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College Hoops Saturday Recap: Buckeye Star Goes Down

December 6th, 2009
Evan Turner

While most of the nation was captivated by the battle for the Big East football title between Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, Ohio State was blowing out Eastern Michigan in Columbus 111-60. But it was a costly win for the Buckeyes, who lost All America guard Evan Turner for eight weeks with two broken vertebra in his back. Turner suffered the injury on a dunk attempt early in the first half, landing squarely on his back on a fall after being fouled. The original thought of head coach Thad Matta was that the junior would be OK but that was before the tests were done at the hospital.

College Hoops Saturday: Your Commentary

December 4th, 2009
John Wall - Kentucky

While much of the nation will focus on some big college football games on Saturday, there's also a number of attractive basketball games to check out as well. And the fun starts early, with Kentucky receiving their first major test of the season when North Carolina visits Rupp Arena. These are the two winningest programs in the history of college basketball with the Wildcats holding a slight edge, but these are also two very young teams who are still finding their way.

Off The Wall: Phenom's Hype is Justified

November 28th, 2009
John Wall - Kentucky

Benjamin Franklin used to say the only certainties in life are death and taxes. Well, with all due respect to Mr. Franklin, I think his list has a glaring omission…namely that it’s good to be John Wall.


Saturday Afternoon Update: Wall Leads UK to Easy Win

November 21st, 2009


An update of the day's college basketball action so far:

College Hoops Saturday: Your Commentary

November 21st, 2009
John Wall - Kentucky

This is the time of year when college basketball takes a step back in terms of nationally televised games in favor of college football, but there are some intriguing games on the schedule. Kentucky, who's been lights out offensively but hasn't defended at the level that John Calipari desires, hosts a dangerous Rider team licking its wounds following a 79-46 beating at the hands of Virginia. Duke hosts the defending Big South champions in Radford and big men Artsiom Parakhouski and Joey Lynch-Flohr will look to hang with the deep Blue Devil frontcourt.

Poll: Best Backcourt in the Country?

November 18th, 2009

SEC Basketball Preview: 2009-10

November 17th, 2009
SEC Basketball

A new era of Kentucky basketball begins, but will the likes of Mississppi St, Tennesse, or Vanderbilt spoil John Calipari's entrance. Perhaps no league is loaded with NBA talent like the SEC.

College Hoops: Monday Recap

November 17th, 2009

Thankfully Monday was a busy night on the schedule even before ESPN's 24-hour marathon (even if you had fantasy football interests Ravens/Browns should not have been an option) and it didn't disappoint either. John Wall made his regular season debut for Kentucky and to say the least the phenom showed why people are touting him as a National POY possibility. And there were other key results on Monday/early Tuesday that could have a long-lasting impact on this season as well.

Three Key Happenings

Kentucky Adds Top 50 Prospect Stacey Poole Jr.

November 13th, 2009
KentuckyLEXINGTON, Ky. – Stacey Poole, Jr. has signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball at the University of Kentucky, Head Coach John Calipari announced on Wednesday.

A senior at Providence High School in Jacksonville, Fla., Poole is ranked the fourth best small forward (27th overall) by recruiting service and the 11th best small forward (58th overall) by

The 6-foot-5, 190-pound Poole, a first-team All-First Coast selection last season, averaged 17.3 points per game his junior season at Jackson High School.