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Southwest Region Final Thoughts: What's in Store for 2011-12?

April 8th, 2011
Bill Self's Jayhawks were clicking on all cylinders offensively

Next up in the short series of looking ahead to next season is the Southwest region, where things essentially went haywire the first weekend. Advancing to San Antonio was the top seed Kansas and seeds 10 through 12, and when the dust settled VCU won the region. A number of teams have some important personnel issues to address, but the Jayhawks won't be the lone team expected to contend for their league title out of this region in 2011-12.

"Big Dance" Interviews: Akron Postseason Teleconference

March 15th, 2011
Keith Dambrot's Zips are back in the Big DanceYesterday CHN writer Jon Teitel participated in MAC champion Akron's postseason teleconference in advance of their second round matchup with two-seed Notre Dame. Keith Dambrot's Zips were last in the NCAA Tournament in 2009, losing to Gonzaga in the first round.

Senior small forward Brett McKnight

Southwest Region Overview: Kansas Leads the Way

March 15th, 2011
Kansas forward Marcus MorrisTulsa (March 18)
(1) Kansas vs. (16) Boston University

College Hoops Saturday Recap: UConn Makes History

March 13th, 2011
UConn won five games in five days to win the Big EastFew people thought it could be done: winning five games in five days had never happened in the history of conference tournaments, and no team in the history of the expanded Big East Championship had gone from playing on Tuesday to the tile game. That all changed when Preston Knowles' attempt to tie the game at the buzzer hit the back iron, giving Connecticut the 69-66 win and their seventh Big East Championship title (first since 2004). MVP Kemba Walker scored 19 points, making the game-winning play on an assist after scoring a tournament-record 130 points through five games.

Sears BracketBusters Saturday Preview

February 19th, 2011
Mickey McConnell led Saint Mary's with 27 pointsScore two wins for the Colonial Athletic Association, with VCU winning at Wichita State and Drexel defending their home floor with a win over Kent State in Friday's Sears BracketBusters contests. VCU needed a pair of Joey Rodriguez free throws with eight tenths of a second remaining to win a game they nearly handed over after leading by nine at the half. Rodriguez racked up 11 assists to go along with 15 points. Bradford Burgess scored 17 to lead the Rams, and Joe Ragland scored 15 to lead the Shockers.

College Hoops Monday Preview: Your Commentary

November 15th, 2010
Oakland's Keith BensonDespite the amount of attention being given to ESPN's 24-hour college basketball marathon that tips off at midnight (Miami at Memphis) there are some good games on the docket Monday night. In the early window there are a two under the radar games that lack television coverage but won't lack for quality. Oakland (0-1), the preseason favorite in the Summit League, makes the trek south to take on one of the favorites in the Mid-American in Ohio (1-0). Two of the better players not in BCS conferences will be on display in Athens: Oakland center Keith Benson and Ohio guard D.J. Cooper.

#55 Ohio: 2010-11 Basketball Preview

October 26th, 2010
Ohio Bobcats

Overall Rank: #55

#85 Central Michigan: 2010-11 Basketball Preview

October 5th, 2010
Central Michigan

Overall Rank: #85

Jon Teitel's Coaches Interview Series: Former Eastern Michigan Head Coach Ben Braun

September 28th, 2010
Ben Braun led EMU to the NCAA Tournament appearances

In the latest installement in his coaches interview series, CHN writer spent some time with current Rice head coach Ben Braun, who also made stops at Eastern Michigan and Cal. At EMU Coach Braun led the Eagles to three NCAA Tournament appearances, including a trip to the Sweet 16 in 1991. Now in his second season at Rice, Coach Braun and his staff are looking to build a program that can compete with Memphis atop Conference USA.