Archive - 2011 - Article
December 8, 2011
A lot of solid action took place last night as a number of marquee teams squared off. Here is the breakdown in today's NCAA Daily:
Patric Young's Big Night Helps #12 Florida Claim OT Victory Over Arizona
(Pat Dooley/Gainesville Sun)
December 7, 2011
Welcome college basketball fans to another edition of NCAA Daily. Number of exciting games last night and we will start with the fantastic finish that went down at the second game at Madison Square Garden last night for the Jimmy V Classic:
Jae Crowder's Late Three Seals Win Against Washington
(Tom Enlund/The Journal Sentinel)
December 6, 2011
Not too many games to report on last night, but the news never stops for college basketball and its future at this time of year. So, here is todays NCAA Daily:
Breaking Down Some Rising Sophomores in 2011
December 5, 2011
Welcome to this Monday version of NCAA Daily. Hope that everyone had a great weekend and had a chance to watch some basketball! There were a number of great games this weekend and the marquee match-up definitely did not disappoint. Let's start the Daily:
The Block against UNC is a signature moment for Kentucky
Closing out the month 4-1 looked like a very real possibility for the Zhejiang Guangsha Golden Bulls on December 30. Facing a winless Shanghai squad devoid of anyone really able to stop NBA loaner Wilson Chandler, Guangsha seemed like a shoe-in. Chandler has averaged 33 pts per game over the first four games of the season and reports have been that no one has been able to stop him from filling it up.
But oh how expectations were dashed.
Last night saw the opening of the SEC/Big East Challenge, which like the ACC/Big 10 Challenge pits two major conferences against each other in a series of contests. Of course, this weekend also boasts some major marquee match-ups. Conference play is just around the corner and we are going to get a strong picture of which teams are contenders or pretenders. Let's kick off the Daily:
With a resounding 8-4 victory, the Big 10 beat the ACC in the challenge between the two conferences. This being the first year the Big 10 has 12 teams. Beyond the obvious mathematic confusion involved, the Big 10 has claimed the last three inter-conference challenges. They still have a ways to go in the all-time numbers, as the ACC claimed the first ten. This challenge showed there was a great deal of depth in the Big 10 this season, while the ACC is in rebuilding mode with a few of their schools.
November 30, 2011
It's the last day of November and we have gotten a decent read on the NCAA Basketball landscape. There is still a lot more to come, but last night we saw the first contest between top 5 ranked teams this season, which starts off our Daily:
Ohio State Downs Defenseless Duke
(Rick Bonnell/McClatchy Newspapers)