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  • Conference tourneys: Brackets, schedules

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    3 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Conference tourneys: Brackets, schedules
  • Five most exciting one-bid conference tournaments

    Yardbarker: College Basketball
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:40 pm
    Championship Week is one of the best times of the year, a time when the Davids of the world get a chance to feel like Goliath. It is a chance for teams from leagues like the Atlantic Sun, SWAC, and Big Sky get to play on ESPN, and get a chance to make it to college basketball’s ultimate prize, the NCAA tournament. Among all these conference tournaments, the tournaments with only one bid on the line are truly the best, if the most unfair. Two months of conference play get reduced to a mere week of hectic, winner-take-all basketball played with a desperation unseen at other times of the year.
  • Report: Sulaimon accused of sexual assaults - College Basketball news services
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:28 pm
    Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski and the university on Monday declined specific comments on a report that Rasheed Sulaimon, who was dismissed from the team in January, was alleged to have sexually assaulted two women during the 2013-14 academic year.
  • Northern Iowa's Tuttle named Valley player of year (Yahoo Sports)

    Yahoo Sports - NCAA Men's Hoops News
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Northern Iowa forward Seth Tuttle, the Missouri Valley's active leader in scoring and rebounding, has been selected the conference's player of the year. Ron Baker and Fred VanVleet, teammates on regular season champion and ninth-ranked Wichita State, were second and third.
  • Butler gets starting forward back from broken hand College Basketball
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:54 am
    Andrew Chrabascz had missed the last two weeks with a broken hand
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  • Report: Sulaimon accused of sexual assaults news services
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:28 pm
    Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski and the university on Monday declined specific comments on a report that Rasheed Sulaimon, who was dismissed from the team in January, was alleged to have sexually assaulted two women during the 2013-14 academic year.
  • NCAA preps new academic misconduct rules

    Associated Press
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:49 pm
    A group of 20 university presidents and college athletics administrators is crafting a proposal to better define when the NCAA should investigate cases of academic cheating by student-athletes.
  • 7 tossed from Baylor-UT for sideline skirmish

    Myron Medcalf
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:57 am
    Seven players were ejected in overtime of Texas' 61-59 win over No. 14 Baylor on Monday, after they left their respective benches to join a shoving match between two opposing players.
  • Kentucky No. 1; rest of poll's top 10 in flux

    Associated Press
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:28 am
    Kentucky remains the unanimous No. 1 during a tumultuous week in The Associated Press Top 25.
  • No. 2 Virginia shrugs off slow start to top Cuse

    Associated Press
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:33 am
    The No. 2 Virginia Cavaliers beat Syracuse 59-47 on Monday to capture the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title for the second straight year.
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    Yahoo Sports - NCAA Men's Hoops News

  • Northern Iowa's Tuttle named Valley player of year (Yahoo Sports)

    3 Mar 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Northern Iowa forward Seth Tuttle, the Missouri Valley's active leader in scoring and rebounding, has been selected the conference's player of the year. Ron Baker and Fred VanVleet, teammates on regular season champion and ninth-ranked Wichita State, were second and third.
  • New NCAA legislation on academic misconduct in works (Yahoo Sports)

    3 Mar 2015 | 1:02 pm
    A group of 20 university presidents and college athletics administrators is crafting a proposal to better define when the NCAA should investigate cases of academic cheating by student athletes. Ohio University President Rod McDavis, the chairman of the NCAA's Committee of Academics, says the group plans to have a proposal ready by the end of June. NCAA head of enforcement Jon Duncan said in January academic misconduct is on the rise and his department was handling 20 open academic-misconduct investigations. McDavis said in a recent interview with The Associated Press the committee has already…
  • Batten scores 18, Boston College beats Virginia Tech, 66-59 (Yahoo Sports)

    2 Mar 2015 | 9:24 pm
    For nearly all of this season, Olivier Hanlan has carried Boston College. Dimitri Batten scored a career-high tying 18 to lead the Eagles to a 66-59 road victory over Virginia Tech. Batten hit 7 of 9 from the field, including a career-high four 3-pointers for the Eagles (11-18, 3-14 ACC), who won their second straight after upsetting North Carolina State on Saturday. Dimitri Batten made some shots, Patrick Heckmann made some plays.
  • No. 17 Iowa State rallies to stun No. 15 Oklahoma 77-70 (Yahoo Sports)

    2 Mar 2015 | 8:56 pm
    Oklahoma was up by 20 when Isaiah Cousins hollered at the Iowa State bench. Georges Niang had 20 of his 23 points in the second half and No. 17 Iowa State rallied from a 21-point deficit to stun No. 15 Oklahoma 77-70 on Monday night and snap a two-game losing streak. Oklahoma raced to a 19-point halftime lead.
  • No. 2 Virginia shrugs off slow start, beats Syracuse 59-47 (Yahoo Sports)

    2 Mar 2015 | 7:51 pm
    When Virginia coach Tony Bennett glanced up at the Carrier Dome scoreboard as the first half was dwindling, he winced. His second-ranked Cavaliers had made just one field goal in the first 13 minutes and trailed Syracuse by 11 points. We're just either going to sink or swim with these guys.'' The Cavaliers decided to swim some more. After the shakiest of starts, they settled down and carved up Jim Boeheim's 2-3 zone, reeling off a 35-12 spurt spanning halftime and won going away, 59-47, on Monday night.
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  • Every college basketball conference award winner in one place - SB Nation

    3 Mar 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Every college basketball conference award winner in one placeSB NationFrom now until the national championship game on April 6, college basketball is here for you. For a full breakdown of what to watch and who to root for in the conference tournaments, check out Mike Rutherford's comprehensive primer. As conferences
  • Forde Minutes: College basketball narrative takes dark turn as March arrives - Yahoo Sports

    3 Mar 2015 | 11:58 am
    SportzEdge.comForde Minutes: College basketball narrative takes dark turn as March arrivesYahoo SportsWe've finally made it to March, and what's here greeting us? A pile of unpleasant stories. Not really what fans of the sport had in mind. But as is often the case, college basketball succeeds in being its own worst enemy. Earlier in the season, the Duke vs. Wake Forest - 3/4/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and PredictionSports Chat PlaceGreatest NCAA Champion Tournament: East Regional, #2 1984 Georgetown vs SportzEdge.comall 17 news articles »
  • Marquee matchups litter this week's men's college basketball landscape -

    3 Mar 2015 | 11:27 am
    MLive.comMarquee matchups litter this week's men's college basketball landscapeMLive.comMarquee matchups litter this week's men's college basketball landscape. Jahlil Okafor, Kennedy Meeks. Duke's Jahlil Okafor defends North Carolina's Kennedy Meeks during a Feb. 18 meeting between the schools. The rivals will close the regular season ...Rise of mid-majors good for college basketballThe University of Alabama Crimson WhiteFinal week of regular season filled with intriguing matchupsThe Stateall 75 news articles »
  • College basketball: Be grateful BYU fans, WCC did Cougars a solid - Salt Lake Tribune

    3 Mar 2015 | 11:05 am
    Bleacher ReportCollege basketball: Be grateful BYU fans, WCC did Cougars a solidSalt Lake TribuneIt is almost time for the annual West Coast Conference basketball tournament, which seems like an appropriate time to remind a segment of grumbling local sports fans that the league did BYU a solid when it let the Cougars join back in 2011. So, as my ...Winners and Losers from the AP College Basketball Top 25 Rankings in Week 17Bleacher ReportCollege basketball rankings: Week 17 AP Poll released; Gonzaga drops to No. 7FanSidedCollege basketball results, Feb. 28SFGateSan Jose Mercury…
  • Monson: It's time to fix college basketball - Salt Lake Tribune

    3 Mar 2015 | 9:05 am
    Salt Lake TribuneMonson: It's time to fix college basketballSalt Lake TribuneKentucky's Trey Lyles (41) is fouled by Arkansas' Bobby Portis (10) as Anthlon Bell helps on the defense during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/James Crisp) ...How To Make College Basketball Suck LessThe Daily GopherWhy Making Freshman Ineligible Will Ruin College (blog)What would NCAA basketball look like with a 3 year required eligibility rule?FanSidedall 7 news articles »
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    Yardbarker: College Basketball

  • Teams that should be on NCAA Tourney upset alert

    3 Mar 2015 | 10:45 am
    Let’s face it: college basketball polls are pretty meaningless. They’re essentially hype machines, having no bearing on the season. So to poke fun at college basketball’s incessant need to rank things, we’ll re-rank the AP top 25 according to other criteria. In the last 10 years, 35 teams seeded fifth or better in the NCAA tournament have lost in the round of 64. While they don’t all fit an exact mold, these teams do share some interesting traits. Two things stuck out to me in particular. One, most of these teams did not have a good offense/defense balance; in other words, they were…
  • Michigan State Basketball: Michigan State vs. Purdue Preview

    3 Mar 2015 | 7:22 am
    After two consecutive losses, the need for the Michigan State Spartans (19-10, 9-6 in Big Ten) to close out the season with convincing wins is increasing. The Spartans will have two more chances, the first being Wednesday night when they host the Purdue Boilermakers (19-10, 11-5 in Big Ten). When:  Wednesday, March 3rd at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Where: Breslin Center, East Lansing, MI TV: Big Ten Network Radio: Spartan Sports Network It’s been a rough week for Michigan State, who after winning four straight games, suffered a tough loss in overtime to Minnesota on Thursday, and took a beating…
  • Iowa Basketball: Big Ten tournament seeding possbilities

    2 Mar 2015 | 8:24 pm
    As we move to the final week of the regular season, there are just two games remaining for all of the teams in the Big Ten. Iowa is currently in a three way tie for fourth place with Ohio State and Michigan State at 10-6. If the season ended today, tiebreaking procedures would give the Hawkeyes the five seed in the Big Ten tournament. The worst they can do is a seven seed if they lose their last two games, but they can finish as high as second if things fall the right way. Finishing in the top four is important, as the top four seed receive a double bye in the new Big Ten tournament format.
  • WATCH: Texas-Baylor fight leads to seven ejections

    2 Mar 2015 | 6:25 pm
    Seven players were ejected from the end of the Texas-Baylor game Monday after a scuffle broke out in overtime. The fight occurred with two minutes left in overtime when two players went after a loose ball. A little pushing and shoving broke out, and several players left the bench. Four Texas players and three Baylor...Read More
  • Five most exciting one-bid conference tournaments

    2 Mar 2015 | 2:40 pm
    Championship Week is one of the best times of the year, a time when the Davids of the world get a chance to feel like Goliath. It is a chance for teams from leagues like the Atlantic Sun, SWAC, and Big Sky get to play on ESPN, and get a chance to make it to college basketball’s ultimate prize, the NCAA tournament. Among all these conference tournaments, the tournaments with only one bid on the line are truly the best, if the most unfair. Two months of conference play get reduced to a mere week of hectic, winner-take-all basketball played with a desperation unseen at other times of the year.
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    Big Ten Women's Basketball news

  • Big Ten Tournament Release

    3 Mar 2015 | 2:18 pm
    The 2015 Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament will be the 22nd overall and marks the second time the event will be held in Hoffman Estates, with the first time in 2013.
  • Women's Basketball Postseason Honors

    2 Mar 2015 | 3:14 pm
    The Big Ten Conference announced the women's basketball All-Conference teams and individual award winners on Monday.
  • Iowa and Ohio State Earn Weekly Women's Basketball Honors

    2 Mar 2015 | 12:36 pm
    Hawkeyes' Logic named Player of Week, Buckeyes' Mitchell tabbed Freshman of Week; Michigan State, Ohio State and Rutgers comprise weekly Honor Roll.
  • Women's Basketball Tournament Bracket

    1 Mar 2015 | 4:02 pm
    The Big Ten announced the bracket on Sunday for the 2015 Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament, which features a five-day format for the first time in conference history.
  • Sunday's Women's Basketball Results

    1 Mar 2015 | 7:41 am
    Maryland closed out the regular season with an 18-0 undefeated record. The Terrapins join Ohio State and Purdue as the third team in Big Ten women's basketball history to remain undefeated in conference action.
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    Big 12 Men's Basketball Headline News

  • Texas Keeps NCAA Hopes Alive With Overtime Win

    2 Mar 2015 | 9:46 pm
    Isaiah Taylor's basket with 4.8 seconds remaining in overtime gave Texas a 61-59 overtime victory over No. 14 Baylor.
  • Oubre Finalist For Wayman Tisdale Award

    2 Mar 2015 | 11:21 am
    Kansas freshman guard Kelly Oubre, Jr., has been named one of 10 finalists for the 2015 Integris Wayman Tisdale Freshman of the Year Award, the U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) announced.
  • Men's Basketball Remains Top Conference

    2 Mar 2015 | 9:15 am
    The Big 12 is the No. 1 conference in the RPI and Sagarin Ratings. Five teams are in the top 21, six are in the top 39 and seven are in the top 53 of the RPI – ALL the highest totals of any conference.
  • Ellis, Zeigler Earn First Weekly Awards Of March

    2 Mar 2015 | 7:09 am
    Junior forward Perry Ellis (Kansas) and senior guard Trey Zeigler (TCU) are the latest student-athletes to be named Phillips 66 Big 12 Player and Newcomer of the Week. Ellis is recognized for the third time in 2014-15 and second time in the past three weeks, while Zeigler is the first player from TCU to earn a weekly accolade this season.
  • Hot Shooting Baylor Rolls Past West Virginia

    28 Feb 2015 | 7:28 pm
    Baylor wins second consecutive game against a ranked team for the first time in school history by knocking off West Virginia, 78-66.
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    MEAC Men's Basketball Headline News

  • Men's Basketball Recap: March 2

    3 Mar 2015 | 6:36 am
    The Hampton University men's basketball team dropped its regular-season road finale on Monday evening, as the Pirates fell 85-75 to Delaware State in Memorial Hall.

    2 Mar 2015 | 1:38 pm
    Jordan Parks of North Carolina Central was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Men's Basketball Player of the Week, the conference announced on Monday.

    2 Mar 2015 | 12:28 pm
    The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) has announced that the 2015 men's and women's basketball tournament preliminary games will be telecast live on
  • Men's Basketball Recap: February 28

    1 Mar 2015 | 9:53 am
    North Carolina Central University can finally taste the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference regular-season title for the second year in a row after beating Bethune-Cookman University 72-49 on Saturday, Feb. 28 in McDougald-McLendon Gymnasium, where the Eagles have enjoyed 34 consecutive victories.
  • NCCU Hall of Famer Roberson Passes Away at 93

    27 Feb 2015 | 5:02 pm
    Samuel Rudolph "Rocky" Roberson, Sr., a North Carolina Central University Athletics Hall of Famer who broke the college basketball national scoring record in 1943, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 21 in his hometown of Fort Worth, Texas, at the age of 93.
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  • 2015 Pac-12 Women's Basketball Tournament begins this week

    3 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    • Download Complete Release (PDF) Regular season champion Oregon State (26-3, 16-2) is the top seed at the annual tournament, this year at Seattle’s KeyArena March 5-8. OSU won its first ever Pac-12 title behind a 16-2 mark, Arizona State (26-4, 15-3), picked to finish sixth or seventh in the preseason, is the second seed, third-seeded Stanford (21-9, 13-5) has won 10 of the 13 tournament titles and fourth-seeded California (21-8, 13-5) was the media’s Conference champion pick. All four teams are ranked within the national AP top-26 with OSU at No. 8, ASU at No. 9, Stanford at No. 19…
  • 2014-15 Pac-12 Women's Basketball Honors

    3 Mar 2015 | 12:24 pm
    California’s Gray named Pac-12 Player of the Year  Oregon State’s Hamblin named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year UCLA’s Canada named Pac-12 Freshman of the Year Oregon State’s Rueck voted John R. Wooden Pac-12 Coach of the Year SAN FRANCISCO - In a vote of the league’s 12 women’s basketball head coaches, CALIFORNIA senior Reshanda Gray was voted the Pac-12 Player of the Year, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today. Commissioner Scott also announced that OREGON STATE’s Ruth Hamblin was selected the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year and UCLA’s Jordin Canada the Freshman…
  • 'Sports Report' preview: Oregon State's Scott Rueck ahead of Women's Tourney

    2 Mar 2015 | 2:24 pm
  • 2015 Pac-12 Women's Basketball Tournament Travel Info

    2 Mar 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Take Uber to the KeyArena for the Pac-12 Women's Basketball Tournament! Use Uber Promo Code PAC12RIDE Request, ride, and pay via your mobile phone. Sign up here for $20 off your first ride. Download the Uber app and enter the code PAC12RIDE. Uber is a mobile application that connects riders to drivers with the push of a button. In minutes, a car will be curbside, ready to take you wherever you need to go. Take Uber to the KeyArena for the Pac-12 Women's Basketball Tournament!
  • Pac-12 announces women's basketball players of the week

    2 Mar 2015 | 12:16 pm
    Oregon’s Alleyne Named Player of the Week UCLA’s Canada Selected Freshman of the Week SAN FRANCISCO - OREGON’s Jillian Alleyne was named the Pac-12 Player of the Week, while UCLA’s Jordin Canada was tabbed the Freshman of the Week, as announced by the Conference on Monday. Alleyne averaged 27.5 points and 14.0 rebounds over the last two games while shooting .636 percent from the field (21-of-33) and .765 percent at the line (13-of-17). The junior led the Ducks to their first win over Stanford since 2004 with 22 points and 12 rebounds in Sunday’s 62-55 victory over the No. 19 ranked…
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    The Dagger - NCAAB - Yahoo Sports

  • Arkansas sent its entire team to watch its top recruit

    Jeff Eisenberg
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:54 am
    When a college basketball coach wants to demonstrate a prospect is a priority, he'll occasionally show up to one of that player's games with all three assistants in tow as a message that there's no one else the staff values more. Arkansas coach Mike Anderson even topped that on Monday night. The entire Razorbacks team joined him at Fayetteville High School to watch elite class of 2016 prospect Malik Monk. The entire Razorback basketball team showed up to watch Malik Monk tonight.— Bo Mattingly (@SportsTalkwBo) March 3, 2015 Every Arkansas player sat side-by-side…
  • Costly technical foul ignites massive Iowa State comeback

    Jeff Eisenberg
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:38 pm
    The most important play in Iowa State's come-from-behind victory on Monday night might was made by someone wearing the opposing colors. Oklahoma's Isaiah Cousins awakened the Cyclones from their game-long slumber with a technical foul that he now probably wishes he hadn't committed. When Oklahoma's Ryan Spangler swatted a shot by Georges Niang out of bounds with his team leading by 20 points five minutes into the second half, Cousins shouted something profane in the direction of the Iowa State bench. Referees assessed a technical foul on Cousins for abusive language, igniting an unfathomable…
  • Nik Stauskas loses rivalry bet, dons Michigan State shirt

    Kyle Ringo
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:46 pm
    Two weeks ago before Michigan hosting Michigan State in Ann Arbor, former Wolverine Nik Stauskas and former Spartan Draymond Green made a bet about the outcome and talked a little trash to each other on Twitter. Both are in the NBA these days. Stauskas is a rookie with Sacramento and Green plays for Golden State. The Spartans won and Stauskas was forced to pay up by wearing a Michigan State T-shirt and being photographed in it. Green posted the spoils of victory on his Instagram account for the world to see on Monday. He also gave Stauskas credit for being a standup guy. Shoutout to…
  • Texas still has a pulse thanks to Isaiah Taylor's game-winning floater

    Jeff Eisenberg
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:21 pm
    The first time Texas had a chance to hold for the final shot on Monday night, the outcome was a contested 25-foot jumper from Jonathan Holmes that barely even drew iron. The Longhorns were a bit more successful the second time. With Texas and Baylor tied in the final seconds of overtime, Javan Felix drove right, drew the attention of the defense and zipped a cross-court pass to teammate Isaiah Taylor. Lester Medford and Taurean Prince got caught watching the ball and were slow to rotate, enabling Taylor to split them both off the dribble and sink a floater to give his team a potentially…
  • Report: Sexual assault allegations preceded Rasheed Sulaimon's dismissal

    Jeff Eisenberg
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:13 am
    A bombshell report from Duke's student newspaper Monday shed light on the school's mysterious decision to dismiss guard Rasheed Sulaimon five weeks ago. Two female Duke students had accused Sulaimon of sexual assault during the 2013-14 school year, the Duke Chronicle reported. Both students spoke with their peers about the alleged sexual assaults during a pair of off-campus retreats designed to promote open discussion of social issues, but neither formally reported them to the police nor to Duke's Office of Student Conduct. The fear of backlash from the Duke fan base was a factor in the…
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  • Hello fellow college basketball fans!

    2 Mar 2015 | 5:36 pm
    Just to get this out of the way, I am new to the world of blogging. I have always been interested, but the question of what time I had to devote to it, and more importantly, what to blog about, would keep me away. That said, I’m now at a point in my life where I feel I can devote said time, and if not be able to publish daily, then at least a few times a week. As a college basketball fanatic, I will confess my love for the Kentucky Wildcats first and foremost. I’m a cradle Cats fan, and have been bleeding blue since I was old enough to understand what was going on when the games…
  • ACC Basketball Power Rankings, Week of 3/2

    Chris Stiles
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:20 pm
    It was another interesting week of ACC basketball, as we now enter into the stretch run of the regular season, and we sit just two weeks away from Selection Sunday.  This league has it all, from teams fighting to be a one seed in the NCAA Tournament, to teams fighting to be in it at all, and even a game this week between two teams well below .500 trying to not finish last in the conference.  And with a week left, no one is locked into their ACC Tournament seeding yet.  That being said, this should be a very exciting week of basketball, and there are matchups every day this week with a high…
  • Media names Gophers' Zauhi B. Big Ten Player of the Year

    Aaron Ziemer
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    .@AmandaZahui is the #B1G Player of the Year! She is just the 4th #Gopher to earn the honor — Minnesota WBB (@GophersWBB) March 2, 2015 Amanda Zahui B. has had a terrific season for the Gophers women’s basketball team and on Monday she was recognized for it as the media named the sophomore center the Big Ten Player of the Year. According to the University of Minnesota, she is the first Gopher women’s player since Lindsay Whalen in 2002 to be named the conference player of the year. Zahui finished the regular season averaging 18.5 points, 12.7 rebounds…
  • Men’s College Basketball Rating Percentage Index – March 2, 2015

    2 Mar 2015 | 4:50 pm
    The RPI (Rating Percentage Index) is a measure of strength of schedule and how a team does against that schedule. Created in 1981, the RPI is a tool used in selecting and seeding the 68 teams for the NCAA Men’s basketball Division I tournament. RPI data includes games against Division I schools only. Records through Mar 2, 2015 RPI Rankings Rank Team Record Pts SoS Rank v RPI 1-50 v RPI 51-100 v RPI 101-150 v RPI 151-200 v RPI 200+ 1. Kentucky 29 – 0 0.6804 27 11 – 0 7 – 0 3 – 0 5 – 0 3 – 0 2. Kansas 23 – 6 0.6753 1 10 – 5 5 – 1 6…
  • USA TODAY/ESPN Men’s College Basketball Coaches Poll – March 2, 2015

    2 Mar 2015 | 4:47 pm
    The USA Today/ESPN Top 25 Men’s College Basketball poll, with number of first-place votes and record, total points and previous ranking: Records through Sun Mar 1, 2015 USA Today/ESPN Rank Team Record Pts Last Week 1. Kentucky (32) Last game: vs Arkansas, W 84-67 (2/28) Next game: Georgia (3/3) 29-0 800 1 2. Virginia Last game: Syracuse (3/2) Next game: Louisville (3/7) 27-1 764 2 3. Duke Last game: vs Syracuse, W 73-54 (2/28) Next game: Wake Forest (3/4) 26-3 732 3 4. Villanova Last game: at Xavier, W 78-66 (2/28) Next game: Creighton (3/3) 27-2 688 4 5. Wisconsin Last game: vs…
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  • More of the same from Marquette, but this pod will be mostly new, we think

    1 Mar 2015 | 5:57 pm
    Ah, another couple of games and another couple of performances that were primarily frustrating but with flashes of potential. We taped this pod immediately following the latest double digit loss, at Providence. We talk about the game and discuss whether all the things that are going on are player, coaching, or bad luck related. We spend time discussing Duane Wilson's performance and why we are looking forward to seeing him play for the next couple of years. We also move from the current year to next year with some of the pieces in place now and pieces that will be in place next season and…
  • A new recruit and a valiant effort on Marquette Day

    24 Feb 2015 | 6:14 am
    Within the span of a week Marquette has lost a recruit and gained a recruit. Welcome to Sacar Amin, the newest Warrior in the fold! With Sacar's announcement, we do a quick, uneducated evaluation of his talent based on media reports, short youtube clips and rampant speculation. We also discuss the impact of this announcement on the direction Wojo takes the last 3 scholarships. We then turn to National Marquette Day and the results against Villanova. The game, while a losing effort, was a lot better than we expected and we saw some positive take-ways. We talk about JjJ's transformation from…
  • The podcast suffered a concussion and had to sit out, but we're back now

    18 Feb 2015 | 6:25 pm
    We haven't podded in a couple of weeks, but we're back to raise your spirits. The team has struggled the last couple of weeks, especially with Matt Carlino out with a concussion, but we have to talk through it. We talk about what's been going wrong and what, if anything, has been going right. We also have a difference of opinion as to what the team should do for the last 5 games of the regular season. As we talk about the rest of the season, we transition to recruiting news. We briefly tap dance around the Nick Noskowiak news before moving on what needs to be done with the 4 scholarships now…
  • James was greatest freshman since Wade; but Wilson and Cohen very good

    4 Feb 2015 | 12:02 pm
    While Dr. Blackheart has incredible insights, I would have to differ with his MU Scoop entry asking if Sandy Cohen is the best freshman Marquette has had since Steve Novak. Dr. Blackheart legitimately notes that Cohen's efficiency at is exceptional and along with Davante Gardner puts him in the discussion.The problem I would have is that the more players have to play and possess the ball the more their actual per possession efficiency drops (more tired, more defensive attention etc.). That was really the entire basis of the Value Add database which measures the overall impact…
  • Carlino Top 100; Derrick vs. Paige/Harrison/Staten

    26 Jan 2015 | 4:22 pm
    In a piece on Coach K on Breitbart this morning, I noted that Duke players had dominated the Value Add rankings (see 2003-2015 players here) with 35 top 100 players and eight top 10 players - but the table also noted that Marquette had the 10th most top 100 players (18) and the third most top 10 players (Butler, Crowder, Diener, Wade).The weekly run of the numbers tonight (database not updated yet) showed Marquette now has their 19th top 100 player in Matt Carlino, and Derrick Wilson is one of the most improved players in jumping from a 0,00 Value Add last season to…
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    The Seattle Times: Husky Men's Basketball Blog

  • UW Men's Basketball Blog has moved

    25 Feb 2015 | 1:37 pm
    With the launch of our website design, our blogs have moved. We’ll still be posting UW men's basketball news and analysis, but now you'll find it all in the Huskies channel. Same content as always, just a different home for it. You can leave feedback about the site changes here.
  • Jernard Jarreau returns to practice

    20 Feb 2015 | 5:16 pm
    Here's the transcript of Friday's interview with Washington forward Jernard Jarreau, who returned to practice this week after missing the past 10 games due to a right knee injury. (On how he feels) “I feel good. I’ve been having a good week of practice. I’ve been doing everything with the team. My confidence is there and just been taking it day by day. (On rust) “Nah. I feel good. At this point it’s just mental toughness. Just getting through it and not thinking about it and try to go out there and help my team as much as I can.“ (On how much he’ll play Sunday) “Well, we…
  • Huskies hoops links: Ernie Kent knows Lorenzo Romar's pain

    19 Feb 2015 | 1:46 pm
    During an interview with the Spokesman-Review, Washington State coach Ernie Kent expressed empathy toward Washington coach Lorenzo Romar. Kent said: "That's his alma mater and he has a tremendous amount of love, respect, a connection to it very similar to what I had at Oregon. But at Oregon, and I don't know if he is feeling this, at Oregon there came a time when I felt they stopped celebrating your return and started tolerating it and that's not a good position as a coach to be in and that's what I felt in Eugene to where you've given so much of your life and your energy to build a program.
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    Inside the Hall | Indiana Hoosiers Basketball News, Recruiting and Analysis

  • Sponsored: Join 1-Day Fantasy College Basketball Games at DraftKings (Matt Dollinger, Justin Albers)
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:25 am
    This post is sponsored by Happy Tuesday, all. As the Big Ten regular season comes to a close this week, DraftKings is offering a 1-day fantasy college hoops contest where the winner takes home $500 out of a $4,500 prize pool. Today’s contest kicks off at 7 EST this evening. The top 525 participants […] The post Sponsored: Join 1-Day Fantasy College Basketball Games at DraftKings appeared first on Inside the Hall | Indiana Hoosiers Basketball News, Recruiting and Analysis.
  • March Watch: Critical week for Indiana’s tournament resume (Matt Dollinger, Justin Albers)
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:06 am
    After just one game last week that resulted in a loss at Northwestern, Indiana enters a crucial final week of the regular season with a pair of home games against Iowa and Michigan State. The Hoosiers are 19-10 overall and hold a 9-7 record in Big Ten games, but have lost six of their last 10 games. […] The post March Watch: Critical week for Indiana’s tournament resume appeared first on Inside the Hall | Indiana Hoosiers Basketball News, Recruiting and Analysis.
  • Hoosiers rejuvenated after six-day break between games (Matt Dollinger, Justin Albers)
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:36 am
    Each year, Big Ten teams get two byes in the 10-week, two-game-per-week schedule the league currently uses. Indiana’s first came following its first conference game of the season between Dec. 31 and Jan. 5. Its second, however, came just this past week following last Wednesday’s loss at Northwestern. After six days since playing a game, the Hoosiers […] The post Hoosiers rejuvenated after six-day break between games appeared first on Inside the Hall | Indiana Hoosiers Basketball News, Recruiting and Analysis.
  • News and notes from Tom Crean’s radio show (Matt Dollinger, Justin Albers)
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:38 pm
    On Monday evening, Indiana coach Tom Crean spoke at his weekly radio show hosted by Don Fischer and recapped the Northwestern loss, the five-day break in action while also looking ahead to the Iowa and Michigan State games this week. Below are news and notes from what the Hoosiers’ coach had to say: — Crean said the […] The post News and notes from Tom Crean’s radio show appeared first on Inside the Hall | Indiana Hoosiers Basketball News, Recruiting and Analysis.
  • Crean on Hartman: “I do not anticipate him (playing) tomorrow night” (Matt Dollinger, Justin Albers)
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:41 pm
    Sophomore forward Collin Hartman will likely miss Tuesday’s game against Iowa, Indiana coach Tom Crean said Monday night on his weekly radio show. Hartman has been dealing with a lower left leg bruise sustained during the Hoosiers win against Rutgers on Feb. 22 and remains limited in practices after missing last Wednesday’s game at Northwestern, […] The post Crean on Hartman: “I do not anticipate him (playing) tomorrow night” appeared first on Inside the Hall | Indiana Hoosiers Basketball News, Recruiting and Analysis.
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    NetScouts Basketball

  • Olivier Hanlan Sweeps NetScouts Basketball Player of Week Awards

    Carl Berman
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:49 pm
    Olivier Hanlan Boston College has recently had a rough stretch in conference play, but Olivier Hanlan had a big week to help snap a nine-game losing streak. The Quebec, Canada native is the first player this season to be named both NetScouts Basketball’s National Player of the Week and International Player of the Week. The award is for games from February 23rd through March 1st. Hanlan started the week with a season-high 39 points while shooting 10-of-20 from the field, 5-of-12 from three-point range, and 14-of-14 from the free throw line, but Boston College fell on the road to Pittsburgh.
  • Villanova Tops Xavier With Strong Second Half

    Carl Berman
    1 Mar 2015 | 11:40 am
    Cincinnati, OH – It was senior day for the Musketeers as 6th ranked Villanova came to town looking to wrap up the Big East regular season title. As you would expect, Xavier came out with lots of passion and energy and jumped on Villanova early behind excellent guard play in the first half, as they hit on seven three point shots. They took a seven point lead into the locker room at halftime. However Villanova would settle down in the second half, take control of the game behind their great shooting from deep, and pulled away late in the second half to win the game 78-66. This was a game…
  • Gonzaga’s Wiltjer, Columbia’s Lo Honored by NetScouts Basketball

    Carl Berman
    23 Feb 2015 | 2:58 pm
    Kyle Wiltjer Kyle Wiltjer kept Gonzaga’s unbeaten conference record alive this week with huge games against Pacific and St. Mary’s. The Portland, Oregon native has been named NetScouts Basketball’s National Player of the Week for games from February 16th to February 22nd. Wiltjer, a 6-foot-10 junior forward, opened the road trip with 45 points on 15-of-22 shooting and a 7-of-10 display from three-point range. It was Gonzaga’s highest scoring total in 54 years as the Bulldogs topped Pacific, 86-74. He added six rebounds and four assists in the win. Wiltjer followed with 16 points and…
  • Oregon Tops No. 9 Utah In NCAA Tournament Push

    Carl Berman
    22 Feb 2015 | 2:14 pm
    Eugene, OR – The Oregon Ducks currently in third place in the Pac-12 conference had their best chance for an important win against a top team as the No. 9-ranked Utah Utes came to town. A win over Utah would give Oregon a key win to push them into the NCAA tournament picture. Oregon came through, lead by an inspired second half performance by Dillon Brooks (19 points) and beat the Utes 69-58 in front of 10,725 fans. Delon Wright led Utah with 20 points. The Duck built an early seven-point lead in the second half before Utah came back with key plays, a Wright three-pointer and a…
  • Montrezl Harrell Leads Louisville over Miami

    Carl Berman
    21 Feb 2015 | 3:28 pm
    Montrezl Harrell Louisville, KY — The Louisville Cardinals defeated the Miami Hurricanes in a hard fought battle 55-53. The Hurricanes controlled the contest for a majority of the afternoon; however, the Cardinals hung around and seized control when they needed it most. Leading the charge for the Cardinals was junior forward Montrezl Harrell, who contributed 21 points, 14 rebounds, three blocks, and three steals. Harrell is widely viewed as a potential lottery pick in this year’s NBA Draft. Checking in at 6’8” and 240 pounds, Harrell is a physical athlete on both ends of the…
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    HoopSkills: Latest News

  • How to Create Game Changing Mismatches

    15 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    As coaches we are always on the hunt for new, simple, and effective ways to put points on the scoreboard. There is almost a mystic lure that attracts coaches and players to points and most of us think you can never score enough. If you are one of the fortunate ones who have a big time scorer on your team then you don't need not to worry as much as most of us do about scoring points. Just put the ball in the scorer's hands and let him go to work! However if you are like the majority of coaches who does not have a big time scorer on their team, one way to increase your team's chances of scoring…
  • Drill Fast to Play Fast

    10 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    I recently went to watch my daughter's high school team play and arrived at the gym in time to watch the second half of the JV game. Both teams warmed up with a standard, generic two line layup drill where each player jogged about half speed, caught a pass, took a couple of dribbles and shot an uncontested layup. Not a single player traveled, dribbled the ball off her foot, or missed a shot. Then the second half started with both teams playing full court pressure man to man defense. The home team's point guard built up a head of steam and blew by her defender but lost complete control of her…
  • 7 Ways to End a Shooting Slump

    22 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    As a former player and a current coach I can easily tell you that there are few things as frustrating as being in a slump. Most players know when they are not playing as well as they can or should and it bothers most of them whether they readily admit it or not. In fact some players are so distraught at being in even a minor slump that they never fully recover and it adversely affects the rest of the season for everybody. Just like kids need their parents the most when things are rough, players need their coaches when they're not playing well. Unfortunately, too many coaches have a tendency…
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    Future150 - Basketball Recruiting News

  • Huntsville Underclassmen Camp: All-Stars

    27 Feb 2015 | 8:50 am
    by Andrew ForceSunday afternoon Future150 Underclassmen Huntsville wrapped with a free-wheeling All-Star contest.  After a physical week of instruction and competition the game allowed the camp's best to be creative and display what they learned in the preceding 40 hours. Operating with screens and dribble-drive the guards looked more assertive than when they arrived.  A couple of advanced bigs completely dominated in the paint.  The All-Star Game also showed how much trust was earned by the elite campers.  Passes were more unselfish and crisp.  Creative leaders…
  • Wendell Carter Talks Recruiting

    24 Feb 2015 | 11:46 am
    by Ethan RosenbergWendell Carter is a 6’10” power forward from Atlanta, GA.  As one of the best players in the country and he is appropriately ranked in the top 5 for the class of 2017. The 6’10” power forward is a very good rebounder and has a huge physical presence in the paint on both ends of the court.  Because he is now growing into his body, he has become much better at moving in the post and facing up to his defender. Carter has been putting up big numbers in his sophomore season.  The Pace Academy star is averaging around 20 points and 15…
  • The speed of Brentwood Academy

    19 Feb 2015 | 1:32 pm
    by Andrew ForceThe underappreciated Nashville basketball scene has three young stars blossoming on the south side of town.  Gavin Schoenwald, Darius Garland, and Camron Johnson are all seeing heavy minutes for a Brentwood Academy's 22-2 team. "We have a lot of talented people on our team," said sophomore Tyler McNair.  "Overall I think we have a good chance of going all the way."  Tennessee state playoffs begin for Brentwood Academy Saturday.  Head Coach Hubie Smith wisely finds time for the rapidly-improving Garland and speedy Johnson in his backcout. …
  • Langford names three

    18 Feb 2015 | 12:19 pm
    by Andrew ForceToday Michigan swooped in to Alabama.  Head Coach John Beilein will further evaluate Josh Langford.  Langford is the ranked #21 in the Class of 2016.  An explosive, versatile scorer, Langford leads Madison Academy into the Regional Finals against Winfield. The five-star guard talked exclusively with Future150 about three schools coming the hardest. "I talk to Michigan, Michigan State, and Florida alot," said Langford.  Florida will have to do some funky math to fit him in as the Gators currently have four players signed in the Class of 2015.  They only…
  • Quayson Williams (NC) Commits to VMI.

    10 Feb 2015 | 7:29 pm
    by Zachary LyonDuring Senior night ceremonies at Eastern Guilford High School, 2015 point guard Quayson Williams decided to announce that he will be attending Virginia Military Institute to play college basketball. Quayson picked up his offer from VMI on December 29, and now not even two months later, he has given them his verbal commitment. Williams is a 6-foot-1 point guard that has a sweet stroke from the three-point line and possesses great leadership skills as a floor general, which should translate over well to college once he enrolls at VMI. The senior has been putting up gaudy numbers…
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  • Mark Adams – Basketball Trainer Interview

    1 Mar 2015 | 2:49 pm
    Who Is Mark Adams? If you have not already heard…Mark Adams is an Elite Basketball Trainer who helps several NBA clients, college teams and the training and camp community.  His portfolio of experience allows him to share a very unique perspective.  He has served as a collegiate assistant at Syracuse, a highly successful high school coach, and was a 1000 point scorer as a player in high school and college. Mark is committed and passionate about player development and has the growth mindset that the team looks up to. (BT): What is the biggest…
  • Basketball Energy: 5 Superfoods & Herbs For A Boost

    1 Feb 2015 | 8:44 pm
    Looking For A Basketball Energy Boost? Basketball is certainly not a game for the faint of heart and players often seek a basketball energy boost to increase performance.  Requiring speed, agility, and most importantly endurance, the physical toll it takes on a player’s body can be exhausting no matter what level of shape they are in. A little pick-me-up can be just what’s needed during those long stretches of intense game play during the season or even for those tough pre-season workouts when players are pushed to the max physically and mentally to learn new plays, positions and fine…
  • College Basketball – 3000 Miles From Home

    25 Jan 2015 | 5:49 pm
    Considering College Basketball Away From Home? I’m from San Francisco, California. I grew up playing ball on the playgrounds. Then in high school (Balboa High School) and junior college (Contra Costa College) I graduated to playing playground basketball with referees. The city game is fast paced, lots of in your face defense in crowded tiny gyms where the wall is the out of bounds line. Lots of razzle dazzle and competing against cross town schools with guys who you just played against at the park last Saturday afternoon. Picture the movie “Hoop Dreams”. When I was offered the…
  • Basketball Academics – 5 Keys To Overcoming Academic Failure

    20 Jan 2015 | 12:29 pm
      Getting knocked down by avoidable events and poor choices stink, but are an inevitable issue in everyone’s life. We are human, we make mistakes, but life is about perseverance, we have to be able to get up after life knocks us down and don’t give up on our dreams of becoming (in this case) an excellent student athlete and here are some tips to make this process easier. 1.  HAVE AN ACADEMIC AND LIFE  PLAN The first step and arguably the most important is having a plan. In order to strive for success you must first have an idea what the end result will be. Know why you are…
  • Basketball Grandparent On Prediction, Patience & Perspective

    4 Jan 2015 | 5:06 pm
    Basketball Grandparent on Prediction, Patience and Perspective As a senior in high school I wrote a short auto-biography entitled “Basketball is My Life”. Little did I know what a prediction it was to become. As a young dad my son, Fred, could not wait to play competitive sports. I think the first word he learned as a child was “ball”. But his first opportunity really came in wrestling as a 3rd grader. He was tall and gangly for his age with little moxie for the sport. He could, however, spread out on the mat and no one could “pin” him. This strategy enabled him to have some…
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