Michael Porter Jr. speaks on Kentucky Basketball freshmen, why he didn’t pick Wildcats

Porter is familiar with his foes at Kentucky. For once, the Kentucky Wildcats don’t have the premier hoops freshman in the SEC. This year, that distinction goes to the Missouri Tigers, who have Michael Porter Jr., regarded by many as the top incoming college freshman. On Wednesday, Porter was one of the stars of SEC Media Day today, and of course he got Kentucky questions. “They...
Via A Sea of Blue
40 minutes ago

Kentucky Basketball racks up preseason SEC honors

Big expectations for Hamidou Diallo, kevin Knox and UK in the SEC this season. The SEC Preseason Media Polls are in and Kentucky is projected to win the league by conference media members. Florida, Texas A&M, Alabama, and Missouri round out the conference’s top five in the new poll. 1. Kentucky 2. Florida 3. Texas A&M 4. Alabama 5. Missouri 6. Arkansas 7. Vanderbilt...
Via A Sea of Blue
2 hours ago

Tennessee Basketball: Vols picked to finish near the bottom of the SEC

No respect from the media. In a year where Tennessee returns most of their contributors and have added a number of new impact players, the Vols are still being slept on by the SEC media. They were picked to finish 13th in the media projection, only slated to be better than the LSU Tigers. That’s not a lot of respect for a team that Rick Barnes seems pretty excited about. Tennessee...
Via Rocky Top Talk
2 hours ago

UNC Recruiting: Where will Darius Days go to college?

Four-star prospect is considering LSU, North Carolina The University of North Carolina is fresh off of its biggest commitment in four years, accumulating what looks to be its best recruiting class since 2014. That year, three top-30...
Via Keeping It Heel
2 hours ago

Kentucky Wildcats Basketball hosting Morehead State in charity exhibition game; won’t be on TV

UK is hosting an extra exhibition game to raise money for charity. The Kentucky Wildcats will be having an extra exhibition game this year, and the proceeds from the game will go to charity. According to KSR’s Matt Jones, UK will host the Morehead State Eagles in Rupp Arena on Oct. 30th. Having an extra exhibition game for charity is something that’s sweeping college basketball...
Via A Sea of Blue
2 hours ago

Texas Longhorns Basketball Tip-Off Event Set for Tonight

The intrasquad scrimmage will take place in Gregory Gymnasium at 6:30 p.m. CDT, and airs on the Longhorn Network I have an odd affection for a particular Denny's menu item — I love the Moons Over My Hammy. For those who have never had it, Moons is essentially a grilled cheese sandwich with ham and scrambled eggs. It weighs in at 780 calories, half of which come from fat. It is the...
Via Burnt Orange Nation
3 hours ago

Coaches rate ‘Dores 7th in SEC; Matthew Fisher-Davis named 2nd team all-conference

Basketball season is nearly here. Vanderbilt basketball rallied from an awful start to fight its way into the NCAA Tournament in 2016-17. This winter, the conference’s coaches have ranked them in the middle of an up-and-down SEC. The Commodores were predicted to finish seventh in the league this fall at SEC Media Days in Nashville. Kentucky, unsurprisingly, was pegged to repeat...
Via Anchor of Gold
3 hours ago

Yante Maten named Co-SEC Preseason Player Of The Year

Yante Maten has some lofty expactions to live up to this season, as he was tabbed Co-SEC Preseason Player of the Year on Wednesday morning at the SEC Basketball Media Days. Maten, along with Missouri’s Michael Porter Jr. and Texas A&M’s Robert Williams,  split the honor. Both Porter Jr. and Williams are expected to be high draft picks in the 2018 NBA Draft. Maten was also named...
Via Dawg Nation
3 hours ago

#KU50: Also 24 Jeff Withey

When you have a massive brain fart and forget one of KU’s best big men of all time for no reason other than you just scrolled past his name, you have to improvise. Withey maybe doesn’t belong quite this high given that he really only had two seasons in a KU uniform, but he was so good in those two seasons that I think he deserves to be in this area. An Arizona transfer, Withey sat...
Via Rock Chalk Talk
4 hours ago

Arkansas Basketball Picked to Finish 6th in SEC

No players were selected preseason All-SEC The SEC Preseason poll has come out this Morning and the Hogs are picked to finish sixth in the conference. Kentucky and Florida took their usual spots at one and two in the conference. After that there is a big bunch of teams that will be extremely even and competitive this season. Texas A&M was third, and they return one of three players...
Via Arkansas Fight
4 hours ago

Arkansas tabbed 6th in SEC basketball preseason projections

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Arkansas men’s basketball team is picked to finish just about the heart of the SEC standings this year. The league’s preseason predictions and All-SEC selections were announced Wednesday morning. Arkansas was picked to finish sixth in the 14-team league. Just ahead in fifth was Missouri and just behind in seventh was Vanderbilt. Arkansas’ slotting is a downgrade...
Via SEC Country
5 hours ago

Villanova Basketball: What is Eric Paschall’s best position?

Taking a look at his positional fit for Villanova, from individual stats to team-wide effectiveness. There’s been plenty of discussion this offseason on where exactly Eric Paschall fits into Villanova’s rotation for 2017-18. Paschall spent a lot of time in the frontcourt last year, necessary with the roster crunch after two key rotation pieces became unavailable. While standing only...
Via VU Hoops
5 hours ago

Marquette Men’s Basketball Picked To Finish 7th; Markus Howard Named To Preseason All-Big East Second Team

Sure, that all makes perfect sense. If it’s Big East Media Day, that means it’s time for preseason awards as voted on by the league’s coaches. YOUR Marquette Golden Eagles have been picked to finish seventh in the Big East this season, and sophomore guard Markus Howard has been voted to the preseason All-Big East Second Team. Marquette racked up 34 points in the polling, finishing...
Via Anonymous Eagle
5 hours ago

South Carolina basketball: Gamecocks picked 11th in SEC

On Wednesday at SEC Media Day, the South Carolina basketball team was picked to finish 11th in the league. Two starters are back from last season’s Final Four squad: Chris Silva and Maik Kotsar Silva, a 6-9 junior forward, averaged 10.2 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game last season. Kotsar, a 6-10 sophomore forward, averaged 5.8 points and 4.8 rebounds for the Gamecocks...
Via SEC Country
5 hours ago

Big East preseason first team: a veteran affair

Jalen Brunson is the preseason POY; Ponds, LoVett make second team all Big East As expected, the Big East picks for preseason Player of the Year and First Team are mostly seniors who excelled last season, and a highly ranked junior. From the Big East’s release: Big East Preseason Player of the Year Jalen Brunson, Villanova, G, Jr., 6-3, 190, Lincolnshire, Ill. Big East Preseason...
Via Rumble in the Garden
5 hours ago

Coaches vote St. John’s sixth in preliminary Big East poll

The Johnnies are voted to be in the middle of the Big East pack. Agree? This season, the Big East’s coaches seem to indicate that the difference between St. John’s, Marquette and Butler is a thin line - and that once again, Villanova is voted first, though not unanimously. Also of note: DePaul, not Georgetown, was chosen for the final spot in the coaches’ poll. Coaches cannot vote...
Via Rumble in the Garden
6 hours ago

Illinois Basketball: Aaron Jordan past, present and future

There were more than a few mysteries on the Illinois basketball team with the previous coaching regime. One of the mysteries was the decline of guard Aaron Jordan. Past Jordan was a solid get for the Illini from the class of 2015. He...
Via Writing Illini
7 hours ago

Penn State Basketball 2017-18 Player Profile: Trent Buttrick

The true freshman forward will seek to be a part of the rotation from the get-go. A recurring theme you may have noticed from our player previews thus far, is how Penn State lacked depth in certain positions last season. The small/power forward spot is no exception, but perhaps Trent Buttrick could be the guy who fills the void for the Nittany Lions this upcoming season. What...
Via Black Shoe Diaries
8 hours ago

50 Days to Tipoff: Opponent Previews - Wright State, Coppin State, and Yale

Tech should take all three of these, but don’t sleep on Yale As we continue our opponent previews today, we’ll take a look at the last three mid/low-major opponents on the schedule. Starting tomorrow, we’ll move onto the major conferences. Countdown to Tipoff: 23 Days Wright State Raiders Perennially a Horizon League Contender, Wright State was in the thick of it again last...
Via From the Rumble Seat
8 hours ago

WATCH: Allonzo Trier 2017 Regular Season Highlights

Second Team All-Pac-12 selection… Most Outstanding Player of the Pac-12 Tournament and All-Tournament Team member after averaging 20.7 points 5.0 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game while shooting 50.0 percent from deep en route to Arizona’s tournament season championship… Led Arizona in scoring at 17.2 points per game… Essential to his team’s win at No. 3 UCLA (Jan. 21, 2017) in his...
Via Arizona Wildcat Athletics
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino officially fired by Louisville for cause

Rick Pitino has officially been fired by Louisville for cause, meaning the school will not have to pay him the money he is owed on his contract.Pitino has been on unpaid administrative leave since September after Louisville was tied to an FBI investigation into bribery and wire fraud in the college basketball world. One of the allegations is that a Louisville recruit was paid $100...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Coach Cronin and Players Comment on Cincinnati's Preseason Standings at AAC Media Days

Head coach Mick Cronin and Bearcats Gary Clark, Jacob Evans, and Kyle Washington talk about being picked preseason to win the conference and all three players being picked second team conference.
Via Cincinnati Bearcats Athletics
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The endless potential for the 2018-2019 Syracuse basketball team

The 2017-2018 Syracuse basketball season is nearing its beginning, but that doesn’t mean we can’t discuss the 2018-2019 season. The Orange aren’t getting a lot of hype this year, unfairly so, but that’s partially because of their youth and inexperience. The Orange aren’t returning many impactful players, but they do have an impressive young group of players that can focus on developing...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Drake wears ‘Kentucky Dad’ hoodie, addresses crowd at Big Blue Madness

Sorry, Ashley Judd — Drake is the most famous Kentucky basketball fan on the planet. The Wildcats super fan is a fixture at the basketball program’s biggest events.Friday, the program had its Big Blue Madness event, and of course, Drake was there. He even spoke to the crowd and gave a hug to his friend, head coach John Calipari. He also wore a hoodie that read “Kentucky Dad.” Speaking...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: NCAA denies eligibility for NC State freshman

On a day where North Carolina somehow avoided punishment for fake classes, North Carolina State received bad news from the NCAA because a basketball player actually went to his.Braxton Beverly, a 2017 signee, will not be eligible to play for the Wolfpack this season, according to Joe Giglio of the News & Observer.NC State knew this was a possibility when Beverly arrived at the...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino selling Louisville home amid latest scandal

Rick Pitino is on the verge of losing his job at Louisville, and it appears the longtime coach has already begun the process of skipping town.According to the Courier-Jounral, Pitino has put his East Louisville home on the market. The 5,100-square-foot house does not have a price attached to it for the public to see, but it was assessed at just over $1 million for tax purposes four...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Reporter puts John Calipari in his place at Kentucky’s media day

Kentucky held its media day on Thursday, and head coach John Calipari — who has been known to get into it with reporters from time to time — attempted to deflect a question he didn’t want to answer. That didn’t go over well with the reporter who asked it.Calipari was asked about the FBI’s investigation regarding widespread corruption in college basketball, specifically about how...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: LaMelo Ball takes flight, throws down massive dunk contest-worthy slam

LaMelo Ball may no longer attend high school, but that doesn’t mean he won’t be providing us with highlight-reel video clips.Ball, who is now being home schooled, can still work out and hit the court as he pleases, and it appears that’s what he’s been doing.A video clip of him pulling off a dunk contest-worthy slam recently surfaced, and he threw down the hammer in it. Check it out...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

X-factors and predictions for each SEC basketball team

SEC basketball teams arguably comprised the best overall conference in college hoops last year. The league boasted two teams in the Final Four after landing only five in the tournament.With November right around the corner, there is a cloud of uncertainty hovering over the conference. Basketball is hard enough to predict, and it’s even harder when two of the conference’s most relevant...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Lineup questions to ask heading into the Maryland Men’s Basketball season

The University of Maryland’s annual “Maryland Madness” first basketball practice of the season is scheduled for Saturday, October 21st at 7:30 pm. While it is normally a meaningless game meant to generate fan enthusiasm and interest, this season it provides a good opportunity to answer some of the team’s most pressing questions. With a lineup made up of mostly underclassmen, and...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

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