Duke's Justise Winslow does the dirty work -- taking charges, diving on the floor, guarding the opposition's best offensive player -- reprising a role played by Michael Kidd-Gilchrist on Kentucky's last national-title team.
Mississippi State hasn't been to the NCAA Tournament since 2009. And by hiring ex-UCLA coach Ben Howland, the Bulldogs have hope of returning.
Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast.They discuss Mississippi State landing Ben Howland, Alabama's pursuit of Gregg Marshall, the Sweet 16 and more.
Mississippi State and former UCLA head coach Ben Howland are putting the finishing touches on a deal that would make the 57-year old the Bulldogs next head basketball coach, multiple sources told CBSSports.com.
Former UCLA coach Ben Howland has developed into a serious candidate to replace Rick Ray at Mississippi State, a source told CBSSports.com on Sunday.
Rick Ray went 37-60 overall (13-41 in SEC games) in three years at Mississippi State.
All the scores, updates and highlights from a wild Wednesday night in college basketball.
We're tracking the undefeated Kentucky Wildcats as they face Mississippi State on Wednesday night in Starksville.
Purdue picked up a huge win at Indiana, and filled a big hole in their tournament resume in the process.
The Mississippi State basketball team's charter plan was forced to make an emergency landing shortly after takeoff Saturday on its return trip home after beating Missouri 77-74.

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