Tennessee vs Memphis: The End of a Basketball Rivalry?

The 13 Memphis Tigers’ win over 19 Tennessee on Saturday ended the Volunteers’ streak of 31 consecutive home wins and started a conversation on whether this in-state rivalry will be continued in the coming years.  It makes perfect sense for the Vols and Tigers to play each season. The game is a natural rivalry thatContinue reading “Tennessee vs Memphis: The End of a Basketball Rivalry?”

6 Gonzaga: Best of the Rest

The “Best of the Rest” series has proven to be the kiss of death for highly ranked teams who want to be considered among the elite in college basketball this season. One day after 4 Maryland fell to Penn State, 5 Michigan dropped a road conference game to an Illinois team that is on theContinue reading “6 Gonzaga: Best of the Rest”

19 Tennessee: Trouble with the Offense

If the Emerald Coast Classic showed us anything, it’s that Big Orange has a big problem: Other than Lamonte Turner, no one is taking ownership of Tennessee’s offensive production. And . . . a blowout win over Florida A & M was not enough to say that this issue has been resolved. Against Florida State,Continue reading “19 Tennessee: Trouble with the Offense”

5 Michigan: Best of the Rest

The first installment of “Best of the Rest” predicted that 4 Maryland was on the verge of taking their first loss because of their tendency to start slow on offense. This prediction came true last night at Penn State as the Terrapins fell 76-69 in a big upset and an even bigger win for theContinue reading “5 Michigan: Best of the Rest”

Butler vs Baylor: Preview

1 Louisville, 2 Kansas, and 4 Maryland will be in action, but the biggest matchup in college basketball tonight will feature the 18 Butler Bulldogs and the 11 Baylor Bears. Although neither have cracked the top ten this season, both have proven themselves to be teams on the rise to this point in the season. Continue reading “Butler vs Baylor: Preview”

3 Maryland Terrapins: Best of the Rest

Much of the talk about college basketball this week has been focused on two teams: the 1 Louisville Cardinals and 3 Ohio State Buckeyes, and rightfully so.  Louisville rose to the occasion last Tuesday by throttling 5 Michigan, the nation’s hottest team coming out of the Feast Week tournaments.  Ohio State’s stock rose dramatically afterContinue reading “3 Maryland Terrapins: Best of the Rest”

Out-of-Conference Excitement: Florida vs 24 Butler

Florida looks to pick up a road win in their quest to return the top 25 today when they take on the #24 Butler Bulldogs. Butler, however, will attempt to hand Florida its third loss of the year as they seek to extend their eight-game winning streak and their undefeated season. Florida and Butler haveContinue reading “Out-of-Conference Excitement: Florida vs 24 Butler”

Early ACC Shootout: Duke vs Virginia Tech

Duke will return to action for the first time since walloping Michigan State when they travel to Blacksburg to take on Virginia Tech. The Blue Devils will be looking to extend their latest win to three while the Hokies will try to avoid their third consecutive loss since their upset of Michigan State.  Both teamsContinue reading “Early ACC Shootout: Duke vs Virginia Tech”

Ohio State: One to Watch

#6 Ohio State’s gigantic road win over North Carolina on Wednesday led ESPN’s Jeff Borzello to say that they “might be the best team in the Big Ten,” and he may be right. After all, the undefeated Buckeyes’ resume includes seven double-digit wins, two of which were 25-point blowouts of top-ten teams (Villanova & NorthContinue reading “Ohio State: One to Watch”

Anatomy of the Upset: Virginia vs Purdue

Purdue’s defeat of 5 Virginia was a stunning upset not because Purdue has no business beating Virginia but, rather, because the score was so lopsided.  69-40. Seriously? How does the defending national champion find itself on the rough end of such a beat down? The answer is less complicated than it may seem, and itContinue reading “Anatomy of the Upset: Virginia vs Purdue”