Monthly Archives: November 2012

[I’ve added individual stats to the team pages. Yes, this is the earliest ever, and the primary function for the next few days will be to provide a roster placeholder. Before using these stats, please take the oath below. We’re all on the honor system here.] I, (state your name), understand that the player stats […]

Most appealing game (according to FanMatchTM): Saint Joseph’s vs. Notre Dame [64 poss]. I’m not sure about the cause-and-effect, but the game turned when the Hawks’ Langston Galloway lost a tooth in a collision with Jerian Grant at the 5:00 mark. Saint Joe’s was down six at the time but fought back to force overtime […]

UConn and New Mexico headline the field in the Virgin Islands and it’s about a coin flip that they meet in the title game. If you want a sleeper, go with Mercer. I’m hoping to see more minutes from the guy I call the “Fab Melo of the A-Sun” (it rolls of the tongue with […]

Most appealing game (according to FanMatchTM): Purdue vs. Villanova. Eight point deficits with 1:29 remaining are rarely turned into wins, but the Wildcats turned a 70-62 game into a 75-75 tie to force overtime. Of course, it helps to have a four-point possession, and after a controversial, if technically correct, Flagrant 1 call on D.J. […]

The Charleston Classic begins today as well. Like the Puerto Rico Tip-off, it has a bit of separation between the headliner (Baylor) and the rest of the field. However, Isaiah Austin’s status is up in the air, and his absence would make the Bears slightly more beatable. Also, keep an eye on Colorado’s Andre Roberson. […]

The Puerto Rico Tip-off starts today (it’s probably already underway by the time you read this) and the primary reason to pay attention is to witness the first test(s) for N.C. State. There’s not much depth to this field – certainly Tennessee and Oklahoma State have potential, but nobody considers them top five teams – […]

Most appealing game (according to FanMatchTM): Wisconsin at Florida. There was little suspense in this one, save for a 10-0 Wisconsin run midway through the first half. The Gators rolled to a 74-56 [63 poss] win behind Erik Murphy’s perfect 10-for-10 from the field. As a team they made 20-of-30 two-point attempts. For the first […]

Most appealing games (according to FanMatchTM): 1. Duke vs. Kentucky. It appears we’re in round two of Kentucky’s O > Kentucky’s D, despite the Wildcats having an elite shot blocker. Duke made 21-of-41 twos, and committed turnovers on just 12 percent of its possessions to get the 75-68 win in a 65-possession game. Ryan Harrow […]

Most appealing game (according to FanMatchTM): Davidson at New Mexico. The Lobos prevailed in an entertaining game, 86-81. I want to like Davidson, but their defense was rather sketchy. Maybe they were slow because of the altitude and the time difference, or maybe they’re just slow. The Wildcats are already running offense like it’s March, […]

Most appealing game (according to FanMatchTM): Syracuse vs. San Diego State. The Orange won a predictably low scoring game, 62-49. The boat games are a bit similar to the exhibitions when a D-I team loses. There’s probably something we can take away from this game, but the combination of sun and wind makes long-range shooting […]