February 18, 2007 |
Southern Illinois' Jamaal Tatum won the personal battle with Butler's A.J. Graves -- and the bigger one too. As two of the nation's premier mid-major guards went head-to-head, Tatum made the bigger shots and the key free throws Saturday to help the 16th-ranked Salukis pull off their first road win over a ranked opponent in more than three decades -- 68-64 over No. 13 Butler. "Somebody had to lose today, and that's the way it went," Butler Coach Todd Lickliter said.
June 16, 1991
This letter is in response to recent articles written about Northridge basketball Coach Pete Cassidy. In terms of his recruiting effort, recruiting, first of all, is not an exact science. You can take isolated cases and overall make things very damaging. Why is the recruiting of Mike Almeido 11 years ago an issue today? The recruiting of Gary Gray was also called into question. At the time Gary Gray graduated from Granada Hills he was a legitimate Division I player being pursued by mid-major schools.
December 26, 2001 |
ROBYN NORWOOD'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL RANKINGS AND COMMENTS: Rk School (Record)Comment 1 DUKE (10-0)Didn't quite need Christian Laettner against Kentucky this time. 2 KENTUCKY (7-2)Rick Pitino visits his old Kentucky home Saturday. 3 KANSAS (9-1)If only Jayhawks would play like December in March. 4 FLORIDA (9-1)Football-basketball power. Like Maryland. 5 OKLAHOMA STATE (12-0)Notable test against Ball State ahead. 6 OKLAHOMA (9-1)A most impressive victory over Terrapins.
January 30, 2007 |
Duke forward David McClure is doubtful for the eighth-ranked Blue Devils' game against Virginia on Thursday because of a knee injury. McClure hyperextended his left knee after a collision in the second half of Duke's 75-61 victory over Boston College on Sunday. An MRI after the game showed no structural damage to the knee. It was the same knee that he hurt in 2005 and kept him sidelined for the 2005-06 season. "We'll see how he responds to treatment this week," Coach Mike Krzyzewski said.
March 13, 2009 |
Billy Packer is gone from CBS, he won't be dwelling on the awful slight some Clemson or Arizona might suffer at the hands of a Butler or George Mason or some mid-major team. So NCAA Selection Sunday (3 p.m., Channel 2) will be different this year. Former Nevada Las Vegas guard Greg Anthony will be the main voice of CBS' coverage and Clark Kellogg will join Jim Nantz and take Packer's place on the network's lead team for NCAA tournament games.
July 25, 2011 |
Reporting from Las Vegas — The winks, nods and thumbs up from college coaches started from practically the opening tip of Stefan Moody's first game. The diminutive point guard would race down the court in a blur, his dreadlocks flapping in the air as he finished a fastbreak with a monstrous two-handed dunk that seemed impossible for a player of his size or stature on the club basketball circuit. Particularly since he had none. Moody was an unknown to major-college coaches only four days ago, just another name in an inch-thick packet of nearly 500 teams participating in the Las Vegas Fab 48 tournament.
March 14, 2006 |
Johnny Gray shares the name his father made famous by competing in four Olympics. So sure, the Pacific point guard tried track and field. "I was pretty good at it, but I didn't like the practices," Gray said, then grinned. "Too much running for me." His father, standing under the basket as his son snipped a strand of the net and tucked it behind his ear after being named most valuable player of the Big West tournament Saturday in Anaheim, had to laugh.
March 11, 2002 |
The cameras were there to record the celebration. They got little but a cold, hard stare and a shift in his seat from Gonzaga Coach Mark Few. He had just seen the NCAA selection committee try to wrest the men's basketball tournament back from the little guys. Gonzaga, ranked No. 6 in the country and a veteran of the last three Sweet 16s, hoped to be seeded No. 2 or--somewhat more realistically--No. 3 in its region.
February 21, 2002 |
It's time to consider Cinderella contenders. Before you scramble to claim Ball State, take note: Despite those early-season upsets of Kansas and UCLA, the Cardinals are in considerable danger of missing the NCAA tournament. At 17-9 with an RPI in the 60s, Ball State might need to win the Mid-American Conference's scratch-and-claw tournament just to earn a spot. (Even beating now-No. 1 Kansas might not overcome some bad conference slip-ups.) You say you want to stick with Gonzaga?
December 22, 2008 |
USC demonstrated through its first 10 games that it could beat mid-major opponents. The Trojans, however, are 0-3 against teams from major conferences, losing to Seton Hall of the Big East and Missouri and Oklahoma of the Big 12. Tonight at the Galen Center, USC is expected to get another major test from Georgia Tech of the Atlantic Coast Conference.