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20 Jan 19
STELLA J. SHON

It’s hard for myself to believe that I am more than halfway done with college! Long gone are the days when I was unsure of what my major should be or when I was worrying about which organizations on campus to join. As a second semester junior at Carolina, I have a much clearer idea […]

20 Jan 19
Nachrichten Welt

Die Fernsehsendung am Samstag und die offizielle Aufführung schmälerten die Qualität des Wettbewerbs. Die Kentucky Wildcats und Auburn Tigers veranstalteten ein Feuerwerk und spielten sich hin und her, bis der Summer ertönte. Während es viele „fragwürdige“ Momente gab, fiel einer vor allem hervor. Nach 1:53 Uhr in der Regulierung verunglückte der PJ Washington von Kentucky […]

20 Jan 19
Wired Interactive Network for Sports

MANILA—Jeson Patrombon and Marian Jade Capadocia ground out their own gritty championship matches to win the men’s and women’s singles titles of the 2018 PCA Open, respectively, at the PCA Courts, at Plaza Dilao in Paco, last December 9. Sixth seed Patrombon dethroned defending champion John Bryan Otico in the hardest way possible after edging […]

20 Jan 19
SCNG
Once around the LBC (and Big West): • When critics speak of West Coast college basketball in 2018-19, they need to be a little more conference specific. While the Big West, West Coast and Mountain West conferences may not get any national attention, they no longer exist on the periphery in the west. If anything, the brand of basketball being played in those leagues is a lot more competitive and notable than anything going on in the Pac-12. In December it posted the worst non-conference record by a major conference in two decades, and it was lugging a disastrous 17-46 record in road and neutral court games going into play Saturday. It is 3-15 against ranked teams.[related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”] The latest edition of ESPN’s Bracketology – very premature for mid-January but always worth a look – had the Pac-12 scouted for two bids to the NCAA tournament, Washington as a 10 seed and Arizona as an 11 and slated for a play-in game. The latest BPI ranking (power index) had the conference ranked seventh, one spot ahead of the Mountain West Conference at eight and the West Coast Conference lingering nearby at 13. The new NET rankings, which the NCAA will use in determining the tourney field and seedings, has Washington the highest ranked team at No. 40. A major conference has never received just one bid to the tournament since the field expanded to 64 teams in 1985. The Pac-12 is the only conference to ever have just two, most recently in 2012. Last season, the conference sent three teams to the tourney and they went 0-3. • The rest of the West, meanwhile, is showing a new-found quality of depth. Sixteen schools from the other five conference on this side of the country have positive BPIs as of this week. Four West Coast Conference teams have been spotted as teams within range of a NCAA bid – one-time No. 1 Gonzaga, USF, St. Mary’s and San Diego. Nevada, 17-1 as of Friday night, and Utah State likewise are getting word-of-mouth in the Mountain West. The depth in the Big West, a footnote in recent years with seven different teams earning NCAA bids in the last seven seasons, now is becoming a standard. Four teams have plus BPIs, and its overall rank is dragged down by its usual issue, too many non-league road games and a few schools playing dumb-downed non-league slates. UC Irvine, which bounced back from a 16-point halftime deficit to beat Northridge 74-68 Saturday, has the deepest team. UC Santa Barbara is untested but always competitive. Long Beach beat UC Irvine with one of its best team efforts since Casper Ware was a 49er, and Hawaii is the consummate stealth weapon, operating on the fringe until league play begins. “The first thing you learn about the Big West is that its hard to win on the road,” UC Riverside first-year coach David Patrick said after a loss to Fullerton. “It’s a very competitive league and there isn’t any team you can look past.” “I like to think we’re a good enough team to win the league and the league tournament,” UC Irvine coach Russell Turner said. “But I think every team has the same feeling when you get to March. For us, it’s just trying to get better every game.” Dan Monson was excited after the 49ers used a spread offense and some zone defense – as rare in the 49er world as China landing on the moon – to beat UC Irvine. “But as good as this win was, I’d trade it for three wins in March,’’ Monson said. “It’s a good conference. It’s shown that the last few years with the difference tourney winners. I think what you’re seeing is that a lot of teams in the West are playing good basketball.” As for the other Big West teams, UC Davis is struggling but the defending regular season champ, Northridge has been energized under new head coach Mark Gottfried, Fullerton is the defending tourney champ and finally finished its tour of America, and UCR has 7-foot-1 Callum McRae, who is going to win a few games. • The Big West won’t get an at-large bid, but it’s within the realm that the WCC will get three bids and the MWC at least two. That other conference may be the ultimate one-and-done.
20 Jan 19
Press Telegram
Once around the LBC (and Big West): • When critics speak of West Coast college basketball in 2018-19, they need to be a little more conference specific. While the Big West, West Coast and Mountain West conferences may not get any national attention, they no longer exist on the periphery in the west. If anything, the brand of basketball being played in those leagues is a lot more competitive and notable than anything going on in the Pac-12. In December it posted the worst non-conference record by a major conference in two decades, and it was lugging a disastrous 17-46 record in road and neutral court games going into play Saturday. It is 3-15 against ranked teams.[related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”] The latest edition of ESPN’s Bracketology – very premature for mid-January but always worth a look – had the Pac-12 scouted for two bids to the NCAA tournament, Washington as a 10 seed and Arizona as an 11 and slated for a play-in game. The latest BPI ranking (power index) had the conference ranked seventh, one spot ahead of the Mountain West Conference at eight and the West Coast Conference lingering nearby at 13. The new NET rankings, which the NCAA will use in determining the tourney field and seedings, has Washington the highest ranked team at No. 40. A major conference has never received just one bid to the tournament since the field expanded to 64 teams in 1985. The Pac-12 is the only conference to ever have just two, most recently in 2012. Last season, the conference sent three teams to the tourney and they went 0-3. • The rest of the West, meanwhile, is showing a new-found quality of depth. Sixteen schools from the other five conference on this side of the country have positive BPIs as of this week. Four West Coast Conference teams have been spotted as teams within range of a NCAA bid – one-time No. 1 Gonzaga, USF, St. Mary’s and San Diego. Nevada, 17-1 as of Friday night, and Utah State likewise are getting word-of-mouth in the Mountain West. The depth in the Big West, a footnote in recent years with seven different teams earning NCAA bids in the last seven seasons, now is becoming a standard. Four teams have plus BPIs, and its overall rank is dragged down by its usual issue, too many non-league road games and a few schools playing dumb-downed non-league slates. UC Irvine, which bounced back from a 16-point halftime deficit to beat Northridge 74-68 Saturday, has the deepest team. UC Santa Barbara is untested but always competitive. Long Beach beat UC Irvine with one of its best team efforts since Casper Ware was a 49er, and Hawaii is the consummate stealth weapon, operating on the fringe until league play begins. “The first thing you learn about the Big West is that its hard to win on the road,” UC Riverside first-year coach David Patrick said after a loss to Fullerton. “It’s a very competitive league and there isn’t any team you can look past.” “I like to think we’re a good enough team to win the league and the league tournament,” UC Irvine coach Russell Turner said. “But I think every team has the same feeling when you get to March. For us, it’s just trying to get better every game.” Dan Monson was excited after the 49ers used a spread offense and some zone defense – as rare in the 49er world as China landing on the moon – to beat UC Irvine. “But as good as this win was, I’d trade it for three wins in March,’’ Monson said. “It’s a good conference. It’s shown that the last few years with the difference tourney winners. I think what you’re seeing is that a lot of teams in the West are playing good basketball.” As for the other Big West teams, UC Davis is struggling but the defending regular season champ, Northridge has been energized under new head coach Mark Gottfried, Fullerton is the defending tourney champ and finally finished its tour of America, and UCR has 7-foot-1 Callum McRae, who is going to win a few games. • The Big West won’t get an at-large bid, but it’s within the realm that the WCC will get three bids and the MWC at least two. That other conference may be the ultimate one-and-done.
20 Jan 19

The Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois is proud to share that Lukas Craggs, Brennan Kapcheck, Tanner Laczynski, Stefanos Lekkas, Hugh McGing, Peter Tischke and Bobby Nardella are part of the distinguished list of nominees for the 2019 Hobey Baker Memorial Award. Click HERE to cast your vote today! The Phase I fan voting will be open until […]

20 Jan 19
National Post

LAS VEGAS — Joel Ntambwe scored 16 points and Noah Robotham added 13 and UNLV trounced San Jose State 94-56 on Saturday and in the process secured an NCAA record. Robotham’s 3-pointer a minute-and-a-half in set an NCAA record as the Rebels now have registered a made 3 in 1,056 straight games. And they didn’t […]

20 Jan 19
ProBasketballTalk

Marcus Johnson is a Milwaukee legend. He averaged 21 points a game in his seven seasons with the Bucks and is sixth on the all-time franchise list in points (10,980), is its all-time leader in offensive rebounds (1,468), is third in total rebounds (3,923), and made 4,546 during his time in Milwaukee. He is now a […]

20 Jan 19
National Post

NASHVILLE — Dylan Windler scored 25 points with a career-tying seven 3-pointers and Belmont defeated Tennessee Tech 92-74 on Saturday night. The game between the crosstown rivals matched TSU first-year coach Brian “Penny” Collins against his former head coach, Rick Byrd, for the first time. Collins was a point guard at Belmont from 2002-06, helping […]

20 Jan 19
High Velocity Sport

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks will retire the No. 8 jersey of Marques Johnson in a special halftime ceremony on Sunday, March 24, when the Bucks host the Cleveland Cavaliers at 3:30 p.m. at Fiserv Forum. Johnson, who played in 524 career games with Milwaukee over seven seasons from 1977-84, will become the ninth player […]

20 Jan 19
World's Today's News

Dwyane Wade is pumped after beating a shot during the Marquette victory over Kentucky in the Eighth Eighth of the NCAA tournament in 2003. (Photo: Tom Lynn) Miami's heat guard, Dwyane Wade, announced in September that its sixteenth season of the NBA will be his last one, declaring it like "One Last Dance". The 37-year […]