Posts tagged "big east basketball"

Breaking Down all 9 Remaining College Hoops Unbeatens: Are Illini Legit?

Breaking Down all 9 Remaining College Hoops Unbeatens: Are Illini Legit?
Nine undefeated teams left in all of college basketball. And none of them are named Kentucky, Duke, North Carolina, Duke (ESPN loves them so much I felt the need to list them twice), Ohio State, Florida or Kansas. In other words, if you’re still undefeated at this point of this season, you are legit- at... Read more »

Notre Dame Loses Best Player, Tim Abromaitis for Season (ACL Tear)

Notre Dame Loses Best Player, Tim Abromaitis for Season (ACL Tear)
Looks like Notre Dame is in serious trouble this season. Their co-captain Tim Abromaitis suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee at practice this morning and will miss the remainder of the 2011-12 season. His loss will be felt not just in South Bend, but throughout the Big East and college basketball... Read more »

DePaul Games will Be Very Fast-Paced This Year

DePaul Games will Be Very Fast-Paced This Year
Last night DePaul defeated the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils, a team that will spend the first two months of the season on the road, with trips to No. 1 North Carolina, eighth-ranked Florida, and No. 15 Wisconsin along the way. The Delta Devils opened the season on Saturday, losing 80-67 at Notre Dame. As... Read more »
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DePaul is off to a 2-0 Start

DePaul is off to a 2-0 Start
In two of the last three years, DePaul has won four of their first five. So very early season success is nothing new to them. It’s the Big East conference games where the trouble starts. But January 1 versus Syracuse can wait for now, as the Blue Demons rolled past the Mississippi Valley State Delta... Read more »

Tim Abromaitis Replace Ben Hansbrough in Notre Dame Alpha Dog Role

Tim Abromaitis Replace Ben Hansbrough in Notre Dame Alpha Dog Role
Notre Dame basketball had an unexpected breakthrough season last year, even though it ended very poorly. They had the second best record in the Big East and were just one Big East tournament win away from probably securing a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Of course, there was the disaster upset to #10 seed... Read more »

#101 DePaul Blue Demons: College Basketball 111 in 111

The DePaul Blue Demons have been to the Big East what the Pittsburgh Pirates have been to the NL Central in recent years.  While the Pirates have come out of nowhere to be division contenders this season, second year head coach Oliver Purnell has a lot of work to do as he continues his overhaul... Read more »
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B1G 10 and Big East News and Notes

Notre Dame Fighting Irish forward Tim Abromaitis (Unionville, Conn.) is one of 22 collegian who has accepted an invitation from the USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team Committee to attend the 2011 USA Basketball Men’s World University Games training camp. The training camp, which will be held from July 29-Aug. 7 at the U.S. Olympic... Read more »

DePaul Gets Missippi in Big East/SEC Challenge

The DePaul college basketball team learned its opponent for the 2011 BIG EAST/SEC Challenge today: the Mississippi Rebels at Allstate Arena. The three-day event features 12 games in December between BIG EAST and SEC programs. Here’s the full schedule: Thursday, Dec. 1 St. John’s at Kentucky Providence at South Carolina Georgetown at Alabama Mississippi at... Read more »

Notre Dame has a NCAA Tournament #1 Seed Resume

The losses among the major college basketball national powers piled up last week- BYU, Purdue, Duke. Opening the door for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish to grab that final #1 seed. To quote ’80s one-hit wonder Spandau Ballet, “we know this. much is true.” Ohio State is the overall top seed; Kansas and Pittsburgh will... Read more »
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Casting My USA Basketball Writers Association Ballot

A secret ballot? Nah, when it comes to college basketball, I’ll shout my opinions and evaluations from the mountain top. I’ve covered a lot of teams both in the Big Ten and the Big East this past season: Illinois, Northwestern, Notre Dame and DePaul, so let’s begin. We start by choosing my District: V. of... Read more »
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