NCAA rules. 

Baylor G Tweety Carter Suspended

November 13th, 2009

WACO, Texas – Senior Tweety Carter, who averaged 10.6 ppg last year, has been suspended for the first four games of the 2009-10 season for an undisclosed team rules violation, Baylor head men’s basketball coach Scott Drew announced Friday.

How many games do you expect the NCAA to have Renardo Sidney sit out?

November 8th, 2009
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Juan Pattillo Dismissed by Oklahoma, Will Transfer

May 18th, 2009
NORMAN, Okla. - University of Oklahoma men's basketball head coach Jeff Capel announced today that junior Juan Pattillo has been dismissed from the OU squad for violating team policy.

Pattillo, a 6-6, 216-pound forward from Las Vegas, Nev., played in 18 games this past season and averaged 6.2 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.1 blocked shots in 15.0 minutes per outing. He scored a high of 15 points against Kansas Feb. 23 and grabbed a high of 10 rebounds against Baylor Feb. 11. Over OU's four NCAA Tournament games, he averaged 3.3 points and 3.0 boards.

Oklahoma Suspends Patillo For Saturday Game

February 26th, 2009
NORMAN, Okla. - University of Oklahoma men's basketball head coach Jeff Capel announced this evening that junior forward Juan Pattillo will miss Saturday's game at Texas Tech for violating a team rule.


Pattillo, a 6-6, 216-pound forward from Las Vegas, Nev., is averaging 7.6 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in his 11 games since coming out of redshirt status on Jan. 12. He is averaging 16.5 minutes per contest.


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Battered and Bloodied: The Year in College Basketball Videos

February 9th, 2009

This college basketball season has been an interesting one to say the least. Like any other year we have seen teams rise and fall. We have seen great individual performances, nail biting games, and buzzer beaters…but this year has also been entertaining for other reasons. There have been ejections, cheap shots, and even a face stomp. Here’s a collection of videos on the “controversial” events that have occurred already this season…