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Xavier-Cincinnati rivalry stoked with postgame barbs

In News by Ken Cross

By Ken Cross The Crosstown Shootout in Cincinnati between the Bearcats and the Xavier Musketeers is for real.  We knew that many moons ago as the two schools are separated by three miles and has always had an air of terseness between the two even in years when the teams were not national players. Reference 2011 when a brawl broke …

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Huggins analyzes Mountaineers as December begins

In News by Ken Cross

By Ken Cross West Virginia’s Mountaineers won their seventh in a row Thursday night as they handled NJIT, 102-69, but Coach Bob Huggins had analyzed his team a few days earlier as he noticed several fundamental parts of the game that need to change as a Dec. 5 home matchup with Virginia looms while the Backyard Brawl with Pitt is …

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Marching to Madness Episode 203: Washington State head coach Ernie Kent

In Podcast by Blake Lovell

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in Washington State head coach Ernie Kent. Topics of discussion include: winning the Wooden Legacy, how the team has shown resiliency thus far, the motivation of preseason polls, Malachi Flynn’s development, the greatness of Bill Walton, and so much more. It’s another exciting episode of Marching …

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Marching to Madness Episode 202: Donnie Tyndall talks Duke, SEC, and more

In Podcast by Blake Lovell

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome back Coach Donnie Tyndall. Topics of discussion include: Duke’s impressive play thus far, game-planning against Marvin Bagley, the rise of the SEC, Arizona’s early season struggles, national title contenders, and so much more. It’s another exciting episode of Marching to Madness! About the Hosts: Blake Lovell …

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Marching to Madness Fast Break: North Carolina/Michigan postgame analysis

In Podcast by Blake Lovell

In this Fast Break edition of Marching to Madness Fast Breaks this season, co-host Ken Cross is on-site in Chapel Hill at the Dean E. Smith Center where the North Carolina Tar Heels rolled Michigan 86-71. Luke Maye led North Carolina with 27 points, six boards, and five assists as he figured prominently in a 13-2 first half run and a …

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North Carolina’s Maye continues rise as Heels vanquish Michigan

In News by Ken Cross

By Ken Cross Not only has North Carolina’s Luke Maye become a phenom in Chapel Hill as potentially the next great North Carolina player, he is getting plenty of accolades nationally.  Last weekend at the PK80, for example, ESPN’s Bill Walton espoused his admiration for Maye in the eloquent terms that only Walton can say. Maye and the Tar Heels …

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Marching to Madness Fast Break: Illinois/Wake Forest postgame analysis

In Podcast by Blake Lovell

This is the first of many Marching to Madness Fast Breaks this season, as we’ll do postgame analysis for games around the country. In the first one, co-host Ken Cross is on site to talk about Wake Forest beating Illinois 80-73 in the late game of the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.  Bryant Crawford led four Demon Deacons in double figures with …

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Gators accrue toughness in PK80

In News by Ken Cross

By Ken Cross Any questions about how tough the Florida Gators are from the standpoint of toughness may have been answered in the PK80 despite a tough 87-84 loss to Duke where they lost a 17-point lead with 10:15 remaining.  It was all about the fight, the will to contest, and the drive that saw Florida push even though the …

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Marching to Madness Episode 201: Big Ten/ACC Challenge, most impressive teams, etc.

In Podcast by Blake Lovell

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross hit on a variety of topics in the world of college basketball. Topics of discussion include: Florida and Duke’s showdown at the PK80, most intriguing Big Ten/ACC challenge matchups, Washington State’s hot start, other teams that have been surprising thus far, and so much more. It’s another …