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The weekend fix for a football diehard

How did an NFL junkie cope with the first weekend without (real) professional football since August? Sure, there was All-Star action and the Grand Slam finals, but it was really the compelling hoops that kept our sports fixes going.

Updated: January 31, 2011, 9:07 AM ET
By Melissa Jacobs

Men's college basketball: Saturday saw the two most talked-about guys in the NCAA, Jimmer Fredette and Jared Sullinger, playing at approximately the same time. Star freshman Sullinger and the No. 1 Buckeyes had the better outcome as they narrowly beat Northwestern 58-57. ... Despite a barrage of 3-pointers by Fredette in the second half, the No. 9 BYU Cougars were upset by New Mexico 86-77. ... The biggest story, though, came yesterday in a game of Blue (Devils) vs. Red (Storm) when No. 3 Duke ...

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