Friday was an absolute bonanza of basketball, both college and pro. NCAA Tournament games all day and a 12-game slate of NBA games had us locked in sitting in front of a TV from noon til after midnight … Arguably the best game of the entire day was the Bulls/Pacers overtime battle in Indy. Two weeks ago it looked like the Pacers’ season was a wrap, but after outlasting Chicago 115-108 last night have now won three of their last four … Seriously, the Tyler Hansbrough thing is starting to become ridiculous. He had another monster game, going for 29 point and 12 boards, and when he fouled out in OT, it seemed like there was a definite “Uh oh, what do we do now?” vibe among the Pacers and their fans … Odd night for Derrick Rose. He tied a career-high with 42 points, but he only had 2 assists in 39 minutes. Yes, the Pacers were doubling him all over the place, but for a guy who has the ball in his hands 80% (maybe more) of the time on Chicago possessions, he needs to be setting up guys better than that … Read More »
Five NCAA teams that got my attention this past weekend for various reasons:
1. NORTH CAROLINA (2-2) Those who thought the Tar Heels were overrated — cracking the AP preseason Top 10 following an NIT finish — were proven right after UNC lost twice at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off Classic, which happened to be their first encounter with major-conference competition. Read More »
With the season already down to its last 10 games, NBA GMs have their minds set on the NBA Playoffs. But for those teams that will be counting ping pong balls instead of playoff victories, the upcoming NBA Draft has many intriguing prospects that need to be recognized. So with March Madness wrapping up, Dime contributor Lucas Shapiro continues profiling players and giving them a team that would best fit their talent. Last week was Wake Forest’s Al-Farouq Aminu, so now we’re on to Georgetown’s Greg Monroe. Read More »
Earlier today, I showed you the Jordan Icons that Cal will be wearing when they take on Louisville tomorrow night, so why not check out the kicks from Georgetown who’s playing right now. Read More »
You already know about the Air Jordan 2010, but to highlight the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Air Jordan franchise, Jordan Brand is hooking up their colleges too. For the next three days, North Carolina, Georgetown and Cal will sport silver anniversary gear head to toe to tell the story of the brand. And the gear is sick! Read More »
If you’re in NYC tonight, come through the Nike Sportswear spot at 21 Mercer for the launch Futura x Syracuse collection. Things will kick off with a Q&A featuring the legendary Futura and Syracuse alums Pearl Washington and Paul Harris, followed by a live screening of the Syracuse vs. Georgetown game at 7:00pm. With free food, drinks and a chance to win a NIKEiD Bespoke experience with Futura, you’d be a fool not to stop by.
Word of God Academy (Raleigh, N.C.) forward C.J. Leslie is a Top-10 prospect nationally. Previously committed to N.C. State, Leslie recently re-opened his recruiting and has opted to wait until the spring to decide on a college. That alone makes his one of the most intriguing stories in the 2010 senior class, and Leslie also happens to be one of its most exciting players. C.J. has agreed to give Dime and High School Hoop exclusive access in a bi-monthly diary about his season and the recruiting process as he inches closer to a decision. Here’s an excerpt from his latest entry: Read More »
If you know anything about college ball since the 1980s, you knew Georgetown vs. Temple was going to be low-scoring and physical with potential to get uglier than Pig Miller in HD.
And even still, what happened yesterday in the 19th-ranked Hoyas’ home opener was surprisingly grotesque. With the Owls adjusting to life without Dionte Christmas and G’town short as usual on reliable shooters, both teams made it a bricklaying contest. Read More »
That’s right, the start of the college hoops season is just one week away and you know what that means: it’s time to unleash the mother effing fury! For the past seven months, I’ve been bottling up a vicious mixture of excitement and rage, just waiting for the moment to release my emotions onto the rest of the world. Well that time has come. Your boy Matty D is back to give you a look at the top teams in the country and to separate the champs from the chumps. Read More »