College Hoops 101

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By David K.

Welcome to a 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.

Rewind

-All I have to say is Dominic James: ONIONS!!!  Talk about playing with swagger in Marquette’s dramatic win at N.C. State Monday.

-I got to witness just an outstanding college basketball game Tuesday when Texas won at Wisconsin, handing the Badgers just their 8th home loss in 121 games under Bo Ryan.  It really was the perfect example of why I love college basketball, even though some of the Longhorn players showed a pretty classless act by stomping on the ‘W’ at center court after the game.

-Ohio State suffered their first loss of the season in an ugly fashion, losing by 28 at home to West Virginia- proof that the Big East is still the elite conference in the country despite all the early season praise heaped on the Big Ten for what their teams have been able to accomplish.

-Rutgers was the most recent victim of the UNC runaway train on Sunday.  After playing the top team in the country, the Scarlet Knights get third-ranked Pitt and second-ranked UConn in their next two games… BRUTAL

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Fast Forward

-Big Monday starts out with a bang as Georgetown visits UConn. (ESPN 2)  The Hoyas also welcome Pitt to town Saturday.  Can you sense my giddiness?

-Monday also features an intriguing mid major game as Davidson visits their toughest competition in the Southern, 10-1 Charleston. (ESPNU)

-On New Year’s Eve, one of the surprise teams in the nation, Minnesota will put their unbeaten record on the line when they host Michigan State.  (BTN)

-BYU holds the nation’s longest home win streak, 53 games which will be tested Saturday when undefeated Wake Forest visits.

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The Drive to 225

“The Drive to 225” is way catchier than the “Push for 225”, hence the new name.  I am a third of the way to my goal of watching 225 college basketball games this season.

Games watched through 12/28:  76

Games watched this past week: 9
Louisville vs. Minnesota
Marquette at N.C. State
Butler at Xavier
Texas at Wisconsin
Kansas at Arizona
Illinois vs. Missouri
UAB at Louisville
West Virginia at Ohio State
Rutgers at North Carolina

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  1. ONIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    If you’re 1/3 of the way now, I guess you’ll reach your goal sometime around Selection Sunday, a.k.a. your Thanksgiving (cuz I know the NBA Draft is your x-mas. why not be like a true major league heavy hitter and shoot for 300? I think its doable

  2. Stomp on my W and your longhorns will be eating burnt Texas Toast for weeks! Ugh. The nerve. Walterbach’s Gophers are tearin it up tho, who would have thought? I’ll be keeping my eye on that New Year’s Eve.

  3. this week has the potential for a 20 game hit on my Drive for 225… DVR’ing 3 games tonight, a full slate New Year’s Day… going to Nova/Marquette Thursday, Penn State/Wisconsin Saturday… HAPPY NEW YEAR, indeed!

  4. PS- I love Ashley Judd

  5. EIU Cheerleader/SICA Chick says

    And the during “rivalry week” in Feb and “Championship Week” in March, I’m sure you’ll greatly exceed your avg games watched per week. with the biggest number coming at the end for the tourney of course.

    I also love Ashely Judd

  6. Arizona over Kansas!!! Tight!!!

    Diddy out

  7. David Palmer says

    The Big East is far superior to any other conference, but the Big Ten is sneaky this year. Go Gophs.

  8. Yeah the Big Ten should get 5 teams, maybe 6 into the tourney this yr..

  9. Peter Christian says

    It’s Tubby Time!!!! Gophs to win the conference!!!

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