November 15th, 2017

The Real McCoy

Player of the Week

Brandon McCoy – C – UNLV

In his first college game, McCoy went to town during a 108-66 victory over Florida A&M. The 7’1 center has showed an elite inside-outside game scored 25 points (11-19) and hauled in 18 rebounds (9 offensive) in only 23 minutes. With a usage rate like that, expect a lot of big performances from McCoy this season. He also went 3-4 from the free throw line, which, albeit a small sample size, is encouraging.

Texas center Mohamed Bamba sidelined with concussion

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November 14th

Pinball Wizard

Player of the Week

Grayson Allen, Duke

Grayson AllenGrayson AllenWe were treated to a battle for supremecy right out of the gate as the No. 1 Blue Devils took on the No. 2 Michigan State Spartans in the State Farm Champions Classic game on Tuesday, just four days into the college season.

Big Ten Conference Preview

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 11:02pm

1. Michigan State Spartans

Miles BridgesMiles BridgesThe Spartans are the clear favorites to capture the Big Ten title, opening the season as the #2 team in the nation. They return the core of a solid team from last season that earned a 9 seed and made the second round, and they also bring in top 10 recruit Jaren Jackson.

November 13th

Atlantic Coast Conference Preview

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 12:09am

1) Duke Blue Devils
2016-2017 Record: 28-9 (11-7)
Key Departures: Jayson Tatum, Luke Kennard, Amile Jefferson, Frank Jackson, Matt Jones, Harry Giles, Chase Jeter
Key Additions: Marvin Bagley, Wendell Carter, Trevon Duval, Gary Trent Jr, Alex O'Connell, Jordan Goldwire, Jordan Tucker

Mid Major Preview

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 10:29am

Our college blogs are broken into seven parts, with one for each of the Power 5 (ACC, SEC, Big 10, Big 12 and Pac 12) plus the Big East and my "Mid Major Blog" which will cover everything else. Mid-Major schools are generally the teams that will bust your bracket. They also consistently turn overlooked recruits into stars. Stephen Curry, Damian Lillard, Paul George, Kawhi Leonard and CJ McCollum are just a few of the recent Mid-Major examples to make a huge impact in the NBA. Here are some of the teams and players to be on the lookout for as the season gets underway.

November 12th

Big 12 Conference Preview

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 7:49pm

1. Kansas Jayhawks
Head Coach- Bill Self
2016-2017 Season: 33-5 overall, 15-3 in Big 12
Key Players Lost: Frank Mason III, Josh Jackson, Landen Lucas
Key Additions: Billy Preston, Marcus Garrett

November 11th