TAG: Julius Randle

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Apr 10, 2014 / 11:30 am

8 Prospects Who Raised Their NBA Draft Stock In The NCAA Tournament

Cleanthony Early

Cleanthony Early (Jasen Vinlove/USA TODAY Sports)

March is over–isn’t that hard to believe? Not many people would have guessed that the University of Connecticut would be the team ripping down the nets when all was said and done. I mean, I had them losing in the second round to St. Joe’s–but they kept coming back and proving why we should never doubt a program as prestigious as UConn in the tournament. Read More »

College / Apr 7, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Don’t Hate: Kentucky Will Win The NCAA Championship

Julius Randle

Julius Randle (Bob Donnan/USA TODAY Sports)

It wasn’t too long ago that John Calipari’s young freshmen lost back-to-back games late in the season. The Wildcats had fallen out of the Top 25 for the first time all season and the No. 1-ranked team in the preseason polls was an afterthought as the Madness began. It wasn’t until losing the SEC Championship Game did the ‘Cats turn it around. Read More »

High School / Apr 2, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Dime Q&A: Kentucky’s Next Big Star, Karl Towns Jr.

Karl Towns Jr.

Karl Towns Jr. (photo. Sam Forencich: USA Basketball)

Marcus Camby. DeMarcus Cousins. Anthony Davis. Nerlens Noel. Julius Randle. Kentucky coach John Calipari has a track record of developing the best young big men in the game before sending them off to greener pastures in the NBA. Yet somehow his teams haven’t featured a big man quite like Karl Towns Jr. Read More »

College, GIFs / Mar 31, 2014 / 10:30 am

Aaron Harrison’s Three-Pointer Sends Kentucky To Final Four

Aaron Harrison

Aaron Harrison (Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports)

With his brother struggling and the Wildcats in a back-and-forth battle against another Big 10 school looking to make a trip to the Final Four Dance in North Texas, Kentucky’s Aaron Harrison went off. Harrison hit four three-pointers within the final eight minutes, including a leaning, game-winning three with 3.2 seconds remaining and 6-6 guard Chris LeVert in his eye. Read More »

College / Mar 29, 2014 / 2:27 am

Kentucky Upends Louisville For Trip To Elite Eight

Julius Randle

Julius Randle (Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports)

Julius Randle came up big at the free throw line, and Aaron Harrison‘s three-pointer with 40 seconds left gave the Wildcats their first lead of the game got the job done for Kentucky, 74—69, against interstate rivals and 2013 NCAA Champion, Louisville. Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Mar 26, 2014 / 12:00 pm

NBA Draft Fast Five: 5 Undervalued NCAA Tournament Prospects

Dyshawn Pierre

Dyshawn Pierre (Timothy T. Ludwig/USA TODAY Sports)

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 »

College, Mock Draft, NBA, NBA Draft / Mar 24, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Dime Mock Draft 2.0: Would You Still Take Andrew Wiggins No. 1?

Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid

Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid (photo. Kevin Jairaj/USA TODAY Sports)

Okay, so maybe this year’s NBA Draft class isn’t quite as good as we thought. There are no LeBrons. No KDs. There might not even be a D-Wade in here. The class from 2003 is much better, and let’s not even go into discussions concerning the ’96 class or 1984. With that being said, there is a ton of talent, and we also have to remember: it’s not even April yet. With so many young players coming out, we can guarantee your opinion of them will be drastically different once we get closer to the summer. Read More »

College / Mar 20, 2014 / 11:45 am

The 25 Most Exciting Players To Watch In The NCAA Tournament

Andrew Wiggins

Andrew Wiggins (Denny Medley/USA TODAY Sports)

That time of year we all love so dearly is finally here–it’s March, folks. Once a year we crowd around our television sets and engulf ourselves with endless brackets to get a glimpse of potential upsets and stars of tomorrow. So who are they? Read More »

College / Mar 18, 2014 / 4:30 pm

NCAA Tournament: Midwest Region Preview

T.J. Warren

T.J. Warren (Charles LeClaire/USA TODAY Sports)

The Midwest region is, without a doubt, the toughest region in the 2014 NCAA tournament. Three of the four teams that made the Final Four last year have been placed in the Midwest. Wichita State, Michigan and Louisville are seeded No. 1, 2 and 4 in the region, with the three seed being the Duke Blue Devils. Read More »

College / Feb 26, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Don’t Pick These 5 Teams In The NCAA Tournament

Russ Smith

Russ Smith (photo. Jamie Rhodes/USA TODAY Sports)

As March arrives in only three days, the madness talk has already begun. At this point in the season it is time to separate the pretenders from the contenders. Everyone waits for Selection Sunday to fill out their office brackets in which they hope will finally result in a pay day at the tournament’s conclusion. Without knowing any potential matchups, I listed five ranked teams that will cause bracket masters to scratch their heads this March. The five teams below are all schools having very good seasons but each has flaws that should come into consideration when filling out your bracket. Read More »