Archive for the ‘College Basketball’ Category

Wichita State vs. Indiana State – Upset level: DEFCON 2

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

It is not often that an undefeated, top five men’s basketball team strolls into Terre Haute, Indiana, for a Missouri Valley Conference game. OK, so it has never happened. But tonight, Indiana State (17-5) has a chance to pull off what would surely be one of the biggest wins in ...

Why did Southern play Champion Baptist?

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

The most eye-popping college basketball score of this season came on Monday night as Southern University trounced Champion Baptist in a 116-12 massacre. The Jaguars scored the first 44 points of the game to set a new NCAA record, and Champion Baptist shot a disastrous 3 of 44 (6.8 percent) ...

Southern Illinois basketball coach goes on epic post-game rant

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Barry Hinson. Learn the name. Why? Because he's going to be in the news for a while. Hinson is the head coach of Southern Illinois' men's basketball team, which lost to Murray State 73-65 on Tuesday night to fall to 2-8 on the season. During his post-game press conference, Hinson he ...

Old Spice Classic: Day 1 thoughts, Day 2 predictions

Friday, November 29th, 2013

Ah, Thanksgiving weekend, a time for food, family, friends, football and corny alliterations college basketball. Yours truly has the privilege of being on site to cover the Old Spice Classic, an eight-team tournament at the HP Field House located at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, FL. Day ...

Varez Ward: Former Auburn player indicted for point shaving

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Former Auburn basketball player Kyievarez "Varez" Ward has been charged with conspiring with gamblers to throw games during the 2011-12 college basketball season. Ward was suspended midway through the 2012 season as the FBI investigated him for point-shaving. Ward faces two bribery-related counts for "commerce to influence, in any way, by ...

Decensae White: Former Bob Knight player arrested for rapper’s murder

Monday, May 27th, 2013

Have you heard the one about the former Bob Knight recruit, the Russian mobster and a murdered 19-year-old rapper named Lil Phat? There's no punchline. Though it sounds like a story line straight out of CSI: David Caruso, this is as real as it gets. Former Texas Tech basketball player Decensae White ...

Louisville guard Russ Smith to return for senior season

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Conventional wisdom held that Russ Smith, Louisville's leading scorer from it's NCAA championship team, would be headed to the NBA after a remarkable junior season. That wisdom was apparently way off, as Smith has announced he will return for his senior season. The 6'1" guard averaged 18.7 points per game this ...

Reports: Marcus Smart to stay at Oklahoma State

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

At least one prominent college basketball star seems to remember the old public service message to "Be Cool: Stay In School." Oklahoma State freshman guard Marcus Smart, considered by anyone I've ever paid attention to to be a Top 5 pick in this year's  NBA draft, is expected to formally announce ...