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Kansas-West Virginia: Latest in the era of unbelievable college hoops comebacks

The Patriots-Falcons Super Bowl provided us with one of the biggest stunners in sports history, but if you want more of where that came from, then it's college basketball -- not pro football -- that has become the most reliable, exciting sport when it comes to supplying unthinkable flip-script endings. Welcome to the era of the unbelievable comeback. (CBS Sports)

Lefty Driesell honored by Maryland with banner from rafters

It's been a long time since Lefty Driesell brought Maryland basketball into prominence, flashing the victory sign before home games and foot-stomping his way to 348 wins over 17 years. In an effort to ensure his legacy won't soon be forgotten, the school raised a banner with Driesell's name on it to the rafters of its home arena Saturday. (Associated Press)

Top 20 prospects for the 2017 NBA Draft, Version 2

Holding steady at the top spot is Markelle Fultz. What makes him the top prospect? Fultz has very good size for the position, tremendous athleticism, possesses the ability to play either guard spot, has turned into a 40-percent-plus shooter and has impressive vision. His development over the last two years has been significant and there’s reason to believe he’ll continue to progress. (FOX Sports)

Michigan State's Tom Izzo rips Dan Dakich for tweets: 'He owes us an apology'

Michigan State’s student section had words for ESPN commentator Dan Dakich Tuesday, frequently chanting “We hate Dakich.” Tom Izzo had words for Dakich after the game. “Somebody read me his tweets. And if I would have known that before the game, I would have embarrassed myself almost as much as he embarrassed himself and I would have led the chants." (NBC Sports)

ACC coaches, Syracuse players grapple with how to handle social media during the season

At other schools around the ACC, methods of monitoring social media usage are different. Roy Williams has two staffers who monitor player accounts at North Carolina. Mark Gottfried brings in a social media expert to North Carolina State at the beginning of the year to educate his players. Rick Pitino doesn’t allow his players to use Twitter at Louisville. (Daily Orange)

'Back to the old Q': Louisville's Quentin Snider makes big return

Quentin Snider's moment came late in Saturday's 71-66 Louisville win over Miami, but the point guard came through in a big way. After making two free throws to give U of L the lead, Snider caught a pass on the left wing and buried a 3-pointer to put the Cards up five points with 41 seconds left. (Louisville Courier-Journal)

N.C. State reaching out to candidates to replace Mark Gottfried as coach

North Carolina State is in the process of searching for a replacement for head men's basketball coach Mark Gottfried, who is near the completion of his sixth season in charge of the Wolfpack. A source close to the process told Sporting News the university has begun to reach out to gauge the interest of potential candidates, including at least one such contact initiated Tuesday. (Sporting News)

ACC Announces Baseball Championship Expansion, Format Change

The ACC Baseball Championship will expand to include 12 teams and feature a new format beginning with the 2017 season, Commissioner John Swofford announced Tuesday. The ACC Baseball Championship will increase from 10 to 12 teams, and will feature a pool play format, leading into a four-team, single-elimination bracket to determine the league champion. (The ACC)

UConn women win 100th consecutive game

The UConn women’s basketball team continued to make history on Monday as the program won its 100th consecutive game on with a 66-55 win over No. 6 South Carolina. UConn already shattered the record for longest winning streak in NCAA history earlier this season back on Jan. 14 with their 91st consecutive win. The four-time defending national champions haven’t lost since since Nov. 17, 2014. (NBC Sports)

Virginia Tech loses forward Chris Clarke to season-ending torn ACL

Virginia Tech took a huge blow to its season on Monday as the team announced that sophomore forward Chris Clarke is out for the season with a torn ACL. The 6-foot-6 Clarke is a key glue guy who puts up numbers all across the board for the Hokies. Clarke was averaging 11.4 points, 7.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game as he was shooting 58 percent from the field. (NBC Sports)

N.C. State denies report saying coach Mark Gottfried's fate already decided

N.C. State refuted a report Monday night that said it planned to fire men’s basketball coach Mark Gottfried. The report, which came from WTVD-11, stated that the school reached a decision about Gottfried’s future following Saturday’s 88-58 loss at Wake Forest, the team’s fifth in a row. It also said that the Wolfpack had reached out to former N.C. State guard and current Dayton coach Archie Miller. (Fayetteville Observer)

NIT to experiment with rules, similar to quarter-style play

Next month's NIT will experiment with rules, incorporating elements of playing four quarters while staying with a two-half format. The NCAA said Monday its rules oversight panel has approved resetting team fouls to zero at the end of 10-minute segments in each half, as well as doing away with the 1-and-1 free throw in favor or two foul shots on many fouls. (Associated Press)

Late-night tipoffs bring in big money but stiff the little guy

TV networks pay for the big-money items in college basketball. When funds are needed to pay an assistant coach $300,000, or to charter a jet, schools dip into their media rights funds. The fans of those basketball teams pay later. Much later. Duke at Virginia on Feb. 15 and Louisville at North Carolina a week later both tip off at 9 p.m. in the east. (Arizona Daily Star)

Report: Former Syracuse basketball star Fab Melo dead at 26

Fab Melo, who was a center at Syracuse before moving to Brazil to play basketball professionally, died in his native South American country on Saturday. He was 26. According to a report from Brazil, Melo died in his sleep. The Boston Celtics drafted Melo with the 22nd overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, the same year he was named Big East Defensive Player of the Year. (New York Daily News)

Vince Carter's dad enjoying new coaching gig at Brentwood

Vince Carter Sr.'s most recent career move came with a fringe benefit. It placed him in a location closer to his son, eight-time NBA All-Star Vince Carter Jr. Vince Carter Jr., who turned 40 on Jan. 26, is in his 19th NBA season and his third season with the Memphis Grizzlies. The move Vince Carter Sr. made was from Orlando, Fla., to Brentwood High as an assistant on the boys basketball team. (Nashville Tennessean)

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