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Cofer using many attributes to pace Seminoles

In News by Ken Cross

By Ken Cross In Florida State’s near miss at Duke on Saturday afternoon, senior forward Phil Cofer showed what experience plus talent and skills can do in going up against a less experienced team, even if it boasts the top recruiting haul from a year ago and even on the road in a hallowed venue like Cameron Indoor Stadium.  As …

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Duke slips past Seminoles in shootout

In News by Ken Cross

By Ken Cross The coals of the conference openers were burning and erupting on Saturday afternoon where in Durham, No. 4 Duke closed on a 9-0 run over the last 2:58 to shade No. 24 Florida State, 100-93, in a tightly contested matchup that saw the Seminoles make 15 triples but lose the battle on the glass by 13. Marvin …

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Huskies drop Trojans in Pac-12 opener

In News by Ken Cross

By Manny Nunez Washington entered the Pac-12 opener as one of the perceived bottom feeders in the league as the prototypical win over.  Kansas at the Phog Allen Fieldhouse was an early signature win for Coach Mike Hopkins in his first season in Seattle. Against USC, the Huskies flexed and showed the Pac-12 that they are a tough out across …

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TCU on a roll going into Big 12 play

In News by Ken Cross

By Ken Cross The TCU Horned Frogs rose to No. 10 in the AP poll this week, the highest in their history, and they are on a school record 17-game winning streak as they open Big 12 play at home on Saturday against another ascending team in Oklahoma. Kenrich Williams averages a team-leading 14.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per game …

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Marching to Madness Episode 209: Troy head coach Phil Cunningham

In Podcast by Blake Lovell

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome back Troy head coach Phil Cunningham. Topics of discussion include: how Jordon Varnado’s injury has impacted the Trojans early on, Wesley Person’s development, how other players are continuing to expand their roles, the team’s defensive philosophy, expectations heading into Sun Belt play, and so much more. …

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Trae Young hoisting Sooners as Big 12 play begins

In Big 12 by Ken Cross

By Ken Cross The dynamic of Trae Young staying in his native Oklahoma to play for the Sooners is something that the elite high school players should look at when they are coming out of high school and try to push into Kentucky or Duke or a blue blood program that collects one-and-done players. Young was the premiere point guard …

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Auburn evolving as major SEC threat

In SEC by Ken Cross

By Ken Cross As the clock wound down on Auburn’s 89-64 win over UConn on Saturday, the Tigers hopefully have finally given notice that yes, the are a player in the SEC and yes, they are a national player that will be a tough out, barring injury, through the upcoming SEC season. With the SEC at it’s deepest in certainly …

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UC Davis staying in step after historical season

In Big West, News by Ken Cross

By Manny Nunez After last season’s NCAA Tournament appearance and subsequent win in the First Four, the UC-Davis Aggies have been more than recognized after only playing in Division I basketball since 2007. Saturday night in Orleans Arena, Big South Conference member Radford held the Aggies to 33.3 percent from the field and outrebounded them, 40-33, in handing UC Davis …

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Nevada absorbs tough loss, readies for tough Mountain West

In College Basketball by Ken Cross

By Manny Nunez As Mountain West favorites yet again, the Nevada Wolfpack closed out their non conference schedule with a date against San Francisco during the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic and dropped a 66-64 decision to the improving Dons. “I thought we just dug too big a hole to really open up the game,” Nevada coach Eric Musselman said. …

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Bowden, Bone key Vols’ ninth win

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By Ken Cross Tennessee finished the pre-conference schedule at 9-2 and after weathering immense early foul trouble, the Volunteers were able use a pesky defense and their usual three-point attack to throttle Wake Forest, 79-60, in Winston-Salem Saturday. Guards Jordan Bone and Jordan Bowden were at the core of what the Volunteers were able to do with their dribble-drive skills …