Overreactions are probably both the best and worst part about college basketball. A week and a half ago, everyone was questioning how good Arizona actually was. I’ll settle that for you right now: they’re really good. It was an unprecedented skid for a Sean Miller-coached ‘Zona team, but look where
Wow, this is the last mailbag of the season. This is kind of emotional. It’s kind of like my senior day (except I’m coming back next year, don’t worry). We also got a new logo, just in time for the end. But it’s awesome! Anyways, I just want to say,
My favorite part of the last week of the regular season is not the best rivalries. It is not the regular season conference title races. It is not bubble teams scrapping out wins to save their season. It’s senior day. Every school has one at some point this week. It’s
Can you feel it? March Madness is inching closer by the day. There’s less than a month now until we tip it off for the greatest sporting event in the world (no, the Olympics don’t count, they don’t happen every year). I truly hope your team does well, but really,
I’m writing this on the tail end of the Press Virginia-Kansas game. Bob Huggins is not going to be happy after this. Turns out Press Virginia can’t handle a press! Ironic! Front to back, though, this has been one of the best games of the year. Two very dangerous teams
What is going on recently? Top 25 teams over the last couple of weeks have been anything but safe, with nine ranked teams falling this weekend alone. It’s been fun, though. Last year, the whole concept of “parity” really dominated the landscape of college hoops, from beginning to end of
What a week. After the past seven days of hoops, I’m ready for March, I’m sure you are as well. That was nuts. 15 of the top 25 teams in the country were handed a shocking L, some of them two. Naturally, we got a big shake-up in the rankings.
The last week was full of upsetting injuries across the country. Maurice Watson, Jr. went down for the year for Creighton with a torn ACL, and OG Anunoby is about to undergo surgery on his knee that will keep him out for the year as well. Dillon Brooks sprained his
What a great week of college hoops. Lots of ranked match-ups, including a Press Virginia throttling of Baylor. I hope they enjoyed their time as Number 1! We're starting to figure out the dividing line between the top teams in the country, and the scrum of teams who will fight
Not a lot of basketball was played between my last column and now, as the mailbag day was now moved to Tuesday, but there was basketball nonetheless. It also felt like kind of a boring week. No one got upset on Saturday, and Purdue beating Wisconsin in West Lafayette is
The first week of conference play has been so exciting. Maybe this is a bit of recency bias, but this has been one of the most fun weeks I can remember in the last few seasons. There’s a lot going on in the world of college hoops, so instead of
Every year, the ACC is put up against the Big Ten for bragging rights as the better basketball conference. Although the ACC had dominated prior to the Big Ten's first win in 2009 (after 10 ACC wins to start the Challenge), the Big Ten has now either tied or won
Power of the PAC-12
UCLA finished the 2015-16 college basketball season with an overall record of 15-17 and a 6-12 record in conference play, which placed the team 10th in the PAC-12. The fantastic guard play, led by Isaac Hamilton, Bryce Alford, and Aaron Holiday, was not enough to make up
If you know anything about the history of college basketball, you know that the UCLA Bruins know how to win.
UCLA Men’s Basketball program holds a record 11 Division I NCAA Championships since 1920—10 of those obtained in 12 seasons under legendary coach John Wooden.
Despite the multitude of historical
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Dear Coach Bill Self,
It’s time. Jayhawk fans, your fans, rallied around a single cry for the freedom of their highly touted, 5-star prospect after the NCAA prohibited him to lay foot on the hardwood floor of Allen Fieldhouse. “Free Diallo” became a rallying cry for Jayhawk fans everywhere. Students painted