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Hlas: This time, Hawkeyes hit the gas, don’t choke

IOWA CITY — Last December at Iowa State, the Iowa men’s basketball team coughed up a 20-point first-half lead, a 14-point halftime advantage, and an eight-point edge with just under two minutes left. It was a crew that started four seniors and a junior, and it lost that game. That was a good Iowa team, an NCAA tourney team. The Hawkeyes who built a 15-point halftime edge Thursday...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
13 hours ago

Peter Jok scores 23, Iowa upsets No. 25 Iowa State 78-64

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Peter Jok scored 23 points and Iowa upset 25th-ranked Iowa State 78-64 on Thursday, snapping a three-game losing streak against its instate rival. Isaiah Moss had 14 points to help the Hawkeyes (5-5) beat a Power Five opponent for this first time this season. Iowa shot 59 percent in the first half, including 6 of 10 from 3-point range, and jumped ahead by as...
Via AP on Fox
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

MTSU continues winning ways over SEC, beats Vanderbilt 71-48

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) Giddy Potts scored 27 points and Middle Tennessee won its third straight over an SEC opponent with a 71-48 win over Vanderbilt on Thursday night. MTSU (9-1) has won seven of its last 12 against the SEC, including a 77-62 win at Ole Miss on Nov. 30. Potts made four 3-pointers and grabbed nine rebounds in the Blue Raiders' seventh straight win. Reggie...
Via AP on Fox
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ponds' career night lifts St John's over Fordham 90-62

NEW YORK (AP) Shamorie Ponds hit seven 3-pointers, finished with 26 points and nine assists - all career highs - and Federico Mussini scored 20 points on 7-of-9 shooting as St. John's cruised to a 90-62 win over Fordham on Thursday night. Ponds made 9 of 13 from the field, including 7-of-11 3-pointers, and had seven rebounds and four steals. Bashir Ahmed added 11 points and Tariq...
Via AP on Fox
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

St. John’s final: Red Storm throttle Fordham Rams, 90-62

Shamorie Ponds hits a career-high for the second straight game With Marcus LoVett still out due to an ankle injury, Shamorie Ponds once again spearheaded St. John’s offense in a 90-62 win over the rival Fordham Rams. Ponds finished with a game- and career-high 26 points on 9/13 shooting from the floor. He also grabbed seven rebounds and dished out nine assists throughout the game...
Via Rumble in the Garden
14 hours ago

Jayhawks need big men to step up heading into matchup with Huskers

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- The need to work the basketball inside is a product of the offense coach Bill Self wants to run and his preference to attack inside-out in half-court sets.Primary threats this season, however, dictate the Jayhawks be more proficient at running the floor and shooting from three-point range. Often, Self employs a four-guard attack.Still, he values the importance of...
Via FOX Sports
16 hours ago

No. 10 Creighton seeks 10th win versus Longwood

OMAHA, Neb. -- Less than 48 hours after passing their first road test, the Creighton Bluejays return to CenturyLink Center on Friday for one last quiz prior to finals week. Longwood will challenge the No. 10-ranked Bluejays and Creighton looks to improve to 10-0 before wrapping up the first semester. Creighton's next game won't be until Dec. 17 when the Bluejays host Oral Roberts...
Via FOX Sports
17 hours ago

End of semester matchup with Colorado

Yoeli Childs and the Cougars host Colorado Saturday at 8 p.m. MST in the Marriott Center. Against Weber State, Childs scored a career-best 10 points. (Photo by Nate Edwards/BYU Photo) BYU Game Notes With fall classes in the rearview mirror and finals just around the corner, BYU basketball will host Colorado of the Pac-12 Saturday in the Marriott Center at 8 p.m. MST...
Via BYU Athletics
17 hours ago

Video: John Beilein, Derrick Walton and DJ Wilson preview UCLA

The Wolverines are heading to Los Angeles to face No. 2 UCLA on Saturday. John Beilein, Derrick Walton, and DJ Wilson spoke with the media in advance of the trip. The post Video: John Beilein, Derrick Walton and DJ Wilson preview UCLA appeared first on UM Hoops.com.
Via UM Hoops
20 hours ago

UCLA Basketball: Aaron Holiday, THE 6th Man

The UCLA Basketball team has an explosive starting lineup, but their secret weapon is coming off the bench. That would be sophomore guard Aaron Holiday. What do you think of when the words “UCLA Basketball” are spoken? Lonzo Ball? TJ Leaf? The Alford brand? Chances are the name Aaron Holiday may not be the first name […] UCLA Basketball: Aaron Holiday, THE 6th Man - Go Joe...
Via Go Joe Bruin
20 hours ago

Northwestern Wildcats basketball giving reasons to believe

The question always persists: Is this the year for the Northwestern Wildcats? It is hard to prove, but there are reasons to believe. Caution is always the word for the Northwestern fan when it comes to the basketball team. The one big question always looms and it is easy for people to get excited and race ahead, thinking about March before January has even begun. The Wildcats are...
Via Talking 10
21 hours ago

UTEP Men’s Basketball Effort Encouraging in Defeat

It was a tough loss last night at The Pit, but the Miners showed a ton of grit and offered some encouragement to UTEP fans for the remainder of the season. There’s that word again; encouraging. We used it a few times early in the season, and despite everything that has happened over the last 3-4 weeks, here we are using it again. The truth is last night’s loss at New Mexico...
Via Miner Rush
21 hours ago

UTEP Basketball: Deon Barrett arrives in UTEP's heartbreaking loss to New Mexico

Down by double digits in the opening stages of the second half, and thoughts of a possible comeback slowly fading away, UTEP needed a boost. Whether it was on the defensive end, or the offensive end UTEP needed some life to close the gap and try to make things interesting. Enter Deon Barrett. When Barrett brought UTEP within 10 points at the 17:03 mark of the final half with his...
Via Miner Rush
21 hours ago

10 Observations from the Washington game

9-0 I wonder if Lorenzo Romar is waking up today regretting signing back on for this series against Gonzaga. These are two programs that have gone in completely opposite directions during the 10-year break in the rivalry. Here are my thoughts after the drubbing in the Kennel: All of the Huskies’ deficiencies presented in the first 5 minutes of the game. Poor ball security highlighted...
Via The Slipper Still Fits
22 hours ago

WATCH: Bill Self and Kansas Jayhawks Weekly Press Conference // Kansas Basketball // 12.8.16

Via Kansas Jayhawks Athletics
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

BADGER HATE WEEK: No One Likes Nigel Hayes

Well, maybe not “no one.” But definitely fewer than 50,000 people, that’s for sure. It’s not a secret around these parts that we’re not fans of Wisconsin Badgers forward Nigel Hayes. You might remember our classic “Nigel Must Be Stopped” post back during the Badgers’ second consecutive Final Four run. That article generated 46 comments at the bottom, a wide majority...
Via Anonymous Eagle
23 hours ago

Why Justin Patton will be key for a potential Creighton Final Four run

There might not be a more pleasant surprise in all of college basketball than the Creighton Blue Jays. A team that is sometimes forgotten in the Big East conversation behind Villanova and Xavier is now 9-0 and ranked No. 10 in the country following Wednesday night’s win over cross-state rival Nebraska.For Creighton this year, so much of the credit has gone to the backcourt of Maurice...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Gonzaga vs. Washington game highlights and interviews

This one was an absolute walloping. The Gonzaga Bulldogs absolutely dismantled the Washington Huskies on Wednesday night, 98-71. The final score isn’t too indicative of how out of control this game got early on for Washington. Gonzaga stormed out to an early lead, leading by nearly 30 with eight minutes to go in the first half thanks to a combination of torrid shooting and abysmal...
Via The Slipper Still Fits
1 day ago

Big guys get their turn for Louisville basketball

Post from: The big guys were having their way for the University of Louisville basketball team on Wednesday, dominating for a change, relegating the guards support roles in UofL’s 74-51 win over Southern Illinois University. Playing in some rarified air at the KFC Yum! Center, with Magok Mathiang actually scoring UofL’s first seven points while SIU was still searching for its...
Via Louisville Card Game
1 day ago

Syracuse Basketball Stock Watch: Coleman Up, Point Guards Down

DaJuan Coleman is enjoying the best three game stretch of his career. While that has drawn some headlines, Syracuse is 1-2 in its last three games and that fact is receiving much more attention. For now, let’s give Coleman his due. Against Wisconsin, the center was Syracuse’s best and most consistent scoring option. He made five baskets and hit two free throws to finish with...
Via Orange Fizz
1 day ago

Isaiah Briscoe has something in common with Kentucky basketball fans: He wants more Mychal Mulder

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky basketball fans clamoring for senior guard Mychal Mulder to get more playing time will be happy to know that someone with coach John Calipari’s ear is working relentlessly behind the scenes to make it happen. Mulder calls sophomore guard Isaiah Briscoe his “advocate” with the boss. “If Isaiah’s on the bench and I’m in the game, if I do something...
Via SEC Country
1 day ago

Colorado Buffaloes rally to beat No. 13 Xavier

By Pat Graham, The Associated Press BOULDER, — Colorado coach Tad Boyle made an innocent comment after a sluggish performance at the start the season: Play like that again and Xavier would beat the Buffaloes by 20. His players received the message. They made sure it didn’t go down like that. Derrick White scored 23 points and had a crucial block with 13 seconds remaining to...

Colorado Buffaloes rally to beat No. 13 Xavier

By Pat Graham, The Associated Press BOULDER, — Colorado coach Tad Boyle made an innocent comment after a sluggish performance at the start the season: Play like that again and Xavier would beat the Buffaloes by 20. His players received the message. They made sure it didn’t go down like that. Derrick White scored 23 points and had a crucial block with 13 seconds remaining to...
Via The Denver Post
1 day ago

Michigan Basketball: No Consistent X-Factor This Season

Whether it’s for better or for worse, there isn’t a consistent X-factor for Michigan basketball this season. Every game is going to be unique in that way. You can count on two things when you listen to a Michigan basketball broadcast: the mentioning of John Beilein never being an assistant coach, and the Wolverines depending […] Michigan Basketball: No Consistent X-Factor This...
Via GBMWolverine
1 day ago

Kennedy Meeks Emerges

Kennedy Meeks has quietly emerged as UNC’s best post player Entering the season, hopes, dreams, and expectations were sky-high for Isaiah Hicks. His explosiveness and energy were supposed to transfer into his starting role. At worst, he was supposed to surpass Kennedy Meeks as UNC’s go-to post player. At best, he would come close to replicating Brice Johnson’s All-American...
Via Tar Heel Blog
1 day ago
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