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Former CBB coach makes bold prediction about Florida State


Just days away from March, Florida State looks like one of the best teams in the ACC. At least one college basketball analyst believes the Seminoles are capable of winning it all.

Former college basketball coach and current ESPN college basketball expert Seth Greenberg spoke about Florida State on Saturday morning’s edition of SportsCenter. Greenberg is a big fan of what Seminoles head coach Leonard Hamilton has built in Tallahassee, and he sees a potential national champion in this year’s Florida State squad.

Leonard Hamilton has two great lines: ‘Culture never graduates’ and their culture is as good as any,” Greenberg said. “And they’re not a blue blood. They’re a ‘new blood.’ And they can win a national championship.”

The Seminoles have won nine of their last 10 games, and they look like a team who could do quite a bit of damage in

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Balanced No. 7 Ohio State basketball rallies in second half for 89-85 victory over No. 8 Iowa

COLUMBUS, Ohio — E.J. Liddell, Kyle Young and Duane Washington Jr. each had 16 points as No. 7 Ohio State beat No. 8 Iowa 89-85 on Thursday night.

The Buckeyes (15-4, 9-4 Big Ten) moved into a tie for second place in the conference with Illinois, one game behind Michigan.

Ohio State trailed 61-50 with 14:29 to play, but rallied with a 17-5 run. The Buckeyes got three 3-pointers in the final four minutes from Justin Ahrens, who was scoreless until that point.

The Buckeyes held Iowa’s Luka Garza, the nation’s leading scorer at 26.5 points per game, to 16 points. Garza had five second-half points, making two of eight shots. Jack Nunge and Jordan Bohannon each scored 18 points for Iowa (13-5, 7-4). Joe Wieskamp had 17 points and 10 rebounds.

Justice Sueing had 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Buckeyes.

The game featured 18 lead changes and

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Insane play to end Ball State win over Western Michigan

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Kevin Holland’s brutal knockout tops UFC 256 performance bonuses

The UFC closed out its 2020 pay-per-view events with a fight card that suffered from several title bouts dropping off, but which delivered when it came to action come fight time.

There were numerous candidates for the UFC 256 performance bonuses, including both the Fight of the Night honors and the Performance of the Night awards, for which fighters receive a $50,000 bonus.

Performance of the Night: Kevin Holland

Middleweight contender Kevin Holland continued raging through 2020 with his fifth victory of the year at UFC 256.

Fighting off of his back, Holland knocked out Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza less than two minutes into their main card bout, earning a Performance of the Night bonus.

“(Holland) destroyed Jacare from his back. Very, very impressive. I was blown away with him tonight,” UFC president Dana White said at the post-fight press

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Fort Hays State gets shout-out from ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt

Proof that Fort Hays State doesn’t get mentioned all that often on ESPN’s “SportsCenter” could be seen Tuesday on the scroll as Scott Van Pelt narrated the highlights to the Tigers’ 81-68 win over K-State.

“Fort Hays State is a Div. II school.”

That was helpful information for many viewers who may have wondered about the school that pulled the stunning upset.

The scroll also said Fort Hays State had a 0-3 record. Those losses have come against MIAA foes Washburn, Emporia State and Nebraska-Kearney.

The Tigers won despite head coach Mark Johnson and associate head coach Jeremy Brown not being on the bench because of COVID-19 concerns. Assistant coach Todd Johnston took over in their place, and got to take part in the postgame celebration in the locker room:

While discussing the Tigers’ victory, Van Pelt noted the “Icelandic basketball stylings” of forward Bjarni Jonsson, who

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