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Coaching News: Change at UAPB and Other Tidbits

March 19th, 2008

A rundown of some of today's coaching news:

- UAPB head coach Van Holt resigned after six seasons at the helm. The Golden Lions finished 13-18 this year, and Holt's overall record was 50-124. This record might not look good but consider that UAPB was 4-51 in the two seasons before Holt took over.

- Besides the firing of Barry Hinson and Tim Welsh over the weekend, other relatively prominent firings in recent days include Toledo's Stan Joplin (just one season removed from being MAC Coach of the Year) and TCU's Neil Dougherty.

2008 NCAA Tournament Capsule: Mississippi Valley State

March 15th, 2008

Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils

Southwestern Athletic Conference (17-15, 12-6)

 

Big Wins: 2/9 Alabama State (72-60), 3/1 at Jackson State (74-73), 3/15 vs Jackson State (59-58)

2008 NIT Capsule: Alabama State

March 14th, 2008
Alabama StAlabama State Hornets

Southwestern Athletic Conference (20-10, 15-3)

 

Big Wins: 1/12 Mississippi Valley State (71-55), 2/16 at Alabama A&M (85-70), 3/8 Jackson State (103-83)

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Teams of the Day: Arkansas-Pine Bluff and Texas

February 26th, 2008

Arkansas-Pine Bluff
12-14 (8-7 SWAC)

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Today's Poll: What is the Worst Conference?

February 1st, 2008
MEAC
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Three Stars of the Day: Augustin, Maxey, Angley

January 22nd, 2008
Jackson St

Three Stars of The Day

 

We handpick the best performances of the day, whether it be stat lines that make you drool, or clutch performances.  Either way, its our way of showing the love:

 

Daily Conference Poll: Who Will Win the SWAC?

October 2nd, 2007
Jackson St

2007-08 Jackson State Basketball Preview

June 23rd, 2007
Jackson St

Jackson State Tigers

 

Daily Dribble: 12/27

December 27th, 2006
MEAC

Today's Dribble is all about random thoughts..

Colorado and Minnesota are the lone BCS teams under .500 at this point. The Buffs are 3-6 and have even lost 4 home games already. Richard Roby (even if he was never going to be a 1st round pick) probably wishes he went pro last summer. The Gophers are 5-8, but at least have been playing decent ball of late, having won 3 of 6.

The SWAC and the MEAC don't even have one .500 team amongst their 21 members. Alabama A&M and Florida A&M are officially 5-5 and 6-6 respectively, but each of those records include 3 wins over non-D1 teams. So basically no one is close to being .500 against D1 teams in those leagues..

11/22: Daily Dribble

November 22nd, 2006
Jackson St

Listening to Dukie V, you'd think Marquette's win over the Blue Devils last night was the biggest in the program's history. The fact is though that Marquette easily had the best player on the court in point guard Dominic James. James easily outclassed Greg Paulus with 25 and 7 assists as compared to his counterparts 7 and 1. Despite what V thinks (saying this man's full name is simply too painful), beating Duke doesn't automatically mean you're a lock to be a top 10 team all season. Both of these teams have flaws that will be exposed in the future.

Flipping back and forth, I also caught much of UCLA's impressive 73-68 win over Kentucky. While 18 points and 5 boards isn't Earth shattering, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute's play was extremely impressive. This is a kid who didn't score double digits until his 6th game last year and never had more than 15 all last season. With 24 in the season opener, and 18 last night, Mbah a Moute is on pace to be one of the season's most improved players. Its hard to imagine anyone else that has improved so much in the past two years. Perhaps Josh McRoberts should take some lessons from Luc Richard..