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  • Butler hangs on to upset UNC in Bahamas

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    26 Nov 2014 | 11:45 am
    Alex Barlow scored 17 points, Kelan Martin came off the bench to score 17 more and Butler hung on to upset No. 5 North Carolina 74-66 on Wednesday in the opening game of the Battle 4 Atlantis.
  • Freshman Turner dazzles, No. 7 Texas breezes

    College Basketball News: CBSSports.com
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:26 am
    Freshman Turner dazzles, No. 7 Texas breezes
  • No. 12 Villanova beats No. 19 Michigan 60-55 (Yahoo Sports)

    Yahoo Sports - NCAA Men's Hoops News
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:47 pm
    NEW YORK (AP) -- JayVaughn Pinkston ended some back-and-forth drama worthy of March with a bucket, a block and then a mad break - straight into the waiting arms of his Villanova teammates.
  • Butler knocks off No. 5 North Carolina, 74-66

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    26 Nov 2014 | 11:32 am
    PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) Alex Barlow scored 17 points, Kelan Martin came off the bench to score 17 more and Butler hung on to upset No. 5 North Carolina 74-66 on Wednesday in the opening game of the Battle 4 Atlantis....
  • No. 12 Villanova Beats No. 19 Michigan 60-55

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    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:49 pm
    JayVaughn Pinkston ended some back-and-forth drama worthy of March with a bucket, a block and then a mad break — straight into the waiting arms of his Villanova teammates.
 
 
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  • Butler knocks off No. 5 North Carolina, 74-66

    26 Nov 2014 | 11:32 am
    PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) Alex Barlow scored 17 points, Kelan Martin came off the bench to score 17 more and Butler hung on to upset No. 5 North Carolina 74-66 on Wednesday in the opening game of the Battle 4 Atlantis....
  • Gophers G McNeil charged with assault

    26 Nov 2014 | 11:27 am
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota sophomore guard Daquein McNeil has been charged with two felony counts of assault. The 20-year-old McNeil was charged Wednesday and was being held in the Hennepin County jail. A criminal complaint accuses the Baltimore native of assaulting a woman he ...
  • Eastern Michigan stifles Rochester College 68-35

    26 Nov 2014 | 11:14 am
    YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) Karrington Ward scored 14 points and Eastern Michigan's defense shut down Rochester College on Wednesday for a 68-35 win....
  • Eastern Michigan stifles Rochester College 68-35

    26 Nov 2014 | 11:14 am
    YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) Karrington Ward scored 14 points and Eastern Michigan's defense shut down Rochester College on Wednesday for a 68-35 win....
  • Georgetown-Florida Preview

    26 Nov 2014 | 10:15 am
    Injuries have hampered Florida early this season, and things don't look to be improving quickly. The 18th-ranked Gators expect to have only six scholarship players available Wednesday night when they head to the Bahamas to kick off the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament against Georgetown.
 
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  • College basketball results, Nov. 25 - SFGate

    26 Nov 2014 | 11:13 am
    SFGateCollege basketball results, Nov. 25SFGateKaleb Tarczewski scored 18 points, Gabe York added 15 and No. 3 Arizona topped Kansas State 72-68 in the Maui Invitational semifinals Tuesday to win its first close game of the season. Arizona (5-0), which rolled through its first four games, shot 53 College basketball roundup: Arizona passes its first testSan Jose Mercury NewsMen's college basketball: No. 1 Kentucky rolls againKankakee Daily JournalCollege Basketball Top 25 Capsules: Arizona wins in MauiWaterbury Republican AmericanKMAland -West Hawaii Today -Sports World Reportall…
  • Karnowski blossoming into Gonzaga's next standout foreign big man - SI.com

    26 Nov 2014 | 9:02 am
    SI.comKarnowski blossoming into Gonzaga's next standout foreign big manSI.comSPOKANE, Wash. -- Przemek Karnowski stared at the map of the United States, puzzled. Spokane was supposed to be here, in Washington, and the 17-year-old basketball prospect from Torun, Poland, couldn't find it. Confused, Karnowski called Gonzaga ...
  • Top 25 recaps - CBSSports.com

    26 Nov 2014 | 8:17 am
    Top 25 recapsCBSSports.comDennis Dodd · Jon Solomon · Heisman · Eye On College FB · NCAA BB Home · Scores · Standings · Teams · Schedules · Stats · Players · Rankings · Odds · Expert Picks · Bracketology · college basketball story thumbnail Gonzaga: Few expectations. Parrish: ...
  • College basketball notes: McWhorter dunks his way to 23 points in Georgetown ... - Lexington Herald Leader

    26 Nov 2014 | 3:27 am
    Lexington Herald LeaderCollege basketball notes: McWhorter dunks his way to 23 points in Georgetown Lexington Herald LeaderArizona guard T.J. McConnell (4) attempts to drive past Kansas State forward Thomas Gipson (42) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Maui Invitational on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Lahaina, Hawaii. EUGENE TANNER — AP Photo.and more »
  • Around college basketball: Ndour helps Bobcats pull away in the second half - Columbus Dispatch

    26 Nov 2014 | 2:50 am
    Around college basketball: Ndour helps Bobcats pull away in the second halfColumbus DispatchEnlarge Image Request to buy this photo James Crisp | Associated Press Dakari Johnson of Kentucky is fouled from behind by Texas-Arlington's Brandon Williams in the top-ranked Wildcats' 92-44 victory.and more »
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  • John Beilein Is Very Angry That ESPN Pushed Michigan-Villanova Back To 10:15 On Tuesday Night

    26 Nov 2014 | 7:37 am
    Despite playing in Brooklyn at the Barclays Center last night, a basketball game between Michigan and Villanova did not tip until 10:15 p.m. ET. The final game of the Legends Classic was delayed by 15 minutes due to a long-running football game before it, and Michigan head coach John Beilein is not happy about the situation. He went on a long rant about the issue after the game. Specifically, Michigan played had class at 9 a.m. this morning, and would not make it back to their dorms until nearly 5 a.m. due to the incredibly late tip-off.  Full transcript of John Beilein’s rant against…
  • Michigan Basketball loses a tough one to Villanova in the Legends Classic Final

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:34 pm
    Caris LeVert Michigan Basketball loses a nail biter in the Legends Classic to the Villanova Wildcats 60-55. The Wolverines competed for forty minutes against the Wildcats. The Legends Classic brought a tale of two halves and battle of the defenses with an extremely exciting finish. The Wolverines went in to half down by seven missing their last nine field goals. But, Michigan came out firing in the second half and was able to take a comfortable lead although short lived. Michigan had trouble keeping possession of the ball especially in the first half, as the perimeter defense by Ryan…
  • Maryland Terrapins get Big Ten’s biggest win with upset of No. 13 Cyclones

    25 Nov 2014 | 9:15 pm
    Maryland Terrapins basketball had a lot of tradition behind them coming in to the Big Ten, however its recent history wasn’t so good. Just like its football team, the Terps basketball team was thought to likely not be a contender. However, as we enter the third week of play the Big Ten was still longing for a big win in non-conference play. Michigan State swung and miss in a loss to Duke in the Champions Classic, Minnesota lost the battle of the Pitino’s and Iowa went 0 for the 2k Classic. After Tuesday night, the Big Ten can long no longer (that’s a thing, right), as Maryland took the…
  • Gophers hope to overcome off-court distractions, St. John’s, at Madison Square Garden.

    25 Nov 2014 | 6:54 pm
    Sports, for better or worse, can be a distraction from the perils of the world. The N.I.T. tournament in New York City was supposed to be that for Gopher basketball fans, and perhaps it can still be. However, the arrest of Daquein McNeil on suspicion of domestic abuse has distracted from that distraction. Zips wrote about the basketball impact earlier today. The non-basketball impact is going to be much more significant, both for McNeil, and the alleged victim. A few things seem to be true. McNeil has had a very difficult life, domestic violence is a learned behavior, and luckily there are…
  • Syracuse Smashes Loyola 70-37, Christmas & McCullough Fly

    25 Nov 2014 | 6:16 pm
    Syracuse looked dominant in a blowout win over Loyola, 70-37. The Orange defense was dazzling against the Greyhounds, harassing shooters into bad decisions and forcing a slew of errant shots. At one point on the 2nd half, Loyola was shooting a paltry 12% from the field. That’s simply hard to even type. Twelve percent shooting. How often does that happen? Loyola finished with 19% shooting, on 10-52 from the field. Chris McCullough had a solid night, with 17 points and 7 rebounds. His length and athleticism is going to make for a very interesting storyline this season. He can run the floor,…
 
 
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    Big Ten Men's Basketball news

  • Wednesday's Big Ten Hoops Schedule

    26 Nov 2014 | 10:12 am
    Six Big Ten teams are in action on Wednesday, including Minnesota getting underway in the NIT Season Tip-Off, and Wisconsin beginning the Battle 4 Atlantis.
  • Tuesday's Men's Basketball Results

    25 Nov 2014 | 9:23 pm
    The Big Ten posted five wins on Tuesday's Big Ten men's basketball slate, including Maryland defeating #13/13 Iowa State to capture the CBE Hall of Fame Classic Championship.
  • Tuesday's Men's Basketball Slate

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:22 am
    Seven games are on Tuesday's Big Ten men's basketball slate, including Maryland taking on #13/13 Iowa State, and #19/18 Michigan colliding with #12/11 Villanova.
  • Monday's Men's Basketball Results

    24 Nov 2014 | 8:55 pm
    Big Ten teams collected five wins on Monday, with Maryland and Michigan posting victories over Pac-12 opponents.
  • Men's Hoops Weekly Release

    24 Nov 2014 | 3:28 pm
    The Big Ten enters the third week of the 2014-15 season, with seven conference teams remaining unbeaten on the season.
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    Big 12 Men's Basketball Headline News

  • Five Named To USBWA Watch List

    24 Nov 2014 | 2:11 pm
    The United States Basketball Writers Association has announced the USBWA's early season Watch Lists for men's national player and freshman of the year in college basketball.
  • Trio Earns Thanksgiving Week Men’s Basketball Honors

    24 Nov 2014 | 9:20 am
    Senior forward Jonathan Holmes (Texas) has been named the Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week, while Norense Odiase (Texas Tech) and Jonathan Holton (West Virginia) share the newcomer award. It is the first career weekly accolades for all three student-athletes.
  • Big 12 Men's Basketball News & Notes

    24 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    The Big 12 is the only conference in the nation where no team has more than one loss. Six Big 12 teams are unbeaten.
  • Big 12 To Host March Madness In '16, ‘17 and ‘18

    17 Nov 2014 | 1:16 pm
    The Big 12 Conference will host NCAA Championship preliminary round competition in three straight seasons in three different cities, the NCAA has announced.
  • Big 12 Leads All Conferences On Wooden List

    17 Nov 2014 | 11:34 am
    The Los Angeles Athletic Club has announced its Preseason Top 50 and the Big 12 is well-represented. The Big 12 has 10 student-athletes on the listing, more than any other conference.
 
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    C-USA Men's Basketball news

  • ECU Basketball Gameday: vs. Hawaii

    26 Nov 2014 | 5:58 am
    East Carolina will take on Hawaii in the fifth-place game of the 2014 Gulf Coast Showcase Wednesday afternoon.
  • Nov. 25 Men's Basketball Recap

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:38 pm
    Southern Miss extended its home court win streak to 18-straight games following a 72-70 victory over Southern Miss. Matt Bingaya scored a career-high 25 points for the Golden Eagles. Middle Tennessee sophomore Reggie Upshaw Jr. registered a double-double in the Blue Raiders win over Northern Arizona as part of the Emerald Coast Classic.
  • Late Basket Leads Southern Miss Over Troy, 72-70

    25 Nov 2014 | 7:23 pm
    Norville Carey stole the ball and broke away for the game-winning dunk with 6 seconds left, lifting Southern Miss over Troy 72-70 on Tuesday night.
  • Men's Basketball Wins Third Straight, 74-59

    25 Nov 2014 | 7:20 pm
    Four players' double figure scoring performances, led by Tre Drye and Jonathan Stark with 14 points each, lifted the Tulane men's basketball team to its third straight win, 74-59, over visiting Southern on Tuesday night at Devlin Fieldhouse.
  • Where To Find The UAB Vs. Wisconsin Game On Television

    25 Nov 2014 | 6:29 pm
    AXS TV will carry the UAB men's basketball game vs. No. 2 Wisconsin on Wednesday live from Paradise Island, Bahamas.
 
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  • Former Spartan Hawkins to Play in Lithuania

    26 Nov 2014 | 10:17 am
    Former Norfolk State men's basketball guard Malcolm Hawkins recently signed a contract to play in Lithuania. He will compete for Jazz-Diremta Kaunas in the Lithuania NKL (National Basketball League).
  • Men's Basketball Recap: November 25

    26 Nov 2014 | 1:29 am
    Junior D'Shon Taylor had game and career highs of 19 points and 11 rebounds, but the Norfolk State men's basketball team shot just 32 percent from the floor in a 63-53 loss to Vanderbilt on Tuesday evening at Memorial Gym.
  • Hawks fall late to Detroit

    25 Nov 2014 | 6:40 am
    The University of Maryland Eastern Shore men's basketball team battled tooth and nail against the University of Detroit Mercy on Monday night, eventually succumbing by a final score of 69-55. UMES (1-5) led the majority of the contest before the Detroit Titans closed by dominating the last ten minutes of the game.
  • Men's Basketball Recap: November 23

    23 Nov 2014 | 6:34 pm
    Arnold Fripp scored a career-high 19 points and grabbed a team-best six rebounds during Coppin State's 80-54 loss to the University of Denver at Magness Arena in a non-conference men's basketball game Sunday.
  • Men's Basketball Recap: November 22

    22 Nov 2014 | 8:35 pm
    A 28-point effort by Chris Thomas went for naught for Texas Southern, which was doomed by a long scoring drought in the second half. That cold spell became the difference as the Norfolk State men's basketball team earned a 76-66 victory over the Tigers on Saturday afternoon at Joseph Echols Hall.
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  • Women's Basketball Recap: November 25

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:03 pm
    The North Carolina A&T women's basketball team played 13 players, had four of them reach double figures and shot 47 percent from the field in a 76-45 blowout of Division II Johnson C. Smith Tuesday night at Corbett Sports Center.
  • Women's Basketball Recap: November 24

    24 Nov 2014 | 7:47 pm
    In its first home contest of the season, the Delaware State women's basketball team (1-3) pulled out a 71-60 victory over the Millersville Marauders (3-2) on Monday evening.
  • Women's Basketball Recap: November 23

    23 Nov 2014 | 6:32 pm
    Elo Edeferioka had game highs of 16 points and 15 rebounds, and Hofstra limited Norfolk State to 30.5 percent shooting in a 64-47 Pride victory on Sunday afternoon at Echols Hall.
  • Women's Basketball Recap: November 21

    21 Nov 2014 | 8:10 pm
    The North Carolina A&T women's basketball team lost at Corbett Sports Center for just the fourth time in 31 games under head coach Tarrell Robinson as William & Mary defeated the Aggies 59-57 Friday night.
  • Women's Basketball Recap: November 20

    20 Nov 2014 | 7:20 pm
    The Savannah State women's basketball continued to dominate on their home court Thursday night, taking down Alabama State, 71-62, for their second win in Tiger Arena this year.
 
 
 
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  • John Beilein's rant against ESPN ignores Michigan's own culpability

    Jeff Eisenberg
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:48 am
    Maybe it was the disappointment of letting a late eight-point lead slip away against Villanova. Maybe it was the frustration of having a couple critical calls go against him down the stretch. Whatever the reason, Michigan coach John Beilein launched into an uncharacteristically angry rant at the end of his postgame news conference Tuesday night. Unprompted, Beilein tore into ESPN for pushing back tip-off of the Legends Classic title game from 10 p.m. to 10:15 EST because the Miami (Ohio) vs. Ohio football game airing beforehand was running long. Viewers would have missed the opening minutes…
  • JayVaughn Pinkston's spectacular block saves Villanova

    Jeff Eisenberg
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:04 pm
    The look of disbelief on John Beilein's face told the story. The Michigan coach thought he'd drawn up an inbound play to win Tuesday night's Legends Classic title game right up until the exact moment Villanova's JayVaughn Pinkston foiled it in spectacular fashion. With Michigan trailing by one and 7.8 seconds remaining, Caris LeVert set the inbound play in motion by setting a screen near the foul line, leveling Villanova's Dylan Ennis and freeing teammate Zak Irvin to break toward the basket. Irvin seemed to have a clean dunk, but Pinkston recognized the danger, left the man he was guarding…
  • SMU's supposed breakout season isn't off to a good start

    Jeff Eisenberg
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:14 pm
    One of the big questions entering the season was whether SMU was still capable of a breakout season even after elite point guard prospect Emmanuel Mudiay abruptly turned pro and top big man Marcus Kennedy encountered unexpected eligibility issues.  So far the answer is a resounding "no." The Mustangs are still in search of their first meaningful win of the season after squandering three chances in the opening two weeks of the season. They were seldom competitive at Gonzaga eight days ago in their first chance to prove themselves. They had no answer for freshman James Blackmon a few days…
  • Indiana's exposed flaws vs. Eastern Washington may linger

    Jeff Eisenberg
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:47 am
    The scariest part of Indiana's stunning 88-86 home loss to Eastern Washington is that the outcome didn't feel like a fluke. The defensive problems the Eagles exposed could be season-long issues for the Hoosiers. Though Indiana extended its defense to limit a deadly shooting Eastern Washington team to a modest six threes Monday night, the Hoosiers left themselves even more vulnerable than usual in the paint as a result. Six-foot-8 forward Venky Jois dominated Indiana's overmatched post defenders one-on-one in the post en route to 17 points and 14 rebounds and guards Tyler Harvey and Drew…
  • San Diego State edges BYU in high stakes Maui thriller

    Jeff Eisenberg
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:07 am
    The possibility of a dream Maui Invitational final pitting San Diego State and Arizona is still alive thanks to the heroics of a little-known reserve guard. San Diego State's Aqeel Quinn buried six threes in the Aztecs' 92-87 double-overtime victory over former Mountain West rival BYU, none bigger than the one that extended Monday night's highly anticipated Maui quarterfinal to a second extra session. Quinn had just missed a 3-pointer that would have tied the game with 34 seconds to go in the first overtime when the senior guard redeemed himself by poking the rebound away from BYU guard Chase…
 
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  • Your Mom's Favorite College Basketball Player - Brady Heslip - Is Getting BUCKETS In The D-League

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    24 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    NY Times - Since scoring 78 points and drilling 20 3-pointers in his first two games with the Reno Bighorns of the N.B.A. Development League, Brady Heslip has tried to move on. “I’m down here for a reason,” said Heslip, a 24-year-old shooting guard, “and the reason I’m down here is to get back to where I want to be.” Where Heslip wants to be, of course, is the N.B.A., and he has gone about his business of pursuing that goal by posting some of the gaudiest numbers in the history of the D-League. Last Friday, in his D-League debut, Heslip scored 40 points while sinking 11 of 18…
  • Big XII Monday

    Justin Neely
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:54 pm
    Truthfully, this may have been the most anti-climatic college football weekend ever. Outside of Florida State surviving(once again mind you) at home against Boston College, every game was truly uninteresting. In the realm of the Big XII Kansas State at West Virginia was as anticipated, Baylor crushed Oklahoma State, Texas Tech escaped Iowa State, and Oklahoma’s Perine broke the 1 week old single-game rushing record while bowling over Kansas. Big XII Fastbreak As basketball goesthe Big XII was very impressive in their opening two weeks. Texas won the 2K Classic, West Virgina won the…
  • No. 7 Texas A&M Uses Big Run to Beat Prairie View

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    24 Nov 2014 | 7:49 pm
    Texas A&M overcame a sluggish start and scored 20 straight points spanning the half to defeat Prairie View A&M 59-41 on Monday night. via NYT > College Basketball http://ift.tt/11rLE0f
  • Schilling, Michigan St Beat Santa Clara 79-52

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    24 Nov 2014 | 7:49 pm
    Gavin Schilling had career highs of 14 points and 11 rebounds, leading No. 20 Michigan State to a 79-52 victory over Santa Clara on Monday night. via NYT > College Basketball http://ift.tt/1xVW9H9
  • Cowboys Use Second Half Run To Pull Away From Beavers

    Brian Brinkley
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:38 pm
    Oklahoma State’s men’s basketball team went on a 20-3 run to turn a tie game into an easy win over Oregon State on Monday night at the MGM Grand Main Event in Las Vegas, Nevada. OSU started slowly, going more than 7 and a half minutes without scoring in the first half, and falling behind 18-11. The Cowboys bounced back to take a 30-24 lead at halftime, then broke a 44-44 tie with their run to take control of the game in the second half. Four OSU starters were in double figure scoring, led by Le’Bryan Nash’s 19 points. Phil Forte struggled from three-point range,…
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  • Now where did I put that darn panic button?

    23 Nov 2014 | 3:53 pm
    We tried to tell you this team would struggle against even bad teams at times, we are going to say the recent loss to Nebraska Omaha counts as a bad team and a very bad loss. Is it a disaster? There seems to be some debate about that and the core to some of our discussion. We do want to remind those on the ledges across the global that this isn't the worst loss MU has had and that it's early, the team can and should improve. So we talk generically about the last couple of games, the little bit that went right(offense generally, Derrick Wilson, and Juan Anderson) and what definitely went wrong…
  • Finally, the season is almost here

    27 Oct 2014 | 4:29 pm
    We are less than two weeks away from the start of the season, if you count an exhibition game as the start of the season(we all know the selection committee counts them). Since we are so close, and neither of us will be around for the month of November, we decided it was time to review the schedule and predict every result. Neither of us are particularly optimistic but we aren't paid to predict anything so our opinions probably don't count for much. After we go through the schedule top to bottom, we transition to discussing the starting line-up and some of the distribution of minutes that…
  • Projections for 2016 NCAA Includes Ellenson-led MU

    14 Oct 2014 | 12:05 am
    MUs best recruit in decades projects to land MU back in the NCAA tournament in 2016. Henry Ellenson steps on the court projected to be the 189th best Value Add player in the country even as a freshman. A look at MU’s projected roster for 2016 indicates three more players projected to be among the top 10% in the country – enough to propel MU to fourth in the Big East behind Georgetown, Xavier and Villanova (see updated google doc here).The full database is at www.valueaddbasketball.com, but it is not updated currently. The ceiling for MU is higher due to players whose projections were held…
  • Embrace the Madness (and tall gentlemen from Rice Lake)

    13 Oct 2014 | 6:34 am
    We start out with the obvious, welcoming MU's newest recruit(and most important in the last 20 years), Henry Ellenson. We try to temper expectations but can't help ourselves. We then transition to some interesting observations from Jon Rothstein who was at practice on the 8th. We discuss what his observations mean and if they make sense. Lastly, we turn to Marquette Madness and discuss whether it tells us almost nothing or absolutely nothing. Download this episode (right click and save)
  • Gardner signs in France after one of greatest Value Add runs at MU

    26 Sep 2014 | 9:32 pm
    Davante Gardner, who was the 55th best Value Add player in the country his junior season and still in the top 4% of all players his senior season, has signed a pro contract in France.Gardner's sophomore year was the 32nd best of any Marquette player. Only four Marquette players matched three years at that level - Travis Diener, Lazar Hayward, Dominic James (now Dominic Wright) and Wesley Matthews.Dwyane Wade's 2003 was the best of any player, when he had the 7th best season in the 12-year history of the Value Add database. Travis Diener had three of Marquette's top 10 seasons, and Jimmy…
 
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  • Huskies hoops links: Pac-12 off to rocky start

    26 Nov 2014 | 11:41 am
    What happens in November and December will have consequences in March. A nonconference win against a quality team helps every team in the league. It improves the league's RPI and strength of schedule, which in theory means better seeding in the NCAA tournament and perhaps 1-2 teams who are on the bubble will make the Big Dance. So what to make of the Pac-12's 1-5 record against ranked teams? Obviously, it's not good. It's But it's not fatal. Not yet. The Pac-12 is 37-14 (.725) in nonconference games. The league's RPI ranks fourth behind the Big Ten, Big 12 and ACC. Basketball statistician Ken…
  • Huskies hoops links: Shawn Kemp Jr. leads Washington to 3-0 start

    24 Nov 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Shawn Kemp Jr. led Washington in scoring for the third straight game and the Huskies remained perfect following Sunday's 76-69 win over Pacific in the Marv Harshman Classic at KeyArena. Here's the box score and updated stats following the game. And here's the game stories in the Associated Press and News Tribune. MONDAY MORNING LINKS: --- Big game for Norman Powell who scored 24 points and led UCLA to a 77-63 win over Long Beach State. --- USC fell to 2-3 and placed fifth in the Charleston Classic after a 63-61 loss to Penn State.
  • Three impressions: Washington 76, Pacific 69

    24 Nov 2014 | 1:01 am
    Washington defeated Pacific 76-69 Sunday at KeyArena. Here's three impressions from the game. 1.) Tale of two games for Washington's big men - Not sure if Shawn Kemp Jr. has ever played better than he has the past three games. Coach Lorenzo Romar believes it's the best stretch of games Kemp has ever had. He's led Washington in scoring in each contest. At times he's been dominant. Other times, he's just been solid. But the most important thing is Kemp has been consistent. He played a career-high 33 minutes on a night when his understudy Robert Upshaw fouled out in eight minutes. More on that…
  • Game report: Washington 76, Pacific 69

    23 Nov 2014 | 9:16 pm
    WASHINGTON 76, PACIFIC 69 PLAYER OF THE GAME Husky senior forward Shawn Kemp Jr. finished with a career-high tying 18 points on 7-for-11 shooting.  He also had four rebounds. PLAY OF THE GAME Late in the first half, Nigel Williams-Goss dove for a loose ball and wrestled it away from a Pacific player before flipping a pass down court to Andrew Andrews who raced ahead for an uncontested fast break layup that gave Washington a 36-28 lead just before the break. TURNING POINT Washington led 66-61 with less than two minutes left when freshman wing Donaven Dorsey sank a three-pointer near the top…
  • Live updates: Washington vs. Pacific

    23 Nov 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Join me at 4:30 p.m. for a live chat to preview Washington’s nonconference game against Pacific to tip off the Marv Harshman  Classic. And stick around throughout the game for live updates.
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    Inside the Hall | Indiana Hoosiers Basketball News, Recruiting and Analysis

  • Film Session: Eastern Washington

    podcastonthebrink@gmail.com (Matt Dollinger, Justin Albers)
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:16 am
    Indiana had defensive issues against both Lamar and Eastern Washington, something we chronicled in yesterday’s Lamar Film Session. We’ll instead be taking a look at Troy Williams work on the baseline on his way to 19 points. What often makes Williams’ sneaky work out of the corners to the hoop so effective is that even […] The post Film Session: Eastern Washington appeared first on Inside the Hall | Indiana Hoosiers Basketball News, Recruiting and Analysis.
  • Five takeaways from Indiana’s loss to Eastern Washington

    podcastonthebrink@gmail.com (Matt Dollinger, Justin Albers)
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:02 am
    Indiana suffered a disappointing 88-86 loss to Eastern Washington on Monday night at Assembly Hall. Here’s a look at five takeaways from the loss to the Eagles: · Defense fails Indiana throughout: Aside from a strong start when the Hoosiers went up 14-2, Indiana’s defense was simply poor across the board. Eastern Washington, a team that was […] The post Five takeaways from Indiana’s loss to Eastern Washington appeared first on Inside the Hall | Indiana Hoosiers Basketball News, Recruiting and Analysis.
  • Film Session: Lamar

    podcastonthebrink@gmail.com (Matt Dollinger, Justin Albers)
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:45 am
    Indiana’s defense was a cause for concern in Saturday’s win against Lamar. At one point in the second half, the Hoosiers surrendered seven straight buckets to the Cardinals. We’ll take a look at what what wrong during that run in the latest edition of Film Session: In a 2-3 zone, Indiana is communicating movement early: […] The post Film Session: Lamar appeared first on Inside the Hall | Indiana Hoosiers Basketball News, Recruiting and Analysis.
  • Eastern Washington’s Venky Jois on Indiana’s defense: ‘They weren’t doing anything’

    podcastonthebrink@gmail.com (Matt Dollinger, Justin Albers)
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:39 am
    From far outside the Eastern Washington postgame locker room on Monday night, you could hear the screaming and the celebrating. During his postgame interview, Eagles star Tyler Harvey mouthed to teammate Venky Jois, “Oh my god.” As Eastern Washington (4-1) walked off Branch McCracken Court after their upset over Indiana (4-1), ending the Hoosiers’ 43-game non-conference […] The post Eastern Washington’s Venky Jois on Indiana’s defense: ‘They weren’t doing anything’ appeared first on Inside the Hall | Indiana Hoosiers Basketball News,…
  • Video: Tom Crean reacts to loss to Eastern Washington

    podcastonthebrink@gmail.com (Matt Dollinger, Justin Albers)
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:42 pm
    Tom Crean met with the media following Indiana’s 88-86 loss to Eastern Washington on Monday night at Assembly Hall. Watch the full press conference below: The post Video: Tom Crean reacts to loss to Eastern Washington appeared first on Inside the Hall | Indiana Hoosiers Basketball News, Recruiting and Analysis.
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  • VCU Hounds Oregon to Second Loss in Brooklyn

    Carl Berman
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:31 pm
    Brooklyn, NY – The Oregon Ducks lost their second game at the Progressive Legends Classic falling to No. 14 VCU 77-63. Point guard Briante Weber led the Rams to the win with 11 points, a career-high 10 assists and four steals. Fellow guard Melvin Johnson was VCU’s top scorer with 19 points, hitting 3-of-6 three-pointers. The Ducks played the game with only seven scholarship players as starter Dwayne Benjamin missed the game with a sprained ankle he suffered last night. That put even more pressure on the four Oregon freshman, who for the most part held up very well against the…
  • Michigan Trips Up Oregon in Ducks First Loss

    Carl Berman
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:13 pm
    Brooklyn, NY – The Oregon Ducks traveled to Brooklyn to play in the Progressive Legends Classic against two nationally ranked teams, first tonight against No. 19 Michigan. Oregon played tough throughout the contest but ended up on the short end of a 70-63 score. Michigan (4-0) was led by their duo of future NBA players, 6’6″ Zak Irvin (19 points) and 6’7″ Caris LeVert (18 points). The Ducks could not stop the penetration of LeVert who continually drove past his man and drew fouls (11-of-13 FT’s). The one time they did stop him he dished out to an open Irvin for…
  • Henton, Sabonis Named NetScouts Basketball Players of the Week

    Carl Berman
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:10 pm
    LaDontae Henton Providence went 4-0 this week while capturing the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic title behind the stellar play from senior LaDontae Henton. The senior from Lansing, Michigan has been named NetScouts Basketball’s National Player of the Week for games from November 17 through November 23rd. Henton averaged 24.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 2.0 steals per game last week while shooting 36-of-59 (61.0 percent) from the field and 8-of-18 (44.4 percent) from three-point range. His week was highlighted in the final of the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic against Notre Dame, where he scored…
  • Providence’s Henton Explodes Against Notre Dame

    Carl Berman
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:34 am
    Uncasville, CT -LaDontae Henton had a career day as Providence topped Notre Dame in the final of the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic. The senior scored 38 points, including the game winning free throws, as Providence defeated the Irish 75-74 on Sunday. Henton scored his 38 points while shooting an efficient 14-of-19 from the field, 4-of-8 from three, and 6-of-7 from the free throw line. He played all 40 minutes and had plenty of key plays late. He hit a three-pointer with 42.8 seconds left to take the lead before Notre Dame regained it on the following possession. Henton then attacked the rim,…
  • UCLA Defeats Crosstown Foe Long Beach State to Move to 4-0

    Carl Berman
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:11 am
    Los Angeles, CA – In what was the finale of a four game home stand to open up UCLA’s season, the Bruins (4-0) defeated their cross-town opponent, Long Beach State 49ers (2-3) 77-63. UCLA was looking to continue their hot start to the season by defeating another underdog opponent, only this game turned out to be a much tougher win than were the previous three. The 49ers started off on a good pace, taking an early 17-13 lead after a nice and-1 layup by freshman forward Jack Williams was followed up by a deep 3-pointer by fellow frosh guard, Deontae North. Long Beach appeared poised to hang…
 
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  • Step Back to Get Your Shot Off

    19 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    To understand the concept of creating enough space to get our shot off, it helps if we consider what our defender is trying to accomplish. Most defenders are taught to stay in front of their offensive players and to remain about an arm's length away. This positioning and distance allows the defender to contest any jump shot while still maintaining the space necessary to stop the drive to the rim. Therefore, in order to keep his spacing, the defender must constantly back up and then slide forward so he can maintain his arm's length positioning. When we drive hard at the defender he has no…
  • Coaching Today's Players

    12 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Have you ever told your team that they should just worry about the things they can control and forget about the things they can’t control? Referees, hostile fans, illness, injury, size & speed of opponents, tournament draws are all out of the players' control so they just need to find a way to deal with them and work around them. Have you ever taught that concept to your players? I'm willing to bet that you have - probably several times! My question to you today is this - are you following your own advice, especially when it comes to the individual personalities of your players, or do some…
  • 5 Phases of an Effective Pick & Roll

    6 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    The pick and roll (PNR) is one of the oldest and most popular plays in the history of basketball and teams that master the skills involved in the pick and roll can become virtually unstoppable. (For an example, go back and watch some video of last season's San Antonio Spurs.) However, there is a huge difference between mastering the required skills and just running through them! There are four main reasons why the pick and roll has been so effective for decades: Creates size and/or speed mismatches Forces two defensive players to defend one offensive player which causes defenses to rotate and…
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  • The Back Bone of Ensworth High

    24 Nov 2014 | 9:17 pm
    by Andrew ForceMonday evening Ensworth improved to 3-1 with a laughable demolishing of Grace Christian Academy.  The game clock ran uninterrupted for almost the entire second half per state regulations.  Attempting to guide Ensworth to its fifth consecutive Tennessee DII-AA State Title is Jordan Bone. "He is the leader of this team," said Acting Head Coach Greg Eubanks.  "We have grown so much in the last three weeks and it has been all because of his leadership.  He wants to be great and he will do whatever it takes to be great." Unlocking the zone defense Bone busts…
  • Braxton Blackwell versus Clayton Hughes

    23 Nov 2014 | 10:45 pm
    by Andrew ForceWings from Christ Presbyterian Academy (CPA) and University School-Jackson (USJ) met Saturday evening in Nashville, Tennessee.  Braxton Blackwell and his CPA Lions welcomed Clayton Hughes and the USJ Bruins.  Blackwell’s bouncy post moves dispatched of USJ, 76-58.  Blackwell led all scorers and was supported by CPA Class of 2019 freshman Tyger Campbell’s 15 points, 10 assists, and seven steals. Ranked #40 in the nation, Blackwell trudged through an uneven first half.  Both CPA and USJ came out in zone defense, so Blackwell’s slashing was…
  • 2015 Commits: Oklahoma State

    23 Nov 2014 | 3:13 pm
    by Ani UmanaIn part two of my recruiting series, I  examining the commit class for Oklahoma State so far. The Cowboys have signed two players so far, and they are Future150 nationally ranked guard Jawun Evans, and big man Igor Ibaka. Evans is one of my favorite high school point guards to watch, as he makes the game look easy by getting to the rim and creating for others. A playmaking guard that is a blur in transition as he is has tremendous speed, and can draw comparsions to current-Denver Nugget guard Ty Lawson a little bit with his game. As he develops, I would like to see him show…
  • Josh Langford Is Special

    20 Nov 2014 | 11:20 pm
    by Andrew ForceOnly a dozen guys each year have the ability to completely elevate their team to victory. Thursday night Josh Langford proved he is one of those superstar talents in the Class of 2016. Trailing J.O. Johnson High School the entire basketball game, Langford rallied his troops three separate times.  Down 67-63 in the final minute of regulation Langford converted an acrobatic layup and contributed two free throws on the subsequent offensive possession.  After his teammate improbably beat the buzzer off a backdoor feed, Langford braced for more.  “It was a rough…
  • Best Shooters of 2017

    19 Nov 2014 | 10:25 pm
    by Andrew ForceSometimes we forget that shooters made basketball.  Sure dunks exploded its popularity in the 1980’s, but the shooters give it depth.  They round out the game of roundball with range.  The three point line made the game infinitely more complex and interesting.  These are the marksmen to watch in the coming years. The Class of 2017 has some magical shooters.  There might not be a better high school shooter than Mitchell Ballock regardless of class.   Kansas University and Bill Self already offered the volume scorer out of Eudora, Kansas.
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    BasketballTrainer.com

  • Winning With Class & Sportsmanship In Basketball

    basketballtrainer
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:10 pm
    Do You Win With Class On & Off The Basketball Court?   Winning with Sportsmanship: “It is your response to winning or losing that makes you a winner or a loser” – Harry Sheehy, former Dartmouth coach and administrator Sheehy’s quote above demonstrates that winning and losing with character is the most important aspect of competition.  Sure, you play to win the game, and most basketball teams measure their success in any given season by the number of wins they acquired.  Hopefully, if these wins start piling up on a consistent basis, it will lead them to a championship of…
  • Losing With Class In Basketball

    basketballtrainer
    17 Nov 2014 | 4:07 pm
    Do You Lose With Class In Basketball?  As young basketball players, it is important to understand that when you and your team lose to an opponent, it is crucial that you do so with class and dignity.  In every competitive game of basketball, there can only be one team that wins, that is the beauty of the competition.  In saying this, the players on the losing side of a game need to be able to deal with the fact that they just loss in the appropriate manner.  Here are some helpful hints that you can implement to your behavior when you find yourself on the wrong side of the scoreboard at…
  • What Should I Look For In A Basketball Trainer?

    basketballtrainer
    15 Nov 2014 | 11:21 pm
    What Should I Look For In A Basketball Trainer? We often get asked the question: “What should I look for in a basketball trainer?” Basketball trainers of all forms exist in the world of youth basketball today.   There are some truly great ones that use phenomenal methods to help their students become better players.  On the other hand, there are also those that claim to be worthy trainers, but fail to use any sort of effective methods to teach the game.  As a young player, you should be looking for these following simple  characteristics in your trainer to make certain that…
  • Basketball Leadership Training – On and Off The Court

    basketballtrainer
    8 Nov 2014 | 11:17 pm
    Become An Effective Leader on and off the Basketball Court Many coaches and players analyze the art of basketball leadership training.  Some people believe that leaders are born naturally, already possessing the qualities needed to motivate and inspire others.  However, it takes mindfulness and diligence to become an effective leader and regardless of whether you feel like you were born with the pre-disposition to lead – you certainly have what it takes to become one! By beginning to focus and work on the following 5 traits of a great leader, you can begin to mold yourself into the type…
  • Top 6 Skills To Teach Your Beginning Basketball Player – Shared By An NBA Scout

    basketballtrainer
    2 Nov 2014 | 12:59 am
    We have had the pleasure of working many Austin Youth Basketball Clinics with former collegiate & pro player Mike Vandegarde.  Mike has also worked for years as collegiate coach and has been a scout for the NBA for the last 15 years.   Mike is also the proud father of two youth basketball players.  We asked Mike: “What should parents, coaches and trainers focus on when teaching beginning youth basketball players?” What to teach a beginning basketball player as they start to learn the game The Basics… How to Dribble: Practice, Practice, Practice, that is how children learn…
 
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    Hardwood Hoops

  • Game of the Week 1: Big East

    Billy Vinci
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:20 am
    Oklahoma Sooners at Creighton BlueJays Big East Game of the Week Week One 65-63, Creighton BlueJays Billy Vinci (@HardHoops) – This non-conference match up was played on November 19th, 2014 […]
  • Week 1 in Review: Atlantic Ten

    Connor O'Brien
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:16 am
    Connor O’Brien (@HardHoops)   Week 1 of College Basketball was filled with close victories and celebrations as well as tears and tough losses. Some A-10 teams should be proud of […]
  • Week 1 in Review: Big Ten

    Ryan Hamby
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Ryan Hamby (@HardHoops) Week 1 Game of the Week: Big Ten Week 1 in the Big Ten had a very boring slate of games for the most part, as the […]
  • Game of the Week 1: Atlantic Ten

    Connor O'Brien
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    St. Joseph’s Hawks at Drexel Dragons Atlantic Ten Game of the Week Week One 52-49, St Joseph’s Hawks Connor O’Brien (@HardHoops) This Philadelphia showdown was played on November 17th, 2014 […]
  • Week 1 in Review: Big East

    Billy Vinci
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Billy Vinci (@HardHoops) – The Big East started out strong this year, with a record of 28-2 between the ten teams. Creighton had the biggest win, defeating 18th ranked Oklahoma, 65-63. […]
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