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ACC Basketball Preview: #14 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

The Sports Bank’s college basketball season previews undergo a face lift this season. Rather than counting down the top 111 teams in 111 days, we will go conference-by-conference.  I’ve already counted down the Pac-12, Big 12, SEC, and AAC, and now turn my attention to the already new-look ACC. Since being named head coach, Brian Gregory has yet to lead the Georgia Tech...
Via The Sports Bank
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Ulis Schools WIllie Cauley-Stein and Hits 3-Pointer at Blue/White Scrimmage (video)

On Monday night, Tyler Ulis showed why he’s going to challenge for a starting spot this year. During the Kentucky Wildcats’ Blue-White Scrimmage, Ulis made several slick plays, including this crossover that nearly broke Willie Cauley-Stein’s ankles before stepping back for a three-pointer. Nasty! . Want to continue this Kentucky Wildcats discussion? Then be sure […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
2 days ago  |  Discuss

UC Irvine set to defend Big West title

It all looked so good on paper. The UC Irvine Anteaters, the 2013-2014 Big West Champions, had a dominant offense, a stifling defense, depth at every position and two of the best big men in the conference. But then along came the Cinderella known as Cal Poly in the conference tournament.  "We got surprised," said center Mamadou Ndiaye, the Big West's Defensive Player...
Via Fox Sports West
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Manning era begins at Wake Forest

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) As Wake Forest tries to climb back to relevance in college basketball, the Demon Deacons hope they won't need any miracles. Just Danny Manning. The star of Kansas' 1988 national championship team is preparing for his first year as Wake Forest's coach. He isn't promising any quick fixes. But with a decent amount of talent on the roster, this...
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North Carolina’s Marcus Paige Scouting Video

See scouting video of North Carolina’s junior point guard, Marcus Paige, from Draft Express. [Draft Express] The post North Carolina’s Marcus Paige Scouting Video appeared first on Diehardsport.
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Jim Boeheim ready for his 39th season at Syracuse

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Jim Boeheim goes into his 39th year as head coach at Syracuse with lots of new faces and the usual firm resolve to make something happen when it counts most. ''I think our biggest challenge is that we lost our three leading scorers two years in a row now, and we lost our best defensive player coming off the bench,'' said Boeheim, who has 948 career...
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John Calipari Announces Teams for Kentucky Wildcats Blue – White Scrimmage

John Calipari held a contest on Facebook this morning for fans to guess the two platoons that will square off in the annual Kentucky Wildcats Blue/White scrimmage. Here’s what the two teams turned out to be: Platoon 1 PG Andrew Harrison SG Aaron Harrison C Willie Cauley-Stein PF Trey Lyles C Karl Towns PF Derek […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What I Observed from Duke & Their Countdown to Craziness

It’s very clear that the Duke Blue Devils has two really good shooters in Quinn Cook and Rasheed Sulaimon and that Sulaimon is probably the best scoring guard on the team.  His defense is much improved and going against freshman Tyus Jones in practice is good for Sheed as well as Jones. Sheed may be […] The post What I Observed from Duke & Their Countdown to Craziness appeared...
Via Outside Analysis
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Badgers' reserve guard Hill: 'I don't want to be on the bench'

MADISON, Wis. -- Jordan Hill spent most of his offseason time in two worlds: Working on his basketball skills and thinking about working on his basketball skills. Every player wants to find areas to improve, but Hill entered the summer with a feeling of even deeper purpose after a freshman season in which he barely played for Wisconsin. During the course of those workouts, Hill contemplated...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
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Louisville Hoops Ranked No. 7 In ESPN’s Preseason Power Poll

Photo: Pete Cautilli The College Hoops crew at ESPN released their 2014-15 preseason power poll on Monday morning and have the Louisville Cardinals at No. 7. The Cards are one of four teams from the ACC in ESPN’s top ten — Duke #4, UNC #7, Virginia #9. Below is an excerpt from ESPN’s write-up on Louisville. Here is the entire top 25 rankings. Rick Pitino has more than enough...
Via The Cardinal Connect
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jahlil Okafor shines at Countdown to Craziness

Duke held their Countdown to Craziness event which is highlighted by Duke's Blue/White scrimmage.   The scrimmage consisted of just two 12 minute periods, but it was plenty of time for Jahlil Okafor to set expectations extremely high. Okafor scored 27 points on 12-14 shooting and grabbed 8 rebounds in the scrimmage.  According to the N&O's Laura Keeley, it was the...
Via SCACC Hoops
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2014-15 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Basketball Preview

The inaugural season for Notre Dame in the ACC did not go as planned. It started off a little slow, then losing star guard Jerian Grant to academic suspension turned things from bad to worse for the Fighting Irish.  They never seemed to recover, stumbling to a 15 win season, and a 6-12 record in the ACC. With Grant back, the expectation is for Notre Dame to be better this season...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

ACC Basketball Preview: #15 Virginia Tech Hokies

The Sports Bank’s college basketball season previews undergo a face lift this season. Rather than counting down the top 111 teams in 111 days, we will go conference-by-conference.  I’ve already counted down the Pac-12, Big 12, SEC, and AAC, and now turn my attention to the already new-look ACC. One of the more surprising coaching changes of the college basketball off-season...
Via The Sports Bank
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Ten Basketball Preview: #6 Michigan Wolverines

Michigan is, without question, the most difficult team to rank this year.  Losing Nik Stauskas, Glen Robinson III, and Mitch McGary (kind of) to the NBA is a lot to recover from.  Of course, the year prior they lost Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway to the NBA and were on the cusp of a second straight final four last season.  Michigan might have the horses to step up and replace the...
Via Down with Goldy
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Harrell & Rozier Too Much For The Red Team In Second Intrasquad Scrimmage

Photo: Pete Cautilli In the final of the two Red-White scrimmages, Rick Pitino decided to make some lineup changes. Because Montrezl Harrell and Chris Jones weren’t losing when they’re on the same team, Pitino mixed it up on Sunday. While Jones his red squad competed, they were simply outmatched going up against the likes of Harrell and Rozier. It’s hard to imagine those two...
Via The Cardinal Connect
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Koenig lifts white over red, 57-56, in annual Badgers basketball scrimmage

An announced crowd of 8,002 witnessed the annual Badgers Red/White scrimmage at the Kohl Center on Sunday afternoon, and those in attendance were treated to a nail-biter. It came down to sophomore Bronson Koenig hitting a pull-up jumper with 2.8 seconds left, as the white squad beat the red, 57-56. Koenig’s jumper put him in to double digits, ending with 10 points to his credit...
Via Madtown Badgers
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Jaylen Johnson Was The Happiest Man In The World When He Was Finally Cleared By The NCAA

Louisville freshman forward Jaylen Johnson was supposed to arrive on campus in June to start working out with his new teammates. Unfortunately, he wasn’t cleared by the NCAA clearing house until the end of August. The 6-foot-8, Ypsilanti, MI., native’s academic status was never a true concern when it comes to grades and test scores. The the holdup with Johnson was basically due...
Via The Cardinal Connect
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Badgers Sam Dekker: ’15 first-round or ’16 lottery?

Sam Dekker made his debut with the Wisconsin Badgers in 2012 and ever since there has been rumblings of the kid eventually leaving for the NBA. Dekker is currently projected 11th overall by NBA Draft Express and 17th overall by NBA Draft Net There’s no doubt he should make the jump to the pros, the questions lie in when he’s ready to make the jump and will his game translate...
Via The Sports Bank
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Early Basketball Opponent Preview: Boise State

Up next on the docket is our first game against a Western US team. It’s also the last game in Madison before heading to the Battle 4 Atlantis. Boise State visits the Kohl Center on November 22 with a 9 p.m. tip-off. School: Boise State Broncos Location: Boise, Idaho Conference: Mountain West Undergrad Enrollment: 18,982 2013-14 record: (21-13, 9-9 Mountain West) Top returning...
Via Madtown Badgers
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Mosquera-Perea, Blackmon Jr. react to Hysteria

Indiana sophomore forward Hanner Mosquera-Perea and freshman guard James Blackmon Jr. met with the media following Hoosier Hysteria on Saturday night in Assembly Hall. Watch what they had to say following the Hoosiers’ season opening showcase below: The post Video: Mosquera-Perea, Blackmon Jr. react to Hysteria appeared first on Inside the Hall | Indiana Hoosiers Basketball News...
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Video: Tom Crean discusses Hoosier Hysteria

Indiana coach Tom Crean met with the media following 2014 Hoosier Hysteria on Saturday night at Assembly Hall. Watch his comments, including thoughts on Yogi Ferrell, Hanner Mosquera-Perea, Robert Johnson, the new tradition of passing on the candy striped pants, the pace of the scrimmage and more, below: The post Video: Tom Crean discusses Hoosier Hysteria appeared first on Inside...
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Video: Nate Ritchie wins the Hoosier Hysteria dunk contest

Freshman forward Nate Ritchie pulled off the upset on Saturday night at Assembly Hall as he won the 2014 Hoosier Hysteria dunk contest over Troy Williams and Hanner Mosquera-Perea. Watch Ritchie’s dunk that won the contest below: The post Video: Nate Ritchie wins the Hoosier Hysteria dunk contest appeared first on Inside the Hall | Indiana Hoosiers Basketball News, Recruiting and Analysis.
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Max Hoetzel wins the Hoosier Hysteria 3-point shootout

Indiana freshman forward Max Hoetzel won the 3-point shootout at Hoosier Hysteria over redshirt junior Nick Zeisloft with 21 points. Watch video of Hoetzel’s performance below: The post Video: Max Hoetzel wins the Hoosier Hysteria 3-point shootout appeared first on Inside the Hall | Indiana Hoosiers Basketball News, Recruiting and Analysis.
Via Inside the Hall
4 days ago  |  Discuss

What to watch at Sunday’s open scrimmage.

Basketball season gets closer and closer and Sunday afternoon (doors open at 3:30 at The Barn) will be the first chance for many to see the 2014-2015 Golden Gophers. Rather than the time-wasting and excruciating "contests" of the various incarnations of the Tubby Tip-offs, like last year we should be treated to a scrimmage that actually resembles basketball. While we probably...
Via From The Barn
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Introducing, the freshmen class of the Hoosiers

Many Hoosier fans are skeptical of this year’s team because of how inexperienced and young they are.  With no seniors currently in the line-up, that does not mean that they will not succeed.  There is a freshman class of six great prospects.  These include:  James Blackmon Jr., Robert Johnson, Max Hoetzel, Jeremiah April, Tim Priller & Emmitt Holt.  Two of which were ranked...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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