James Akinjo Commits to UConn

Though they come from different coasts, there’s some shades of Shabazz Napier to the game of diminutive guard James Akinjo. He’s a good shooter, lockdown defender, and excellent passer. He’s also got a knack for winning at all costs, having won MVP as he guided the Oakland Soldiers to the

NCAA Tournament Preview: #6 Cincinnati vs. #11 Kansas State

#6 Cincinnati vs. #11 Kansas State   Sacramento, CA   South Region   7:27 PM ET, truTV       Cincinnati Bearcats 29-5 (16-2)   Player to Watch: F Gary Clark     The six foot, eight inch Clark has been a staple for the Bearcats his entire career. A former conference defensive player of the year (15-16), Clark is a shot blocking expert who

Junior College Big Man Eric Cobb Commits to Huskies

  Yesterday evening, Chipola Junior College center Eric Cobb committed to Kevin Ollie and the Huskies. The 6 foot, 10 inch Cobb will have two years of eligibility remaining when he suits up for UConn next November. The former South Carolina Gamecock averaged 11 points and 8 boards a game this past

College Pride Press Top 25 – Week 18

After eighteen grueling weeks, the regular season has concluded! There does not seem to be a clear cut team that's a step ahead of everybody else entering the postseason. Arguments can easily be made both for and against teams like Kansas, UNC, Gonzaga, UCLA, and any other squad you think

College Pride Press Top 25 – Week 17

  Did anyone see that coming? Gonzaga, who looked like the most dominant team in the country for virtually the entire year, lost their final regular season game to a WCC team that wasn’t even St. Mary’s. While the defeat ends the Bulldogs’ quest for an undefeated season, it should not

College Pride Press Top 25 – Week 16

There are only two weeks of regular season basketball left! There's two ways to look at this: with the glass half empty, because college basketball will end soon, or with the glass half full, because it's almost March! Indeed, that remarkable time, which rivals only Christmas in the fun and

College Pride Press Top 25 – Week 15

Frankly, compared to some of the exciting weeks we’ve had this season, last week looked like a bit of a dud. Sure, a handful of ranked teams lost, but Saturday was largely uneventful except for Gonzaga-St. Mary’s, and the only games of note were the Thursday night clashes won by

College Pride Press Top 25 – Week 14

Rankings and Records are as of Monday, February 6th.      On Saturday, February 4th, 2017, six teams ranked in the top ten of the AP poll lost. Three of them, all from the Big 12, lost at home. If that doesn’t scream chaos, then nothing does. As we enter February, contenders, like

Preview: UConn at Cincinnati

Jalen Adams takes the Huskies (10-11) to a hostile environment for a matchup with the Bearcats (20-2), one of the hottest teams in the nation.     Preview   Since the destruction of the old Big East, Cincinnati is the closest thing UConn fans have to a conference rival. In recent years, it’s appeared

College Pride Press Top 25 – Week 13

Well, that sure was an exciting week! We had everything, from premiere conference battles (WVU/KU, UVA/ND), to a heated rivalry (Cincy/Xavier), to one of the top non-conference games you’ll ever see in late January (KU/UK). The weekend was also marked by the Big 12/SEC Challenge, which ended in a 5-5

College Pride Press Top 25 – Week 12

For once, the attention seems to be on the western side of the country, as people paying attention to the undefeated run the Gonzaga Bulldogs are putting together, and the three top ten teams in the Pacific 12 Conference. All eyes were on Arizona-UCLA last Saturday, with the return of

College Pride Press Top 25 – Week 11

Happy Martin Luther King Day to all! On this day, it is important to remember the sacrifices made during the Civil Rights Movement, and to acknowledge this country’s checkered past so that we can continue moving forward. Of course, many college basketball fans know the incredible story of the 1965-66

College Pride Press Top 25 – Week 10

  It happened: the number one team in the nation finally lost. After posting a 38-3 record in the calendar year of 2016, and starting the current season 14-0, the Villanova Wildcats were undone by poor perimeter shooting and a little bit of magic from historic Hinkle Fieldhouse. The win immediately

College Pride Press Top 25 – Week 9

Well, that didn’t take long. One week into conference play, and chaos has made its presence known. Both UNC and Duke lost to unranked teams (although Virginia Tech will certainly be ranked this week. The same cannot be said for Tar Heel beater Georgia Tech). Indiana suffered two losses; one