College Basketball

Monmouth does it–Again

By Mark Blaudschun You see the scores posted between the majors and the mid-majors throughout November and December and you quickly move to other news. They are called “guarantee” games in which the mid-major schools get “guaranteed” money for serving as target practice for the Top 25 teams who want to ease into the rigors…

A solution for BC hoops

Answer this question (honestly if you can): If you are an Atlantic Coast Conference caliber basketball prospect, why would you pick Boston College? If you argue academics, Virginia, Duke and Georgia Tech are available alternatives, as are schools such as Notre Dame, Stanford, Northwestern and Vanderbilt. Participating in a post season tournament–and we’re not even…

College BB sky is a Coach K blue

It is again their world. And his world. Duke won the men’s college basketball national championship on Monday night with a tough, well earned blue-collar 68-63 win over another blue collar team, Wisconsin. It was the Blue Devil’s 5th national championship. But more significantly it was the 5th title won by Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski.…

Kentucky just an NCAA footnote

It will be tucked back into the archives after Monday night. Another college basketball season, with another NCAA tournament champion. But it will neither be historic nor memorable. There is nothing wrong with Duke vs. Wisconsin. There will be enough story lines to fill another chapter in college basketball history, whether it be Coach Mike…

St. John’s got it right

Of all the college basketball coaching hires in the past few weeks and those yet to come, no one did a better job of finding the right person at the right time for the right job than St. John’s. The initial buzz about former Johnnie star Chris Mullin coming home at age 51 to begin…