By David K.
Welcome to a new weekly article at thesportsbank.net where I will give you the 101 on
what has happened in the week of college basketball and what is to come in the days ahead.
-In case you were unaware, Marquette beat the Badgers this weekâ€¦ which puts the bragging rights back in my hands for a second straight year.
-Did anybody have a better week than the Ohio State University?Â The Buckeyes won at Miami, Fl in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge, and then on the road at Notre Dame with Luke Harangody in the line-up.Â OSU is now 5-0.
-Seriously, North Carolina might not lose this year.Â Whipping Michigan State by 35 was just plain ridiculous.Â If the Heels played Peter Christianâ€™s favorite NBA team, the Oklahoma City Thunder, I might take UNC straight up.
-Something must be wrong with Oklahoma PF Blake Griffin.Â After averaging 19 boards through his first six games, Griffin only grabbed 14 rebounds in his two contests this week.
-In case you have not heard one of the 742 times it has been mentioned during a game, the college three-point line was moved back a foot this season.Â However, many of the nationâ€™s top long range gunners continue pulling the trigger from deep.Â Here is my All-Chucker Team: who have the green light to shoot anytime they step across half-court:
Josh Akognan, CS-F (36-101 through 9 games: (7-18 vs. Hawaii, 4-14 vs. WF)
Kyle McAlarney, ND (39-82 through 8 games: 10-18 vs. UNC, 9-17 vs. Furman)
Robert Vaden, UAB (29-78 through 8 games: 8-13 vs. ODU, 3-14 vs. BC)
Stephen Curry, DAVID (27-66 through 7 games: 6-15 vs. Oklahoma)
A.J. Abrams, TEX (24-54 through 7 games: 5-17 vs. ND)
Andy Rautins, CUSE (18-57 through 8 games: 5-9 vs. Florida)
-With the Jimmy V Classic Tuesday night (Davidson vs. West Virginia and Texas vs. Villanova), itâ€™s only fitting we link up one of the most inspirational speeches of all time:
-We will find out if unbeaten Gonzaga is for real this week when they hit the road against a pair of middle of the road Pac-10 teams, Washington State and Arizona.Â I was tempted to put the Zags on my overrated list to start the season, but now I am buying into their talent.
-Due to the occurrence of final exams at most universities, it is a slow week of college basketball which will definitely hurt me chipping away at my push for 225.
The Push to 225
I set an over/under for myself at the beginning of the season.Â My goal is watch at least 225 college basketball games this season thanks to the wonder that is DVR.Â To clarify, I have to watch the entire game from opening tip to the final whistle, unless it is a blow-out late and the scrubs are brought in.Â And for the record, if I had ESPNU, I would set the over-under at 300.Â Here is my weekly update:
Games watched through 12/7:Â 48
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