Archive - Blog entry

February 13th, 2017

The Jackson 5

The Big 12 standings as a whole tightened this week as Baylor and West Virginia each lost close on the road. The gap from second place to ninth place now sits at four and a half games, with only two teams in the conference out of the postseason picture in Oklahoma and Texas. One thing did become a little clearer this week, as Kansas now has a two-game lead on Baylor for first place in the conference after their undefeated week. Even with that lead, the title is far from clinched as Kansas has some very important games the rest of the way.

Deacon John

Player of the Week

John Collins - Wake Forest

February 12th

Clutch Gene

Player of the Week

Lonzo Ball, Guard (UCLA)

Keene Machine

Player of the Week

Marcus Keene, G, Junior, Central Michigan Chippewas

February 9th

Sin City

With all the chaos that has occurred in conference play so far this year, there has been one constant: a 3-way race for the SEC crown. There are three weeks left in conference play to determine who will be regular season champions of the conference. Three teams are tied for the top of the SEC with Florida blowing out Kentucky, Kentucky beating South Carolina, and South Carolina beating Florida. But, these teams do not go the rest of the season without facing off again.

February 8th

For Those About to Rock

It was a crazy week in the Big 12, and only two teams came out unscathed: the Oklahoma State Cowboys and the TCU Horned Frogs. Everyone else in the conference took at least one loss, including the big three at the top, Baylor, Kansas and West Virginia. Not only did Baylor lose but they were one of two teams to not win a game this week, with Oklahoma being the other. With Kansas dropping their second conference game of the year, the Bears had a chance to jump the Jayhawks in the loss column.

February 7th

Biggie Ten

Player of the Week

Caleb Swanigan, Purdue

February 6th

Zags' Maestro

Player of the Week

Nigel Williams Goss, G, Junior, Gonzaga Bulldogs

February 5th

TJ Leaving

Player of the Week

TJ Leaf, Forward (UCLA)

Flying Monk

If there is a rivalry that everyone in the SEC looks forward to each year, it is Kentucky-Florida. These two are the only real consistent threats each year to battle for an SEC championship trophy. Granted, Florida did have a down year last year in Mike White’s first go-around, but he has gotten Florida basketball back on track with their No. 24 ranking. Since John Calipari left Memphis to walk the sidelines of Rupp Arena, Florida and Kentucky have combined to make nine combined SEC tournament appearances. Since 1994, the SEC has won six national championship trophies.