Philadelphia 76ers losing streak reaches historic number

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What a season this has been for the Philadelphia 76ers. After a disappointing 2012 – 2013 season when the team expected the former All – Star center Andrew Bynum to make the difference and put the team into a championship route and after the Sixers saw another All – Star, Andre Iguodala, departing for Golden State, the team started off the season really well. With no true star in its arsenal but with a bunch of young and promising players on-board  the Sixers entered the season going 5-5. Although they seemed to be one of the big surprises of the season, mainly thanks to the heroics from Michael Carter – Williams early on, very soon the Sixers melted down. [Read more…]

#3 Kentucky Wildcats: College Basketball 111 in 111

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Welcome to The Sports Bank’s third annual college basketball season preview series.  Two years we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  Last year, we were slightly more aggressive and expanded to 111 teams in 111 days and will do so again as we look ahead to the 2012-2013 season.

We will rank the 75 power conference teams and top 36 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, transfers, incoming freshmen, non-conference schedules, and pick a player to watch for each team.

The Kentucky Wildcats survived a nail biter Friday evening in their season opener versus Maryland.  Once again John Calipari crushed it on the recruiting trail bringing in a talented freshman class to hopefully replace the five players from last year’s National Championship team that were selected in the NBA Draft.  UK has a huge test tonight against an experience Duke squad.

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Kentucky, Duke, or UCLA; who benefits most from landing Shabazz Muhammad?

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It is decision day for the top two college basketball recruits in the 2012 class.  Both Shabazz Muhammad and Nerlens Noel will announce which college they will attend (play hoops at for a year) tonight at 6:30 p.m. (CST) on ESPNU’s Signing Day special.  Both players have narrowed their list down three schools and will absolutely be instant game-changers at the college level.  Here is a breakdown of how the 6-6 wing Muhammad can impact his three finalists; Duke, Kentucky, and UCLA.

Click here for my breakdown on Noel’s decision.

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