Friday, October 21, 2011

Friday Morning Dump

Luke Winn details the changes being made in Duke's back court

- Rush The Court provides the Vegas numbers for this upcoming season

- For Cincinnati's Yancy Gates stress-free is the way to be

- Eamonn Brennan provides his Poll Thoughts. Gary Parrish dishes out the Poll Attacks (Both are weekly must-reads). Rush The Court takes a crack at the polls

- Washington star-freshman Tony Wroten Jr. underwent minor surgery yesterday

- Would you believe me if I told you that the MWC was going to be the conference to ruin the BCS

- Wow, UNC fans, just. Wow

- Andy Katz reports that ACC coaches want the conference to expand to 16 teams

- Jeff Eisenberg projects the WCC and provides conference-wide story lines

- For Kentucky, and their fans, the numbers don't lie

- Arizona-transfer MoMo Jones has been ruled eligible to play for Iona. You have to figure that the Gaels will be the favorites to win the MAAC, and will be the favorites to be the best team in the NYC-metro area

- Raphielle Johnson profiles the 32-best impact freshman in the country

- Justin Young gives us his top-5 freshman and top-5 sleepers in the Atlantic-10

- Xavier's Travis Traylor may be a secret now, but not for long

- Why did Harrison Barnes return to UNC? To do something special

- Kentucky people try to explain why spending $200,00 on a Midnight Madness event isn't a big deal

- Texas Tech head coach Billy Gillespie has stopped drinking. Hopefully that will make him a changed man

- "40 minutes of hell" will be run by at least one team this season, and it's not who you think

- A great-read on the questions plaguing Syracuse this season

- Word on the street is that Drake will perform at Villanova's Hoops Mania

- A great analysis of Bill Self's coaching history against other legendary coaches

- We know about the weapons at Ohio State's disposal. But Deshaun Thomas could be the real difference maker this season

- The NBA lockout might help college basketball? Oh gee thanks Adam Zagoria, I had absolutely no idea

- Thinking about joining the Big East? I hope you have $21-million handy

- The Big East has already discussed the notion of having 19 or 24 teams

- Dana O'Neil provides the list of the five things she can't wait to see from the ACC

- Former-NC State/Georgetown guard Tony Bethel will join the staff at Mt. St. Mary's

- The nominee list for the USBWA Wayman Tisdale Award have been released

- Who is going to be the most important player on Norhtwestern's squad? That's a good questions

- What's this? Syracuse and Pitt could head to the ACC before 2014?

- Pierre Brown, a redshirt senior at Mt. St. Mary's, has withdrawn from the university and will not be a part of the basketball program this season

- Frank Martin has a Scheyer-face

- Derrick Williams was the breakout star of the 2010-2011 season. Who will take his place this year?

- Prized Charleston recruit Adjehi Baru has been cleared by the NCAA

- A solid-look at Siena's non-conference schedule. I really like the Saints' non-con schedule.

- So maybe it wasn't Georgetown's fault after all

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