9:09 PM EST, Sun February 19, 2017
39 mins ago

Marcus Foster goes off in Creighton's win over Goeorgetown

Creighton Bluejays junior guard Marcus Foster scored a career-high 35 points with five rebounds and five assists in Sunday's win over the Georgetown Hoyas. What It Means: Foster was 13-for-19 from the field with four three-pointers as he scored in double-digits for the 10th straight game. Sunday was also his third 30-plus point performance of the season. Having to take on a larger role in the offense with Maurice Watson done for the year, Foster has averaged 20.0 points and 3.5 assists in the eight games without the point guard. Foster is averaging 18.0 points, 2.1 assists, and...
1 hour ago

Mike Daum explodes for NCAA season-high 51 points in South Dakota State's win

South Dakota State Jackrabbits sophomore forward Mike Daum set a new NCAA season-high with 51 points in Saturday's win over the Fort Wayne Mastodons. What It Means: Daum, the nation's third-leading scorer with 23.9 points per game, eclipsed the previous high of 50 points by Central Michigan's Marcus Keene by nailing his 16th free-throw of the game. The sophomore was 14-for-29 from the field, 7-for-18 from three, and 16-of-17 from the stripe. He also nabbed 15 boards for his eighth double-double of the season. Daum has nine consecutive games with double-digit scoring, averaging...
1 hour ago

Eron Harris to miss the rest of the season for Michigan State

Michigan State Spartans senior guard Eron Harris will have season-ending surgery on his right knee, according to Dana O'Neil of ESPN. What It Means: Harris hurt his knee while driving for a layup in Saturday's loss to the Purdue Boilermakers. He landed at an awkward angle, immediately falling to the court. The senior needed to be taken off the floor on a stretcher. Harris was averaging 10.7 points and 1.6 three-pointers per game. The Spartans fell to 16-11 and were already in danger of missing the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 20 years. With Harris' injury, their...
2 hours ago

Pelicans are making Buddy Hield available in trade talks

The New Orleans Pelicans have reportedly made shooting guard Buddy Hield available in trade talks. What It Means: The sixth pick in the 2016 NBA Draft would only be dealt as the Pelicans search for another star to pair with Anthony Davis. Without much assets beyond Hield, Jrue Holiday, and draft picks, it seems unlikely New Orleans will be able to swing a high profile trade before Thursday. The Hield has struggled his rookie season, averaging 8.6 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 1.6 three-pointers per game while shooting 39.2% from the floor and 36.9% from three. His -4.3 nERD rating...
2 hours ago

Jags and Dolphins nearing completion of a Julius Thomas for Branden Albert trade

The Miami Dolphins are working to finalize a trade sending offensive lineman Branden Albert to the Jacksonville Jaguars in exchange for tight end Julius Thomas. What It Means: The deal cannot be finalized until the start of the league's new year on March 9. The two principals in the deal are coming off disappointing seasons and would likely be released if not traded away. Thomas would likely become the Dolphins top tight end replacing another failed experiment in Jordan Cameron. Thomas has been a bust in Jacksonville recording only 76 catches for 736 yards with nine touchdowns...
2 hours ago

Kings are once again considering trading DeMarcus Cousins

The Sacramento Kings have reportedly been "engaging" in trade talks regarding forward/center DeMarcus Cousins. What It Means: Here we go again. After it looked like Cousins has going to sign a long-term extension with Sacramento, the team has gone back to shopping their big man around the league. While the exact nature of the conversations the team is having is not clear, but it seems to be in both parties best interest for Cousins to get a fresh start elsewhere. Cousins is averaging 27.8 points, 10.7 rebounds, 4.9 assists, 1.4 steals, and 1.3 blocks per game this year while...
3 hours ago

Nets' Bojan Bogdanovic has caught the eye of the Wizards

The Washington Wizards have some interest in Brooklyn Nets guard/forward Bojan Bogdanovic, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. What It Means: The Nets are looking to acquire picks to help speed up their rebuild, and the Wizards have confirmed they are willing to part with a future first-round pick to shore up their bench, making Bogdanovic a logical target. The sharpshooting veteran would likely become the Wizards sixth man, backing up Otto Porter and Bradley Beal, limiting his fantasy value. Bogdanovic has started all but one game for the Nets this season,...
4 hours ago

Celtics interested in acquiring P.J. Tucker from the Suns

The Boston Celtics have reportedly expressed "deep interest" in acquiring Phoenix Suns guard/forward P.J. Tucker. What It Means: Tucker has been a name mentioned in a lot of rumors as we head into the trade deadline as the veteran swingman does not fit into the young Suns'' long-term plans. He would provide depth immediately to any contending team he landed on but would take a hit in fantasy due to a likely reduction in minutes. He would become the seventh or eighth man in the Celtics deep rotation. Tucker is averaging 7.0 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 1.5 steals in 28.6 minutes...
4 hours ago

Ethan Happ swipes five steals in Wisconsin's victory

Wisconsin Badgers sophomore forward Ethan Happ scored 20 points with seven rebounds, three assists, two blocks, and five steals in Sunday's win over the Maryland Terrapins. What It Means: Happ's all-around efficient performance was amplified by his 7-for-11 shooting performance and zero turnovers in 29 minutes of action. It was his second consecutive game with at least 20 points and third in his last five contests. He is averaging 21.0 points, 6.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists, and 3.5 steals per game while shooting 70.8% from the floor in his last two games. Happ owns the second-best...
5 hours ago

Wisconsin knocks off Maryland behind Nigel Hayes' double-double

Wisconsin Badgers senior forward Nigel Hayes scored a team-high 21 points with 10 rebounds, two assists, and two steals in Sunday's win over the 23rd-ranked Maryland Terrapins. What It Means: Sunday was only Hayes' third double-double of the season and first with 20 or more points. He took a team-high 15 shots, making six while going 9-of-14 from the stripe for his second 20-plus point game of 2017. Hayes helped the Badgers rebound from their first losing streak of the season and upped their record against top 25 ranked teams to 3-3.
5 hours ago

Melo Trimble's 27 points not enough as Maryland loses to Wisconsin

Maryland Terrapins junior guard Melo Trimble scored a game-high 27 points in Sunday's 71-60 loss to the Wisconsin Badgers. What It Means: Trimble took 17 of the Terrapins' 45 shots (37.7%), making nine of them. He hit four three-pointers but sank only 50% of his 10 free throw attempts. The junior has scored 59 total points his last two games while making 21-of-34 shots (61.7%) from the field and 8-of-12 three-point attempts (66.7%). The junior is averaging 17.6 points and 1.9 three-pointers per game while shooting 44.9% from the field and 35.9% from three.
6 hours ago

Justin Jackson sinks four threes in North Carolina's victory

North Carolina Tar Heels junior forward Justin Jackson sank four three-pointers as he scored a game-high 20 points in Saturday's win over the Virginia Cavaliers. What It Means: Jackson recorded his sixth 20-plus point game in his last eight contests and his 14th of the season. He was 7-for-14 from the field and 4-for-8 from beyond the arc. Jackson leads the Tar Heels with an average of 18.6 points per game this season. Jackosn owns a 126.2 offensive rating, 22.2 player efficiency rating, and 4.6 win shares.
7 hours ago

Sheldon Jeter's 29 points leads Pitt in upset of Florida State

Pittsburgh Panthers senior forward Sheldon Jeter scored a career-high 29 points with eight rebounds and one assist in Saturday's upset win over the Florida State Seminoles. What It Means: Jeter was nearly flawless from the field, making 12-of-14 shots including four three-pointers. Saturday was only the second time all year Jeter scored at least 20 points and only the ninth time he reached even double-digit points. He is averaging only 8.4 points per game this year. The Panthers earned their first win over a top 25 opponent this season as they make a final push for the NCAA...
7 hours ago

Rams interested in Kirk Cousins if Washington doesn't sign him long-term

The Los Angeles Rams could be in the market for Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins if things don't work out with second-year Jared Goff in 2017, MMQB's Albert Breer believes. What It Means: That's assuming Cousins receives the franchise tag for the second year in a row. The Redskins were once content to let the market determine Cousins' value but the landscape has changed a bit. Shanahan is already gunning for Cousins to join the San Francisco 49ers while Los Angeles could be a possibility next year if Goff falls flat in 2017. With Cousins attracting interest elsewhere, Washington...
7 hours ago

Cowboys will consult Tony Romo before any move

The Dallas Cowboys will "do right" by quarterback Tony Romo, MMQB's Albert Breer expects. What It Means: That means either trading Romo to a team of his choosing or releasing him and letting him test the open market. This belief is shared by a number of Cowboys staffers. Romo is expected to meet with owner Jerry Jones about his future before or during the upcoming Combine. The Arizona Cardinals, Denver Broncos, Houston Texans, and Kansas City Chiefs are among Romo's preferred landing spots. The question remains how good Romo will be in what will be his age-37 campaign. In 2015,...