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College Hoops Monday: Your Commentary

December 20th, 2010
Kenny Boynton snapped out of his slump SaturdayFinals week kicked off last week with Louisville and Tennessee picking up big wins on Saturday as the Cardinals beat UNLV while the Vols handled Pittsburgh. And what did both teams do in their next act? They lost games many expected them to win to Drexel and Oakland respectively. A key trait of teams who tend to reach high levels come March is the ability to maintain focus and take care of business regardless of the opponent, and that's why the matinee between Jacksonville (6-3) and Florida (8-2) is a game to keep an eye on.

#134 East Tennessee St: 2010-11 Basketball Preview

August 15th, 2010
East Tennessee StateOverall Rank: #134

Conference Rank: #2 Atlantic Sun Conference

 

Jon Teitel's Coach Interview Series: Campbell's Danny Roberts

August 13th, 2010
Danny Roberts (r) with Fred McCall and John Wooden

In the most recent installment in his coaches interview series, CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with Danny Roberts, who coached the Campbell Camels for fourteen seasons. Roberts led the Camels to two NAIA Tournament appearances and oversaw the transition from NAIA to Division I, where they are now a member of the Atlantic Sun Conference. 

Jon Teitel: You played both basketball and baseball at Campbell. Which sport were you better at and which sport did you like more?

Jon Teitel's Interview Series: Belmont Great Joe Behling

August 13th, 2010
Joe Behiling is Belmont's all-time leading scorer

In the most recent installment of his "Forgotten Legends" interview series, CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with Joe Behling, who played just one year of high school basketball before going on to become the all-time leading scorer in Belmont history. Behling, who finished his career with 2,823 points, is best remembered by fans in the Nashville area for his 58 points scored in a win over city rival Lipscomb, which was ranked number one in the nation (NAIA) at the time. Behling is now an elementary school teacher in Nashville.  

Jon Teitel's Coaches Interview Series: Former Northern State Head Coach Don Meyer

June 9th, 2010
Coaching legend Don Meyer

In the latest installment of his coaches interview series CHN writer Jon Teitel spent time with college coaching legend Don Meyer, who made his mark at both Lipscomb and Northern State. Now retired from coaching, Coach Meyer still teaches at Northern State in addition to running an online coaching academy. 

Jon Teitel: At Northern Colorado you had a career pitching record of 22-2 and were named All-American on the basketball court. Which sport did you enjoy the most, and which one were you better at?

Jon Teitel's Interview Series: ETSU Legend Keith "Mister" Jennings

May 10th, 2010
East Tennessee StateRecently, CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with East Tennessee State legend Keith "Mister" Jennings, one of the greatest players in school history. Jennings still ranks in the top four in six major statistical categories and nearly led the Bucs to an improbable upset of top seed Oklahoma in the first round of the 1989 NCAA Tournament. In the first of three straight trips to the Big Dance, the Bucs fell 72-71, one of only a handful of one-point losses for sixteen seeds.

Jon Teitel: How did you get the nickname "Mister", and do you like it?

Q&A w/ ETSU's Tommy Hubbard & Micah Williams

March 17th, 2010
East Tennessee StateAs part of his 2010 NCAA Tournament Q&A series, Jon Teitel spoke with the ETSU Bucs two leading scorers. They talk about what it will be like going up against #1 seed Kentucky amongst other things:

ETSU SF Tommy Hubbard - 14 ppg, 8 rpg

Jacksonville 2010 NIT Capsule

March 12th, 2010
Jacksonville

Jacksonville Dolphins

Atlantic Sun Conference (17-13, 14-6)

 

ETSU 2010 NCAA Tournament Capsule

March 12th, 2010

East Tennessee State Buccaneers

Atlantic Sun Conference (20-14, 13-7)

 

College Hoops Saturday Recap: Three More Tickets Punched

March 7th, 2010
Murray State Earns First Berth Since 2006

Cornell got things started on Friday night with their third consecutive NCAA Tournament berth and three more guaranteed themselves spots in the Field of 65 on Saturday. In the most anticipated of the three finals it was Murray State picking up their 30th win of the season, dethroning defending Ohio Valley champ Morehead State 62-51 in Nashville. Isaiah Canaan scored 16 points off the bench to lead the way for Billy Kennedy's team, who will represent the OVC in the Big Dance for the first time since 2006.