College Hoops 101 (1/4/11)

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If you are unfamiliar with College Hoops 101, it is a weekly feature here at The Sports Bank that runs every Monday (Tuesday this week… sorry for the delay, blame the Rose Bowl.) and breaks down everything you need to know going on in the world of college basketball.  I will look back at the previous week and peak ahead to some of the key match-ups in the next seven days.  Check out my latest Big East power rankings if you missed them.
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Reggie Theus Interviews for DePaul Job

by Peter Christian

Reggie Theus, it appears, would like to put the 80’s in the past. The former UNLV star and NBA player took a break from his duties as an assistant coach with the Minnesota Timberwolves to interview for the vacant head coaching position for the DePaul Blue Demons.

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The 2010 NCAA Tournament Year Book Awards presented by The Sports Bank

This week at The Sports Bank we posed ourselves some NCAA Tournament related “Yearbook Questions” to figure out two things: A) Just how much we enjoy being smart asses and B) well, there really is no B), we just wanted to share our smart ass comments with you in a little bit different format.

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The Sports Bank’s Final Four Picks

Welcome to the non-smart ass portion of the picks segment. This is pretty straight forward, we pick our Final Four teams, National Championship match-up and end result. We also try and pretend we know what we’re doing too. So far? Mixed results.

Please check out our resident expert David Kay’s picks as he breaks down each region (MidwestWestEast and South)

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NCAA Tournament Betting Lines Prediction

By Peter Christian, Paul Schmidt and Souc

Idea stealing isn’t something I’m proud of. Nor is it something I do with regularity. Although, without idea stealing, there would only be ONE television network, there would only be ONE newspaper and there would only be ONE sports blog on the entire internet (there’d actually be only ONE of a lot of things but you get my point). SO, after the field of 65 teams in the NCAA Tournament were announced, Paul Schmidt, Steve Soucie and I decided to play our version of the Guess the Lines game made famous by Bill Simmons and Cousin Sal on Simmons’ podcast. No prize on the line, no chance to beat the others with a Subway footlong sub (although if Subway would like to sponsor us, who are we to say no?). Just good ol’ bragging rights about who is the most degenerate of the three of us.

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