Kentucky celebrated Billy Gillispies 48th birthday with a loss to an Atlantic Sun team and becoming a national embarrassment
. Meanwhile, so far Tubby Smiths tenure in Minnesota is going well
The Atlantic Sun also took down Pac 10
and Big East
teams in the same week, putting their conference on the map in only the first week.
The Washington Post seems to be very high
on NC State stating:
There are two potential Final Four teams on Tobacco Road -- and that's not counting Duke. The most intriguing team in the state resides in Raleigh. North Carolina State captured imaginations in the ACC tournament last season, when it advanced to the title game as a No. 10 seed. But it also proved the effectiveness of Coach Sidney Lowe
s offense, a gorgeous mix of backdoor passes, crisp cuts and pinpoint shooting. Lowe added McDonalds all-American J.J. Hickson
to a front court that already included Ben McCauley and Brandon Costner
, perhaps the least hyped of the McDonald's All Americans
, feels Villanova head coach Jay Wright is very similar to St Benedicts head coach Danny Hurley.
Lute Olsons leave of absence
doesnt appear to be serious and it seems his assistant has quite a pedigree
Many seem to have forgotten that Virginia won a share of the ACC title and that Sean Singletary
is the best returning point guard in the country
The Seattle Post Intelligencer has a love/hate relationship
It seems that the University of Illinois gave an intriguing academic scholarship
to a student whose father accomplished quite a bit in the state professionally.
Harvard isnt supposed to beat Stanford or even come close but Tommy Amaker's debut
went even worse than expected.
Dukes freshman class
made quite an impression in their debut.Michael Beasley
had a record breaking
weekend. Fox Sports Jeffrey Martin breaks down how Frank Martin became the head coach
at Kansas State and how it might have had a lot to do with keeping Beasley on campus.
The Arizona Daily Stars Patrick Finley breaks down the top 10 coaching changes
Wake Forest honored Skip Prosser
prior to their season opener.
A very interesting article on how Rick Pitino started his coaching career at University of Hawaii and how he has basketballs version of the Bill Walsh coaching tree
UCLA got off to an 18-2 start against Portland State and Kevin Love
had an impressive debut.
All Big 12 forward Richard Roby
had a career low
one point and Jeff Bzdelik wasnt surprised his Colorado team struggled offensively.
A freshman is on the cover of ESPN the Magazines college basketball preview issue.
Gonzaga saw the debut of one of their highest ranked recruits but suffered a big injury
to their frontcourt.
A preseason All-American is looking at game tapes of Mark_Price
Georgia Tech lost their first opener
since 1993 to a Southern Conference team.
The Hoosiers have surrounded DJ White with several talented big men.
Rick Pitino feels the Big East will be great
and Jim Calhoun thinks 11 of the 16 teams have a chance to make the NCAA tournament.
Fox Sports Jeff Goodman breaks down the freshman class
and leaves a glaring omission from his 12 man freshman team, Villanovas Corey Fisher