View Post

Fab Five: College basketball’s opening night features must see action

In AAC, ACC, Big 12, College Basketball, CUSA, Pac-12, SEC, WCC by Ken Cross

By Ken Cross Over the next five months, college basketball offers something that no other sport can – must watch games on every night of the season from Nov. 13 through the National Championship game on the first Monday night in April.  The sport continues to flourish although skeptics try to accuse it of being ravaged by the one-and-done methodology. …

View Post

Avery Johnson needs time to rebuild Alabama basketball

In College Basketball, SEC by Blake Lovell

By Blake Lovell Avery Johnson seemed like an odd choice to fill the head coaching vacancy at Alabama. Since starting his coaching career in 2004 as an assistant for the Dallas Mavericks, Johnson has always felt like an NBA man. Despite all the doubts, Johnson feels like the right coach to lead the Crimson Tide going forward. But rebuilding this program …

View Post

Bowers’ drop in weight gives Auburn even more toughness

In SEC by Ken Cross

By Ken Cross Auburn’s 6-7 forward Cinmeon Bowers may have created the beast-mode philosophy for college basketball adjacent to what Marshawn Lynch has done in the NFL with the Seattle Seahawks.  On the court, Bowers proved to be a tough, physical specimen in his first year at Auburn. Now, in year two, as he has dropped from 275 pounds to …

View Post

SEC: Challengers for Kentucky lining up

In College Basketball, SEC by Ken Cross

John Calipari and the one-and-done factor has made Kentucky an overwhelming favorite during his UK tenure.  Calipari won’t mince his words though.  He doesn’t agree with the theory, but if that’s the rules that college basketball operates by he is on board.  He also intimates, tongue in cheek, that he is worried about this year’s squad.   Several SEC teams …