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Jalen Suggs Named Bob Cousy Award Finalist

February 23, 2021

James Snook-USA TODAY Sports Gonzaga Bulldogs’ freshman point guard Jalen Suggs has been named as one of the five Bob Cousy Award finalists. The Bob Cousy Award is given to the best point guard in college basketball. Suggs joins Jared Butler (Baylor), Ayo Dosunmu (Illinois), Cade Cunningham (Oklahoma State), and Collin Gillespie (Villanova) for the […]

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Chris Mack called John Calipari to apologize for video

February 23, 2021

Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images After a video surfaced on Saturday night of Chris Mack and former Louisville Cardinals football player Eric Wood celebrating the Cards’ win over Kentucky for the first time in about 17 years, the internet fan base of Kentucky fans ran with it. In the video, Eric Wood, who did most […]

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No. 12 Texas blows 19-point lead in 84-82 loss to West Virginia

February 23, 2021

Texas basketball For 25 minutes, the No. 12 Texas Longhorns were on fire against the No. 13 West Virginia Mountaineers in an empty Erwin Center, but down the stretch the Longhorns fell apart and weren’t able to make shots in the final minutes in a crucial 84-82 loss on Saturday. Freshman forward Greg Brown III […]

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How an ACC men’s basketball bubble could work, starting next week

February 23, 2021

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports Even as COVID-19 cases seem to be going down throughout the country, the instances of cancelled college basketball games appear to be going up (at least partially coinciding with general student populations returning to campuses). With this in mind, and for the sake of everyone’s well-being, it’s probably best to cut […]

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As old-school big men go out of style, Dickinson once again proves his dominance

February 23, 2021

Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports In a modern basketball game that values 3-point shooting and floor-spacing over interior domination, traditional back-to-the-basket centers are often viewed as dinosaurs. But on Sunday, 7-foot-1 freshman Hunter Dickinson was the difference-maker for the Michigan men’s basketball team in its 92-87 win over No. 4 Ohio State, as he finished with […]

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Western Illinois, Year 33, 2039-2040

February 20, 2021

Welcome back to our simulated dynasty with the Western Illinois Leathernecks in College Hoops 2K8. You can find a full explanation of this project + spoiler-free links to previous seasons here. Check out the introduction to this series from early April for full context. As a reminder, we simulate every game in this series and […]

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Jalen Johnson doesn’t owe Duke anything

February 16, 2021

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Jalen Johnson shocked the college basketball world on Monday when the Duke freshman announced he would opt out of the remainder of the season to focus on preparing for the NBA Draft. Johnson, seen as a lottery pick before the season began, leaves the team in exactly the same spot. He […]

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Juwan Howard speaks on Michigan’s response to controversial elbow that sparked victory

February 15, 2021

Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports The Michigan Wolverines stepped onto a basketball court for the first time in 23 days in Sunday’s 67-59 victory over the Wisconsin Badgers, but it was far from easy. There were plenty of concerns about rust returning from a three-week layoff, but Michigan was able to power through it and continue […]

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Three takeaways from Villanova’s loss to Creighton

February 15, 2021

Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports Villanova dropped a big one to Creighton in a Big East Battle, losing 86-70 on Saturday. As we’ve said, losses are learning experiences. After St. John’s earlier this month, Coach Jay Wright and the Wildcats recouped. Hopefully, this Creighton loss will give some perspective and act as a jumping off for […]

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Boston College fires Men’s Basketball coach Jim Christian

February 15, 2021

Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Boston College has fired men’s basketball coach Jim Christian after nearly seven seasons and a 78-132 record. Scott Spinelli will take over on an interim basis for the remainder of the season, starting with Wednesday’s game against Georgia Tech. The Eagles lost to Syracuse 75-67 on […]

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