Monthly Archives: November 2005

The biggest upset of last night? Army was beating UConn heading into the final media time out of the first half. The Huskies went on a game-ending run on both sides of halftime, and won an ugly 68-54 decision. UConn has been somewhat sluggish on offense without point-guard Marcus Williams this season. Opponent Pts Tempo […]

Before I drop some lines on you, what is up with Larry Eustachy’s Southern Miss team? For the second time in three games they failed to make the 35-point mark. Last night, they fell at home to Samford 52-33. It was the lowest point total in a non-conference home game in (at least) the last […]

The question might seem moot now, what with Drexel falling to Penn on Saturday (although Drexel was playing on very short rest). But the Dragons created some buzz with their run in the NIT Season Tip-Off. Drexel got to MSG on the strength of a win at Princeton and then against a Sam Houston State […]

Some nearly useless comments on a few of last night’s games… Texas 76, West Virginia 75. It’s not often you see a team miss three front ends of the one-and-one in the final minute these days. And that’s exactly what WVU did to give Texas a chance to win the game. It was like a […]

Which of these events over the weekend should you put the least stock in… a) Stanford loses at home to a UC Irvine team picked to finish sixth in the Big West. b) Gonzaga struggles at home to an Idaho team picked to finish last in the WAC. c) Michigan State gets pounded at Hawaii. […]

It’s nice to have a little context to support the stats-obsessed nature of this space. With that in mind, I present another conversation with Longwood head coach Mike Gillian. Why Longwood, you might be wondering. Well, this site and Longwood basketball got notoriety at the same time and we’re growing up together in this crazy […]

Before the season gets going in earnest – just about every school that has yet to play a game will play one Friday or Saturday – I have to get a couple of other sleepers on the record. Earlier in the week I mentioned Creighton and Xavier. Earlier in the off-season I gushed about Utah […]

Today’s post is dedicated to the Mountain West Conference. The conference whose beat writers and coaches think so little of that each group voted San Diego State – a team that was somewhere around 130th to 150th best in the nation last season – the pick to win the league. One of the many MWC […]

Last night, Missouri kicked off its season with a 80-77 home loss to Sam Houston State in the first round of the Preseason NIT. You may be familiar with game theory, which has little application to college basketball. If not, don’t worry about it, because what matters to this contest is “one game theory”. That’s […]

This weekend’s lines are chosen to give the youngsters out there some inspiration. You don’t have to be big to play big. Friday FG 3pt FT Reb Min M-A M-A M-A O-T A F S TO BLK Pts Aaron Fitzgerald 25 3-6 1-2 1-1 0-1 14 1 3 1 0 8 Result: Win. UC Irvine […]