college basketball

Gary Harris #14 of the Michigan State Spartans (credit: Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Rising Star: Michigan State Guard Gary Harris

The Big Ten’s Freshman of the Year last season is averaging 17.9 points per game (second in the conference), 4.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and two steals for the 22-6 Spartans.

02/25/2014

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Maryland Misses 3 at Buzzer, Falls to No. 4 Syracuse

No. 4 Syracuse blew most of a 12-point lead in the last 8 minutes and used one final defensive stop to squeeze past Maryland 57-55 on Monday night and end a two-game losing streak.

02/24/2014

Maryland's Dez Wells battles for a loose ball with Duke's Tyler Thornton during their game at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Feb. 15, 2014 in Durham, N.C. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Maryland Falls Short Against No. 8 Duke

Maryland had two chances in the final seconds to walk out of Cameron Indoor Stadium with a win one last time.

02/16/2014

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

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

Mike Lonergan (credit: Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

George Washington Basketball ‘Growing Up’

George Washington is now the area’s best team, apologies to Georgetown, Maryland and new A-10 rival George Mason.

01/17/2014

Markel Starks of the Georgetown Hoyas. (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

Georgetown Outlasts Elon For 6th Straight Win

Markel Starks scored 21 points, and D’Vaunt Smith-Rivera had 19 to lead Georgetown to its sixth straight win, beating Elon 85-76 on Tuesday night.

12/17/2013

Catholic University men's basketball head coach Steve Howes has his team ready for another run to the Division III NCAA Tournament this season. (Photo from Catholic University Athletic Department)

Catholic Men’s Basketball Eyes Return Trip to D-III Dance

Catholic University, facing Loyola (Md.) tonight, is trying to build on its NCAA Tournament season a year ago while competing for a Division III national championship.

12/04/2013

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