TheBaker’s College Basketball Files: The NCAA’s Ivan Drago

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

I was first introduced to Art Parakhouski during Championship Week last year. The Radford center single-handedly transformed the Highlanders from a 10-20 cellar dweller in the Big South to the conference’s champion in his first season at the school. The 6-foot-11 center scored 26 points and pulled down 18 rebounds ...

TheBaker’s College Basketball Files: Early Mid-Major Eye Test

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

As every college basketball season unfolds, the search for the next Mid-Major team to achieve NCAA Tournament success takes form. The usual characters are still there. Butler is still good despite its inability to beat any top-25 teams (1-3, if you count the win against an Evan Turner-less Ohio State). Gonzaga has ...

TheBaker’s College Basketball Files: The SWAC Is Whack

Monday, January 11th, 2010

As a Big Ten basketball fan, I feel spoiled. Not only is the Big Ten the most competitive conference from top to bottom, it has the best coaches and its own beautiful, everything-in-HD channel. Seriously, almost every night there’s a game in the conference worth watching - that is unless ...