My high school coach was crazy. It was a good crazy, but it was still out-of-his-mind crazy. At least, that’s what I thought at 16 years old. But if you compare him, and virtually any other coach or team across the U.S., to some of the things that go on in Turkey with their pro teams, you’ll see there is a huge difference.
A few former college players – Rhode Island’s Jimmy Baron, UCLA’s Josh Shipp, Syracuse’s Eric Devendorf – all told ESPN they’ve been a part of some insane (and dangerous) stuff surrounding basketball in Turkey. Read More »
When the highlights of past Big East Championships run on ESPN and SNY, they are dominated by theatrics from Ray Allen, Allen Iverson, Ben Gordon and Gerry McNamara. But what Kemba Walker has done over the last four days might be the most impressive Garden Championship Week performance of any. Read More »
Every year, in every draft, there’s a player or two or four who falls farther than expected. Whether it’s a projected Top-5 pick who sticks around until the double-digits, a Green Room guy who stays in the arena longer than everyone else, or a first-round talent who drops to the second, it’s an annual tradition.
Then there are those guys who wait by the phone all night and never hear their name. This year’s most notable snubs… Read More »
In the fifth overtime of last night’s game, after UConn’s A.J. Price scored the first four points of the session, and Eric Devendorf was called for his fifth foul, Jim Boeheim looked down his bench and said three works to walk-on Justin Thomas before he entered the game: “Don’t be scared.” Read More »
This morning on New York sports radio, they were debating whether or not last night’s UConn/Syracuse epic 6-OT game was the greatest sporting event ever held at Madison Square Garden. If you fell asleep, or missed it for other reasons (more on that later) this highlights are below.
We want to know how our readers experienced the game – Were you there? Did you stay up for it at home? Where did you watch it? Who did you watch it with? Let us know in the comments section…
We’re not even gonna lie, though, none of us really watched much of the second NBA game last night (Cavs/Suns) — those who weren’t at MSG for the UConn/Syracuse Big East tourney game were glued to the TV watching it. If you missed it, you missed the college basketball equivalent of 300. After the refs waved off an Eric Devendorf three that appeared to give ‘Cuse the win in regulation, the game went to SIX OVERTIMES. Every time Syracuse had a chance to take the lead in the first five OT’s, it seemed they missed the easiest shot possible. One time Paul Harris (29 pts, 22 rebs) had a clear path for a dunk and the ball slipped out of his hands, then another time he had two chances to score right under the basket (with no Hasheem Thabeet around, who’d fouled out) and couldn’t convert. Syracuse finally took the lead in the sixth OT, and knocked down its free throws down the stretch to pull out a 127-117 win … Jonny Flynn was a BEAST for the Orange. He went for 34 points, 11 assists and six steals, hitting all 16 of his free throws and playing something like 67 minutes … Read More »