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College Hoops Monday: Your Commentary

January 24th, 2011
Kansas State head coach Frank MartinThe best game in regards to the national polls would be Notre Dame visiting Pittsburgh in the first game of the Big Monday doubleheader. But a good argument can be made that the matchup between the Fighting Irish and Panthers isn't the most important game of the night. That distinction goes to Baylor visiting Kansas State in a matchup of two teams who need a win period, not just one to prop up their respective resumes.

College Hoops Wednesday Recap: BYU Leaves Vegas with a Win

January 6th, 2011
Jimmer Fredette looks to solve the riddle of Las Vegas"I try to make him earn everything he gets. Like I said, he's got all of those accolades, but he's gotta come in and prove it."

- UNLV guard Tre'Von Willis on BYU's Jimmer Fredette in Tuesday's Las Vegas Sun

College Hoops Thursday: Your Commentary

December 30th, 2010
Villanova guard Corey FisherThere should be little doubt as to what the game of the day is on Thursday with a Big 5 battle on the docket. Temple (9-2, 0-0 Big 5) makes the short trip to Villanova (10-1, 3-0 Big 5) with hopes of picking up their second win over a ranked Big East team this season, and they've got the horses to do so.

Mid-Finals Week Notes

December 16th, 2010
Oakland celebrates their win at TennesseeIn what's traditionally the "dead week" for college basketball as many schools are in the midst of finals, we've had a far more eventful beginning of the week than many anticipated. The fun started on Tuesday with Oakland winning at Tennessee and Drexel handing Louisville their first loss of the season. In the 89-82 win in Knoxville, Greg Kampe's Golden Grizzlies went on a 13-0 second half run to take the lead for good.

College Hoops Monday Recap: Blue Devils, Wildcats Advance

November 23rd, 2010
Duke forward Kyle SinglerLooking at the semifinals of the O'Reilly Auto Parts CBE Classic on paper many expected Duke and Kansas State to advance to Tuesday's title game, and they took care of business at the Spirit Center in Kansas City. But while the Wildcats had some perimeter shooters other than the explosive Jacob Pullen step up in their 81-64 whipping of Gonzaga, Duke had to rely on a change from last season's title team to get past Marquette.

College Hoops Monday: Your Commentary

November 22nd, 2010
UConn's Kemba Walker receiving instruction from Jim CalhounThanksgiving week is here and with that more in-season tournaments either tip off or move to the semifinal stage. Monday features four games in Maui, with a lot of eyes focused on Wichita State/Connecticut in the first game of the day. Of course there's expected national title contender Michigan State along with two other good teams in Kentucky and Washington (given the meetings on the recruiting trail many hope that the Wildcats and Huskies advance to Tuesday's semifinals).

College Hoops Thursday Recap: Longhorns Outlast Illinois

November 19th, 2010
Johnson and Thompson lead Texas past IllinoisThe great thing about early-season matchups the caliber of the semifinal doubleheader at Madison Square Garden is that it's a great litmus test for the teams in regards to where they are now in relation to where they'd like to be come March. All four teams in the 2K Sports Classic benefitting Coaches vs. Cancer showed off skills that should serve them well as the season wears on but they also displayed issues that must be rectified as well.

Jon Teitel's Coaches Interview Series: James Madison's Lou Campanelli

November 8th, 2010
Lou Campanelli led JMU to five NCAA appearances

In the most recent installment in his coaching greats interview series CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time talking with former James Madison head coach Lou Campanelli, who led the Dukes to five NCAA Tournament appearances before moving on to take the Cal job in 1985. James Madison has yet to duplicate Campanelli's level of success since his departure. 

Jon Teitel's "Forgotten Legends" Interview Series: Delaware Great Mike Pegues

October 24th, 2010
Mike Pegues remains UD's all-time leading scorerIn the latest installment in his "Forgotten Legends" interview series CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with Delaware great Mike Pegues, who led the Blue Hens to a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances and an NIT berth as well. Formerly part of the staff at reigning CBI champion Virginia Commonwealth, the all-time leading scorer in UD history is now back at his alma mater as an assistant coach.

Jon Teitel: Both of your parents (Mike and Sharon) played Division II basketball.