College Basketball

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

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Colin Dunlap: Texas Tech Fan The Worst Kind Of Fan

Jeff Orr is a loser, no way around it. He’s fake-tough, too. And he’s now been exposed as both.

02/11/2014

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No. 25 Pitt Beats Virginia Tech 62-57 In 2 OTs

Cameron Wright scored four of his 18 points in the second overtime to help No. 25 Pittsburgh beat Virginia Tech 62-57 on Saturday and snap a two-game home losing streak.

02/08/2014

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No. 25 Pitt Beats Miami 59-55 In OT

Lamar Patterson scored 25 points to help No. 25 Pittsburgh end a two-game losing streak with a 57-55 overtime victory over Miami on Wednesday night.

02/05/2014

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CBS Columnist Gary Parrish: Pitt Has Final Four Potential

CBS Sports college basketball columnist Gary Parrish joined The Fan Morning Show on Wednesday to offer his take on Pitt basketball

93-7 The Fan–02/05/2014

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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Pitt Comes Up Short In Final Seconds, Losing 48-45

It was a long, tough day for the No. 18 Pittsburgh Panthers as they came up short in the final second against Virginia, losing 48-45 thanks to a three-point shot by Cavalier’s guard Malcolm Brogdon.

02/02/2014

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Pitt Assistant Coach Brandin Knight Talks Fallout From Duke Loss

Pitt Assistant Coach Brandin Knight joined Starkey and Mueller to discuss how the Panthers plan on bouncing back from their loss to Duke.

93-7 The Fan–01/31/2014

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Robert Morris Basketball Suspends Four Players

The Robert Morris men’s basketball team announced it has suspended four players including standout freshman Jeremiah Worthem.

93-7 The Fan–01/29/2014

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Lack Of Victories Over Top-Ranked Opponents Could Hurt Pitt

The Pitt men’s basketball team has been moving up the rankings throughout the season, but after a 15-point loss Monday night against the visiting Duke Blue Devils and a lack of wins over quality opponents, college basketball writers are already beginning to question the Panthers tournament résumé.

93-7 The Fan–01/28/2014

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Parker Leads Duke By Pitt 80-65

The Pittsburgh student section spent a full hour before Monday night’s game against Duke trying to get into the Blue Devils’ heads.

01/28/2014

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Lamar Patterson Named ACC Player Of The Week For Third Straight Week

Pitt Forward Lamar Patterson is having an outstanding season for the Panthers, and the awards just keep pouring in to prove that.

93-7 The Fan–01/27/2014

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No. 20 Pitt Defeats Maryland, 83-79

Lamar Patterson scored 28 points, and No. 20 Pitt beat Maryland 83-79 Saturday night to complete its first regular-season sweep as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

01/25/2014

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