View Post

Ellis, Chanticleers continue to march forward

In SEC, Sun Belt Conference by Ken Cross

By Ken Cross With two of the best ambassadors in college basketball in Frank Martin and Cliff Ellis and then two schools in the same state separated by roughly 175 miles, a potential Coastal Carolina vs. South Carolina rivalry seems logical.  The two schools took steps towards that on the basketball court on Saturday as South Carolina took a thrilling …

View Post

Battle 4 Atlantis shows Vols’ toughness

In News, SEC by Ken Cross

By Ken Cross If the first two weeks of the college basketball season are any indication, the Tennessee Volunteers have been sorely undervalued in evaluations of their potential coming into the.  The Vols picked up withs over Purdue and N.C. State in finishing the Battle 4 Atlantis with a third place finish.  They also fought Villanova to the end of …

View Post

Even with losses, Seminoles’ returning talent equates to success

In SEC by Ken Cross

By Ken Cross As Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton enters his 15th year as the head coach of the Seminoles, he has become synonymous with not only winning, but pushing the win totals to get the Seminoles to the next level.  Six years ago, FSU did what was once unthinkable as the Seminoles toppled North Carolina for the ACC tournament …

View Post

Three-point play: Robinson’s impact, Vols in Europe, Stanford a Pac-12 sleeper

In CUSA, Pac-12, SEC by Ken Cross

Here’s to you, Mr. Robinson One of the mysteries of the summer appeared at Western Kentucky where Chalmette, La. native and 5-star Mitchell Robinson indeed inked with the Hilltoppers as it pushed Western Kentucky into solid position to obtain a top 10 recruiting class in Rick Stansbury’s first full recruiting season in Bowling Green.  Fast-forward to July 3 and assistant …

View Post

Many crucial keys when Gamecocks face Gonzaga and Ducks battle Tar Heels

In 2017 NCAA Tournament, ACC, Pac-12, SEC, WCC by Ken Cross

By David Sisk Embed from Getty Images South Carolina vs Gonzaga Two Physical Teams – South Carolina has caught a break thus far with the tournament scheduling. Let’s face it, basketball is all about matchups. Marquette was bad defensively, Duke was tired from four games in four days during the ACC Tournament, and they were six deep with a predominately …

View Post

Trust sets Gamecocks on college basketball’s biggest stage

In 2017 NCAA Tournament, SEC by Ken Cross

By Ken Cross The NCAA Tournament blitz by the South Carolina Gamecocks has been the top story throughout the last two weeks of the tournament and into Phoenix and the Final Four.  Three weeks ago, they were sent packing in the SEC quarterfinals by an Alabama team that was playing it’s best basketball of the year.  In that game, the Gamecocks …

View Post

Backcourts will determine Kentucky-UCLA matchup

In 2017 NCAA Tournament, College Basketball, Pac-12, SEC by Ken Cross

By Daniel Greenwald In an alternate reality, this game would’ve been a stellar Final Four battle. Two offensively gifted squads chalked full of NBA talent pitting two of College Basketball’s blue bloods against each other. Kentucky versus UCLA should’ve been a Final Four collision. Yet due to one of several seeding quirks in this March Madness, a Sweet 16 showdown …

View Post

SEC: Coaches’ pride and love for players on display as three SEC teams enter Sweet 16 play

In 2017 NCAA Tournament, SEC by Ken Cross

By Ken Cross The SEC’s hoops savvy just received a tremendous boost after South Carolina, Florida, and Kentucky made it into the Sweet 16 and Arkansas was about a minute away from doing the same.  Three SEC teams still fill the brackets while only one ACC team, North Carolina, carries the torch for the ACC. The Gamecocks and Gators knocked …