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James Donaldson on 'Standing Above the Crowd'

April 8th, 2012
Washington State great James Donaldson

Part one: James Donaldson

Jon Teitel: Why did you decide to write the book, and how has it been received so far?

Jon Teitel's Forgotten Legends: Washington State's James Donaldson (Part 1)

April 8th, 2012
Washington State great James Donaldson

In the latest installment in his "Forgotten Legends" interview series CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with Washington State great James Donaldson. After two seasons of limited playing time Donaldson would eventually become the school's all-time leading shot blocker, going on to play a long professional career in both the NBA and Europe. 

Jon Teitel: You were born in England but grew up in California. Why did your family make the move to the US?

Tuesday Recap: Spartans Lose Green and the Game

February 1st, 2012
A frustrating night got even worse for Tom Izzo and Draymond Green

Tuesday's night matchup between #9 Michigan State and Illinois wasn't a pretty affair, as neither team could establish much of a rhythm on the offensive end of the floor. Whether it was due to good defense or just an inability to make shots on a consistent basis, neither the Spartans nor the Fighting Illini had much succes on that end of the floor. But when it's all said and done what matters is the result, which was a 42-41 Illinois victory as Brandon Paul made two free throws with 45 seconds remaining.

Thursday Recap: Badgers Hold Off Indiana

January 27th, 2012
Ryan Evans & company grabbed some key boards late

The game between #17 Indiana and #25 Wisconsin proved to be every bit as competitive as expected with the largest margin either team held being seven points with two seconds remaining. In the end it was the little things that made the difference in the Badgers' 57-50 victory, as Bo Ryan's team shot 12-for-12 from the foul line in the second half and grabbed the final seven rebounds of the game. That rebound stretch was over the final 3:38 of the contest, with their offensive rebounds leading to four of their nine second-chance points.

College Basketball Awards: Aden, Cohen, Snaer, Kansas

January 23rd, 2012
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A review of the week that was in college basketball focusing on the best (and worst) performances. Check in every Monday morning for our weekly awards.

 

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College Hoops Sunday Recap: Atlantic 10 Earns Two Titles

November 28th, 2011
Kevin Dillard led the way for Dayton

Sunday set up to be a big day for the Atlantic 10 with Dayton (Old Spice Classic) and Saint Louis (76 Classic) playing in the title game of their respective in-season tournaments. And even better for the conference is that both picked up wins, displaying the depth of a league thought by many to be Xavier, Temple and 12 other teams before the season began.

College Hoops Thursday Recap: Broncos Survive in Overtime

November 25th, 2011
Evan Roquemore (left) and Kevin Foster scored 26 points apiece

While people didn't necessarily give up on Santa Clara when it came to discussing who could win the West Coast Conference, there weren't a lot of outside believers in Kerry Keating's team once forward Marc Trasolini was lost for the season in the summer due to a knee injury. And there were even fewer folks left in the aftermath of their 89-56 loss at UCSB just over a week ago. But if their 79-76 overtime win over New Mexico in a 76 Classic quarterfinal showed anything it's that Santa Clara remains capable of being a factor in the WCC race. 

Pac-12 Basketball: 5-Year Ranking

November 15th, 2011

 

As part of our 5-Year Ranking series, here's how the Pac-12 teams stack up according to conference wins. With the exception of Oregon St, every team in the league has had at least two .500 seasons or better in the last five years. The league adds Utah, who was a mid-level MWC team, and Colorado, who was in the bottom rung of the Big 12.

College Hoops Monday Recap: Pangos Catches Fire in Spokane

November 15th, 2011
Kevin Pangos had a big night for Gonzaga

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.