Isaiah Austin had an impressive showing in Baylor's season opening win against Lehigh with 22 points in 17 minutes. The downside of his debut was his having to leave the game after his spraining his right ankle. The Bears did not really need him in their 78-47 thrashing of Jackson State, though after witnessing his offensive prowess, it is obvious they would like him back sooner rather than later.
Simply put, this is a take on the suspension of incoming Indiana University freshmen Hanner Perea and Peter Jurkin. Both were suspended for the Hoosiers first 9 games due to their association with Mark Adams, their AAU coach and susposed "Indiana booster". Between 1986-1992 gave $185 to the school, mainly because Adams wife wanted an alumni bumper sticker. You really can't make this stuff up.
The NCAA season is a few short days away basketball fans! We at the Daily wanted to highlighta few of the top teams and the names to look out for, so here is a Top 25 list, with a brief breakdown of the Top 20 teams.
1. Indiana Hoosiers
As the consensus top ranked player in the high school class of 2010, Harrison Barnes had a great deal to live up to. The Iowa born Barnes was undefeated during his last season at Ames High School, also excelling in post-season All-Star contests such as the McDonald's All-American Game, Nike Hoop Summit and Jordan Brand Classic. He was given the expectation of carrying North Carolina as soon as he stepped on campus, the first freshman ever to garner preseason All-American honors.
The Butler Bulldogs will be leaving the Horizon League after this season to join the Atlantic-10 conference. Coach Brad Stevens and the Bulldogs gained significant national fame for their success as a Cinderella in the NCAA Tournament. Butler made two consecutive NCAA Finals in 2010 and 2011, losing to Duke and Connecticut respectively. 2011-12 was a down year for Butler, finishing 22-15 and losing in the semi-finals of the CBI to Pittsburgh.