Tag: College Basketball

The Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2020 will be postponed until 2021. (Image: NBA)

Basketball Hall of Fame 2020 Class Inductions Postponed Until 2021

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts, will postpone the class of 2020’s induction until the first quarter of 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 2020 class features nine inductees, including Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan, Eddie Sutton, Rudy Tomjanovich, Kim Mulkey, Tamika Catchings, Barbara […]

Eddie Sutton, then coach of the Oklahoma State Cowboys, cuts down the net after advancing to the Final Four in 2004. (Image: Oklahoma State Athletics)

Eddie Sutton, Hall of Fame Basketball Coach, Passes Away at 84

Eddie Sutton, the former college basketball coach at Oklahoma State and Kentucky, passed away at 84. Sutton earned a spot in the Basketball Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2020, and will eventually be posthumously inducted into Springfield alongside Kobe Bryant. Sutton (806-326) won more than […]

Sabrina Ionescu, Oregon star guard, during a victory over Long Beach State in 2019 in Long Beach, CA. (Image: Joe Scarnici/Getty)

Sabrina Ionescu and Obi Toppin Named Wooden Award Winners

The John R. Wooden Award recognizes the top player in college basketball. Sabrina Ionescu (Oregon) and Obi Toppin (Dayton) both won the 2020 Wooden Award as the premier women’s and men’s college basketball players. Ionescu won the Wooden Award in consecutive years. She joined an elite group of five other […]

Georgia guard, Anthony Edwards, double-teamed by Michigan State in the Maui Classic. (Marco Garcia/AP)

Anthony Edwards Going Pro, Georgia Star to Be No. 1 Pick?

Anthony Edwards, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard from Georgia, will forgo his NCAA eligibility and declare himself available for the 2020 NBA Draft. In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the NBA hasn’t made a final decision on its annual draft, which is typically held in June. Whenever the draft happens, […]

Nick Nolte stars with Matt Nover, Shaquille O'Neal, and Penny Hardaway in "Blue Chips", directed by William Friedkin. (Image: Paramount)

Basketball Movies: ‘Blue Chips’ with Nick Nolte, Shaq, and Penny

Looking to get your hoops fix without March Madness? Check out “Blue Chips”, a 1994 basketball movie directed by William Friedkin, which features Nick Nolte as head coach Pete Bell from fictional Western University. Bell saw his program fall behind other schools because they were getting killed in the recruiting […]

Rick Pitino, ex-Louisville head coach, on the sidelines of a March Madness game in 2017. (Image: Joe Robbins/Getty)

Rick Pitino Returns to College Hoops, New Coach of Iona

Rick Pitino will become the new head coach of Iona next season. Pitino, who currently coaches Panathinaikos in Greece, returns to the collegiate ranks for the first time since Louisville fired him in 2017 after 16 seasons due to an FBI investigation regarding a recruiting scandal. Pitino is the only […]

The basketball court prior to the beginning of 2018 March Madness college basketball tournament at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA. (Image: Rob Carr/Getty)

NCAA Cancels 2020 March Madness and Frozen Four Due to Coronavirus

The NCAA announced it’s cancelling the March Madness men’s and women’s basketball tournaments due to the growing concerns over the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The NCAA also cancelled all remaining winter and spring championships in all sports, at all levels (Divisions I, II, and III) The announcement came several hours after […]

Colgate forward Will Rayman (10) flexes after hitting a shot against Lafayette in the Patriot League tournament semifinals in Hamilton, NY. (Image: Rich Barnes/Colgate Athletics)

Patriot League: Colgate and BU Battle for Trip to March Madness

The top two teams in the Patriot League, the Colgate Raiders (25-8) and the Boston University Terriers (20-13), will meet in the conference tournament championship game to determine which team secures the Patriot League’s automatic bid to March Madness. Colgate finished the regular season in first place with a 14-4 […]

Creighton guard Marcus Zegarowski is defended by Providence’s David Duke during a game in Omaha, Nebraska. (Image: Marco Esquondoles/Getty)

Creighton Loses Marcus Zegarowski (Knee) for Big East Tourney

Marcus Zegarowski, the second-leading scorer for the #7 Creighton Bluejays (24-7), will miss the Big East tournament after getting his right knee scoped after a meniscus injury. The point guard’s status for March Madness is unknown. Zegarowski suffered a right knee injury at the end of the Seton Hall game. […]

The Ivy League becomes first Division I conference to cancel their postseason basketball tournament due to Coronavirus. (Image: Penn Athletics)

Ivy Madness Canceled, Ivy League Shutters Tournament Due to Coronavirus

The Ivy League canceled its upcoming Ivy Madness conference tournament for both men’s and women’s basketball due to escalating concerns of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Ivy League regular season champions will earn the automatic bid to March Madness. Yale (23-7) secures the men’s basketball automatic bid, while Princeton (26-1) […]

Yale forward Paul Atkinson shoots against Harvard at John J. Lee Amphitheater in New Haven, CT. (Image: Lukas Flippo/Yale Athletics)

Ivy League Basketball: Can Harvard Backdoor Yale for Ivy Title?

Heading into the final weekend of the regular season, Harvard (20-7) hosts Yale (22-6) with a chance to secure the Ivy League season title and the top seed in the Ivy Madness conference basketball tournament. Harvard has won six games in a row, while Yale has won four straight. With […]

Rutgers guard, Ron Harper. Jr. drives to the basketball against Penn State at the RAC in Piscataway, NJ. (Image: Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports)

Bubble Watch: Rutgers 10th Team to March Madness from Big Ten?

The Big Ten could send 10 teams to the 2020 March Madness college basketball tournament, but Rutgers and Indiana are both fighting to avoid the dreaded bubble. The Scarlet Knights recently ended an untimely losing streak with an upset victory over #9 Maryland. Rutgers has a shot at their first […]

Texas players mob Matt Coleman after he hit a game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer to loft Texas over Oklahoma in Austin. (Image: Texas Athletics)

Big 12 Bubble Watch: Texas Edges Oklahoma on Buzzer Beater

Texas got hot at the right time. It looked like Shaka Smart and Texas would end up on the bad end of the March Madness bubble, but the Longhorns won five in a row, including consecutive wins over #20 West Virginia, #22 Texas Tech, and fellow Big-12 bubble team, Oklahoma. […]

Wichita State guard Dexter Dennis lighting up SMU during a comeback victory in Dallas, TX. (Image: Travis Heying/Wichita Eagle)

Mid-Major Bubble Watch: Wichita State Shockers (22-7)

The Wichita State Shockers (22-7) are one of the several bubble teams from the American Conference (AAC) that hope they secured enough big wins to impress the March Madness selection committee. The Houston Cougars (22-7) were a Top 25 team this season, yet Tulsa surprised everyone by competing with the […]

USC Senior guard Jonah Mathews during a game against Washington at the Galen Center in Los Angeles. (Image: USC Athletics)

Bubble Watch: Another First Four Play-in Game for the USC Trojans?

After ending a three-game skid, USC (21-9) won four out of their last six games and find themselves on the March Madness Bubble. USC has one final game on their schedule when they host crosstown basketball rival UCLA on Saturday night. The loser of the UCLA/USC game will most likely […]

Stanford forward Oscar da Silva against the Washington Huskies at Stanford Maples Pavilion in Palo Alto, CA. (Image: Stanford Athletics)

Pac-12 Bubble Watch: Stanford (20-9) Seeking Oregon Sweep

If Stanford (20-9) wins both of their remaining games, the Pac-12 bubble team should secure themselves an at-large bid to the 2020 March Madness college basketball tournament. Stanford seeks a season sweep with a visit to #13 Oregon in the season finale next Monday. Stanford faces Oregon State this weekend […]

Xavier forward Tyrique Jones (4) and swingman Naji Marshall (13) during a victory over DePaul at the Cintas Center in Cincinnati, OH. (Image: Frank Victores/USA Today Sports)

Big East Bubble Watch: Xavier (18-10) Living and Dying by the 3

Xavier (18-10) is only 7-8 in Big East conference play this year and the Musketeers find themselves on the March Madness bubble with three remaining games. Xavier hits a paltry 31.3% of their 3-point attempts this season, and they’re ranked #281 in the NCAA out of 353 Division I basketball […]