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College, NBA Draft / Jun 19, 2013 / 2:15 pm

We Asked 7 Second-Round Draft Prospects To Pitch Themselves To NBA Teams

Brandon Paul

Brandon Paul (photo. University of Illinois Athletics)

With the NBA Draft approaching, every guy going through the draft process is pitching themselves. Teams are looking at their on-court skills as well as their off-court demeanor as they seek to find who will help their team. I recently caught up with a number of second-round prospects and asked them to pitch themselves to an NBA team. Here’s what they had to say. Read More »

Smack / Mar 25, 2013 / 12:10 am

Aaron Craft Hits The Biggest Shot Of The Tournament; James Harden Beats The Spurs

Aaron Craft

Aaron Craft (design. Kevin Dearth)

Sometimes an early test is all a top seed needs to get themselves going in March Madness (think Tyus Edney for UCLA in ’95). Ohio State had theirs yesterday against Iowa State, and are still alive because they have one of the best leaders in college basketball … Read More »

College / Nov 14, 2012 / 2:00 pm

Indiana’s Big Red Machine Loaded For Title Run Behind Cody Zeller

Cody Zeller

Midnight Madness is over, and with it went the smoke machines, dunk contests and laser shows that kick off the season. College basketball begins now, and while the excitement still remains it’s time to peel the hype back and see who the nation’s best truly are. That’s why Dime has you covered with individual previews of the nation’s top 15 teams and a few others just outside, all over the course of the next few weeks. Today, Indiana. Read More »

College / Dec 12, 2011 / 11:00 am

Monday Madness: Best & Worst Of The College Basketball Weekend

Thomas Robinson

Thomas Robinson (photo. Jeff Jacobsen/Kansas Athletics)

I’ve been to some good games at some great venues – Madison Square Garden for the NBA, CenturyLink Field in Seattle for the NFL, Busch Stadium in St. Louis for Major League Baseball – but I doubt there’s a better place to watch a big game than Assembly Hall at Indiana University.

The house that Bob Knight turned into NCAA hoops holy ground was the site of not only the best college basketball game of the season on Saturday, but maybe the best game of any sport in 2011. Sports Illustrated writer Seth Davis tweeted afterward that Indiana’s buzzer-beating upset of No. 1 Kentucky might have been the best regular-season game he’s ever seen. Read More »