College Basketball Midseason Awards

We are officially half-way through the 2017-18 College Basketball season and what a wild ride it has been! 16 different teams have been ranked in the Top 5 this season and we have seen the #1 team in the country go down 3 times this season, all to unranked opponents

College Pride Press Top 25 – Week Seven

  Well, so much for last week being slow. A multitude of ranked teams fell on Saturday, creating hysteria for our voters. It seems that after finals, some of our ranked teams came out flat. Several of these games ended in dramatic fashion, such as Indiana’s upset win over Notre Dame

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

Pregame: TCU vs. Nevada

Pregame: TCU Horned Frogs vs. Nevada Wolf Pack   Saturday Dec 7, 1:00 AM ET, ESPNU   TCU is fresh off an impressive 11-point win over SMU on Tuesday night, and the Frogs are last unbeaten team in the Big 12. Meanwhile, No. 22 Nevada is coming off a devastating overtime loss at Texas

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.

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

Oklahoma Big 12 Preview

Season Preview: Oklahoma Last Season: 11-20 Key Losses: Jordan Woodard Key Additions: Trae Young, Brady Manek, Hannes Polla   After losing many key pieces, Lon Kruger’s Oklahoma Sooners finished ninth in the Big 12 and failed to make the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2012. Although they didn’t have nearly the same personnel

TCU Big 12 Preview

Season Preview: Texas Christian Last Season: 24-15, NIT Champions Key Losses: Brandon Parrish Key Additions: Kevin Samuel, R.J. Nembhard After another disappointing season in the Big 12, the Texas Christian Horned Frogs made the best of missing out on the NCAA tournament by winning the NIT. En route to their NIT title, they defeated

Kansas Big 12 Preview

Season Preview: Kansas Last Season: 31-5, NCAA Elite 8 Key Losses: Josh Jackson, Frank Mason III, Landen Lucas Key Additions: Billy Preston, Marcus Garrett   Even though the Kansas Jayhawks made it to the Elite 8 last year, it still seemed like a disappointing season due to their sky high expectations and stellar roster. Kansas

Texas Big 12 Preview

Season Preview: Texas Last Season: 11-22 Key Losses: Jarrett Allen, Shaquille Cleare Key Additions: Mohamed Bamba, Matt Coleman, Jericho Sims, Royce Hamm, Jase Febres   In perhaps the worst season of Shaka Smart's head coaching career, the Texas Longhorns failed to make a tournament appearance, finishing dead last in the Big 12. There just was