Flying High

There aren’t many teams in the country playing as well as the Dayton Flyers.  After last weeks win over Xavier, they can now stake claim to being the best team in a solid Atlantic 10. At 23-3 overall and 9-2 in conference, this could be the best team out of talented crop in the stateContinue reading “Flying High”

Tiger Rag

It seems like it’s the year of the Tiger in college basketball.  Memphis, Clemson, Missouri, and LSU are all having banner years.  These four schools have set themselves up to have great finishes to the season. The Memphis Tigers are back to their old tricks in Conference USA.  Winners of 14 in a row, includingContinue reading “Tiger Rag”

Leaders of the Pac(k)

Quick, which team is the best team in the state of Washington?  I bet you answered Gonzaga.  You may be correct, but they have a serious challenger in the form of the Washington Huskies.  Lorenzo Romar has his team tied for first in the Pac-10 with wins over USC, UCLA and Arizona St already. LedContinue reading “Leaders of the Pac(k)”

Saints are Marching In

In Orlando, after a loss to Wichita St, it appeared that all hope was lost for the Siena Saints.  They were expected to challenge for an at-large bid.  There was no reason why they should’ve lost to the Shockers.  The Saints finished that tournament 0-3 and even I read them their last rights. Well, sinceContinue reading “Saints are Marching In”

Meeks Shall Inherit the Court

Dan Issel, Pat Riley, Jamal Mashburn, Antoine Walker, Rex Chapman, Kenny Walker.  He beat all of them the way he beat Tennessee.  He beat all of them the way he beat history.  A college game is on 40 minutes, so to score 54 points in that amount of time is extroardinary.  Of course, Jodie MeeksContinue reading “Meeks Shall Inherit the Court”

BOOMER!!!

With apologies to Stephen Curry and Tyler Hansbrough, it’s clear that being First-Team All-American will have to be enough for them.  That’s because Blake Griffin is a man among boys right now.  He’s putting up Michael Beasley-type numbers, but with more talent around him.  He’s the most dominant player in college basketball since Tim Duncan. Continue reading “BOOMER!!!”

Big Bad Beasts

I’ve thought Pittsburgh was one of the top teams in the country all year, but I was skeptical about them being able to win the national championship.  This past Saturday as I sat in the Verizon Center and watched them dismantle Georgetown, the Panthers changed my mind. I knew about DeJuan Blair, Levance Fields, andContinue reading “Big Bad Beasts”

Mountain Men

There are many teams in the Big East with instant name cache; UConn Georgetown, Syracuse, and Louisville to name a few.  West Virginia would be pretty far down that list.  However, the Mountaineers have staked their claim as a contender in the best conference in the country. The Mountaineers are at full strength and areContinue reading “Mountain Men”

Just When You Thought It was Safe to Go to the Desert

The Arizona Wildcats and Arizona St Sun Devils are staking claim to being two of the best teams in the West.  This is shaping to be the best year of college basketball in that state since 1995 when Arizona St earned a #5 seed and made it to the Sweet 16 and Arizona received aContinue reading “Just When You Thought It was Safe to Go to the Desert”