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College Hoops Wednesday: Your Commentary

February 16th, 2010
Evan Turner

Two of the Big Ten's best get together in Columbus as Purdue visits Ohio State with a share of first place on the line for the Buckeyes. They've already met once this season with Evan Turner (32 points, nine rebounds) leading OSU to the 70-66 win in West Lafayette. But after dropping the following game at Northwestern, Matt Painter's squad has won seven straight to move into a tie in the loss column with Michigan State and Ohio State. The Buckeyes are also playing well, having won six straight and their last nine Big Ten games so something's got to give.

Poll: Who Will Win the Wide-Open Big Ten?

February 16th, 2010

College Hoops Tuesday Recap: Boilermakers Win in East Lansing

February 10th, 2010
Purdue guard E'Twaun MooreThe wisdom of many (myself included) was that it would be near impossible for Tom Izzo's Spartans to lose a third consecutive game, regardless of whether or not Kalin Lucas was at full strength. Well, Purdue showed just how flawed that thinking was, using a 15-4 first-half run to take the lead for good and surviving a Michigan State rally to win 76-64 at the Breslin Center. E'Twaun Moore led the way with a game-high 25 points, including a crucial three to answer a Chris Allen bucket that cut Purdue's lead to 65-62 with just over four minutes remaining.

College Hoops Tuesday: Your Commentary

February 9th, 2010
Michigan State forward Draymond Green

Injuries can be the great equalizer in sports, turning a race that looks to be all but over into a contested sprint to the finish line. Michigan State can attest to that, with point guard Kalin Lucas (ankle) going down against Wisconsin and being unable to play at Illinois in a second consecutive loss on Saturday night. Tuesday's matchup is in East Lansing but none easier, especially if Lucas is unable to go.

College Hoops Thursday Recap: Can Georgia Tech Win the ACC?

January 29th, 2010
Gani Lawal battles for a loose ball
That question is more than valid and if they play the way in which they did in the second half of their 79-58 win over Wake Forest an ACC title could become a reality for Paul Hewitt's squad. The Yellow Jackets shot 53.7% from the field and finished with five players reaching double figures (D'Andre Bell led the way with 16 points) in the win, which also featured Tech holding Wake Forest to 32.8% shooting.

Purdue vs Wisconsin: GameNight Preview

January 28th, 2010
Jan 28 2010 - 7:00pm

Game of the Night: No. 16 Wisconsin at No. 10 Purdue

College Hoops Thursday: Your Commentary

January 27th, 2010
Wake Forest point guard Ishmael Smith

Two big games in the ACC and another in the Big Ten highlight Thursday's schedule. Wake Forest visits Atlanta in a homecoming game for Al-Farouq Aminu, but he and the rest of the Demon Deacon frontcourt will have their hands full. Derrick Favors, Gani Lawal and Zachary Peacock make up one of the more talented frontcourt trios in the nation and lead a Yellow Jacket squad that can expect multiple NBA scouts every night. But that has little bearing on whether or not Paul Hewitt's team wins games, with the backcourt being the key.

College Hoops Tuesday Recap: Calhoun Takes Leave of Absence

January 20th, 2010
UConn head coach Jim Calhoun

Currently looking to snap a three-game losing streak the University of Connecticut basketball team will tackle their upcoming schedule without head coach Jim Calhoun, who is taking a medical leave of absence.

College Hoops Tuesday: Your Commentary

January 18th, 2010
Illinois' Mike Tisdale

Tuesday lacks a marquee matchup the caliber of Monday's Texas/Kansas State game but there are some interesting games that could have an impact come Selection Sunday. Purdue hits the road with hopes of ending their three-game losing streak and they'll take on an Illinois squad that saw its' undefeated conference start come to a screeching halt. The big men will likely tell the tale of this contest; JaJuan Johnson's play of late has been well-documented and the Illini look to Mike Tisdale and Mike Davis for their interior baskets.

College Hoops Saturday Recap: What's Up With Purdue?

January 16th, 2010
Purdue's JaJuan Johnson

In winning their first fourteen games of the season the Purdue Boilermakers did nothing to dispel the notion that they had a very good chance of getting to the Final Four. But while a record of 14-3 is nothing to disregard there have been some worrisome issues for Matt Painter's squad, who dropped their third consecutive game on Saturday. And the biggest issue may be the tallest man in the rotation, JaJuan Johnson. Over the last three games the junior has averaged just six points per game and struggled through eighteen foul-plagued minutes in Evanston before fouling out.