Breakin’ It Down: Northwestern Falters Late Against Iowa

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Losing a game on the road to the Iowa Hawkeyes is one thing. They are a good team and Fran McCaffery is probably a year away from a deep run into the NCAA Tournament. However, when the Northwestern Wildcats lose […]

Forget The Big Names, A “Football School” Should Be No. 1 In Hoops

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What a crazy college basketball season. I have some doubts about it’s overall quality but the uncertainty each day can’t be question. This Saturday was no different with insane endings, big upsets and just a lot of drama. The only […]

Game Preview: Northwestern Visits Iowa In A “Swing Game” For Both Teams

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Saturday’s game between the Northwestern Wildcats and Iowa Hawkeyes will tell us a heck of a lot about both teams. I’ve been on record saying the Hawkeyes are a year away from real contention but damn they’ve lost a lot […]

Breakin’ It Down: Illinois Stuns College Basketball By Taking Down No. 1 Indiana

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Finally! That’s what every Illinois Fighting Illini fan is saying as they party deep into the night after taking down the number one Indiana Hoosiers on Tyler Griffey‘s last second layup. I think Cody Zeller is still looking around for […]

Handing Out Grades: Northwestern Wildcats Midway Through The Big Ten Season

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Man I hated waiting for my report card in school. Maybe it’s because I wasn’t that smart or just didn’t want to be burdened. I don’t know frankly. However, I do like handing them out! I feel so powerful! Without […]

Game Preview: Illinois Fighting Illini Host No. 1 Indiana In Key Big Ten Clash

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Who will stop the bleeding? That’s the question I get most often from Illinois Fighting Illini fans and, frankly, I don’t know if I have the answers either. John Groce has been searching for different ways to kick start his […]

The Top 15 “Must Watch” College Hoops Games This Week

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Saint Louis Renews Their At-Large Chances With A Big With Over No. 9 Butler

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They knew the Butler Bulldogs would push. So, the Saint Louis Billikens decided to push right back. They forced turnovers, challenged shots and were diving for loose balls all night. For a minute I thought Butler was winning because this […]

Breakin’ It Down: Illinois Starts Strong But Falls Apart Against No. 13 Michigan State

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Good job, good effort, Illinois Fighting Illini. I say that with tongue in cheek, of course, but with the way four out of the last five games have gone, baby steps are OK at this point. The Illini got off […]

Why Can’t We Get Some Quality College Basketball On Friday Nights?

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This has been one of my biggest pet peeves come conference season ever since I can remember. Each year, until the conference tournaments, we get trash basketball on Friday nights and it kills momentum the sport gets from an awesome […]

Arizona State Can’t Afford To Slip Up On The Road At Washington State

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I keep hearing these so-called “experts” saying the Arizona State Sun Devils are now in the NCAA Tournament field. Sure, it’s not even February but these amateur bracketologists are trying to get their collective heads around what March’s field will […]

Game Preview: The Struggling Illinois Fighting Illini Visit No. 13 Michigan State

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Rough times have hit Champaign once again as the Illinois Fighting Illini have dropped four out of their last five games heading into a major opportunity against the 13th ranked Michigan State Spartans. Meanwhile, Sparty is hitting their usual mid season stride […]