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I'm a fan of films and the strategic side of sports, and fan of the NFL and NBA, as well as NCAA Basketball. A sophomore at Middle Tennessee State University, I'm pursuing a degree in Video Production, as well as a minor in New Media Writing.

Instant Analysis: No. 8 NC State knocks out Nova

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In a stunner tonight, No. 8 NC State has shocked No. 1 Villanova at the Consol Energy Center, 71-68.

Darrun Hillard went off tonight to the tune of 27 points, but it wasn’t enough to top the upstart Wolfpack in a tight game. The first half was close, with a flurry of fouls going into the half, with NC State up 32-28. After the break, things continued to heat up with the game becoming quite chippy near the end, as 12 fouls were recorded in the last 5 minutes. Villanova sank three from beyond the arc as a final comeback bid, but never could pull ahead of State.

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Instant Analysis: No. 1 Kentucky wins battle

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No. 1 Kentucky took care of business against No. 8 Cincinnati today, with a solid 64-51 trouncing of the Bearcats.

The first half started slow, with a 4-minute scoring drought and 12 consecutive missed shots. Cincinnati’s Octavius Ellis, who played tonight despite being ejected from Thursday’s game against No. 9 Purdue, did a great job on the boards pulling down 6 in the half. Aaron Harrison, who ended the game with 13 points, landed a three to send the Wildcats up 7 going into the half, 24-31.

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Instant Analysis: Ducks buck Cowboys

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In one of the higher scoring games of the day, No. 8 Oregon knocked off No. 9 Oklahoma State, 79-73, with elite play from Joseph Young.

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