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 »
The college basketball season officially kicked off last week, and with the load of talent and hundreds of games being televised, it’s going to be tough to sort through the top games to watch this season. Don’t sweat it. That’s why I’m here. Read More »
The college basketball season is upon us. Stunning upsets and jaw-dropping plays will fulfill a void within the NCAAB nation.
Every year, coaches and recruiters spend tireless hours trying to locate the best high school talent in the nation and convince said talent to play for their respective programs. Players such as Andrew Wiggins, Julius Randle and Aaron Gordon are ready to make their name known to the college basketball world. Read More »
The 2013-14 NCAA season is sure to be an interesting one. Due to the high number of recruits making their one-and-done arrivals on the collegiate level, this has been one of the most highly anticipated seasons in recent memory. The amount of NBA talent available is the largest it’s been in years, which means the draft should be stacked from top to bottom. However, despite the upset in the NBA Draft this past April, with UNLV’s Anthony Bennett going as the top pick, there’s certainly no debate this year. Read More »
Last season’s UConn men’s basketball team had one of the craziest and rarest runs to an NCAA Championship that we’ve ever seen. 11 straight postseason wins eventually climaxed with a 53-46 win over Butler for the program’s third NCAA Championship. For such an incredible season, amazingly no one had covered the whole story: how they all got there, the expectations (or lack thereof) and the motivation. Until now. Read More »
It takes a full-time job, or a full-time class schedule, for one to truly appreciate a four-day weekend. And when those two extra days off come courtesy the Thanksgiving holiday, the full-time college basketball fan (or writer) goes into overtime mode.
Just about every D-I team in the country seemed to be playing in a holiday tournament this past weekend – from the balmy paradise of the Bahamas to the cold-ass bustle of New York City on Black Friday. When it was over, some top dogs were going home with their national-championship promise in doubt, while some underdogs returned to campus with brand-new hero status.
Here are the highlights and lowlights from the long weekend: Read More »
/ Nov 27, 2011 / 12:45 am
Our Saturday started off as perfectly as possible with news greeting us as our alarm clocks rang that a tentative labor agreement had been reached, and that the lockout was finally, if unofficially, over. For now, we can’t completely invest ourselves in a new season – scheduled to be 66 games, starting on Christmas day – but pretty much everyone agrees on one thing: this deal will get approved and will get done. Book it. So who won and who lost? With the cancellation of games, everyone loses: the fans, the owners and the players. But as far as the approved deal, many of the leading names on both sides came out of this looking as good as they could’ve under the current circumstances. Read More »
/ Nov 26, 2011 / 12:25 am
UCF didn’t want to talk Big East. They were also apparently sick of hearing about UConn’s 16-game winning streak as well. Whether they make the jump to the Big East soon or not, the Knights let their play do the talking: we deserve to be there. Down 17 with 16 minutes to go against the defending champs, a team that hadn’t lost a game in seemingly forever, and sporting probably the best backcourt in the country… none of it fazed UCF. Behind Marcus Jordan (yes, the son of MJ) and Keith Clanton (both dropped 20, Jordan added seven rebounds and assists), they stormed back and beat the No. 4-ranked Huskies 68-63. Read More »
/ Nov 25, 2011 / 1:38 am
UConn wasn’t about to let some team from UNC-Asheville steal their shine on Thanksgiving. The Huskies have now won 16 games in a row, and they can thank everyone they have a backcourt like Jeremy Lamb and Shabazz Napier. Those two dominated once again as they both scored 23 points and Napier added seven assists. We’ve had many people – actually most of them have been UConn fans but still – tell us that UConn is just as good as UNC and Kentucky. Those two are considered the two biggest powers in the country by far, and in the public eye have all but wrapped up spots in the championship. Can UConn steal their glory? … Read More »
OK, college football, you got this one.
Responding to a week of college basketball that started strong with ESPN’s 24-hour tip-off marathon, then got scandalous with news of a potential catastrophe at Syracuse, the gridiron guys regained the spotlight with some Top-5 upsets and plenty of down-to-the-wire thrillers.
But even though college hoops took a comfortable backseat to the BCS, NFL and NASCAR, that doesn’t mean it was uneventful. Here are the best and worst of the weekend: Read More »