Posts tagged "College 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 »

Northwestern Wins Early Season Tourney; Helping NCAA Chances?

Northwestern Wins Early Season Tourney; Helping NCAA Chances?
For the second time in three years, Northwestern, the only college basketball team from a power six conference never to have made the NCAA Tournament, has won an early season holiday basketball tournament. In 2009, the Wildcats stayed home and beat a tourney bound Notre Dame team in the semi-finals of the Chicago Invitational Tournament.... 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 »

Summary of DePaul, UIC Recruiting Classes

Summary of DePaul, UIC Recruiting Classes
DePaul coach Oliver Purnell inked two players Wednesday to a National Letter of Intent with DeJuan Marrero and Jodan Price. Marrero is a 6’5” forward from Gary, Ind. and Price is a 6’7” guard/forward from Beverly Hills, Mich. Marrero averaged 22.1 points and 15.3 rebounds per game as a junior at Gary’s Bowman Academy. The... Read more »

The Illini Had Deron Williams, Now UIC Has Darrin Williams

The Illini Had Deron Williams, Now UIC Has Darrin Williams
With the start of the NBA season locked out, and the very real threat of losing many more games to the labor crisis, we haven’t had a chance to talk about New Jersey Nets point guard Deron Williams. But we can talk Darrin Williams, the UIC Center named to the Horizon League preseason all-conference third... 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 »

Notre Dame Sends Seniors Off with 93-72 Destruction of Villanova

#9 Notre Dame came out of the gates shooting red hot from behind the arc, and the initial surge set the evening’s tone. #14 Villanova was never able to catch their breath and catch up, as they spent pretty much the entire first twenty minutes with half as many points on the scoreboard as the... Read more »

Big Ten Basketball Power Rankings 2-1-11

Lots of shakeup this week in my Big Ten Power Rankings. Let’s see where everyone shakes up. “CAN’T WAIT” as the New York Jets Bart Scott would say: 1. Ohio State Buckeyes (22-0, 9-0) Following their narrowest of escapes against a much less talented Northwestern team on Saturday night; it’s pretty obvious they’re not going... Read more »
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Tubby Smith's Must Read Comments on Social Media, News Business

In today’s college basketball landscape, Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites are having more of an impact than ever.  At Media Day, I had a rather thought-provoking and exclusive conversation with the Minnesota Golden Gophers Head Coach, the legendary Tubby Smith about all the media issues that can affect his program, the Big Ten... Read more »