The Report Card
A new series, the Daily Report Card tells you all you need to know about the day in college hoops. From good to bad and bad to worse, I'll be laying down the law.
A - Kansas State
I didn't see a minute of their win over Kansas. I only read the first line or so of the recap.. barely looked at the box, and will only see some highlights later on SportsCenter. But it's no matter.. you top the unbeaten, 2nd ranked team in the country.. you top the Report Card.
B - Cincinnati
It still amazes me that Cincy is over .500 in Big East play. But what I love more about their win over West Virginia is that not only did Bob Huggins get destroyed by his former team.. and not only did Huggins team shoot 20% from the field.. but Huggins other former team, Kansas State, reached its greatest glory on a day that Huggins was embarrassed.
C - MVC
Though at most schools the average GPA hovers around B, it represents the average in my Daily Report Card. Nothing says average better than a .500 team, which the Valley is full of. After Creighton lost to Drake, 4 teams are .500 in league play including Northern Iowa, Bradley, and Indiana State. Also, both Missouri State and Southern Illinois are within a game of .500. All in all, its been nothing but mediocrity out of the league
D- Alexis Wangmene
I barely had a chance to watch any of the games last night.. basically 2 minutes of Texas A&M's upset win over Texas. And in that two minute span, Wangmene through an elbow at DeAndre Jordan's head and rightfully got thrown out of the game. So simply put, he gets a D.
F - St. John's
Its been ugly at St. John's for a few years now, so the 1-7 conference and 7-12 overall record are nothing surprising. I won't bore you with old history about Mike Jarvis and suspensions and forfeits and strip clubs and probation.. the point is that things got bad, and barely seem to be getting better. Yes, Norm Roberts' roster is full of youth.. so there's some hope. But with Rutgers and Seton Hall doing a better job bringing in recruits, there's little reason to think anything but mediocrity is attainable in the next few years.
Previous Best / Worst
January 29th - Winthrop / Dyson & Wiggins
January 28th - Rutgers / Doris Burke
January 25th - Ron Hunter / Princeton Offense
January 23rd - Kentucky / Archbishop Burke
January 22nd - DJ Augustin / Scott Sutton
January 21st - New York Giants / Marquette
January 20th - Maryland / ESPN.com editors
January 18th - Cleveland State / Marquette
January 17th - Drake / HP Laptops
January 14th - Roy Hibbert / Michigan State
January 10th - Tony Bennett / Saint Louis
January 9th - DJ White / CSTV
January 8th - Robert Morris / Schedule Makers
January 7th - Wayne Ellington / Illinois
January 6th - Herb Sendek / Kentucky