Moore hopes recommitment to defense will turn UIC basketball around

Last season was a disaster that UIC coach Howard Moore would like to forget. The Flames won just six games all season, finishing 1-15 in the Horizon League. And that was just one year after Moore had led the team from eight wins to 18 victories and a postseason appearance in the CIT. Photo: Colorado State Athletics Throughout last season, the offense appeared in spurts but...
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Top Five Kentucky basketball players during the John Calipari era

Kentucky basketball has a long and storied tradition. There have been many great players that have come through the program and shined. However, I am only discussing the best five players at Kentucky since Calpari took charge of the Cats. This list was hard to compile, and the only factors that are taken into account are a player’s production and the impact that they had for their...
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What are the Terrapins options with Evan Smotrycz out with a fractured left foot

An already shorthanded Maryland Terrapins team may have been dealt a blow to start the 2014-15 season, as senior Evan Smotrycz will be out four to six weeks with a fractured fifth metatarsal in his left foot the announced on Sunday evening. He will undergo surgery this week. Smotrycz was expected to start at power forward for Maryland, but with the expected recovery timetable he...
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Highlights From Louisville Hoops’ First Red & White Scrimage

Rick Pitino and the Louisville Basketball program had their first of two preseason red-white scrimmages on Sunday afternoon at the KFC Yum! Center. The white squad featuring Montrezl Harrell & Chris Jones knocked off Terry Rozier & Wayne Blackshear’s red team. Click here to read out post-game report. Below you’ll find highlights from the scrimmage. Highlights from...
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Harrell & Jones Lead The White Team In Intrasquad Scrimmage Win

Photo: Petey Cautilli Cardinals fans got their first chance to see Rick Pitino’s 2014-15 team in action on Sunday afternoon in the first of two red and white scrimmages. You can see the rosters for each team in the box score below. Rick Pitino said prior to tip-off that when Montrezl Harrell and Chris Jones are on the same team, they haven’t lost a scrimmage. That was exactly...
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Louisville tries to mix 6 freshmen with 5 starters

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Starting over has created an urgency that Louisville coach Rick Pitino hasn't experienced in a few years. The Cardinals return five starters from a team that finished 31-6 and reached the NCAA Midwest Region semifinals, but must replace the scoring and leadership voids left by guard Russ Smith and perimeter threat Luke Hancock. ''We want to rebuild...
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Fizz Spotlight: Jim Boeheim

As Jim Boeheim begins his 38th season as the Syracuse head coach, the questions swirled once again about the losses the Orange faces. Just plug in new names, this year the team is without Tyler Ennis, Jerami Grant, CJ Fair and Baye Keita. This comes after losing Michael Carter-Williams, Brandon Triche and James Southerland before last season. So again, it looks like Coach Boeheim...
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Big Ten Basketball Players to Know: No. 29 – Myles Mack

Over the next few weeks we’ll be counting down to the start of the college basketball season, and we’ll do that by highlighting the 30 Big Ten players you need to know for the 2014-15 season.  No. 29 – Myles Mack, Rutgers 2013-14 Stats: 14.9ppg, 2.7rpg, 4.3apg, 40.3 FG %, 37 3pt FG % Career Stats: 12.8ppg, 2.4rpg, 3.0apg, 42.2 FG %, 38.6 3pt FG % Why you need to know him:...
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Video: UConn Basketball First Night 2014

#12 Kentan Facey slams it home during the 2014 UConn Basketball First Night on October 17, 2014 at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, CT. If you weren’t in the Basketball Capital of the World for UConn Basketball First Night 2014 on Friday night, you missed one heck of a time at Gampel Pavilion. Fortunately for everyone, Huskies All-Access host Erika Wachter was there and brings you behind...
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With The Football Team Stinking It Up, Florida F Chris Walker Wants To Know If Gators’ Fans Are Ready For Basketball Season

The Florida football team has five games remaining on its regular season schedule, but many Gator fans would likely be OK with the treacherous season ending after tonight.  Will Muschamp’s team is currently getting throttled by Missouri at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, 28-0.  Thankfully for Florida fans, the men’s basketball team’s season is set to begin in about a month. Gators’...
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Defining the Season: UConn vs. Florida

Fun fact about Florida: The Gators played Connecticut last season more than seven of their 13 SEC opponents. Not so fun fact about Florida: The Gators suffered their two lowest points of the season to the Huskies. Of course, the latter detail is bound to occur when a team loses only three times all season and two of those occasions are to the same opponent. Florida finished last...
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Syracuse officials to attend NCAA hearing on possible violations

Syracuse officials will attend an NCAA hearing this month as part of a multi-year inquiry into the school's athletic department, a source confirmed to on Friday. The hearing will be with the NCAA's Committee on Infractions. Asked this week by a Syracuse Post-Standard reporter whether he would attend the hearing, Syracuse men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim...
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WATCH: Tubby Smith falls off motorcyle during intro

Texas Tech head coach Tubby Smith looked ready to rumble when he was introduced during Friday night's Midnight Madness event sitting straddling a pretty big motorcycle.Too bad the Red Raiders coach was probably more prepared to tumble.Dressed like Shaft from the old movie franchise, Smith rode onto the court atop the hog with Isaac Hayes' iconic theme song playing in the...
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Drake introduces John Calipari at Kentucky Midnight Madness

Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball coach John Calipari was introduced to the crowd at Friday's "Big Blue Madness" festivities by none other than rapper Drake.Although Rapper seems to be a fan of every sports team, he would seem to be most tied to the UK basketball team due to his close relationship with Coach Calipari. Drake credits Coach Cal for inspiring him...
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Tubby Smith crashes motorcycle at Texas Tech Midnight Madness

The 2014-15 college basketball season is just around the corner, and universities around the country are doing all they can to get fans and players alike pumped about it. Kentucky had Drake introduce John Calipari and participate in a layup drill during its most recent Big Blue Madness event. But Texas Tech one-upped them on Friday night’s Midnight Madness. Head coach Tubby...
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Super B1G Maryland Madness

The first Maryland Madness as a member of the Big Ten was held Friday night at the XFINITY Center. It was the first chance for fans to get a glimpse of the 2014-15 Maryland men’s and women’s basketball teams, as well as the brand new state-of-the-art video board in the XFINITY Center. Both teams also unveiling their new Under Armour uniforms. Big 10 basketball media day was also...
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FizzCast: ‘Cuse Hoops is Back!

Seth Goldberg and Austin Pollack recently finished up attending Syracuse Basketball’s Media Day. Jim Boeheim discussed this year’s team, what has improved, and his expectations. Goldberg and Pollack look at last year’s team and what is different now with three key players gone. Who has to be the leader? Take a listen to find out.
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Hopkins A Key Reason to Syracuse’s Recruiting Success

Recruiting is one of, perhaps, the top reason for the success of Syracuse basketball under Jim Boeheim. Although Orange alum do not tend to make a huge impact in the NBA, aside from the biggest name in Carmelo Anthony, the talent is good enough to make Syracuse one of the nation’s top programs. Mike Hopkins is one of the biggest names in the program when it comes to recruiting...
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Ike Nwamu Throws Down Amazing Dunk At Mercer Madness (Video)

Ike Nwamu is a junior shooting guard returning for Mercer after last springs program changing upset over Duke in the NCAA tournament. Nwamu helped Mercer open their season with this amazing dunk at midnight madness. Loading Ike Nwamu's (@iken3) CRAZY dunk at #midnightmadness! #hoopmixtape #dunk #dunkcontest #mercermadness View on Instagram @-webkit-keyframes"dkaXkpbBxI...
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Maryland basketball showcase new uniforms

Maryland unveiled their new Under Armour uniforms for the upcoming season during their Maryland Madness on Friday. .@TerrapinHoops just introduced to the #SuperB1G Show, they're sporting their fresh new @UnderArmour unis as well! — Maryland Athletics (@umterps) October 18, 2014 Check out your 2014-15 @umdwbb team and their new @UnderArmour uniforms...
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WATCH: Drake shoots air ball at Kentucky's Midnight Madness

Drake air balled a wide open three pointer during his visit to Midnight Madness. The jokes will write themselves. I guess the pressure got to him.
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Photo: Recruit Attending UK’s ‘Big Blue Madness’ Absolutely Dwarfs Drake

As we showed you earlier, Drake is on-hand for Kentucky’s ‘Big Blue Madness’, given his friendship with head coach John Calipari. It looks like the superstar rapper is doing a bit of advocating for the UK head man, as he’s been spotted taking photos with potential recruits during the event. Below is one of the more ridiculous shots. Carlton Bragg is a 6-foot-8 power forward...
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Syracuse coach Boeheim facing obstacles as NCAA investigation looms

  Media day for Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim as he gets set for his 39th year at his alma mater didn't start the way it normally does. Syracuse basketball, which already faces a multitude of on-court questions entering the season, now has off-court issues looming. reported about an hour before media day was to begin Friday afternoon that the NCAA has invited Syracuse...
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Video: Drake Is At Kentucky’s Big Blue Madness, And UK Fans Are Freaking Out

Most college basketball fans know that Kentucky head coach John Calipari and rapper Drake are good friends. So it shouldn’t come as any surprise to hear that for UK’s ‘Big Blue Madness’ event Friday night, the superstar recording artist is on-hand for the festivities. Whether he’ll perform or not remains to be seen, but there is video of him shaking hands with all of Kentucky’s...
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Inside Duke Basketball practice notes 10/17/14

I was fortunate enough to get to attend Duke's practice this afternoon, thanks to my brother who hooked me up.  I'll give a player by player rundown in a moment, but first, it's always impressive to see how well Duke's practices are run.  We were there as part of the Inside Duke Basketball event put on by the Emily K Center.  As we entered we were handed a practice...
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