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Trade Spices Up Frosh-Heavy Draft

Rose goes first, in glut of college freshmen

(Newser) - The Bulls grabbed Derrick Rose with the first overall pick last night in a wild NBA draft dominated by college freshmen. For the first time in history, the top three picks all were first-year wonders, ESPN reports. The Timberwolves then traded that third pick—OJ Mayo—for No. 5 pick... More »

Beasties' Yauch Finds a Groove With Hoops Doc

Rapper/director's Gunnin' For That #1 Spot opens tomorrow

(Newser) - Though by his own admission, he's "just terrible at watching basketball on television," Beastie Boy Adam Yauch—aka MCA—has directed a documentary about the nation's top prep players. Gunnin' for That #1 Spot opens tomorrow, and Radar catches up with Yauch, whose fight for his right to... More »

Beasley Headed to NBA

Kansas State freshman may be No. 1 overall pick after college rebounding title

(Newser) - After putting together one of the best freshman seasons ever, Michael Beasley is headed to the NBA. Kansas State's All-American freshman announced Monday that he will skip his final three seasons to enter the June 26 NBA draft, where he could be the No. 1 overall pick. "It's time... More »

Hansbrough Wins Wooden Award

North Carolina junior sweeps MVP awards; Parker takes women's honor

(Newser) - He already earned an armful, but Tyler Hansbrough took one last bit of brass Friday night. The North Carolina junior won the John R. Wooden Award as college basketball's top player, giving him essentially a sweep of the season's individual honors, including The Associated Press college basketball player of the... More »

Wisconsin Baffles Beasley, K State

Badgers move to Sweet 16 for first time since 2005

(Newser) - It was hard to tell what was more important in Wisconsin's 72-55 win over Kansas State, today: the points Trevon Hughes scored, or the ones Michael Beasley didn't. Hughes scored 25, as the third-seeded Badgers sent the Wildcats home with a second-round win in the NCAA Tournament. Freshman Beasley scored... More »

Mayo Exiting Early as Kansas State Stuns USC

Beasley leads 11-seed to 80-67 win

(Newser) - Kansas State's young team knocked NBA-bound freshman star O.J. Mayo out of the NCAA tournament—keeping their own freshman phenom, Michael Beasley, for at least one more game. The Wildcats received major contributions from four other freshmen in the 80-67 win over Mayo's Trojans, but Beasley led his squad... More »

Carolina Top Seed in NCAA Tourney Field

Memphis, UCLA and Kansas other No. 1s among 65 teams invited

(Newser) - The seedings are in and its time to fill out those brackets. North Carolina  was rated the No. 1 overall seed for this year's NCAA men's basketball tournament, which begins in earnest on Thursday. The Tar Heels are the No. 1 seed in the East region, joined by fellow top... More »

Beasley's 44 Not Enough for Kansas State

Freshman sets Big 12 record, but Baylor wins game down stretch

(Newser) - No. 24 Kansas State got 75 points from its freshman duo of Michael Beasley and Bill Walker, but the Wildcats still couldn't beat Baylor tonight, reports the Associated Press. Curtis Jerrells scored 24 points to lead the Bears to a 92-86 Big 12 win. Beasley had a conference-record 44 points... More »

Miami Sends No. 5 Duke to 2nd Straight L

No. 11 Wisconsin handles Illinois, Nebraska upsets No. 24 Kansas State

(Newser) - The Miami Hurricanes handed No. 5 Duke its second consecutive loss; the 96-95 victory was the Hurricanes first win against the Blue Devils in over 45 years. Miami built a large lead early in the second half and was able to hit free-throws down the stretch to preserve the win.... More »

No. 16 Texas A&M Shocked at Home by OSU

No. 24 Vandy nips Fla. while No. 18 KSU clobbers Mizzou

(Newser) - Oklahoma State ended a 19-game road losing streak with a 59-54 win at Texas A&M. OSU's Terrel Harris had the play of the game, blocking a potential tying layup by the Aggies' Donald Sloan in the last minute. OSU was led by Byron Eaton's 17 points, two of which... More »

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