I feel like we’ve seen this before. Yes, UConn’s Shabazz Napier has made game-winners before. But the first time I saw this highlight, I thought of 1998. The NCAA Tournament. The Sweet 16. UConn. Washington. Richard Hamilton. For some reason, back-taps always seem to work out well for the Huskies.
Napier was a beast all night, lighting up the Gators for 26 of his team’s 65 points, pushing his sterling season averages to 16.4 points, 5.6 assists and an incredible 7.3 rebounds per game for the undefeated No. 12-ranked Huskies. Read More »
Every other Wednesday, we’ll be assessing how the top prospects of the 2014 NBA Draft are faring in college and overseas. Stick with us each week for assorted thoughts, including the biggest risers and fallers, the standouts, the sleepers and what we know and don’t know about the next NBA Draft class… Read More »
Oklahoma State sophomore and National Player of the Year candidate Marcus Smart was having his usual dominating game tonight, but he couldn’t hit an outside shot against South Florida. Except, right before halftime, the 6-4 point guard built like brick, lofted a 65-foot prayer that ripped the twine. Read More »
As a player and now as a coach, Cameron Dollar’s basketball life has been defined by being thrown into pressure situations and thriving when others would simply hope to survive.
Back in 1995, Dollar was a sophomore backup point guard at UCLA when, less than three minutes into the national championship game against Arkansas, he was called upon to replace injured starter Tyus Edney. Facing the Razorbacks’ vaunted “40 Minutes of Hell” full-court pressure, Dollar kept a steady head and a solid handle – finishing with six points, eight assists and four steals – and guided the Bruins to their 11th national title. Read More »
We haven’t been this excited for a college basketball season in a long time. The freshman class is so deep this year that its most hyped prospect (Andrew Wiggins) has been a bit of a letdown so far and yet hardly anyone is talking about that. That’s because Jabari Parker of Duke and Kentucky’s Julius Randle have been so explosive, so unstoppable, so obviously on another level from almost every other player in the country. Read More »
While teammate Nick Johnson has been Arizona’s best player so far, fab freshman Aaron Gordon is supplying the highlights. Last night against Rhode Island, Gordon wasn’t dominating like Marcus Smart or even leading like Jabari Parker. But he was doing what he probably does best: catching and finishing plays above the rim. Check this out. Read More »
The special freshman this season in men’s college basketball are joined by a super sophomore in Oklahoma State point guard Marcus Smart. Smart probably would have gone No. 1 in the 2013 Draft had he come out but elected to stay in school. Cowboys fans are pretty happy about that after he dropped 39 points on the Memphis Tigers last night including a nasty alley-oop. Read More »
Duke relaxed a little bit against Eastern Carolina University tonight in the second half, and the game was closer than many predicted for the No. 6 ranked Blue Devils. But Rodney Hood dropped 30 points, and Jabari Parker scored 21, including two on this electrifying coast-to-coast dunk. Read More »
During Friday’s Michigan State Columbia almost-upset, where the Ivy Leaguers held a seven-point advantage in the second half, the Spartans crowd played a hand in their team’s avoidance of said upset. If you went to a state school and your Ivy League friends give you a hard time about this, make sure to forward them this highlight. Read More »
Grinnell College shooting guard Jack Taylor, who set the NCAA single-game scoring record last year after pouring in 138 points, broke past the century mark again today. This time, though, he did so in just 29 minutes of action! The 5-10 gunner scored 109 points during Grinnell’s 173-123 victory over Crossroads. Read More »