Found February 07, 2013 on
Shawn Kemp Jr
Duke Blue Devils
Virginia Tech Hokies
While there is less games on Thursday the quality is a lot better. Check out who I like.
Christian Wofford and Cody Zeller (Indiana) – Both Wofford and Zeller are must plays against an Illinois team that lacks post presence. Wofford is Mr. consistent; he has scored in double figures in 12 straight games. He is coming off a double double in the win over number 1 Michigan. I still don’t think the Hoosiers give the ball enough to Zeller but in his last two games he has scored 19 points and had over 10 rebounds.
C.J. Leslie (NC State)- Last time NC State played Duke, Leslie finished with 25 points and 6 rebounds. He is just so quick and the Blue Devils don’t really have anyone who can match him. Duke’s Ryan Kelly is out and Josh Hairston is likely out also, so that leaves Leslie up against a true freshman.
Alex Len (Maryland) – Len is likely a top 5 pick in this year’s upcoming NBA Draft. In the first match up against the Hookies; Len was 1 rebound away from a double double....
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Associate head coach Tim Buckley, Cody Zeller and Jeremy Hollowell met with the media on Wednesday afternoon to preview No. 1 Indiana’s Thursday showdown with Illinois in Champaign.
Watch both press conferences in the embedded media players below:
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Christian Watford, Cody Zeller and Jordan Hulls met with the media following No. 1 Indiana’s 74-72 loss to Illinois on Thursday at Assembly Hall.
Watch and listen to their postgame comments in the embedded media player below:
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — After leading by 14 points on two separate occasions, Indiana couldn’t hold on Thursday night at Assembly Hall and the No. 1 Hoosiers dropped their second conference game 74-72 to Illinois. The loss moved IU into a three-way tie with Michigan and Michigan State for the Big Ten lead.
Here’s a look at five takeaways from IU’s loss to the Fighting Illini:
Some call it parity, although that's being kind.
Some chalk it up to the pressure, but that, too, doesn't tell the whole story.
Some call it the curse of the one-and-done's, saying this was as predictable as the next full moon.
Whatever you call it and whatever the cause, the truth of the matter is college basketball isn't very good right now.
Want proof? Name...
The focus in the ACC this weekend will once again be on league-leading Miami, as the No. 8 Hurricanes host North Carolina Saturday at 2 p.m. in another sellout at BankUnited Center.
Not only does this game present an additional big-time basketball event at a school that has had so few in its history until 2013, but it also presents a challenge to the Canes to remain unbeaten in...
Does anyone want to be No.1?
Over the last five weeks the No. 1 team in the nation has fallen. Last week it was Michigan courtesy of the Hoosiers. This week the Hoosiers were looking to buck that trend, but first things first--they had to make it by the Fighting Illini.
Looking at Illinois you would think that shouldn't be a problem. The Illini were 15-8 overall and just...
Jake Layman scored 14 points to lift Maryland to a 60-55 victory over Virginia Tech on Thursday night.
Alex Len added 10 points for the Terrapins (17-6, 5-5 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won their second straight after losing games at Duke and at Florida State.
Len's two free throws with 58.4 seconds left gave Maryland a 56-53 lead. After Virginia Tech's Robert Brown...