Tournament Talk: East Tennessee St

March 17th, 2009's Jon Teitel spent a lot of time Monday on conference calls with some of the biggest coaches & players in college basketball. Here are highlights of what the coaches & players had to say about their team's chances in the 2009 NCAA Tournament


ETSU: 2009 NCAA Tournament Capsule

March 12th, 2009

East Tennessee State Buccaneers

Atlantic Sun (23-10, 14-6)


Jacksonville: 2009 NIT Capsule

March 8th, 2009


Jacksonville Dolphins

Atlantic Sun (1st, 18-13, 15-5)


ETSU Wins Atlantic Sun Title

March 7th, 2009

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - March 7, 2009 The JU men's basketball team's return to the NCAA Tournament will have to wait another year as the Dolphins dropped the General Shale Brick Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament championship game to East Tennessee State, 85-68.

Atlantic Sun Tournament: Preview & Prediction

March 4th, 2009
Atlantic SunThis is one in a series of conference tournament previews, in which I run down all the teams involved, give a brief statistical review and present the log5 projections, using in-conference offensive and defensive efficiency.

Poll: Providence vs Cincinnati: Who Will Make Dance?

February 18th, 2009

College Basketball: 20 Random Thoughts & Observations

January 11th, 2009

A rare Sunday morning version of the ever popular 20 Random Thoughts & Observations by editor Shawn Siegel.

1 - Villanova's failed attempt to score from close range at the buzzer had to remind you of Charles Smith's Epic Fail with the Knicks. (1993 Playoffs, Knicks vs Bulls, Game 5. Still hilarious.)

Ohio State Tops Jacksonville, 81-68

December 18th, 2008
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Dec. 17, 2008 David Lighty scored a game-high 21 points to lead a hot-shooting Ohio State team to an 81-68 win over JU on Wednesday night at the Value City Arena.

The Buckeyes (7-0) hit more than 64 percent of their shots from the floor, including 10-of-17 from behind the arc. Lighty's effort led four Buckeyes scored in double figures, with Evan Turner adding 17.