"Big Dance" Interviews: Bucknell Postseason Teleconference

March 15th, 2011
Bucknell makes their first NCAA appearance since 2006Yesterday CHN writer Jon Teitel took part in the postseason teleconference for the Patriot League champion Bucknell Bison. The Bison lost just one league game during the regular season, and big man Mike Muscala was named Patriot League Player of the Year. Although experienced, Bucknell last played in the NCAA Tournament in 2006.

Center Mike Muscala

College Hoops Friday: Your Commentary

March 11th, 2011
Anthony Grant's Crimson Tide may need an automatic bid to danceFriday offers up some big matchups but none may be bigger than Georgia and Alabama in the first game of the day at the SEC Tournament. Both can still use wins (to be honest, who can't?) with the winner today keeping alive the ability to state their case on the floor while the loser has to hope their resume is good enough to warrant an NCAA Tournament bid. And the scouting reports should be fresh as the Bulldogs and Crimson Tide met in Saturday's regular season finale, a 65-57 Alabama victory in Tuscaloosa. The difference: turnovers.

Conference Tournament Preview, Part One

March 1st, 2011
Belmont's success a product of depth, balanceThe college basketball fan's favorite month of the year is finally upon us, as 346 teams are narrowed down to 68 before the process of determining a national champion begins. The first week is primarily a time for leagues that traditionally get just one bid to the NCAA Tournament to sort themselves out, with some of the most indelible images of "Championship Week" coming during this time. Below are the schedules for the tournaments that begin this weekend (the Big Sky still has games to play and the Sun Belt has yet to release their bracket) with some notes and predictions.

Jon Teitel's Player Interview Series: Lehigh Great Daren Queenan

July 19th, 2010
Daren Queenan remains Lehigh's all-time scoring leader

In the latest installment of his great players interview series CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with Lehigh great Daren Queenan, who still leads the program in points scored and rebounds. Queenan is also one of just eight players in the history of Division I college basketball to finish with at least 2,700 points and 1,000 rebounds for his career. With Queenan leading the way, Lehigh made two NCAA Tournament appearances during his time in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.  

Q&A With Lehigh Point Guard Marquis Hall

March 16th, 2010
Lehigh point guard Marquis Hall

Next up in Jon Teitel's interview series is Lehigh point guard Marquis Hall, the man whose responsibility is to get the ball to stars C.J. McCollum and Zahir Carrington. First up for the Patriot League champion Mountain Hawks: none other than top-ranked Kansas. 

Q&A With Lehigh Head Coach Brett Reed

March 15th, 2010
Lehigh head coach Brett Reed

In the latest installment of his interview series, CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with Lehigh head coach Brett Reed, whose Patriot League champion squad will take on top overall seed Kansas in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. 

Jon Teitel: You began your collegiate coaching career at Oakland CC where you were an assistant for your father Lynn (who won the National Junior College championship in 1987). What role has your father had on your coaching life, and what role has he had on your non-coaching life?