2019 Big East Conference Preview

Embed from Getty Images A model of consistency in the conference, Villanova has been the unquestioned and best team in the Big East over the last 6 years. Jay Wright’s team has won 5 regular season titles, 4 conference tournament titles and 2 national titles, during that span. However, another strong crop of teams are […]

Continue reading

ACC Basketball: 2019 Conference Preview

Embed from Getty Images The ACC has been the most complete conference in college basketball for some time now. Over the last 15 years, 7 teams have brought home national championship banners. Last season, Virginia secured their first title in program history and became the fifth team in the league to cut down the nets. […]

Continue reading

2019 Pac-12 Conference Preview: Can Its Reputation Be Restored?

Embed from Getty Images 2018 was not a kind year to the Pac-12 conference. Teams lacked consistency and failed to live up to lofty preseason expectations. However, 2019 projects to be a different story. The conference has reloaded on elite-level talent restoring excitement and high expectations for many programs. Strong Offseason Pushes the Ducks and […]

Continue reading

Georgetown Basketball: Best Backcourt in 25 years

Embed from Getty Images After finishing 8th or lower in conference play the last 4 years, 3rd in 2018 was monumental improvement for Georgetown. Nearing the tournament bubble, Patrick Ewing will look to build upon last season’s momentum to contend for the conference title. The turn around is largely attributed to talented freshman PGs James […]

Continue reading

2019 Big Ten Conference Preview

Embed from Getty Images The Big Ten was the most contested Power 5 conference last season. Five teams finished within 3 games of co-champions Michigan State and Purdue and 8 earned selections to the NCAA Tournament. The conference also played through the toughest strength of schedule in the nation. How likely is the conference to […]

Continue reading

Will Nebraska Basketball Find Success Under Fred Hoiberg?

Embed from Getty Images His stint in the NBA didn’t last long, but Fred Hoiberg’s return to the collegiate level is highly anticipated. Hired on as Nebraska’s head coach, the Huskers are hoping their program returns to its peak in the early 90s. Under former head coach Danny Nee, the team reached four-straight NCAA tournament […]

Continue reading

Miami Basketball: Chris Lykes Ready For a Breakout Season

Embed from Getty Images What’s Lykes Game? Chris Lykes, Miami’s starting point guard, is a dynamic scoring option for head coach Jim Larranaga. At 16.2 PPG, the Junior averaged a single point shy of breaking into college basketball’s top-100. However, his height plays a role in which scoring opportunities he can take advantage of. At […]

Continue reading

Becoming the Big Man On Campus: How Jalen Smith Improves His Draft Stock

Embed from Getty Images Last season the Maryland Terrapins boasted one of the nation’s premier frontcourt duos. Sophomore Bruno Fernando and Freshman Jalen Smith were college basketball’s version of the Twin Towers, originally formed by the Houston Rockets pair of Hakeem Olajuwon and Ralph Sampson or San Antonio’s version with Tim Duncan and David Robinson. […]

Continue reading

UConn’s 5 Best Moments in the Big East

Embed from Getty Images 5. Hiring of Jim Calhoun: Prior to the hiring of UConn’s coaching legend, the Huskies had only made 2-Sweet 16 and 1-Elite 8 appearances in their school history. Joining the Big East and its stronger competition did not immediately help Connecticut rise through the collegiate ranks though. In fact, the 7 […]

Continue reading