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  • Saturday's Men's Basketball Central

    Big Ten Men's Basketball news
    31 Jan 2015 | 6:30 am
    Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Purdue and Wisconsin picked up conference wins on Saturday, with the Boilermakers and Badgers posting road wins.
  • Florida State rallies to stun No. 23 Miami - College Basketball
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    1 Feb 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Florida State rallies to beat No. 23 Miami 55-54
  • MSU tops Michigan in OT, keeps pace in Big Ten

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    1 Feb 2015 | 12:30 pm
    MSU tops Michigan in OT, keeps pace in Big Ten
  • Michigan St shuts out Michigan in OT, beats Wolverines 76-66 (Yahoo Sports)

    Yahoo Sports - NCAA Men's Hoops News
    1 Feb 2015 | 1:08 pm
    Denzel Valentine had 25 points, seven rebounds and seven assists, and Michigan State held rival Michigan scoreless in overtime, outlasting the Wolverines 76-66 on Sunday. With two of their best players on crutches, the Wolverines (13-9, 6-4 Big Ten) pushed Michigan State throughout, but the Spartans (15-7, 6-3) shook off some poor early shooting and finally put Michigan away in the extra session. Branden Dawson had 19 points and 10 rebounds, and Bryn Forbes and Matt Costello scored 10 points each for Michigan State. Spike Albrecht and Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman scored 18 points each for…
  • Michigan St shuts out Michigan in OT, beats Wolverines 76-66 College Basketball
    1 Feb 2015 | 12:37 pm
    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Denzel Valentine had 25 points, seven rebounds and seven assists, and Michigan State held rival Michigan scoreless in overtime, outlasting the Wolverines 76-66 on Sunday....
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  • Michigan St shuts out Michigan in OT, beats Wolverines 76-66 (Yahoo Sports)

    1 Feb 2015 | 1:08 pm
    Denzel Valentine had 25 points, seven rebounds and seven assists, and Michigan State held rival Michigan scoreless in overtime, outlasting the Wolverines 76-66 on Sunday. With two of their best players on crutches, the Wolverines (13-9, 6-4 Big Ten) pushed Michigan State throughout, but the Spartans (15-7, 6-3) shook off some poor early shooting and finally put Michigan away in the extra session. Branden Dawson had 19 points and 10 rebounds, and Bryn Forbes and Matt Costello scored 10 points each for Michigan State. Spike Albrecht and Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman scored 18 points each for…
  • Florida State rallies to beat No. 23 Miami 55-54 (Yahoo Sports)

    1 Feb 2015 | 12:33 pm
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Montay Brandon scored 18 points on 7-of-7 shooting, and Florida State rallied from a 16-point first-half deficit to beat No. 23 Miami 55-54 on Sunday.
  • No. 3 Gonzaga beats Memphis at home for 1st time (Yahoo Sports)

    31 Jan 2015 | 10:45 pm
    Gonzaga's three big men have the Bulldogs ranked first in the nation in field goal percentage. After 10 straight West Coast Conference wins, No. 3 Gonzaga needed a test from an athletic program like Memphis. Przemek Karnowski scored 17 points and Kyle Wiltjer added 15 to help the Bulldogs beat the Tigers 82-64 on Saturday night for their 15th straight victory. He's a real load,'' Gonzaga coach Mark Few said.
  • Late rally lifts No. 4 Duke past No. 2 Virginia, 69-63 (Yahoo Sports)

    31 Jan 2015 | 9:06 pm
    Quinn Cook, Tyus Jones and No. 4 Duke got their biggest shots to start falling just in time. Jones scored 17 points, Cook had 15 and both made critical 3-pointers in the closing minutes, fueling a game-ended 16-5 run that gave the Blue Devils a 69-63 victory against No. 2 Virginia, ending the Cavaliers' 21-game home winning streak. Cook hit three times from long range in the final 4:38 and Jones hit the clincher with about 10 seconds left, capping a dramatic turnaround that had seen the Blue Devils miss their first nine 3-point tries, and 11 of their first 13. Then, with Virginia leading by…
  • Knee injury shelves VCU guard Briante Weber for season (Yahoo Sports)

    31 Jan 2015 | 8:31 pm
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The No. 14 VCU basketball team lost much more than a game on Saturday.
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  • Wanted: Sacramento State arena for college basketball tournament - KCRA Sacramento

    1 Feb 2015 | 10:50 am
  • Despite loss, Bruce Pearl relishes emotional return to Tennessee -

    1 Feb 2015 | 10:07 am
    SI.comDespite loss, Bruce Pearl relishes emotional return to TennesseeSI.comKNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- The visiting coach emerged from the northeast tunnel of Tennessee's Thompson-Boling Arena to a standing ovation on Saturday. With around 10 minutes left until tipoff, the coach waved to the crowd as he walked along the edge of the ...Tennesseevs. Auburn - 1/31/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and PredictionSports Chat Placeall 242 news articles »
  • Blame coaches for boring games - ESPN

    1 Feb 2015 | 7:43 am
    ESPNBlame coaches for boring gamesESPNThe college basketball world is finally catching on to what I have been saying for the past four years on TV, on radio, on social media, to my mom, to my fiancée (Syracuse softball coach Leigh Ross, since you asked) and to my dog, if I had a dog: Shoot Loss to Pitt a wake-up call for Notre Dame in ultra-competitive ACCSI.comCollege basketball: No. 8 Notre Dame falls to PittIndianapolis StarCollege Basketball: Pitt shocks No. 8 Notre DamePhilly.comGoshen News -Sports Chat Place -theday.comall 261 news articles »
  • College basketball's one-and-done rule must be done with immediately - Washington Post

    1 Feb 2015 | 6:24 am
    College basketball's one-and-done rule must be done with immediatelyWashington PostIt is time for the one-and-done rule to go away. It is a pox. It is draining much of the joy out of college basketball for players, coaches and fans. It has made a complete mockery of the notion that the best college basketball players have any
  • Around college basketball: Kentucky wins, now last undefeated team - Columbus Dispatch

    1 Feb 2015 | 5:12 am
    MiamiHerald.comAround college basketball: Kentucky wins, now last undefeated teamColumbus Dispatch1 Kentucky 70, Alabama 55: Karl-Anthony Towns got off to a quick start and host Kentucky (21-0, 8-0 Southeastern Conference) shot a season-best 59 percent to defeat Alabama last night and remain the only undefeated team in major college basketball.Kentucky vs. Alabama - 1/31/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and PredictionSports Chat PlaceCollege Basketball Roundup: Late Dunk Propels Gators Past AlabamaThe LedgerAlabama vs. #1 Kentucky (M Basketball) (blog) -Macon Telegraph…
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  • Video: Tom Izzo talks close victory over Michigan

    1 Feb 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Following his team’s 76-66 overtime victory, Michigan State coach Tom Izzo discussed injuries, the decision not to call timeout at the end of regulation and the production off the bench from Matt Costello.   The post Video: Tom Izzo talks close victory over Michigan appeared first on UM
  • Iowa Basketball: Hawkeyes fall to Wisconsin for third straight loss

    1 Feb 2015 | 10:32 am
    The Iowa Hawkeyes couldn’t find a way to pull through as they fell to the Wisconsin Badgers for a second time this season, 74-63. Iowa, now 13-8, has lost three straight games after starting 4-1 in the Big Ten. Aaron White led the Hawkeyes with 15 points after being questionable to play after sustaining a shoulder injury last week against Purdue. Jarrod Uthoff had another quiet game, scoring just 9 points on 3 of 9 shooting. He has now been held under 10 points in three of his last four games. Ultimately it was another tale of two halves for the Hawkeyes. After shooting 64 percent in the…
  • West Virginia Basketball: defense paves way again in win

    1 Feb 2015 | 10:05 am
    West Virginia came into Saturday’s match up against Texas Tech ranking 1st in steals at 12.6 per game. The Mountaineers were able to keep up the pressure by forcing 10 steals and 26 turnovers total in the game. Those turnovers proved to be big as they led to 33 points for West Virginia. A combination of stout defense and improved shooting helped WVU improve to 6-2 in Big-12 play and 18-3 overall with a 77-58 win over the Red Raiders. Sophomore Forward #5 Devin Williams Sophomore forward Devin Williams led the way for the Mountaineers with 18 points and 8 rebounds. Williams has been a force…
  • Louisville Basketball: Five moments that fueled the comeback vs. North Carolina

    1 Feb 2015 | 4:25 am
    Fans saw a little bit of everything in the Cardinals’ epic 78-68 overtime win over UNC. Coach Rick Pitino dressed up like Colonel Sanders, Montrezl Harrell appeared to fly, and the Louisville basketball team showed an admirable never-say-die attitude. Prior to this win, Pitino was 0-6 in his career against the Tar Heels. One of those six losses came three weeks ago, when Louisville blew a 13-point lead in the second half at Chapel Hill. On Saturday, the Cardinals overcame an 18-point deficit in the second half, giving them the last laugh in the split of the teams’ two regular season…
  • Texas Basketball drop their third straight, mauled by Baylor

    31 Jan 2015 | 8:16 pm
    A season that began with hope and promise has been marred with poor results and losses, bringing the Texas Longhorns and their fans crashing back down to Earth. As Texas Basketball dropped their third game in a row to a ranked Big-12 opponent we can see the results of this litmus test, and they aren’t good. #19 Texas Basketball fell 83-60 against #20 Baylor, leaving the Longhorns 3-5 in Big-12 games and near the cellar in the Big-12 standings. Texas’ days as a ranked team may be numbered as they continue to lose games to ranked opponents. Texas battled so hard against Iowa State last…
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    Big Ten Men's Basketball news

  • Saturday's Men's Basketball Central

    31 Jan 2015 | 6:30 am
    Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Purdue and Wisconsin picked up conference wins on Saturday, with the Boilermakers and Badgers posting road wins.
  • Thursday's Men's Basketball Central

    29 Jan 2015 | 1:29 pm
    Michigan State posted a road win at Rutgers, while Ohio State pulled away from visiting Maryland on Thursday's Big Ten men's basketball slate.
  • Wednesday's Big Ten Hoops Central

    28 Jan 2015 | 2:47 pm
    Both home teams held serve on Wednesday, with Penn State defeating Minnesota, and Purdue pulling away from Indiana.
  • AP Recap: Michigan Defeats Nebraska

    27 Jan 2015 | 8:35 pm
    Zak Irvin had 14 points and 12 rebounds and Michigan rode a strong second-half start to a 58-44 victory over Nebraska on Tuesday.
  • Men's Hoops Weekly Notables

    27 Jan 2015 | 3:52 am
    Wisconsin currently sits atop the Big Ten standings with a 6-1 conference record. Maryland is in second place at 6-2, followed by third place Indiana at 5-2.
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    C-USA Men's Basketball news

  • East Carolina Rallies to Beat Cincinnati, 50-46

    1 Feb 2015 | 11:26 am
    B.J. Tyson scored 18 points and East Carolina came back from a nine-point second-half deficit to beat Cincinnati 50-46 on Sunday.
  • Inside Tech Basketball Airs Monday Night

    1 Feb 2015 | 9:33 am
    Bank of Ruston's Inside Tech Basketball radio show is set for another Monday night edition at 6 p.m. at Scott's Catfish on Hwy 33 in Ruston.
  • Jan. 31 Men's Basketball Recap

    31 Jan 2015 | 8:49 pm
    Louisiana Tech extended its home court win streak to 24 games by defeating Marshall. With the victory, the Bulldogs also remained in a tie with WKU for first place in the C-USA standings. The Hilltoppers defeated Southern Miss behind a 30-point performance from senior T.J. Price. There was not much movement atop the standings. UAB held onto third place with a 65-57 road win at UTSA. Old Dominion improved its home court win streak to 16 games with a 68-57 decision over Florida Atlantic. The Monarchs are tied with UTEP for fourth place as the Miners picked up an 83-70 win over Middle Tennessee.
  • Torrid Shooting Lifts UTEP Past Middle Tennessee, 83-70

    31 Jan 2015 | 8:46 pm
    UTEP set a school single-game record by making 12-of-16 three pointers (75 percent), and also went 27-for-34 at the line in an important victory on Saturday.
  • Basketball Gameday: vs. Cincinnati

    31 Jan 2015 | 8:23 pm
    East Carolina will look to snap a three-game losing streak and score its first-ever win over Cincinnati at 1 p.m. inside Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.
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    MAAC Women's Basketball Headline News

  • Hetzke Earns Women’s Basketball ECAC Rookie of the Week Award

    28 Jan 2015 | 3:47 pm
    Siena College freshman forward Margot Hetzke was named Division I Women's Basketball Metro/Upstate "Rookie of the Week" by the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC).
  • Three MAAC Teams Take Home Multiple MAAC Women's Basketball Wins

    27 Jan 2015 | 12:20 pm
    Quinnipiac University remains atop the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference women's basketball standings with an unblemished 9-0 record while remaining undefeated at home this season. Iona and Marist are tied at the number two spot sitting at 8-2, followed by Fairfield who remains right outside of the top three at 6-4, while Canisius and Siena are tied with 5-5 records to round out the fifth spot.
  • Saints Duo Take MAAC Women's Basketball Weekly Awards

    26 Jan 2015 | 2:20 pm
    Coles averaged 19.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 3.5 steals, shot 52.4% from the field, 41.7% from three and sank all 11 of her free throw attempts in a perfect 2-0 week for the Saints.
  • Pair of MAAC Women’s Hoops Games Rescheduled Due to Inclement Weather

    26 Jan 2015 | 11:50 am
    Both Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference women's basketball games that were originally scheduled for today (Jan. 26) have been postponed due to inclement weather in the metropolitan area.
  • Martinez & Hetzke Earn Women’s Basketball ECAC Weekly Awards

    20 Jan 2015 | 3:05 pm
    Iona College senior guard Damika Martinez was named Division I Women's Basketball Metro/Upstate "Co-Player of the Week" by the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC), while Siena College freshman forward Margot Hetzke was named Division I Women's Basketball Metro/Upstate "Rookie of the Week" by the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC).
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    MEAC Men's Basketball Headline News

  • Men's Basketball Recap: January 31

    31 Jan 2015 | 6:24 pm
    North Carolina Central University held a 14-point second-half advantage at East Tennessee State University, as the Eagles appeared to be well on their way to their 11th consecutive victory.
  • MEAC Scores on ESPN

    31 Jan 2015 | 6:30 am
    MEAC Scores on ESPN

    28 Jan 2015 | 6:31 am
    The North Carolina Central University men's basketball team continues to garner national attention, as the Eagles have earned a spot in the Men's Basketball Mid-Major Top-25 poll.
  • Men's Basketball Recap: January 26

    26 Jan 2015 | 7:19 pm
    First place North Carolina Central got the help it needed to extend its home court win streak to 31 games. Delaware State's Amere May missed two-of-three free throws with 0.4 seconds left to play to allow the defending MEAC champion Eagles to escape with a 55-54 victory over the Hornets in a nationally televised contest (ESPNU) at McDougald-McLendon Gym this evening.

    26 Jan 2015 | 12:43 pm
    Jeff Short of Norfolk State was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Men's Basketball Player of the Week, the conference announced on Monday. South Carolina State's Edward Stephens earned Rookie of the Week honors, while Delaware State's Kendall Gray was named the Defensive Player of the Week.
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    MEAC Women's Basketball Headline News

  • Women's Basketball Recap: January 31

    31 Jan 2015 | 2:08 pm
    Kendra Cooper and Terrenisha Hollis scored 19 points apiece to help lead visiting Bethune-Cookman to a 70-57 victory over Florida A&M in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference women's basketball matchup inside The Lawson Center on Saturday afternoon.
  • MEAC Scores on ESPN

    31 Jan 2015 | 6:30 am
    MEAC Scores on ESPN
  • Women's Basketball Recap: January 26

    26 Jan 2015 | 5:48 pm
    Monday afternoon, the Delaware State women's basketball team (3-15, 1-5 MEAC) came up short on the road to the North Carolina Central Eagles (5-15, 3-5 MEAC), 66-59, despite three Hornets scoring in double figures.

    26 Jan 2015 | 10:19 am
    Rae Corbo of Norfolk State was chosen as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Women's Basketball Player of the Week, the conference announced on Monday.
  • Women's Basketball Recap: January 24

    24 Jan 2015 | 4:04 pm
    Saturday afternoon brought an unfamiliar feeling to the Hampton University women's basketball team, as the Lady Pirates dropped their first MEAC game in almost three full years, falling 61-55 to Savannah State in Tiger Arena.
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  • Barrage of late threes rallies Duke to improbable win at Virginia

    Jeff Eisenberg
    31 Jan 2015 | 6:17 pm
    They already played two emotional road games earlier this week. They abruptly dismissed a key player just two days ago. They were down 11 points in the second half against the second-ranked team in the nation on its home floor. Everything suggested Duke was in big trouble at Virginia on Saturday night, yet the Blue Devils somehow found a way to stay afloat in the ACC title race. In a show of resilience that won't soon be forgotten in Durham, Duke handed last year's ACC champ Virginia its first loss of the season despite trailing by double figures midway through the second half  and by five…
  • Louisville rally leads to Rick Pitino's first victory over North Carolina

    Kyle Ringo
    31 Jan 2015 | 4:49 pm
    Rick Pitino finally added a win over North Carolina to his considerable resume on Saturday and it came in sweet fashion. No. 10 Louisville rallied from an 18-point deficit in the second half and won 78-68 in overtime behind a monster effort from forward Montrezl Harrell who scored 22 points and snagged 15 rebounds. Terry Rozier also scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Harrell's day included an impressive ally-oop slam off a fast break during the Cardinals' rally. He caught the ball with one hand high and in back of him and threw it down. Pitino was 0-6 against the Tar Heels in his…
  • Northern Iowa serves notice the Valley isn't a one-team league

    Jeff Eisenberg
    31 Jan 2015 | 4:14 pm
    At the end of a phone conversation with Ben Jacobson earlier this month, the Northern Iowa coach made a plea on behalf of star forward Seth Tuttle.  "He deserves more attention than he's getting," Jacobson said. "Boy, he does a lot for us. He's one of the most versatile guys in the country." Neither Tuttle nor his team will fly under the radar much longer after what they accomplished Saturday in Northern Iowa's most high-profile game of the season. Tuttle scored a career-high 29 points to lead the Panthers to a decisive 70-54 victory over a Wichita State team that had won 27 consecutive…
  • Briante Weber suffers torn ACL in VCU's loss to Richmond

    Jeff Eisenberg
    31 Jan 2015 | 2:15 pm
    Falling at home against its city rival wasn't the biggest loss 14th-ranked VCU suffered Saturday afternoon. Much more worrisome is that the Rams have lost their senior point guard in the process.  A postgame MRI confirmed Briante Weber suffered a torn ACL, MCL and meniscus  late in the second half of VCU's 64-55 loss to Richmond when his right knee buckled as he jump stopped in the lane. The 6-foot-2 senior's decorated college career is now over because of the injury, leaving him just 12 steals shy of breaking the NCAA's all-time steals record.  Losing Weber is a huge blow to a VCU team…
  • Questionable foul in final seconds robs Arkansas at Florida

    Kyle Ringo
    31 Jan 2015 | 1:50 pm
    Florida and Arkansas are tied in the middle of the SEC standings, but they shouldn't be. The Gators were gifted a victory Saturday on a highly questionable foul call with less than 2 seconds remaining that allowed Florida guard Michael Frazier II to go to the foul line where he made two free throws to win 57-56. Alandise Harris was called for the foul when it appeared he blocked Frazier's shot cleanly. Frazier had just grabbed an offensive rebound and was taking a potential game winner when his shot was blocked and he fell to the floor and an official blew his whistle.  Frazier on drawing…
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  • College Of Wooster Basketball Is Atlanta Hawks Good

    31 Jan 2015 | 5:35 am
    The College of Wooster’s football is pretty good. Their men’s basketball team, on the other hand, is really good. Like, Atlanta Hawks good. Since the 2006-07 season, my alma mater has made the NCAA Division III tournament (like the big NCAA tournament, but with amateur players) the last eight years. They’ve made it to the Final Four twice, and they lost in the championship game in 2011. Year Tournament Result 2007 Final Four 2008 First Round 2009 Second Round 2010 Third Round 2011 Runner Up 2012 Sweet Sixteen 2013 Third Round 2014 Second Round The Fighting Scots have been…
  • Mark your calendars for revised date in SEC-Big 12 Challenge

    30 Jan 2015 | 10:02 pm
    For too long, the SEC-Big 12 Challenge was mostly an afterthought the first week of December since those schools are usually alive in college football and most of volleyball with their beginning of NCAA Tournament play on select campuses.  Plus, that tournament usually follows the Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday after the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend with the higher profile Big Ten-ACC Challenge. Going forward, each Challenge will have its’ own special time period. On Thursday, the Big 12 and SEC agreed to move the date and make the off weekend from NFL playoff football before the hype…
  • Under The Microscope: Indiana, Purdue, and Valparaiso

    30 Jan 2015 | 9:52 pm
    We have entered that crucial point in the college basketball season as schools jockey for positioning in the hopes of not just getting a good seed, but just to have their name mentioned by Greg Gumbel of CBS Sports on Selection Sunday. The fact is–that day is a little over six weeks away. Periodically during this time, I plan to focus on a few schools (no more than four per blog) and put them under my proverbial ‘microscope’ to examine  a decent chunk in what the Selection Committee terms as their overall “body of work”. In the final analysis, you will see my…
  • Sports Briefing | College Basketball: Princeton Women Stay Undefeated

    30 Jan 2015 | 9:31 pm
    The 19th-ranked Princeton women remained undefeated, trouncing host Harvard, 96-46. via NYT > College Basketball
  • Howard Scores Career-High 18, Penn Beats Dartmouth 58-51

    30 Jan 2015 | 7:46 pm
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Matt Howard scored 11 of his career-high 18 points in the second half, and Pennsylvania held off a late run by Dartmouth Friday night for a 58-51 victory. The Quakers (6-10, 1-1 Ivy) saw most of their 13-point second-half lead erased when Alex Mitola hit a 3-pointer for Dartmouth (8-9, 1-2) with 1:35 left, cutting the margin to 54-51. Antonio Woods scored the last four points to seal it for Penn. Penn was first to shake off a sluggish first half that ended with the Quakers leading 20-16. They opened the second with a 13-5 run to go ahead 33-21 on Tony Hicks’ jumper…
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  • 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…
  • Coach 1000K Rules Analytics Era, but MU One of the Top Producers

    25 Jan 2015 | 10:45 pm
    Well finally getting up for my second game of the year put me in the basketball writing spirit despite the heartbreak.I have two pieces running at tomorrow – one on how high had Hassan Whiteside rated (9th best freshman in 2010) five years before his 12 blocked shot for you analytics critics. Second and more relevant is the breakdown of which schools produce the most talent from the 13-year of Value Add rankings. While Coach K’s Duke teams have dominated, Wisconsin and Marquette are the only other two schools in the country with even four top…
  • Close only counts in horseshoes, hand grenades and global thermonuclear weapons

    25 Jan 2015 | 6:05 pm
    Another week and another couple of tough, well fought loses. The Georgetown loss was especially tough to take given some pretty questionable calls. We spend time talking about the officiating and the team's performance in the game. We analyze this weeks performance in total and talk about what's good and what's bad. We spend some time talking about JaJaun Johnson and where his game is. We also carry on for a while about Derrick Wilson's best play as a Marquette Warrior....posterizing Paul White. We wrap up the pod talking about the next couple of games and determine if Marquette will actually…
  • Which missing MU Player Could Have Made Us 6-0?

    22 Jan 2015 | 10:55 am
    The combination of a narrow bench and four road losses by six points or less made we wonder which “almost” Marquette player could have given the team just enough help to be 6-0 in the Big East heading into the showdown with Georgetown.Luckily, which was the subject of my interview with Fox Sports yesterday, gives a measurement of how many points each player would improve a team. With only eight scholarship players – and seven for the Xavier game with JJJ not practicing hard - here is the countdown of the players that ended up NOT being at Marquette from worst…
  • A mediocre week and big? changes for the NCAA

    20 Jan 2015 | 9:16 am
    Another week and another couple of games with late game fades, one a win another a tough road loss. We discuss the Creighton and Xavier results, what’s the deal with Luke Fischer as well as Matt Carlino – “villain” to hero. We also spend some time talking about JaJuan Johnson’s DNP-CD, impact on the team, and #8strong AKA great marketing/difficult basketball strategy. We then transition to an overview of the upcoming games and what our mediocre opinion of Marquette basketball is. Spoiler alert – wins are going to be tough to come by for the next two weeks. So we don’t fade late…
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    The Seattle Times: Husky Men's Basketball Blog

  • Live updates: California at Washington

    1 Feb 2015 | 12:41 pm
    Big day for Seattle sports fans. We'll start a live chat at 11:30 a.m. to preview today's Pac-12 matchup between Washington (14-6, 3-5) and California (12-9, 2-6).
  • Pac-12 predictions: Washington-California comprise Super Bowl hoops appetizer

    31 Jan 2015 | 7:16 pm
    Las Vegas oddsmakers established Washington as a 7-point favorite over California, which would lead one to believe Alaska Airlines Arena is worth a touchdown and extra point because these teams appear to be even in major comparisons. Take a look at the starting lineups. Both teams are led by dynamic, versatile point guards who were former AAU teammates: Nigel Williams-Goss for UW and Tyrone Wallace for Cal. Both teams also have capable - yet streaky shooting - wings: Andrew Andrews and Mike Anderson  for UW and Jordan Matthews and Jabari Bird for Cal. Both teams recently inserted a backup…
  • Scouting report: California

    31 Jan 2015 | 6:16 pm
    Scouting report: California. Game info: 12 p.m. Sunday at Alaska Airlines Arena (10,000). TV: Pac-12 Networks (Kevin Calabro and Lamar Hurd). Radio: KOMO 1000 AM and FM 97.7 (Bob Rondeau and Jason Hamilton). Record: 12-9, 2-6 (11th). Stats/schedule: Click here. Game notes: California and Washington. Coach: Cuonzo Martin is 12-9 in his first season with the Golden Bears. He has a 136-91 overall record during a seven-year career. He spent three years (2008-11) at Missouri State where he compiled a 61-41 (.598) record that included two postseason appearances. He spent three years (2011-14) at…
  • Video: Shawn Kemp Jr. on California

    31 Jan 2015 | 2:46 pm
    Here's video of an interview with Shawn Kemp Jr. before Saturday's practice. The senior forward talks about Washington's game against California on Sunday. He also gives his thoughts about losing teammate Robert Upshaw and his new responsibilities without the 7-foot shot-blocking center. Here's the transcript. (On things being different without Upshaw) "Yeah it was a very sudden change. Not just for the team, but for everybody. I was just starting to get used to playing the four full time because of Jernard (Jarreau) being out, but I'm back to the five. It's nothing I can't do. It's new, but…
  • Lorenzo Romar on California

    31 Jan 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Coach Lorenzo Romar met with the media before Saturday's practice and dished on everything from Washington's game against California, Shawn Kemp Jr. and how he feels about playing on Super Bowl Sunday. Here's the transcript. (Practices the last few days?) “It’s been good. I think we’ve made some progress. I think we’ve been able to just work on some things that allow us to compete, with the personnel situation that we have – compete better.” (Where are you right now? Completely starting over? Just making some changes?) “I would say not starting over. Last year, as I said, we…
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    Inside the Hall | Indiana Hoosiers Basketball News, Recruiting and Analysis

  • Notebook: Hoosiers slowed down, fight to 72-64 win (Matt Dollinger, Justin Albers)
    31 Jan 2015 | 7:20 pm
    On Saturday afternoon, Rutgers chose to slow the game down against Indiana. The Scarlet Knights took their time with their possessions. They got back in transition defense. They made the Hoosiers play to their game. But after closely contested 40 minutes, the Hoosiers managed to pull out a 72-64 win. And they find themselves now […] The post Notebook: Hoosiers slowed down, fight to 72-64 win appeared first on Inside the Hall | Indiana Hoosiers Basketball News, Recruiting and Analysis.
  • Five takeaways from Indiana’s win over Rutgers (Matt Dollinger, Justin Albers)
    31 Jan 2015 | 4:20 pm
    Indiana bounced back from consecutive losses at Ohio State and Purdue with a 72-64 win over Rutgers on Saturday afternoon at Assembly Hall. The win improved the Hoosiers to 16-6 overall and 6-3 in Big Ten play. Here’s a look at five takeaways from the win over the Scarlet Knights: · After two poor games, […] The post Five takeaways from Indiana’s win over Rutgers appeared first on Inside the Hall | Indiana Hoosiers Basketball News, Recruiting and Analysis.
  • Video: Tom Crean reacts to win over Rutgers (Matt Dollinger, Justin Albers)
    31 Jan 2015 | 3:22 pm
    Tom Crean met with the media following Indiana’s 72-64 win over Rutgers on Saturday afternoon at Assembly Hall. Watch the full press conference below: The post Video: Tom Crean reacts to win over Rutgers appeared first on Inside the Hall | Indiana Hoosiers Basketball News, Recruiting and Analysis.
  • The Minute After: Rutgers (Matt Dollinger, Justin Albers)
    31 Jan 2015 | 3:18 pm
    Thoughts on a 72-64 win over Rutgers: Sometimes it doesn’t come as easy as it should. You get stuck. You can’t break free. So it went for the Hoosiers on Saturday inside Assembly Hall. Indiana couldn’t buy a bucket to start the contest. Even close-range good looks weren’t finding their way through the hoop. The Hoosiers […] The post The Minute After: Rutgers appeared first on Inside the Hall | Indiana Hoosiers Basketball News, Recruiting and Analysis.
  • Photo Gallery: Indiana vs. Rutgers (Matt Dollinger, Justin Albers)
    31 Jan 2015 | 2:54 pm
    Check out 20 photos by Jamie Owens from Indiana’s 72-64 win over Rutgers at Assembly Hall in the embedded photo gallery after the jump. See more images and purchase prints from J. Scott Sports. The post Photo Gallery: Indiana vs. Rutgers appeared first on Inside the Hall | Indiana Hoosiers Basketball News, Recruiting and Analysis.
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    NetScouts Basketball

  • Pac-12 Basketball: UCLA Upsets Utah

    Carl Berman
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:49 pm
    Los Angeles, CA – In Pac-12 college basketball action, UCLA (12-9, 4-4) avenged an embarrassing loss earlier this season to Utah (16-4, 6-2) by attacking the rim and protecting the ball en route to a 69-59 victory. UCLA made 18 free throws (vs. Utah’s 6 made FTs), many resulting from aggressive drives, and committed only six turnovers (vs. 14 for Utah). Normal Powell led the Bruins with 23 points, Isaac Hamilton added 11 and Bryce Alford netted 14 with seven assists. Utah’s star guard Delon Wright had 15 pts and six boards. “We took the transition game away from them,” said UCLA…
  • Michigan Destroys Nebraska With Strong Defense

    Carl Berman
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:26 pm
    Ann Arbor, MI – The Michigan Wolverines continued its unlikely Big Ten success last night without Caris Levert – this time soundly beating the Nebraska Cornhuskers 58-44. Nebraska’s Terran Petteway and Shavon Shields were held to a combined 21 points on 5-of-23 from the floor. The Huskers’ duo had been averaging 37 points and just last Saturday, Petteway who is averaging nearly 20 points, torched Michigan State for 32. This effort follows a win at Rutgers and taking Wisconsin to overtime in the first two games following Levert’s season ending ankle injury. Adding to the…
  • Ohio State’s Russell, Ohio’s Ndour Named NetScouts Basketball Players of Week

    Carl Berman
    27 Jan 2015 | 11:10 am
    D’Angelo Russell Freshman D’Angelo Russell had a pair of standout performances this week and proved that he’s a legitimate one-and-done prospect. The Louisville, Kentucky native has been named NetScouts Basketball’s National Player of the Week for games from January 19th to January 25th. Russell started the week with a dazzling 33 points, seven rebounds, and six assists against Northwestern while shooting 12-of-17 from the field and 6-of-11 from three-point range. The 6-foot-4 guard scored almost half of his team’s 69 points in the win. He followed with an equally impressive 22…
  • D’Angelo Russell Leads Ohio State Over Indiana

    Carl Berman
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:40 pm
    Columbus, OH – Ohio State got their first big win of the season against a ranked opponent, when they defeated #23 Indiana 82-70 in the jam packed Value City Arena on Sunday. Indiana jumped out to an early 12-4 lead but after an early time out for the Buckeyes the game would begin to swing in Ohio State’s favor. Although Indiana shot the ball well (52 percent) coach Thad Matta did a great job switching up the defense on the Hoosiers. The Buckeyes played solid man-to-man defense, but also applied full court pressure and trapped Indiana’s ball handlers in the half court at different…
  • Kaminsky, Dekker lead Wisconsin over Michigan in OT

    Carl Berman
    25 Jan 2015 | 12:38 pm
    Ann Arbor, MI – 2015 NBA first round draft prospects, Frank Kaminsky and Sam Dekker combined for 37 points and 13 rebounds as the Badgers survived a shorthanded, but game Wolverine squad 69-64 in overtime. Playing without guard Caris Levert (also a First Round prospect) for only the second time, Michigan was led by soph. guard Derrick Walton Jr. who had 17 points- including a triple with 1.3 seconds left in regulation to send the game into overtime. He was supported by soph. wing, Zak Irvin with 12 points, including two treys. However, the Kaminsky/Dekker duo prevailed – combining…
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    HoopSkills: Latest News

  • 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…
  • Should You Tweak Your Offense?

    15 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    Have you ever installed your offense, worked on it endlessly in practice so your team could execute it perfectly and then start playing games only to find out that it's just not working? I have and I'm willing to bet that hundreds of other coaches have too! So what's the best thing to do in that situation? Do you keep running your offense the exact same way and hope that it eventually "clicks" and starts working like it does against the JV team? Do you scrap the whole thing and start over with a completely different offense? It's been my experience that most coaches do one of these two things…
  • What's Your Excuse?

    11 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    I am almost positive that what I am about to write is going to offend at least several young players and maybe some older ones too - you have to start being 100% responsible! No, I don't mean responsible in terms of doing your schoolwork, completing your household chores, or getting home before curfew, even though these are all very important as well. What I'm talking about here is taking 100% responsibility for your basketball career and that means that starting now you have to quit making excuses and/or blaming others! Look, I've been around athletes my whole life and I've heard nearly…
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    Future150 - Basketball Recruiting News

  • National Rankings Update: 2018

    1 Feb 2015 | 10:33 am
    by Jason PrattAfter watching basketball all last summer and fall, Future150 is ready to release its first-look national rankings for the class of 2018. There were some big movers in the class, such as Montverde Academy (FL) power forward EJ Montgomery, who now claims the top spot, and small forward Marvin Bagley Jr. checks in at two after being at number one for all of 2014. The remaining players inside the Top Ten are as follows.   Power forward Jordan Brown, out of California, is a monster on offense and a shot blocking machine on defense, and claims the third spot…
  • The Backbone of The Jungle community

    30 Jan 2015 | 5:02 pm
    by ERosenbergMarin City, California, also known as The Jungle, is located just North of the Golden Gate Bridge in the Bay Area. The Jungle is home to many talented basketball players and is becoming a recruiting ground for local high schools, AAU teams, and some colleges.  Players from the city have played for many top AAU teams including the Oakland Soldiers, the Oakland Rebels, Lakeshow, and the Southern Marin Lightning.  Every year, the city with a population of just under 3,000 people, has a few athletes continue on to play for college teams. Being that Marin City is considered…
  • Try to stop Jordan

    29 Jan 2015 | 3:40 pm
    by Andrew ForceWith a name suggestive of scoring prowess, Jordan Lyons continues to proudly lead his McIntosh Chiefs (22-0) towards an undefeated regular season.  Countless high school teams plan the undefeated campaign, but realizing that dream requires exceptional talent at the top and driven role players. We expected a lot this season because Jordan and point guard Will Washington have been starting since their freshmen year," said father Elliott Lyons.  "We had the bar very high, but nobody expected them to be undefeated at this point." MHS knocked off a couple of 6A teams and…
  • Kansas offers Billy Preston

    28 Jan 2015 | 3:40 pm
    by Andrew ForceThe spectacular Billy Preston left Redondo Union High School earlier this month. "We are definitely moving toward the Prep School situation," said mother Nicole Player two weeks ago.  "Redondo has a block schedule...that didn't fit." Now Preston plays for Prime Prep (TX).  This week Kansas Head Coach Bill Self extended an offer to the explosive wing.  "He is a natural guard," said AAU Coach Etop Udo-Ema.  "He has a big body though.  He can play bully ball too, but he is a natural guard.    Preston is one of many exceptional magic…
  • Milstead Has A Bright Future

    28 Jan 2015 | 3:04 pm
    by ERosenbergDamari Milstead is one of the top point guards in the state of California for the class of 2017. Milstead can score at the rim with both hands and can also get it done from three-point range.  He uses his controlled handles and scoring ability to help free up his teammates.  The poised guard is averaging just less than 15 points per game, along with five assists and about four rebounds per game.  He is a great leader and understands the game very well for such a young player. The 6’1” leader has already received many offers from division 1 schools,…
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  • 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…
  • Winning With Class & Sportsmanship In Basketball

    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

    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…
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