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Billy Gillispie: UK's 2nd Choice, But 1st Class Winner

April 10th, 2007

Billy Gillispie must feel like he’s dreaming.

Just five years ago, he was stumbling through his first season as head coach at UTEP, on his way to a 6-24 record. Now, he’s preparing to sit in the same seat once occupied by Adolph Rupp, and lead a program that has “suffered” through back-to-back 22-win seasons. And he couldn’t be more excited.

“Was I the second choice?” Gillispie asked at his introductory news conference on April 6, in reference to UK’s public courtship of Billy Donovan. “If I was anywhere before seven and eight, I’d be happy.”

Collegehoops.net All-American Team

March 29th, 2007

Player of the Year: Kevin Durant (Texas)

First-Team All-American
G: Acie Law (Texas A&M)
G: Alando Tucker (Wisconsin)
F: Kevin Durant (Texas)
F: Nick Fazekas (Nevada)
C: Greg Oden (Ohio State)

Second-Team All-American
G: Arron Afflalo (UCLA)
G: Chris Lofton (Tennessee)
F: Jared Dudley (BC)
F: Tyler Hansbrough (UNC)
C: Aaron Gray (Pittsburgh)

Third-Team All-American
G: Aaron Brooks (Oregon)
G: Sean Singletary (Virginia)
F: Al Thornton (Florida State)
F: Al Horford (Florida)
C: Joakim Noah (Florida)

NBA Draft Profile: Acie Law

March 25th, 2007

NBA Draft: Acie Law IV

2007 Collegehoops.net All-Excitement Team

March 20th, 2007
Kansas

Whether because of sheer physical talent, basketball savvy, impressive hustle, or a sterling personality, the Collegehoops.net All-Excitement Team is for players who make it fun and exciting to be college basketball fans.

All-Excitement Team
G: Acie Law (Texas A&M)
F: Chase Budinger (Arizona)
F: Kevin Durant (Texas)
F: Julian Wright (Kansas)
C: Greg Oden (Ohio State)

Second Team All-Excitement
G: Dominic James (Marquette)
F: Deron Washington (Virginia Tech)
F: Al Thornton (Florida State)
F: Jaokim Noah (Florida)
C: Stephane Lasme (UMASS)

Daily Dribble: Top 10 Final Predictions

February 6th, 2007
Butler

First off, I'd like to apologize that yesterday's Dribble went in the wrong section of the site. It was linked from the front page, but those who go directly to the Daily Dribble homepage would not have found it.

Anyways, yesterday's schedule was rather thin so I'm not going to recap the action. Basically this is what you need to know about Monday night's results: UCONN showed that they're still mediocre, Vermont and Albany are the class of the America East, Wright State has suddenly won 8 of 9 games, Northern Iowa's odds of making the Tournament are very slim, Texas A&M is real good, Jaycee Carroll lit up NMSU for 44 points, Derek Raivio has reverted to last year's form.

Big 12 Men's Basketball Awards

February 5th, 2007

Acie Law is Player of the Week.