Northwestern basketball could end the March madness drought

North WestPicked second in the preseason Big Ten men’s poll, Alone is second in the conference heading into the end of January. At 6-3 in the league and 15-5 overall, the Wildcats were one of the biggest upset teams not only in the Big Ten, but in all of college basketball. They beat Michigan and … Read more

Richard Pitino brings New Mexico basketball back to life

The New Mexico Lobos weren’t able to play at their famous home arena during COVID-19 restrictions, but now fans are packing The Pit again. Albuquerque Journal / IMAGO The heart of New Mexico lies about a mile above sea level but 37 feet below ground, in a bunker-like structure that springs to life for basketball … Read more

Richard Pitino brings New Mexico basketball back to life

The New Mexico Lobos weren’t able to play at their famous home arena during COVID-19 restrictions, but now fans are packing The Pit again. Albuquerque Journal / IMAGO The heart of New Mexico lies about a mile above sea level but 37 feet below ground, in a bunker-like structure that springs to life for basketball … Read more

College basketball reference changes strength coaches, fan adjustment

Duke head coach John Scheer speaks with official Roger Ayers during the second half of Kansas’ 69-64 win over Duke at the State Farm Chemons Classic in Indianapolis, Indiana on Tuesday, November 15, 2022. Ethan Heyman ehyman@newsobserver.com Amid everything else that happened Saturday night, North Carolina’s victory over North Carolina State was the kind of … Read more

Kentucky basketball struggles escalate: What went wrong?

KentuckyLosing home to South Carolina this week was one of the most shocking results of the season. For context: The Wildcats are favored more against the Gamecocks than they were against Saint Peter’s in the NCAA Tournament last year. The loss added to the tension at Lexington, where John Calipari’s program has slipped in recent … Read more

Marquis Noel put Kansas State and himself on the map

Tra Young. Ja Morant. Marquis Noel? The first two guards on that list are NBA All-Stars who set records in their short college careers. The third is a fifth-year senior guard on the team last selected to the Big 12 in the preseason, a generously listed 5’8″ general who had no Division I offers during … Read more

Defensive errors and foul shooting hinder Mizzou’s comeback in the SEC’s latest road loss

Once down 21 points on a bad shooting night, No. 20 Missouri basketball jumped back within four of Wednesday’s lead at Texas A&M midway through the second half. That’s when first-year head coach Dennis Gates thinks he’s made a huge mistake. Texas A&M forward Henry Coleman III (15) dunks against Missouri during the first half … Read more

Expectations for UMSL men’s basketball were low, rather than enjoying a special season

It was a good start to the 2022-23 men’s basketball season for the University of Missouri-St. Lewis team. The Tritons won their first 12 games and climbed to #4 in the National Basketball Coaches Association rankings. “Early in our practice I saw some promising signs, and then I saw more positives than negatives when we … Read more

Phoenix Suns, Jock Landale, contract, future, journey to NBA, Saint Mary’s college basketball, Australians in NBA

Jock Landale still remembers every part of the year he spent “slugging it out” in the mountains. From the backcountry runs and hikes to early mornings spent cutting up firewood, just so his unit could have showers. “The simplest way to put it,” he told foxsports.com.au, “is it turned me from a kid into a … Read more

Can Duke basketball still be in the AP Top 25? Who is No. 1?

Last week was one of the most turbulent times for the Associated Press Top 25 list in some time. Forget for a moment that No. 1 Purdue was upset at home by unranked Rutgers. This was the week that saw 15 teams, or 60 percent of the poll, suffer at least one loss. Even stranger, … Read more