Devils Love the Fire

    This weekend, the Duke Blue Devils won the Motion bracket of the PK80 invitational. What’s interesting is how they won. Duke was down by at least seven in each of the wins, including being down 17 with 10 minutes remaining in their 87-84 championship win over Florida. It was an impressive show of resilience from aContinue reading “Devils Love the Fire”

One-hit Wonders?

  It’s possible that no team in America had a worse week than the Northwestern Wildcats. The Wildcats went 1-2 on the week, but it’s the losses that should be concerning.   Northwestern lost at home to Creighton-giving up 92 points to a team many expected to be the fourth or fifth best team inContinue reading “One-hit Wonders?”

North Carolina A&T Building for the Future

Last season North Carolina A&T (A&T) finished with just three wins. With three wins already in the first week of the season, the Aggies are thinking about building something bigger. “Everybody, so for, has bought into the team concept and not just ‘I,’” A&T head coach Jay Joyner told me after the Aggies 90-82 win over theContinue reading “North Carolina A&T Building for the Future”

Patrick Ewing Has Georgetown Off to 3-0 Start

  Georgetown head coach Patrick Ewing’s long offseason of answering questions about his readiness and aptitude for the position has finally ended as he has completed his first week of actual games with a 3-0 record.   Those questions, for now, have been silenced as the product Ewing has placed on the court has fansContinue reading “Patrick Ewing Has Georgetown Off to 3-0 Start”

Zach Johnson and Brandon Goodwin Lead FGCU to 98-87 win

Florida Gulf Coast (FGCU) senior guards Brandon Goodwin and Zach Johnson proved why they are all-conference selections in game one as they combined for 48 points in a 98-87 win over Illinois St. “Those two guards are so good and they just keep attacking,” Illinois St head coach Dan Muller said after the game. “IContinue reading “Zach Johnson and Brandon Goodwin Lead FGCU to 98-87 win”

Banged-up UCF Pulls away from Mercer in 88-79 win

Neither Mercer nor the injury bug could stop UCF on Friday night as the Knights used a big second half to pull away from the Bears in a 88-79 win at CFE Arena. Redshirt junior guard Aubrey Dawkins announced last week that he would be missing the season. Then starting junior center Tacko Fall wasContinue reading “Banged-up UCF Pulls away from Mercer in 88-79 win”

Welcome to the 2017-2018 season

Finally, we can stop talking about FBI investigations, suspensions and shoplifting in China and move on to basketball. Well, maybe not, but at least there are games tonight. This FBI investigation is going to hover over the season in a major way because Arizona and USC (more on these two below) have Final Four aspirations whileContinue reading “Welcome to the 2017-2018 season”