Monday's showdown between #3 Baylor and #7 Kansas gave the visiting Bears a great chance to make the statement that they were ready to dethrone a program that's won at least a share of the last seven Big 12 titles. Well while there's still plenty of basketball to be played before the regular season champion is determined, it's safe to say that Bill Self's team has no plans to simply hand over the top spot.
The Gonzaga Bulldogs have some impressive offensive performers that Washington State likely made themselves very aware of in preparation for their game at midnight. Elias Harris and Robert Sacre are formidable frontcourt players while Marquise Carter is a jet-quick point guard who is more than willing to attack defenses. But if the Cougars had a plan for how to slow down freshman guard Kevin Pangos it sure didn't look like it.
America East: Albany
Jon Teitel: You were named All-America East during each of your 4 years at Albany.
CHN writer Jon Teitel has continues his interview series, this time focusing on some of the best coaches that have worked at the collegiate level. America East leads it off, with Teitel spending some time with former UAlbany head coach Richard "Doc" Sauers. Sauers coached the Great Danes for forty-two seasons, winning more than seven hundred games and helping the school move from Divison III to their current Division I status. He is now the women's golf coach at UAlbany.