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College Hoops Wednesday Recap: Officials Steal Spotlight at MSG

March 10th, 2011
Justin Brownlee provided the final piece of drama in this oneWhile the regular season battle between Rutgers and St. John's was a tight affair that wasn't decided until the final seconds, it paled in comparison to what happened at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday afternoon. Rutgers came out on the short end of the stick in numerous situations late in the game with regards to the officiating. From Mike Coburn not getting a foul call despite having to deal with contact on a shot attempt to Jonathan Mitchell having a player go over his back on a missed free throw the breaks all seemed to go to the Red Storm.

College Hoops Wednesday: Your Commentary

March 9th, 2011
Baylor guard LaceDarius Dunn needs a big weekendMore conference tournaments enter the fray on Wednesday with the Big 12 and Pac-10 being two of the seven conference tournaments that open. The Big 12 will be of particular interest as two teams playing today can ill-afford a first round loss. Baylor and Colorado are both in need of more wins; how many more is unknown but a loss to either Iowa State or Oklahoma could do irreparable harm to their at-large hopes. The task is simple for the Buffaloes: Alec Burks, Cory Higgins and Levin Knutson need to be on offensively while on the defensive end they have to slow down Diante Garrett.

College Hoops Tuesday: Your Commentary

March 8th, 2011
Princeton looks to force a one-game playoff in the IvyIt's a mixed bag today as three leagues determine their NCAA Tournament representatives and four others begin their sprint to the finish line. But the preview today will focus on the lone "regular season" game because there's an awful lot riding on it. Rivals Princeton and Pennsylvania meet at the Palestra, and the visiting Tigers need a win to force a playoff with Harvard for the Ivy League title (that game would be played at Yale).

Jon Teitel's Coaching Greats Interview Series: Eastern Washington's W.B. "Red" Reese

October 25th, 2010
Eastern Washington UniversityIn the most recent installment in his Coaching Greats interview series CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with John Reese, the son of Eastern Washington coaching great W.B. "Red" Reese. Coach Reese coached the Eagles in track and football in addition to basketball, winning almost 70% of the events in which he was involved. Coach Reese won twelve conference titles at EWU and his 1946 team won a school-record 27 consecutive games against collegiate competition, and Eastern Washington's home court now bears his name.
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Jon Teitel's Forgotten Legends Series: Northern Arizona Great Kelly Golob

September 7th, 2010
Kelly Golob is NAU's All-Time Leading Scorer

In the most recent installment of his "Forgotten Legends" interview series, CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with Kelly Golob, who is the all-time leading scorer in Northern Arizona University history. A three-time All-Big Sky performer, Golob also ranks second in school history with 295 three pointers made.

Forgotten Legends: College Basketball Q&A Series

July 6th, 2010
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College basketball is a game of history, exemplified by the stars of yesterday who set the bar for today's student athletes. Jon Teitel looks back at some of the forgotten (and not so forgotten) college basketball legends who made our game what it is today. Some of these names might bring back great memories, while others will mean nothing to you, but each of the player's below made an important mark on college basketball history.

 

 

Jon Teitel's Coaches Interview Series: Old Dominion Head Coach Blaine Taylor

June 27th, 2010
Current ODU and former Montana head coach Blaine Taylor

In his most recent coaches' interview, CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with former Montana and current Old Dominion head coach Blaine Taylor. Taylor, whose Monarchs won the CAA's automatic bid this past season and beat Notre Dame in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, led the University of Montana to a pair of NCAA Tournaments in his seven seasons at the helm. 

Jon Teitel: You played point guard for Coach Mike Montgomery at Montana from 1979-81. What was it like to play for him and what was the most important lesson you learned from him?