The best and worst of March Madness, Week 1

Monday, March 24th, 2014

It is joy. It is pain. And we cannot get enough. Every NCAA tournament opening weekend is memorable, but 2014 was particularly hellbent on taking the cake with its mix of upsets, overtime games and improbable buzzer beaters. Yet for all that brilliance, there is an equal amount of sorrow. Sure, no ...

68 facts for the 68 teams in the 2014 NCAA Tournament

Monday, March 17th, 2014

With $1 billion potentially on the line, filling out an NCAA tournament bracket takes on more meaning this year than ever before. And thus you will be looking up obscure numbers such as RPI and BPI and offensive and defensive efficiency as you try to fill out that perfect bracket. Well, ...

Court-storming leads to brawl after Utah Valley-New Mexico State game

Friday, February 28th, 2014

It was as inevitable as an invasion of Russia in winter ending badly: some day, an innocuous court-storming would turn ugly with a player-fan incident. Thursday was that day, and Orem, Utah was the unlikely site. Utah Valley topped New Mexico State 66-61 in an overtime thriller Thursday night. Utah Valley ...

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 ...

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 ...