One of the best games all season went down in Milwaukee last night. With both the Bucks and the Jazz literally playing for their playoff lives, they staged a wild back-n-forth overtime matchup that ultimately swayed Milwaukee’s way because of one man: Monta Ellis. Read More »
With Wednesday’s news that Notre Dame is joining the Atlantic Coast Conference, the national conference shuffle was back again in the headlines. Notre Dame will switch from the Big East — a la Connecticut, Pittsburgh, and Syracuse — in every sport except football, which it remains independent in. This move does two things to college basketball: One, it wreaks havoc on the Big East, officially making it the weakest BCS conference in basketball. Two, the ACC maintains its status as the most powerful conference in basketball yet again. No confirmation, but I think Mitch Kupchak is running the ACC these days. Read More »
College basketball’s a volatile market, but it’s time to buy the five teams, players or coaches highlighted here after what they did this weekend.
A vote of confidence here doesn’t mean they can’t struggle later or won’t be replaced even quicker. But before you hit the rest of the week, watch out for these players and teams on the hardwood after how they worked the weekend. Read More »
Last season, Skylar Diggins led Notre Dame to the NCAA national championship game and their third Final Four appearance. This year, second place isn’t an option. The crafty southpaw made a nearly-seamless transition to the point guard position, averaging 15.0 points, 4.8 assists and 1.9 steals per game, and is ready to ascend to the throne as college basketball’s best player. How competitive is she? Let’s just say her workout is called the “Metabolic Meltdown,” and is unlike anything you’ve ever seen.
As the NCAA Tournament field was announced, we wanted hit you with some initial thoughts on the seedings and matchups. We will have a lot more content coming your way in terms of previews, features and more in-depth analysis, but this is what struck me off the bat. Let us know what you think and stay tuned for more…
– The four No. 1 seeds make total sense: Ohio State (No. 1 overall seed), Kansas, Pitt, and Duke. After watching all of these teams one after another this past week, it seems absurd to think of the other potential high seeds, specifically Notre Dame or San Diego State, as being among the top 4. The only legit case would have been North Carolina. They split the first two games with Duke and won the ACC regular season, but after getting cracked this afternoon, they more than took themselves out of the equation. Read More »