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College Hoops Thursday Recap: Gophers Rally to Beat Purdue

January 14th, 2011
Minnesota celebrates a much-needed victoryMinnesota went into Thursday night's game against #8 Purdue in need of a victory and thanks to Blake Hoffarber and some solid late-game defense the mission was accomplished. Hoffarber's 26 points led the way offensively and the Golden Gophers managed to hold the Boilermakers without a field goal for the last nine minutes in a 70-67 victory in Minneapolis. JaJaun Johnson led all scorers with 29 points to go with 11 rebounds while Lewis Jackson added 15, but Purdue was unable to overcome the rough shooting night of E'Twaun Moore.

#134 East Tennessee St: 2010-11 Basketball Preview

August 15th, 2010
East Tennessee StateOverall Rank: #134

Conference Rank: #2 Atlantic Sun Conference


Jon Teitel's Coach Interview Series: Campbell's Danny Roberts

August 13th, 2010
Danny Roberts (r) with Fred McCall and John Wooden

In the most recent installment in his coaches interview series, CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with Danny Roberts, who coached the Campbell Camels for fourteen seasons. Roberts led the Camels to two NAIA Tournament appearances and oversaw the transition from NAIA to Division I, where they are now a member of the Atlantic Sun Conference. 

Jon Teitel: You played both basketball and baseball at Campbell. Which sport were you better at and which sport did you like more?

Jon Teitel's Interview Series: Belmont Great Joe Behling

August 13th, 2010
Joe Behiling is Belmont's all-time leading scorer

In the most recent installment of his "Forgotten Legends" interview series, CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with Joe Behling, who played just one year of high school basketball before going on to become the all-time leading scorer in Belmont history. Behling, who finished his career with 2,823 points, is best remembered by fans in the Nashville area for his 58 points scored in a win over city rival Lipscomb, which was ranked number one in the nation (NAIA) at the time. Behling is now an elementary school teacher in Nashville.  

Jon Teitel's Coaches Interview Series: Former Northern State Head Coach Don Meyer

June 9th, 2010
Coaching legend Don Meyer

In the latest installment of his coaches interview series CHN writer Jon Teitel spent time with college coaching legend Don Meyer, who made his mark at both Lipscomb and Northern State. Now retired from coaching, Coach Meyer still teaches at Northern State in addition to running an online coaching academy. 

Jon Teitel: At Northern Colorado you had a career pitching record of 22-2 and were named All-American on the basketball court. Which sport did you enjoy the most, and which one were you better at?

Jon Teitel's Interview Series: ETSU Legend Keith "Mister" Jennings

May 10th, 2010
East Tennessee StateRecently, CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with East Tennessee State legend Keith "Mister" Jennings, one of the greatest players in school history. Jennings still ranks in the top four in six major statistical categories and nearly led the Bucs to an improbable upset of top seed Oklahoma in the first round of the 1989 NCAA Tournament. In the first of three straight trips to the Big Dance, the Bucs fell 72-71, one of only a handful of one-point losses for sixteen seeds.

Jon Teitel: How did you get the nickname "Mister", and do you like it?

College Hoops Saturday: Your Commentary

March 6th, 2010
Three Straight Ivy Crowns for CornellBefore getting into Saturday's action it's only right to salute the first team guaranteed a spot in the Field of 65. Cornell clinched their third consecutive Ivy League title on Friday night, winning at Brown by the final score of 95-76. The Big Red knocked down twenty (yes, twenty) three-pointers in the win, which is the fifteenth of the season away from home (a school record). All five scorers reached double figures with Jon Jacques leading the way with 20 points. The Big Red also limited the Bears to 30% shooting from the field and 29 points in the second half.

College Hoops Thursday Recap: Dayton Drops Another Close One

March 5th, 2010
Richmond guard David Gonzalvez

Dayton went into Thursday night's game at Richmond knowing that they needed a tough win, especially on the road, to improve their resume in regards to a possible at-large bid. Having dropped six games by four points or less (five of which came on the road) they needed to find some way in which to reverse that luck. All they were able to do is add another line to the list, losing 60-56 at Robins Center despite out-rebounding the Spiders 44-25 on the night. The issues for Dayton have been two-fold and Thursday night was simply the most recent example.

College Hoops Thursday: Your Commentary

March 3rd, 2010
Richmond's David Gonzalvez

In regards to bubble teams Wednesday saw a lot of teams leave the door open for someone to sneak in and grab an at-large bid, and it's made quite the case why we're just fine with sixty-five teams. But with this arguably being the weakest bubble pool in the 64/65 era there are ample opportunities for teams seemingly off the radar to sneak in and grab a bid. One of those teams is Dayton, who visits a Richmond team that looks to be a safe bet for the Big Dance.

Meet Mercer G James Florence

December 3rd, 2009
James Florence

What goes into a 40-point performance? A hot hand, superstitions and a good matchup are just three of the things that have been cited in the past. That accomplishment actually occured twice this past weekend, with Washington State's Klay Thompson and Mercer's James Florence doing the honors. While many already know about Thompson the Mercer senior guard from Marietta, GA hasn't received that kind of attention. Florence returned to school as the nation's leading senior returning scorer and is currently averaging 22.8 points and 4.2 assists per game.