Archive for December, 2012

Indiana Makes Huge Statement in 69-65 Road Win at Iowa

Posted by Eric Smith on December 31 2012 Add Comments
I'll admit, if there was any game the Indiana Hoosiers were going to drop this season, I thought it would be at Iowa. I didn't know how this Hoosiers team would respond to their first true road test of the season.They put up a huge statement in the 69-65 victory over the Iowa Hawkeyes this afternoon and showed the rest of the nation they're going to be a force to be reckoned with from here ...

Kansas Basketball: 5 Bold Predictions for the Big 12 Season

Posted by Andrew Doughty on December 31 2012 Add Comments
One simple bold prediction would have sufficed prior to both the Big 12 seasons of 2008-09 and 2011-12: Kansas will win the Big 12 regular-season title.Eight straight titles has finally convinced writers, coaches and others to stop picking against Bill Self's Jayhawk teams, regardless of returning talent or unproven underclassmen. As the 2012-13 squad seeks to add a ninth straight title to Self's resume, they have perfectly crafted a uniquely versatile team with seasoned upperclassmen, a veteran ...

SoCon Basketball 2012-13: The Citadel Set to Ring in New Year at Clemson

Posted by John Hooper on December 31 2012 Add Comments
The Citadel (3-7, 0-1 SoCon) will open up the new year with its final nonconference test before beginning SoCon play in earnest as the Bulldogs face off against ACC foe and Palmetto State rival Clemson (7-4) in a 4 p.m. contest on New Year's Day. The Bulldogs and Tigers will be meeting for the 83rd time on Tuesday afternoon, with the Tigers holding a commanding 60-22 all-time edge, including having won the past 14 games between ...

Duke Basketball: 5 Bold Predictions for the ACC Season

Posted by David Aldridge on December 31 2012 Add Comments

Michigan Basketball: Ranking the 5 Biggest Roadblocks to the Big Ten Title

Posted by Zach Dirlam on December 31 2012 Add Comments
The No. 2 Michigan Wolverines have exceeded the expectations most had for them entering the 2012-'13 campaign. The Wolverines are 13-0 and off to the best start since the 1985-'86 season, but a deep field of Big Ten Conference teams and five other potential roadblocks stand in the way of a second consecutive league crown.The potential obstacles in this slide show are ranked according to how much of a direct effect they have on Michigan's ...

AP College Basketball Poll 2012: Complete Week 9 Standings Released

Posted by Adam Wells on December 31 2012 Add Comments
The first days of 2013 will not be very different from the last of 2012 in the world of college basketball. The Duke Blue Devils remain on top of the AP Top 25 Rankings, with the Michigan Wolverines right behind them. Duke did hit a speed bump against Santa Clara last week before turning on the jets late in the second half to pull away and keep its perfect record intact. Rounding out the top five is ...

High School Basketball: Bullitt East Boys Eat Some Whataburgers for the Holidays

Posted by Andy Konty on December 31 2012 Add Comments
Rick Pitino’s University of Louisville Cardinals beat John Calipari’s University of Kentucky Wildcats 80-77 on Saturday afternoon.  Every basketball fan in the Commonwealth of Kentucky was watching the game.  Everyone except the Bullitt East Chargers’ fans seated in Birdville Coliseum just outside Ft. Worth, Texas.  Kentucky’s top-ranked prep cage team was playing in the 55th annual Whataburger basketball tournament. The Chargers’ third-round game against Houston’s Spring Westfield Mustangs inconveniently began at the same time as ...

BYU Basketball: Reviewing the Goods and the Bads of the 2012 Year

Posted by Samuel Benson on December 31 2012 Add Comments
With the new year drawing nearer and nearer, it is always good to take time to look back at your own year.Well, not only your own; but the BYU basketball 2012 year, also.The Cougars had their highs and lows, and in the midst of recovering in the post-Jimmer era, here are the good and the bad from those last 365 days.Begin Slideshow

Kentucky Basketball: Ranking the Most Disappointing Wildcats so Far

Posted by Bobby Reagan on December 31 2012 Add Comments
It's been a disappointing year thus far for Kentucky basketball and head coach John Calipari.They have four losses heading into the new year, or roughly double the number of losses they had last year in their championship run. Kentucky dropped a 55-game home winning streak when Baylor defeated the Wildcats at Rupp Arena.Most recently Kentucky fell to archrival Louisville for the first time in five games. However, who has been the most disappointing Wildcat player so ...

North Carolina Basketball: Is Marcus Paige Turning the Freshman Corner?

Posted by Rollin Yeatts on December 31 2012 Add Comments
It hasn't been an easy start to Marcus Paige's career, but the North Carolina Tar Heels' freshman point guard appears to be turning that proverbial corner.Anyone that understands the game of basketball should know that very few point guards can just step on the collegiate court and dominate from game one. Even UNC's Ty Lawson was unable to do that.Like a quarterback, the point guard needs time to grasp not only the offense, but the ...