College Pride Press Top 25 – Week Six

Bedlam. That was last week. Five of our top ten teams lost. Some in games you wouldn’t predict in a million years. It’s clear that Christmas came early for college basketball fans, as chaos dominated. We had Florida get trounced by their rival then inexplicably lose to a mid-major. Kansas

College Pride Press Top 25 – Week Five

Oftentimes, the couple weeks following Thanksgiving can be a slow period in college basketball. The high competition of the early-season tournaments can have some teams looking for reprieve in smaller opponents. Finals are coming up, too, which means teams will usually go at least a week without contesting a game.

Preview: #17 Louisville vs. Purdue – ACC/Big Ten Challenge

ACC-Big Ten Challenge #17 Louisville Cardinals vs. Purdue Boilermakers Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, Indiana (Purdue) 8:00 pm EST ESPN/Watch ESPN   Louisville Cardinals: Despite having a new head coach after everything that unfolded at the University of Louisville this offseason, the Cardinals have not been terrible so far. They have had some close calls this season

College Pride Press Top 25 – Week Three

  Last week, the college basketball year truly began, thanks to the Champions’ Classic. Those two battles brought us high-level competition just days into the season. In addition, a couple other ranked teams also saw themselves get beat, or nearly. This includes Northwestern and USC, one of which clung to a

College Pride Press Top 25: Week Two

  The first weekend is in the past. As per the usual, there wasn’t a ton of drama. Most teams played schools from lower conferences, which served as punching bags and measuring sticks. Though some teams struggled to work through growing pains, such as Kentucky, there shouldn’t be a lot of

So You Want to Be a Champion?

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The programs are ready, the courts are so shiny, the fans ready to cheer! It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” If you aren’t in the College Basketball season spirit, then what are you doing? It has been 7 months since

North Carolina Season Preview

Season Preview: North Carolina Last Season: 33-7, National Champions Key Losses: Justin Jackson, Kennedy Meeks, Tony Bradley Key Additions: Jalek Felton, Garrison Brooks, Brandon Huffman, Cam Johnson UNC got their revenge last year on the final Monday night of the season after falling to Villanova on Kris Jenkins’ game-winner two years prior. That was

Miami Season Preview

Season Preview: Miami Last Season: 21-12, NCAA 2nd Round Key Losses: Davon Reed, Kamari Murphy Key Additions: Lonnie Walker, Chris Lykes Despite losing Manu Lecomte and Angel Rodriguez in the past two years, Miami is becoming a constant in the NCAA Tournament. Last season, the Hurricanes were just a pedestrian 10-8 in the ACC

Clemson Season Preview

Season Preview: Clemson Last Season: 17-16, NIT 1st Round Key Losses: Jaron Blossomgame, Avry Holmes Key Additions: Aamir Simms, Mark Donnal Last season, 2016 was very kind to the Tigers, but 2017, well, not so much. Clemson began the year 11-2, and welcomed North Carolina to town for their first game of 2017. The

Duke Season Preview

Season Preview: Duke Last Season: 28-9, NCAA 3rd Round Key Losses: Luke Kennard, Jayson Tatum, Harry Giles, Amile Jefferson Key Additions: Trevon Duval, Wendell Carter Jr., Gary Trent Jr., Marvin Bagley III Last season’s Duke team was one of the most talented groups college basketball has seen in a long time. But the Blue

Virginia Season Preview

Season Preview: Virginia Last Season: 23-11, NCAA 3rd Round Key Losses: London Perrantes, Marial Shayok Key Additions: Marco Anthony, DeAndre Hunter, Nigel Johnson The Virginia Cavaliers struggled to score last year at times, and a lot of that had to do with the loss of Malcolm Brogdon. London Perrantes was expected to step up

Virginia Tech Season Preview

Season Preview: Virginia Tech Last Season: 22-11, NCAA 2nd Round Key Losses: Zach LeDay, Seth Allen Key Additions: Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Wabissa Bede Virginia Tech had quite the surprising 2016-17 season. Zach LeDay and Seth Allen had good seasons as expected, but guys like Justin Robinson (10.4 ppg), Ahmed Hill (11.4 ppg), and Justin Bibbs

Wake Forest Season Preview

Season Preview: Wake Forest Last Season: 19-14, NCAA First Four Key Losses: John Collins, Austin Arians Key Additions: Chaundee Brown, Melo Eggleston, Olivier Sarr Led by the ACC’s third leading scorer, John Collins, Wake Forest made the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2010. The Demon Deacons snuck in as an 11 seed

Syracuse Season Preview

Season Preview: Syracuse Last Season: 19-15, NIT 2nd Round Key Losses: Andrew White III, Tyler Lydon, John Gillon, Taurean Thompson Key Additions: Oshae Brissett, Bourama Sidibe, Howard Washington Last year, the Syracuse Orange were extremely inconsistent in ACC play, to say the least. Coach Jim Boeheim certainly didn’t have his most talented team, but