Archive for March, 2015

Michigan State Basketball: Spartans’ Blueprint to Slowing Down Jahlil Okafor

Posted by adam biggers on March 31 2015 Add Comments
Most of the time, teams don’t beat Duke freshman Jahlil Okafor. They survive him—just ask Michigan State coach Tom Izzo, whose team faces the Blue Devils superstar on Saturday in the Final Four in Indianapolis. At 6’11” and 270 pounds, Okafor—a national Player of the Year candidate—essentially has his way when he wants and how he wants. A true center in every sense of the word, Okafor defines the position with power, power and more power. He ...

Winners and Losers from the Elite 8

Posted by Katie Richcreek on March 31 2015 Add Comments
The Final Four are set. The still-undefeated Kentucky Wildcats, the Wisconsin Badgers, the Duke Blue Devils and the seventh-seeded Michigan State Spartans are heading to Indianapolis. But before we turn our attention forward, here's a look back at the winners and losers from this past weekend's Elite Eight.Begin Slideshow

NIT 2015: Semifinals Scores, Updated Bracket and Championship Schedule

Posted by Scott Polacek on March 31 2015 Add Comments
The New York Knicks may be in the midst of a disappointing season, but there will still be a championship won in Madison Square Garden this year. The NIT shifted to the bright lights of New York City Tuesday for the semifinals. Temple and Miami started the evening with the first semifinal, and Stanford and Old Dominion capped off the evening in the second showdown. Here is a look at the final scores and more from the ...

Projecting 2015 Win-Loss Records for Every ACC Football Team

Posted by Brian Pedersen on March 31 2015 Add Comments
The ACC had 11 teams play in bowl games last season, sending two into New Year's Day games, including one into the first College Football Playoff. While the overall postseason results weren't spectacular—they collectively went 4-7—all in all the conference had a pretty good year. What's in store for 2015? Based on what every team has coming back and the schedules each one has been handed for this fall, we can start making some predictions as ...

Fordham Introduces Jeff Neubauer as Its New Men’s Basketball Head Coach

Posted by Charles Costello on March 31 2015 Add Comments
Fordham University introduced Jeff Neubauer as its new men's basketball head coach at a press conference Tuesday afternoon on the school's Rose Hill campus. The 44-year-old Neubauer spent the past 10 years as head coach at Eastern Kentucky where he led the Colonels to five 20-win seasons, five postseasons (two appearances in the NCAA tournament) and an overall record of 188-134. "It's the X-factor," Fordham athletic director David Roach said when describing what he looks for in ...

Head-to-Toe Breakdown of Final 4 Star Frank Kaminsky

Posted by Brendan O'Meara on March 31 2015 Add Comments
Frank Kaminsky stands at 7'0" tall and over 230 pounds. He can drive the lane and step back and hit the three. This sort of inside-outside swing makes him a matchup nightmare on the college level. His 29-point outburst in the Elite Eight against Arizona was as impressive as they come. So far in the NCAA tournament Kaminsky has averaged 22.75 points per game. He’s shooting 86 percent from the free-throw line and 70 percent from ...

Kentucky Wildcats Highlight Final Four March Madness Trends Roundup

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While the unbeaten Kentucky Wildcats remain on course for a perfect season heading into the Final Four this weekend, they will face a team that had not been underdogs all season before the West Regional Final in the Wisconsin Badgers. The top-seeded Wildcats won the Midwest Region but went just 1-3 against the spread after closing out the regular season on an 8-1-1 run versus the number, and they have been favored on the college basketball ...

High School Football Recruit Deandre Johnson Stabbed by Student at School

Posted by Matt Fitzgerald on March 31 2015 Add Comments
Miami Killian Senior High School sophomore defensive end Deandre Johnson was stabbed Tuesday morning by a female student but is expected to make a full recovery.  Manny Navarro of the Miami Herald reported on the scary incident, featuring comments from Killian head coach Cory Johnson, which offer an encouraging update on his player's status: The school has asked us to just let people know he's in stable condition and in the process of recovering. It's a critical ...

Combine Star Byron Jones Continues to Attract NFL Attention at UConn Pro Day

Posted by Dan Hope on March 31 2015 Add Comments
A little more than one month after he made a name for himself at the NFL Scouting Combine with a record-breaking 12’3” broad jump, Connecticut cornerback Byron Jones continued his leap up draft boards Tuesday at UConn’s pro day, where he worked out in front of 29 NFL teams. Jones did not participate in the jumps or shuttle drills on Tuesday; he had no reason to, as his marks in the broad jump, vertical jump, 20-yard ...

Under-the-Radar NBA Talent to Keep an Eye on in the Final Four

Posted by Team Stream Now on March 31 2015 Add Comments
While Jahlil Okafor and Karl-Anthony Towns grab all of the headlines heading into the Final Four, several other players in the last two rounds of the NCAA tournament are climbing up NBA draft boards.Who are the players not currently grabbing headlines who could be suiting up for NBA teams soon?Bleacher Report's Jonathan Wasserman joins Adam Lefkoe to outline three players to keep your eyes on in the Final Four—because the next time you see ...