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The 5 Worst Final Fours Of The Shot Clock Era ☆

When looking at the history of college basketball, it’s hard to apply the same set of standards to the pre-shot clock era and the shot clock era on a general level. This reality emerges to an even greater degree when trying to identify the worst games. Wyoming defeated Georgetown, 46-34, in the 1943 Final Four’s championship game. It would be all too easy to label that a deficient...
Via Run the Floor
15 days ago  |  Discuss

The Forgotten 90’s Player of the Week: Steve Smith

(photo by Amin Eshaker)   The 90's era of the NBA is an era that stands apart from all other decades throughout the history of basketball. It is defined not only by the greatest player of all-time but it also seemed as if every player in the league had a certain swagger about them. The play was hard-nosed, the players were tough, the jerseys were cool, and the haircuts...
Via Hoops Manifesto
27 days ago  |  Discuss

CBS Sports Network features studio shows throughout March Madness

Not only do CBS and Turner have four networks broadcasting live games during the NCAA Tournament, they also have CBS Sports Network to use. The cable channel has constantly provided supplemental studio coverage of March Madness. That will continue to be the case for the 2014 tournament. CBSSN kicks things off with NCAA March Madness Bracket Breakdown, which will basically serve...
Via Awful Announcing
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Jennings doubles as Boyz II Men member (VIDEO)

YouTube I’ll bet you that Joe Dumars had no clue he was trading for a member of Boyz II Men when he shipped Brandon Knight and Khris Middleton to Milwaukee for Brandon Jennings. Jennings donned some spiffy eyewear following the Pistons 115-110 win over the 76ers Sunday. It is ironic that he wore them when the team from Motown played the team from Philly?  Motownphilly – you...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

College Basketball Sports Trivia Quiz

Welcome back baconators to another edition of the favorite part of your work week, the sports trivia that not only challenges but rewards. This week we will focus on the newly started college hoops season. For any of you lucky readers that were fortunate to have a ticket to the State Farm Champions Classic at the United Center, well played my friend. What a nice set of games and...
Via Bacon Sports
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Mateen Cleaves and Detroit sports teams raising money for poverty-stricken

The state of Michigan is obviously in dire financial straits. The economic depression is hitting crisis mode for many Michigan communities. Mateen Cleaves, an icon in the whole state, but especially in the communities of East Lansing, Flint and Detroit is leading a charge to help. This holiday season the state’s sports, business and entertainment communities have joined forces...
Via The Sports Bank
November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Two Level 5 jerseys that will blow your mind win this week’s Thursday Jerzday

Happy Thursday Jerzday! Earlier in the week we dropped a double edition of random jersey sightings as we had to make up for missing a week because of Lollapalooza. Yinz came hard in the paint yet again as we had two jerseys that were mind blowing. Before we give out the awards we had a late entry from one of my favorite Detroit fans, Lisa Hernandez. Behold, a Mateen Cleaves Pistons...
Via Bacon Sports
August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Michigan State Icon, TV Host Mateen Cleaves talks Spartans (Exclusive)

Mateen Cleaves, a first round NBA draft pick is presently a sports commentator for CBS Sports Network’s “Inside College Basketball” and Fox Sports “Detroit’s Pistons Live.” Additionally, the former Pistons lottery pick hosts SiriusXM Radio’s sports talk shows “College Sports Today” and “NBA Off the Dribble.” Inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in...
Via The Sports Bank
June 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Fox Sports Pistons Analyst Mateen Cleaves talks NBA Draft (Exclusive)

Mateen Cleaves, a first round NBA draft pick is presently a sports commentator for CBS Sports Network’s “Inside College Basketball” and Fox Sports “Detroit’s Pistons Live.” Additionally, the former Pistons lottery pick hosts SiriusXM Radio’s sports talk shows “College Sports Today” and “NBA Off the Dribble.” Inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in...
Via The Sports Bank
June 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Michigan St. legend Mateen Cleaves joins CBS Sports

Mateen Cleaves is not only one of the most legendary names in Michigan State history, he’s also one of the most iconic players in college basketball lore. This Spartan warrior is known for winning a national title while on crutches, being a stellar point guard, having a very large mouth and the ugly Bill Cosby style sweaters he wore on the bench when injured. Mateen Cleaves played...
Via The Sports Bank
June 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Taylor, Bullock ready to renew UM ties

Maurice Taylor and Louis Bullock are eager to reconnect with Michigan. In their first interviews about the Ed Martin booster scandal, both former players told The Associated Press they hope to re-establish a relationship with the university now that a decade-long dissociation ordered by the NCAA has ended. Taylor and Bullock said they both regret choices they made as young men...
Via Fox Sports
May 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Trey Burke, Peyton Siva And The Heroic Point Guard

Bring up the name Ed Cota or Wayne Turner to a fan of the North Carolina Tar Heels or the Kentucky Wildcats. Bring up the name Bobby Hurley or Mateen Cleaves to a fan of the Duke Blue Devils or the Michigan State Spartans. It could be Mike Bibby, Andre Miller, Mario Chalmers, or Khalid [...]The post Trey Burke, Peyton Siva And The Heroic Point Guard appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
April 08, 2013  |  Discuss

CBS Sports Network’s Coverage of the Final Four from Atlanta

Beginning tomorrow CBS Sports Network will begin its coverage of the NCAA Men’s Baske.tball Final Four from Centennial Park in Atlanta. Throughout the weekend, hosts Adam Zucker and Brent Stover will be joined by analystsWally Szczerbiak, Mateen Cleaves, Alaa Abdelnaby, Steve Lappas and Pete Gillen, as well as insider Jon Rothstein and reporters Tracy Wolfson and...
Via Sports Media Journal
April 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Final Four Week: The best Big Ten teams in Final Four history

The Big Ten and the NCAA tournament pretty much go hand in hand. In fact one could argue that the conference helped to legitimize the tournament from the very beginning. Believe it or not the NCAA tournament wasn't always the end all, be all of the postseason tournaments in college basketball. However, the conference has claimed 9 NCAA championships to their credit and...
Via The B1g Time
April 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Lighten up, Francis

This has been rush-the-court week. Maryland. Miami. Richmond. Every night you turn on the TV and somewhere fans are dancing with the players on the court. And the inevitable reaction is that it's stupid. Nothing says "I am inferior & happy to have had the opportunity to beat my superior" like storming the court during a non-championship game. — VCU...
Via Run the Floor
January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Player of the Day: Day 2

Mateen Cleaves, Point Guard, Michigan State (’96-00)-  A throwback as far as this list goes, one of my earliest memories(I was 7 or 8 at the time) watching college basketball was the late 90′s MSU Spartan teams led by Morris Peterson and Mateen Cleaves. While Peterson turned into the better pro and was a dominant college player in his own right, the player that I like many...
Via The Sports Headquarters
December 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Michigan State Basketball: Reunion game rosters announced

EAST LANSING — The rosters for the Dec. 14 MSU reunion game at Jenison Field House have been confirmed, and let me tell you, this is going to be a fun event. View the rosters below: AWAY (Dark Top/Green Shorts) Coach: Gus Ganakas Players: Jason Aerts, Al Anagonye, Daimon Beathea, Bill Cawood, Ron Charles, Isaiah Dahlman, Terry Donnelly, Patrick Ford, Anthony Ianni, Darryl Johnson...
Via isportsweb.com
December 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Cleaves, Howe, Dungy lead 2013 Michigan Sports Hall of Fame class

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. Fans will recognize most of the members of the 57th class of the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame but a couple of them might be a surprise. The MSHOF announced their newest class at the Palace of Auburn Hills Monday before the Pistons played the Oklahoma City Thunder. Among the newest members in attendance were former Lions offensive lineman Lomas Brown, former...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
November 12, 2012  |  Discuss

the Baller's Almanac: September 7, 2012

Coach Al McGuire was born on this date in 1928 in New York City. He played high school basketball at St. John's Prep in Brooklyn, and then starred at St. John's University, where he was team captain for three years. After a short professional career, McGuire took an assistant coach position at Dartmouth. Two years later he was hired to be the head coach at Belmont...
Via Run the Floor
September 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Deadspin gets downright nasty in Mitch Albom-inspired column, which was inspired by a column

For a lot of Detroit sports fans, the name Mitch Albom means a couple things. And if you’re a follower of Michigan State Spartans or Michigan Wolverines basketball, it means quite another. Remember Albom’s column about how he “saw” Spartans legends Mateen Cleaves and Jason Richardson at the 2005 Final Four? Well, they weren’t there. [...]
Via Detroit Sports 360
June 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Michigan State 2012 season recap, 2013 look ahead

As the first #1 seed to bow out of the NCAA tournament, the Michigan State Spartans can only look at all the improvements they made this season and see success. The team finished with the number one SOS, 12 top-50 RPI wins, 16 top-100 RPI wins and 12 road/neutral wins in the nation’s top conference. They went from being unranked at the beginning of the season to earning a top...
Via The Sports Bank
March 29, 2012  |  Discuss

End of Green era leaves MSU with leadership void

EAST LANSING Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo raved about Draymond Greens leadership all season long, even mentioning him with former Spartan greats Magic Johnson and Mateen Cleaves. But Green, a senior, isnt going to be around next season. Izzo is going to be desperately searching for a replacement. Or, more likely, it will have to be replacements. One of those players...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 27, 2012  |  Discuss

End of Green era leaves MSU with leadership void

EAST LANSING Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo raved about Draymond Greens leadership all season long, even mentioning him with former Spartan greats Magic Johnson and Mateen Cleaves. But Green, a senior, isnt going to be around next season. Izzo is going to be desperately searching for a replacement. Or, more likely, it will have to be replacements. One of those players...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Draymond Green named AP All-American

Senior forward Draymond Green became only the fourth Michigan State basketball player ever named first-team All-American by the Associated Press. He joins Mateen Cleaves (1999), Shawn Respert (1995) and Magic Johnson (1979) in receiving the prestigious honor that was announced Monday. "It's an honor because those are the guys who I looked up to, paved the way for me, starting...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Like Magic, Draymond Green leads Michigan State

Michigan State's two national title teams had unselfish, charismatic, demanding leaders. Magic Johnson and Mateen Cleaves carried the Spartans to NCAA championships. And Draymond Green might do it again. After recording his second career triple-double in an NCAA tournament game, Green will try to move the top-seeded Spartans deeper in the West Regional on Sunday when they play...
Via AP on Fox
March 17, 2012  |  Discuss

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