Mon, 02/06/2012 - 03:52 — Raphielle Johnson
On the heels of their decisive win over Seton Hall, Connecticut (15-7, 5-5) will look to keep things going as they visit #25 Louisville (18-5, 6-4) in a critical Big East matchup. For all the issues that UConn's dealt with recently they're just a game out of fourth, and with that being the final double-bye slot in the Big East Championship this is a game both teams need.
Thu, 02/02/2012 - 15:02 — Greg Mengelt
There are better college
basketball conferences than the Big 12 in 2011-12.
But there are none more
Tue, 01/31/2012 - 18:16 — Raphielle Johnson
It wasn't that long ago that many left the Pittsburgh Panthers for dead, as they were in the midst of what would eventually become an eight-game losing streak. A key factor in the struggles that Jamie Dixon's team experienced was the absence of point guard Tray Woodall, who was out with abdominal and groin injuries. Woodall's back now and he looks to be healthy as well, as he led Pittsburgh to a 72-66 win over rival West Virginia in Morgantown with 24 points, four rebounds and three assists on the night.
Mon, 01/30/2012 - 04:22 — Raphielle Johnson
With the final month of regular season play just two days away, the focus turns to the resumes that teams have put together in hopes of being one of the 68 teams in the NCAA Tournament. While Frank Haith's Missouri (19-2, 6-2) has no such concerns at this point the team they visit on Monday night isn't in the same position. Rick Barnes' young Texas (13-8, 3-5) need to improve their resume and soon if they're to return to the NCAA Tournament.
Wed, 01/25/2012 - 15:35 — Raphielle Johnson
It's been an interesting couple of days in college basketball when it comes to travel issues, with Purdue having to bus to Michigan State in the early hours of Saturday for a noon tip. While the Boilermakers hung tough in the first half they lost their legs in the second as the Spartans rolled. So what was going to happen to San Diego State, whose trek to Laramie for an important Mountain West game against Wyoming took 20 hours, not to mention the fact that they'd be playing more than 7,000 feet above sea level?
Tue, 01/24/2012 - 16:42 — Raphielle Johnson
It's been a while since there's been the ability to say "Wyoming"
and "NCAA Tournament" in the same sentence, but in the first season of
Larry Shyatt's second run in Laramie the Cowboys (16-3, 2-1) have turned
some heads. With first-place #12 San Diego State (17-2, 3-0)
visiting, not only can the Pokes pull into a tie atop the Mountain West
with a win but they can also lend the NCAA talk a little credibility
with a win.
Sat, 01/21/2012 - 06:02 — Greg Mengelt
NO. 7 KANSAS (15-3,
5-0 Big 12) AT TEXAS (12-6, 2-3 Big 12)
4 p.m./Big 12 Network, ESPN Full Court
Fri, 01/13/2012 - 19:26 — Greg Mengelt
TEXAS (12-4, 2-1 Big
12) AT NO. 9 MISSOURI (15-1, 2-1 Big 12)
Thu, 12/22/2011 - 07:13 — Raphielle Johnson
In each of North Carolina's last two games sophomore forward Harrison Barnes shot 4-for-12 from the field and scored nine points. Some may have been concerned given the fact that those performances came against Appalachian State and Nicholls State, ignoring the fact that the Tar Heels still managed to win both games by comfortable margins. Barnes is fine, as he showed in North Carolina's 82-63 win over Texas by scoring a season-high 26 points and grabbing ten rebounds in just 25 minutes of action.
Wed, 12/21/2011 - 05:38 — Raphielle Johnson
Rick Barnes' Texas (9-2) Longhorns have gotten off to a solid start despite heavy personnel losses from last year's NCAA Tournament team, but outside of a neutral-court win over NC State there aren't any decisions that jump off the page. Can't credit Santa with this pre-Christmas "gift" but they've got a great opportunity to pick up a quality win as they visit #6 North Carolina (10-2). One key for Texas' prospects this season is the play of freshman point guard Myck Kabongo (10.8 ppg, 6.0 apg), and the Canadian has shown signs by the game that he'll be alright.