Archive for December, 2011

December 31, 2011

Mid major coaches staying put? Get used to it.

Brad Stevens has iterated multiple times that he is committed to building Butler basketball.

2011 was very unique in college basketball. Two mid-major programs made the Final Four. But more importantly, both of the coaches chose to stay with their programs by passing up an opportunity “to move up the ladder” within the college hoops landscape. Was this year just an anomaly or could this be a recurring trend?

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December 30, 2011

A special year in college hoops?

Scoop Jardine and The Orange are the top ranked team ... for now.

One third of the hoops season is done for most teams. Solid non-conference matchups, coaching milestones and a brawl have been just a few of the several highlights of the season so far. One of the TYS’ hoops junkies ponders about what happened and if the stage is set for one of the more competitive college hoops seasons in recent history.

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December 22, 2011

Want a Shooting Guard? Keep Looking, Chicago Bulls

Who is a realistic backcourt mate for D Rose?

Isiah Thomas had Joe Dumars. As the Chicago Bulls continue to build a championship caliber team around Derrick Rose; a glaring question remains … Who is a good running mate for him in the backcourt? Here are a few realistic (not just ideal) options.

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December 14, 2011

Aftermath of THE Brawl.

The Cinci - Xavier brawl was ridiculous but it is an anomaly.

The Cincinnati – Xavier fight has been getting a ton of attention since last Saturday … and it should b/c we haven’t seen anything like this on National TV in a while. But could we be blowing this up too much? Don’t the teams, especially Xavier deserve the benefit of the doubt that they will make the necessary corrections after this incident?

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December 12, 2011

Indiana hoops, we’ve missed you.

Christian Watford and VJ III have waited for this moment for three years.

The IU vs. Kentucky game was an instant classic. Three years of no postseason appearances but Indiana is back in the mix again and this is good for several reasons.

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December 7, 2011

Two letters that could define the 2011-2012 season … T-U

Every game with Tu is special this season ...

Harrison Barnes, Marquis Teague and Austin Rivers. These names will resonate throughout the 2011-2012 college basketball season. But if you are looking for something special? Check out Tu Holloway and the Xavier Musketeers.

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