Xavier Musketeers PG Tu Holloway headed to NBA? (combine video)

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Xavier Musketeers point guard Tu Holloway benefits this June from being in a very weak point guard draft class. He’s not a blue-chip prospect, but he’s better than much of the competition. What works against him is his height. His lack of size turns off some NBA scouts. Holloway made the cut for the combine, and met the media yesterday.

How’s the process going for him? Watch after the jump

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NCAA Tournament: South Regional bracket breakdown

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Warning: I will not be responsible if you copy these brackets and are out of your NCAA Tournament pool by Sunday.  However, if you do listen to my college basketball wisdom and win some money, I want 20% of the pot or at least a shout-out on your twitter or facebook page.  Can anybody knock off top seeded Kentucky in the South Regional?  Here is a bracket breakdown.

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Championship Week: Mid-Major Mania

Where did a whole year go? I swear it was just last night that Kemba Walker led the youthful UConn Husky Puppies to a National Championship.

March always sneaks up on us, but this year seems different. Maybe it’s because I live in Wisconsin and we are just now starting to see snow.

I don’t know what it is, but I like it.

March marks the start of tournament time for college basketball, which means a decline in workplace productivity, an increased demand for paper, and attention-deprived significant others who “hate this time of year,” yet end up winning your pool after picking the correct national champion based on their favorite animal. Simply put, March is unparalleled by all 11 other months put together.

This guy would agree.

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2012 NBA Draft stock report (3/1/12)

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The NBA Draft Stock Report checks in on which college basketball players have made a name for themselves in the past week; either helping or hurting their future draft position.

Click here for The Sports Bank’s 2012 NBA Mock Draft.

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Massive Brawl Ends Xavier-Cincinnati Game Early (Video)

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This isn’t going to help the reputation of Cincinnati Bearcats players; the troubled Yancy Gates specifically. Today’s incident isn’t indicative of how players on the 8th ranked team in college basketball (Xavier Musketeers) should act, and I doubt Tu Holloway‘s NBA Draft stock will be helped by this.

Cincinnati vs. Xavier is always a bitter rivalry; but today it didn’t just cross the line; it nuked it.

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#12 Xavier Musketeers: College Basketball 111 in 111

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Welcome to The Sports Bank’s second annual college basketball season preview series.  Last year we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  This year, we are being slightly more aggressive and expanding to 111 teams in 111 days.  We will rank the 74 power conference teams and top 37 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, non-conference schedules, and pick a player to watch for each team.

The Xavier Musketeers enter this season as one of the elite “mid-major” programs in the country.  Actually, they have become a major program competing in a non-power conference.  X has captured five straight Atlantic 10 titles and won at least 24 games in each of those seasons.  That level of success should continue this season with three starters returning and the addition of several key newcomers.

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