Great competitors "have a motor that does not let them get tired, either physically or mentally."
- Stan Jones, FSU Assoc. Head Coach 

May 22, 2012
Ken’s High Five: 5 coaching moves that put capable programs on the radar
Throughout the spring each year the domino effect of coaching moves establishes coaches and their new programs into the landscape of the upcoming college hoops season. The following five key moves that will help five programs reconfigure themselves into the fury that engulfs the Ides of March. 1.) Frank Martin, South Carolina – This is [...]

April 14, 2012
Ken’s High Five: The Jordan Brand Classic
The West shaded the East, 99-95, in the Jordan Brand Classic Saturday night in Time Warner Cable Arena as the top seven national players competed with UCLA-bound Shabazz Muhammad taking home the MVP for the West and Rodney Purvis, the crown jewel of Mark Gottfried’s N.C. State class, leading all scorers with 22 points and [...]

April 12, 2012
Jordan Brand Classic featuring creme de la creme
Wednesday night in Charlotte, NC, ESPNU had the ultimate treat for the millions of college hoops fans who are still having withdrawals for yet another stellar hoops season, NCAA Tournament, and Final Four. The nation’s No. 2 high school baller, Shabazz Muhammad, announced his intentions to play at UCLA at around 7:45 PM and then [...]

April 12, 2012
Johnson departure strange at LSU
When Trent Johnson came to LSU four years ago, he inherited a veteran squad that went 27-8 upon losing to North Carolina in the Final 32. In that game, the Tigers were tied with the Tar Heels with eight minutes to go and looked poised to pull a major upset and then the Final Four [...]

April 3, 2012
Cat Fancy: Cal’s Felines make statements
As 40 minutes were exhausted on Kentucky’s 67-59 national championship victory over Kansas, the Wildcats’ 38-2 season all of a sudden took on several statements. First, a dominant player can emerge without so much as scoring but one basket from the floor; two, the one-and-done philosophy can work. It just needs the right talent with [...]

April 1, 2012
Kentucky’s experience, unselfishness put it one win away from greatness
We all know the 2011-12 Kentucky Wildcats are a great basketball team. They have ran to a 37-2 record and are now 40 minutes away from a victory over Kansas that will make the “greatness” factor academic. It’s amazing in the current sports landscape how you have to win the “bling” to be put on [...]

April 1, 2012
Kansas knows shot-blocking as well
Anthony Davis of Kentucky may the most celebrated shot blocker since Bill Russell as he totals 180 going to tomorrow night’s game, but Jeff Withey and Thomas Robinson have held serve in the center. Withey blocked Ohio State center J.J. Sullinger three times in a row Saturday night in the Jayhawks’ 64-62 win over Ohio [...]

April 1, 2012
Cardinals went down swinging
The Louisville Cardinals lost 136-man games to injury this season. They treaded water even when they had lost five out of seven at mid-season. When players started to get healthy, the ‘Ville started to bourgeon. The Cardinals never were a great offensive team, but played impeccably great defense in holding opponents to 38% and forcing [...]

March 29, 2012
Outstanding Defense leads Stanford to NIT title
NEW YORK CITY - Stanford defeated Minnesota 75-51 to win the championship of the NIT on Thursday. A look back on the evening at Madison Square Garden?. The NIT title game featured two former champions squaring off for the top prize in the tournament’s 75th edition. A little added background? Stanford, led by [...]

March 28, 2012
The Battle for the Bluegrass at the Final Four
When No. 1 Kentucky and Louisville matchup at 6:09 Saturday evening in the Louisiana Superdome, the game will take on the mantra of the irresistible force in Louisville’s defense vs. the immovable object in Kentucky’s fastbreaking high-octane offense that has been virtually unstoppable once it kicks into gear. The Cardinals have had trouble scoring the [...]


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