Archive for February, 2015

Northern Illinois’ Pete Rakocevic Brings the Hoop Down After 2-Handed Slam

Posted by Brian Chen on February 28 2015 Add Comments
Pete Rakocevic only played eight minutes for the Huskies Saturday night, but in that short time, he left an impression.During Northern Illinois' game versus Central Michigan, Rakocevic threw down a powerful two-handed jam.Moments later, the entire hoop collapsed, delaying the game.Fortunately, both teams were able to finish the contest, with the Huskies coming out on top, 73-55.[YouTube]Read more College Basketball news on

Duke Basketball: Blue Devils Back on Track to Secure a 1-Seed After Syracuse Win

Posted by Scott Polacek on February 28 2015 Add Comments
You would never know it by the media coverage surrounding Kentucky, but there will actually be four No. 1 seeds in the NCAA tournament. Duke’s blowout victory over Syracuse on Saturday kept the Blue Devils on the fast track to secure one of them. Duke looked the part of a dominant March powerhouse during its 73-54 victory, and it didn’t even get an overpowering offensive performance from superstar Jahlil Okafor (13 points, although he did grab ...

The Most Underrated Rivalries in College Football

Posted by Michael Carroll on February 28 2015 Add Comments
Every college football program has at least one rival: a team it hates every day of the year and regardless of the differences in quality of the two. Rivalries are the heart of college football, and they're something the college game does better than the pro game. Some rivalries are well-known across the country; Ohio State-Michigan, Texas-Oklahoma and Alabama-Auburn are three of the biggest. There are rivalries that much of the college football world doesn't talk ...

Memphis’ Shaq Goodwin Slams Home Alley-Oop off the Glass Versus Tulsa

Posted by Brian Chen on February 28 2015 Add Comments
The Memphis Tigers took on the Tulsa Golden Hurricane Saturday night.So far, the highlight of the game has been this incredible alley-oop to Tigers junior Shaq Goodwin.Teammate Trahson Burrell received the ball on a breakaway and quickly threw it off the glass to a streaking Goodwin, who slammed it home with authority.[Vine]Read more College Basketball news on

Syracuse vs. Duke: Score and Twitter Reaction from 2015 Regular Season

Posted by Nate Loop on February 28 2015 Add Comments
In most years, a February meeting between Syracuse (18-11, 9-7 ACC) and Duke would be a clash of two contenders. However, it's been a relatively trying year for Jim Boeheim's squad, while No. 4 Duke (26-3, 13-3 ACC) has cruised to the upper echelon of the NCAA rankings behind the superlative play of freshman center Jahlil Okafor. With the Orange bidding for an upset on Saturday to highlight their season, the Blue Devils left no doubt ...

5 Great College Basketball Rivalries Made Possible by Conference Realignment

Posted by Scott Polacek on February 28 2015 Add Comments
Long live the “old” Big East. The biggest downside of conference realignment over the past few years was the loss of traditional college basketball rivalries, especially those in the Big East—which unfolded on the grand stage of Madison Square Garden. Gone are the days of head coaches Jim Boeheim and John Thompson Jr. battling in March. Still, conference realignment also brought about a number of newly budding rivalries that will entertain fans for years and slowly develop their own ...

Billy Donovan Becomes 2nd-Youngest Division I Coach to Reach 500 Wins

Posted by Joseph Zucker on February 28 2015 Add Comments
The Florida Gators' 66-49 win over the Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday helped head coach Billy Donovan hit a major career milestone. At 49 years old, he became the second-youngest coach in Division I history with 500 wins. According to ESPN Stats & Info, Bobby Knight is the youngest: provided Donovan's thoughts after he achieved the impressive feat: Senior forward Jon Horford also reflected on his head coach's accomplishment, per Kevin Brockway of The Gainesville Sun: All but 35 ...

Arizona vs. Utah: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

Posted by Joe Tansey on February 28 2015 Add Comments
No. 7 Arizona 63, No. 13 Utah 57 The No. 7 Arizona Wildcats (26-3, 14-2) survived a wild affair at the Huntsman Center to defeat the No. 13 Utah Utes (22-6, 12-4) in a battle of the two top teams in the Pac-12 conference.  The Wildcats earned the lead with 1:38 to go in the game, when Gabe York pulled down his own offensive rebound following a missed free throw.  York then put the ball into the net ...

Untouchable Kentucky Proves It’s Still in a League of Its Own with Arkansas Rout

Posted by Kerry Miller on February 28 2015 Add Comments
For the first time since the rivalry game against the Louisville Cardinals on Dec. 27, college basketball fans and media legitimately entertained the notion of a potential loss for the No. 1 and undefeated Kentucky Wildcats with the red-hot No. 18 Arkansas Razorbacks coming to town. Man, that was stupid. The 84-67 final score doesn't even do justice to how much of a slaughter this was. Kentucky was up by 31 points midway through the second half ...

Texas vs. Kansas: Score and Twitter Reaction from 2015 Regular Season

Posted by Nate Loop on February 28 2015 Add Comments
If the Big 12 isn't the most talented conference in college basketball, it well could be the deepest—or the most exciting. Chaotic results and upstart squads have been a big part of the Big 12 this season, and not even the fortress that is Allen Fieldhouse could keep out the mayhem.This time, chaos came in the form of the Texas Longhorns, on a three-game skid and losers of seven of their last 10. Led by ...