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Villanova Already Familiar With Ramone Moore

Villanova is well-prepared to battle Temple's Ramone Moore, who scored 30 points against Georgetown earlier this month.

“He’s shooting the ball from the perimeter, he’s taking it off the perimeter, he’s scoring off their half-court sets and he’s scoring in transition,” Jay Wright said. “He can score in a number of ways. I see his confidence that way.”

Via Philadelphia Sports Daily

UNH Snaps Three-Game Losing Streak By Defeating Cornell

Ferg Myrick scored 14 points as New Hampshire earned a 68-66 win against Cornell in the opening game of a holiday tournament at Virginia Commonwealth on Wednesday.

UNH came into the game with a three-game losing streak.

The Wildcats now are 3-1 all-time against Cornell.

Via Foster's Daily Democrat

Vermont Finishes Nonconference Schedule With 9-3 Record

Evan Fjeld scored 20 points and Joey Accaoui netted six of his 10 points in overtime to defeat Mount St. Mary's by a final of 68-61.

Vermont will head into its America East Conference slate with an impressive 9-3 record.

“I’m happy with that win,” UVM coach Mike Lonergan said. “I think we are going to have games like that, that are going to be close. As long as we can find a way to win, I’m not going to leave unhappy that it wasn’t a blowout.”

Via Burlington Free Press

Coach K One Win From Sole Possession Of 2nd Place In All-Time Wins List

Mike Krzyzewski is just one win away from claiming sole possession of second place on the all-time Division I men's career wins list.

If Duke should win on Wednesday, he would notch No. 880, and would move ahead of Dean Smith and be alone in second behind all-time leader Bobby Knight (902 wins).

Duke will play winless UNC Greensboro in the contest.

Via ESPN

Miss. State Suspends Sidney, Bailey Indefinitely

Mississippi State has suspended forwards Renardo Sidney and Elgin Bailey indefinitely for their altercation in the stands at the Diamond Head Classic on Thursday night.

The school said both players were sent home from Hawaii and would miss Saturday's game versus Hawaii and Wednesday's game versus Saint Mary's in Las Vegas.

"I'm very sorry for this incident," Sidney said in a statement. "I had no intention of this ever happening. I apologize for embarrassing my family, all the Mississippi State fans, my teammates and coaches.

"I will learn from this and move on."

The length of their suspensions will be determined by the players' actions going forward.

Punches were thrown in the fight, which lasted several minutes and was broken up by teammates.

"In my 13 years as a head coach, we've never had anything like this happen before," coach Rick Stansbury said in a statement. "I am very disappointed in the actions of Elgin Bailey and Renardo Sidney and in no way does it reflect the overall picture of our program. It is not how we want our men's basketball team to be viewed nationally, and it is certainly not the conduct we expect of teammates in our program, nor will it be tolerated on any level."

Via ESPN

Kanter Will Stay At Kentucky For 11-12 If Ruling Stands

Enes Kanter will remain at Kentucky for the 11-12 season if he is asked to serve a one-year suspension over amateurism issues he will not enter the 2011 NBA Draft and will play college basketball next season.

Dr. Mehmet Kanter, by e-mail, told Sporting News his family “can’t stop hoping” Enes’ eligibility to play for the Wildcats will be approved by the NCAA.

“Enes would do anything to play and help UK, his teammates and fans,” Mehmet Kanter wrote. “In the last two years, one thing me and Enes never discussed was him being pro. He didn’t mention to me about NBA or draft and I guarantee you as a father – if that’s the NCAA's decision Enes will be a sophomore next year in UK.”

Via Sporting News

Grandson: Wooden Would Have Loved UConn

John Wooden's grandson thinks the Hall of Fame coach would have been thrilled to see UCLA's 88-game winning streak surpassed by a women's basketball team, according to an ESPN.com report.

Greg Wooden flew in from California to watch Connecticut win a record 89th consecutive game on Tuesday night, 93-62 over Florida State.

"I kind of thought that somebody should come here from the family and show support," the 47-year-old Wooden said. "Certain players have said they're not really supportive of the streak, and I know my grandfather would have loved to have been here to see this."

Via ESPN.com

Maya Moore Leads UConn To 89th Straight Win

The No. 1-ranked UConn women's basketball team topped the 88-game winning streak set by John Wooden's UCLA men's team from 1971-74, beating Florida State 93-62 on Tuesday night, as reported by ESPN.com.

"I don't want my team to compare themselves to anyone," UConn coach Geno Auriemma said afterward. "I'm not John Wooden and this isn't UCLA. This is Connecticut and that's good enough."

Via ESPN.com

Izzo Receives One-Game Suspension For 'Secondary Violation'

Tom Izzo has received a one-game suspension, his first as head coach of Michigan State.

Izzo's suspension is for a "secondary violation."

employed "an individual associated with a prospect" during the annual MSU basketball camp. The individual has been identified by the NCAA, but hasn't been made public. He was paid $475 for five days work during a camp working with middle-school age kids.

"I've always placed a high importance on following the rules and pride myself on adhering to high standards of professional conduct and doing things the right way," Izzo said in a statement released Friday night. "This is an isolated and inadvertent secondary violation of a new rules interpretation. I regret that it happened."

Via Detroit News

Calipari Supports Possible NBA Team In Lexington

Unlike his in-state coaching counterpart, Kentucky head coach John Calipari sees no downside to an NBA team in Louisville.

"This state is driven by the city of Louisville," Calipari said. "It is. Anything that's good for the city of Louisville is good for our state. I believe (the NBA) is good for the city of Louisville, which makes our state even better. That's just my opinion. That's one of four million."

Louisville coach Rick Pitino last week called the notion of an NBA franchise in Louisville "wacky."

Via Lexington Courier-Journal

With Suspension Nearly Over, KU's Selby To Come Off Bench

Josh Selby will make his NCAA debut with Kansas on Saturday after serving a nine-game suspension.

Duke Could Lose Irving For Remainder Of Season

Duke's Kyrie Irving could miss the rest of the season with a right toe injury suffered in the second half of Saturday's win against Butler.

Labor Issues To Make Top Underclassmen More Likely To Stay In School

Team executives are expecting many top underclassmen to stay in school because of labor uncertainty in the NBA.

Durant Enthused About Longhorns' Pipeline From Canada

Myck Kabongo will join Tristan Thompson and Cory Joseph as Canadian natives playing for the Texas Longhorns.

Kemba Walker Records First Career Triple Double

Kemba Walker posted the first triple double of his collegiate career in Connecticut's 94-61 victory over Maryland-Baltimore County.

Kentucky Requests Reexamination Of Kanter's Eligibility

Kentucky is asking the NCAA to take reexamine the eligibility of freshman center Enes Kanter.

Dunn Scores 24 Points, Hurts Forearm With X-Rays Set For Friday

LaceDarius Dunn scored 24 points while also bruising his left forearm when falling hard to the floor.

Irving Scores 31 Points In Duke's Win Over Michigan State

Duke freshman Kyrie Irving scored 31 points to go with four assists in Duke's 84-79 win over Michigan State at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Wednesday.

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