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Clemson Basketball: Reed, defense pace win over Louisville

In College Basketball by Ken Cross

By Ken Cross The Clemson Tigers are one of the hottest teams in the nation and that showed again on Saturday in a 74-69 overtime win over Louisville as the Tigers took their 10th consecutive win and they moved to 14-1. For Clemson, it was the art of staying in the moment and competing for 45 minutes and allowing the …

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LBSU Basketball: 49ers eclipse Hawaii in Big West opener

In News by Ken Cross

By Manny Nunez Long Beach State took an 89-81 win over Hawaii on Thursday night in Long Beach as these two teams comprise a prorated total of six that look like they will fight for the Big West championship as the conference has moved forward in a big way this season. The 49ers, coming in with a 6-10 record, have …

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Marching to Madness Episode 212: CBS Sports analyst Pete Gillen

In Podcast by Blake Lovell

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome back CBS Sports analyst Pete Gillen. Topics of discussion include: Markus Howard’s brilliant game for Marquette, the stellar play of LSU’s Tremont Waters, Trae Young’s excellent start, what to make of the ACC and Big East, the rise of the Mountain West, and so much more. …

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Colorado Basketball: Overtime win over Sun Devils equals growth

In News, Pac-12 by Ken Cross

By Ken Cross Colorado went 0-2 at the Oregons last week which may have been a slight cause for some anxiety in Boulder, but Thursday night the fate of the herd may have changed in an enormous way.  They trailed Arizona State for  31:09, yet was able to get the game to overtime where the Buffaloes pulled out an inspiring …

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Missouri Basketball: Tigers’ teamwork at front of win over Gamecocks

In SEC by Ken Cross

By Ken Cross   Leading Missouri to an 11-3 start, coach Cuonzo Martin has seamlessly blended a group of upperclassmen who are hungry to win with a top five recruiting class and now the production is being seen in across the various dynamics of the team.  Martin and the players say that there is still a ways to go though …

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Bracketology: Oklahoma continues rise in Lunardi’s newest bracket

In News by Blake Lovell

ESPN’s Joe Lunardi has released his NCAA Tournament bracketology for January 4, with Trae Young and Oklahoma continuing their ascent up the college basketball ladder. The Sooners have moved up to a two-seed in Lunardi’s newest projections thanks to a 10-game winning streak and back-to-back wins to open up Big 12 play. Virginia has also moved up to the two …

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Marching to Madness Episode 211: Portland assistant coach Bob Cantu

In Podcast by Ken Cross

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome back Portland assistant coach Bob Cantu. Topics of discussion include: the Pilots’ season so far, how the rebuilding process is coming along, the play of Malcolm and Franklin Porter, how Jo Jo Walker and Marcus Shaver are developing, Portland’s inclusion in the PK80, a preview of …

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Missouri Basketball: Defense, shooting pace Tigers’ win in SEC opener

In News, SEC by Ken Cross

By Ken Cross The Missouri Tigers have already formed the identity of first-year coach Cuonzo Martin as they are defending at a high level in the half court while smothering opponents with defensive pressure that has been the coach’s calling card throughout his career.  That identity was on display Wednesday night as Missouri held South Carolina to 38.6 percent from …

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Texas Tech Basketball: Red Raiders riding high with win over Jayhawks

In News by Ken Cross

By Ken Cross Texas Tech coach Chris Beard passes kudos to all of those around the program for the Red Raiders’ 13-1 start and he is not short on praise for former coach Tubby Smith, now at Memphis.  Beard has noted that Smith and his staff recruited the group of six seniors that have staked the Red Raiders to that …

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Marching to Madness Episode 210: Princeton assistant Brett MacConnell

In Podcast by Ken Cross

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome Princeton assistant coach Brett MacConnell. Topics of discussion include: the philosophy of recruitment, the diverse talents of the backcourt of Amir Bell, Devin Cannady, and Myles Stephens, the emerging freshman Sebastian Much, the rise of the Ivy league, a preview of the Tigers’ upcoming matchup with …