Are refs and players adjusting to the new foul rules?

The first few days of the basketball season were all about fouls. There were fouls called. Fouls discussed. Fouls written about ad nauseum. I didn't even defend the new rules on Twitter, I just stated that I could see how they would eventually lead to a more free flowing game. This led to self righteous […]

Inside the boxscore: Florida State 62, Northeastern 60

1. Scott Eatherton was named to the All Tournament team for the Puerto Rico Tipoff, and with good cause. He had a double-double in all three games, and has now had five double-doubles in six games at Northeastern. He played his first two seasons at St. Francis (PA) where he had six double-doubles in 57 […]

Game of the Night – North Dakota Downs North Dakota State

North Dakota 95, North Dakota State 77 (76 possessions): The team formerly known as the Fighting Sioux defeated their in state rival for the second time in three years. Troy Huff, a first team all Big Sky performer in 2013, was sensational for UND, scoring 33 efficient points. Huff shot 5-6 from two, 3-6 from […]

Inside the boxscore: Duke 91, Vermont 90

1. Vermont entered the game ranked 196th by Ken Pomeroy. Their one win was against Siena. They lost by 23 to Bryant, and 21 to Providence. Sunday's loss to Duke dropped them to 1-5 on the season. 2. Typically when a team nearly pulls a major upset (Duke was a 22 point favorite) there is […]

Has Brad Brownell turned Clemson around?

Brad Brownell’s tenure at Clemson has been underwhelming, but to be fair he’s mostly been playing with the previous administration’s players. For Tigers fans searching for hope, he hasn't exactly loaded with young stars, failing to land a single 4* or 5* recruit. The rest of the ACC has 68 players who were consensus top […]

Andy Enfield: Professional Smack Talker

Recently Andy Enfield made the probably grave mistake of letting someone from Men's Journal tag along with him, but hey he just moved to LA and got a raise and life is good. Meanwhile, a couple of Enflield's quotes in the piece are causing a bit of a storm: This, about competing with UCLA and […]

Inside the boxscore: FSU 85, VCU 67

1. 6-7 guard Montay Brandon had 14 points and a career high 11 rebounds. His previous career best was nine rebounds, established two games ago vs UCF. He's now averaging 6.8 rebounds per game, which is 2nd best on the team behind Okaro White (7.0), and while he's on the floor Brandon has grabbed 20% […]

Inside the boxscore: Duke 83, ECU 74

1. East Carolina dropped the game and fell to 4-1 on the season. This ended a 9-game winning streak dating back to March 19, 2013. Game one of that streak featured East Carolina coming back from a 15-point 2nd half deficit vs Savannah State in last year's CIT tournament, which they would go on to […]

Free Brad Waldow, fouls, and down goes the Mountain West

Free Brad Waldow In Brad Waldow's freshman season at Saint Mary's he posted a decidedly un-freshman like offensive rating of 121.8, using just about 20% of his team's possessions. As a sophomore his usage went up (22% of possessions) while his efficiency remained intact (118.7 oRtg). But in those two seasons he was playing beside […]

#goacc: Not quite ready for primetime

With all of the conference realignment in recent years, the ACC has been the clear winner. Pundits have been quick to anoint the ACC the king-of-this, or the premier-that. And while it's early in the season (there's a lot of basketball left to be played!) the on-court results haven't exactly been great. Through the first two […]

Game of the Night; Game of the Night – November 18

Belmont 83, North Carolina 80 (73 possessions) Belmont shot 15-37 from three and North Carolina made just 22 of their 48 free throws as Belmont pulled off the upset, becoming the first non conference team to beat UNC at Chapel Hill in 8 years. JJ Mann scored a career high 28 points, including the game […]

Game of the Night; Game of the Night November 14, 2013

Game of the Night: Bucknell 90, Penn State 80 (67 possessions) After losing Mike Muscala, it was thought that Bucknell was going to have to go through a bit of a rebuilding year. But, while Penn State isn't a contender for the Big 10 title, any win from a Patriot League team over a Big […]