Kentucky coach John Calipari, right, makes a point to referee Mike Kitts during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Morehead State in Lexington, Ky., Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. Kentucky won 81-70.
One for grandma
Minnesota Golden Gophers guard Andre Hollins reacts after scoring against the Memphis Tigers during the 2012 Battle 4 Atlantis in the Imperial Arena at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas on Friday. Hollins sparked his team to an 84-75 upset of the No. 19 Tigers, scoring 41 points just after his grandmother died.
Just what the doctor ordered
Plenty has been made in recent days about Morehead State coach Sean Woods shoving of one his players during a game against Kentucky on Wednesday. So what can the Eagles do for good PR? How about women's coach Tom Hodges and his awesome jacket, which he sported Friday during his team's game against . . . yup, No. 9 Kentucky. That has to make you feel good, right?
Baby got back (flip)
A Pittsburgh Panthers cheerleader performs during the first half of the NIT Season Tip-Off consolation game against the Delaware Blue Hens at Madison Square Garden on Friday.
Appalachian State forward Tommy Spagnolo shows Virginia Tech forward Marshall Wood that basketball can be just as rough as football sometimes during the first half of Friday's game. Virginia Tech won 87-76.
Happy to upset you
VCU guard Rob Brandenberg celebrates after scoring against Memphis in the 2012 Battle 4 Atlantis in the Imperial Arena at Paradise Beach, Bahamas. Brandenberg hit two 3-pointers during a late 11-0 run that helped the Rams upset the No. 19 Tigers, 78-65, and set up a semifinal matchup with No. 5 Duke.
Job well done
Duke guard Seth Curry, guard Quinn Cook (2) and forward Mason Plumlee celebrate a basket during the Blue Devils' 89-71 win over Minnesota during the 2012 Battle 4 Atlantis in the Imperial Arena at the Atlantis Resort in Nassau, Bahamas.
Georgia Tech's Marcus Georges-Hunt takes a tumble after diving for the ball during a 54-36 win over Rice in the DirecTV Classic at the Anaheim Convention Center.
The ball, the ball
Not the plane, the plane ... because this is not Tattoo and it's not "Fantasy Island." It's "Bounce," the official mascot for the eight-team Battle 4 Atlantis tournament, which is being held in Paradise Island in the Bahamas. Hopefully, "Bounce" isn't asked to extend his arms.
He's no Jake Taylor
Maybe, at first, Missouri guard Earnest Ross thought he could match the 138 points scored by Grinnell College's Taylor. Ross took five 3-point attempts — and missed all five — in the Tigers' 78-70 win over the Stanford Cardinal at the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament on Thursday. Ross finished 3-for-19 with 10 points and 11 rebounds for the 13th-ranked Tigers.
A little help?
Teammates check on Stanford forward Andy Brown, who suffers an apparent injury in the first-round loss to the Missouri on Thursday. The Cardinal dropped to 3-2 with the loss, while the 13th-ranked Tigers remained unbeaten at 4-0.
Nose for the ball
Who doesn't love a dolphin? This marine mammal is in game mode outside the Atlantis Resort, site of the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas. The tourney began on Thanksgiving Day.
It's hard enough trying to make free throws on the road, and against a ranked team at that. But when they start waving heads of Macaulay Culkin, Doogie Howser, Kim Jong Il, Voldemort and Kanye West, well that just ain't fair, as Arkansas-Pine Bluff forward DaVon Haynes (3) found out at San Diego State on Wednesday. The Aztecs won 79-43.
Michigan cheerleaders perform help pump up the crowd during the second half of Wednesday's game against Pittsburgh. It must have worked, as the Wolverines won.
Notre Dame forward Cameron Biedscheid follows this layup all the way to the hole in Wednesday night's 65-48 victory over George Washington.
Did you hear the one about ...?
Usually referees and coaches share screams and whistles on the sideline. But when you're Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton and your team is playing the North Florida Ospreys on Thanksgiving week, you can some time for a laugh or two with the men in stripes. Here, referee Bryan Kersey and Hamilton share a moment on Wednesday night.
Oh, you thought I was ...
... passing it to you? Nope. Instead, Pittsburgh guard Tray Woodall makes a no-look pass (and gives us quite the smirk) against the Michigan Wolverines on Wednesday night. Michigan won the game 67-22.
Hoyas in the house
Hoyas legend Patrick Ewing watches the first half of Georgetown's victory over UCLA on Monday in the Legends Classic in New York.
Georgia women's head coach Andy Landers holds up a painting commemorating his 800th career victory after beating Savannah State 94-57 on Tuesday.
Hang loose, ladies
Stanford teammates Chiney Ogwumike (left) and Joslyn Tinkle flash shakas after winning individual awards at the Rainbow Wahine Classic in Honolulu. Ogwumike won the MVP award and Stanford won the tournament. No. 4 Stanford beat UT Martin 92-68.
Texas A&M guard Alex Caruso blocks a shot by Washington State forward Brock Motum during the second half of Tuesday's game in Kansas City, Mo. Texas A&M won 55-54.
Illinois guard Brandon Paul holds up the MVP trophy after defeating Butler 78-61 on Wednesday in the finale of the Maui Invitational.
Kentucky's Archie Goodwin reacts to a play during the second half of Wednesday's game against Morehead State in Lexington, Ky. Goodwin, a freshman, scored a career-high 28 as Kentucky won 81-70.
We're No. 1
Indiana forward Christian Watford holds the trophy while celebrating with fans after defeating Georgetown in Tuesday's championship game of the Legends Classic at the Barclays Center in New York.
Choke's on you
A North Carolina fan tries to distract a Butler player shooting a free throw late in the second half of Tuesday's game in the Maui Invitational. Butler upset No. 9 North Carolina, 82-71.
In your face
Morehead State coach Sean Woods, who made national news with his televised tirade against one of his players, gives pointers to Chad Posthumus during the first half of Wednesday's game against Kentucky at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky.
Fun and Games
Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw reacts to a comment made by guard Skylar Diggins during a pregame ceremony before Tuesday's game against Mercer in South Bend, Ind. Diggins was recognized for winning a gold medal for USA Basketball at last summer's London Olympics.
Kentucky coach John Calipari makes a point to referee Mike Kitts during the second half. Kentucky won 81-70.
Deja vu all over again
Chaminade's Bennie Murray (left) and Waly Coulibaly celebrate their 86-73 win over Texas on Monday in the Maui Invitational. The Division II school's upset came 30 years after its stunner against a top-ranked Virginia team.
Butler did it
Rotnei Clarke celebrates his last-second 3-pointer that gave Butler a 72-71 win over Marquette on Monday in the Maui Invitational.
Colorado's Andre Roberson drives to the basket past Murray State at the Charleston Classic at the TD Arena in Charleston, S.C. Colorado won 81-74.
Georgia's Marcus Thornton fouls Indiana's Cody Zeller in the first half of Monday's game in the Legends Classic in New York.