Behind the Numbers: Do Blowouts Predict Champions?--Rush The Court
Morning Five: Thanksgiving Day Edition--Rush The Court
Mike DeCourcy answers some reader (?) questions, and the lead query asks which coach among the heavy-lifters (K, Izzo, Calipari, Donovan) would he choose to win a one-game scenario. His answer won’t surprise you (K), but it reminded us of a solid question we received last week in a similar vein. If we had to choose one coach and player to currently build a program with — who would it be? We assumed a four-year window, but our choice was Butler’s Brad Stevens and Ohio State’s Jared Sullinger. Who would you guys start with?
Wednesday's Shootaround: Duke rolls, UConn pulls an upset--Ballin' is a Habit
Other Notable Games
No. 23 Butler 70, Siena 57: Ryan Rossiter was the best player on the floor, finishing with 26 points and 15 rebounds. But no one else on the Saints could get it going, as Matt Howard went for 17 points and 12 boards and the Bulldog bench came through to the tune of 38 points in the win. Of note: Ronald Nored had an ugly collision early in the game and left looking dazed and bloodied. Haven't yet seen an update on his condition.
B.I.A.H. Quotables: Featuring the best tweets at Isaiah Thomas--Ballin' is a Habit
Butler and Siena put on a great Mid-Major battle on Tuesday night, in which Butler pulled away with a 70-57 victory. Despite the 13-point win, the Bulldogs had nothing but glowing reviews of Siena's star player Ryan Rossiter:
Butler Head Coach Brad Stevens “I told Rossiter, I’m blown away by how much he’s improved. I didn’t think last year he could score like that with a guy between him and the hoop and his back to the basket.”
Butler senior Matt Howard “Rossiter, he’s going right over us, right through us, and I didn’t feel like I was playing terrible defense. I don’t think there’s any hype with that guy.”
Rossiter finished with 26 points and 15 rebounds. He had 14 and 9 before the intermission. In case you forget, Rossiter was named MAAC preseason player of the year.
Jazz Notes: Miles wants to stay in Utah
Rookie Jazz guard Gordon Hayward will be hosting five people today for Thanksgiving — in a two-bedroom apartment.
Hayward will be joined by his father, mother, sister and girlfriend during the holiday.
“It’ll be hectic,” Hayward said smiling.
LIVE BLOG: Men's Basketball vs. Evansville--ButlerSports.com
Butler Opens WBCA Classic With Wake Forest--ButlerSports.com
Cleveland State beats Akron Zips in 64-51 basketball road victory--Cleveland Plain Dealer
VIDEO: Gary Waters Media Gathering--csuvikings.com
LIVE BLOG: Men's Basketball At The JAR...--csuvikings.com
Cole Springs To Life In Second Half As Vikes Roll 64-51--csuvikings.com
Vikings Host Florida A&M on Friday to Conclude Homestand--csuvikings.com
Jones Nets Season-High 16 Points As Titans Falter At Bowling Green--detroittitans.com
Detroit Set to Host Legends Classic--detroittitans.com
Howard Moore Podcast: Episode #3--uicflames.com
Men's Basketball Drops 62-52 Decision versus Central Michigan--uicflames.com
Ramblers Visit Golden State In Search Of Seventh Consecutive Win--LoyolaRamblers.com
UWGB women's basketball Caribbean Classic preview--Green Bay Press Gazette
Green Bay Women's Basketball Introduced to Mayan Culture--uwgbathletics.com
The worst loss wasn’t on the court…--PantherU
The U.S. Cellular Arena and the On-Campus Arena--Milwaukee Panther Tracks
Caught Sleeping? Panthers' Listless Retro Night Performance Leads to 67-55 Loss to Western Michigan--Milwaukee Panther Tracks
Panthers Return Home To Host Western Illinois--uwmpanthers.com
Poor shooting dooms VU women against Ball State--The Post-Tribune
Learning curve continues for VU women's basketball team--The NWI Times
Ball State Spoils Valpo’s Home Opener--valpoathletics.com
MBB: Continuing Education (Getting ready for Vegas)--Region Sports Extra
Valpo In Vegas For Pair of Games--valpoathletics.com
Raiders get big non-conference win against Oakland with perfect free-throw shooting--The Guardian
Sulskis nets 20 in YSU men’s victory--Youngstown Vindicator
YSU men top winless Toledo--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Sulskis, Eargle Lift Men's Hoops to 73-67 Victory Over Toledo--ysusports.com
YSU snaps 34-game skid--Youngstown Vindicator
YSU women snap 34-game skid--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Brown's Double-Double Keys Women's Basketball's 71-57 Victory over Bucknell--ysusports.com
Horizon League women's basketball starts Thanksgiving week on Wednesday--Horizon League Network
Cleveland State, Youngstown State Notch Wins Wednesday--Horizon League Network
Thanksgiving Brings Bounty of Horizon League Men's Basketball--Horizon League Network