There are many Division I coaches in the country who have a wish list in regards to personnel and pieces on the floor. While we have seen some schools (Duke and Kentucky, in particular) benefit from having the right players at the right time, I’m sure Coach Cal and Coach K would tell you that the one thing they’d add was experience. Experience, on top of talent, is what allows coaches to relax in tight-game situations and gives them confidence and trust that the group on the floor can get the job done. [ MORE: View Jon Crispin’s preseason Big
The Iowa Hawkeyes kicked off the Big Ten exhibition season with an impressive 99-73 win over Sioux Falls on Thursday night.
College basketball season has arrived! [ MORE: Get the full Big Ten men’s basketball exhibition schedule ] With the Big Ten hoops exhibition season underway, teams are in the midst of completing all their preseason media responsibilities. The Rutgers men’s basketball team recently took its 2015-16 team photo, and head coach Eddie Jordan and the staff had 12-year-old Sean Moffitt, of North Brunswick, New Jersey, pose in the photo. Born with hemiplegic cerebral palsy, Moffitt signed a national letter of intent on his “draft day” last year at the Rutgers Athletic Center. Read ScarletKnights.com’s full story on Moffitt. Well done,
The 2015-16 NBA season tips off Tuesday night. Thirty-two former Big Ten players, not including three former Maryland stars, are listed on NBA rosters, according to NBA.com team pages.
Tom Crean has a talented and exciting team in Bloomington. The Hoosiers are full of guards who can shoot the 3-pointer, which makes them near and dear to my heart. While their potential is limitless, there will be challenges along the way.
The college basketball season is here. Exhibition games start up this week, starting Thursday night, and we'll air 15 of them on BTN Plus, our subscription platform, through Monday, Nov. 9.
Flip Saunders, the longtime NBA coach and former Minnesota player and assistant coach, died Sunday, the Minnesota Timberwolves announced Sunday. He was 60
The Indiana basketball programs hosted their annual Hoosier Hysteria on Saturday night. [ MORE: Watch Troy Williams arrive at Assembly Hall on hoverboard ] Always an anticipated event, this year’s Midnight Madness was even more special because it marked the teams’ debuts in the renovated Assembly Hall. Both teams were introduced to the crowd, and they both put on an entertaining show for the fans. There was dancing – some to Taylor Swift, of course – a 3-point contest, a dunk contest and a scrimmage. See some of the best highlights from Hoosier Hysteria below:
Here’s a safe assumption: No one arrived at Hoosier Hysteria in more style than Troy Williams. [ MORE: Watch Michigan State coach Tom Izzo’s Midnight Madness entrance ] The high-flying junior rode a hoverboard into Assembly Hall for Indiana’s highly anticipated annual Midnight Madness on Saturday night. Williams mugged it up for the camera, too, rolling by at a slow rate and with a big smile on his face. A season ago, the 6-foot-7 forward averaged 13 points, 7.4 rebounds two assists and one steal per game.
It’s been reported and talked about it a lot since it became official. The shot clock in men’s college basketball is going from 35 seconds to 30 seconds this season. [ MORE: Follow Jon Crispin on Twitter (@BTNJonCrispin)! ] How will the five-second change impact the game, the players and the coaches? BTN analyst Jon Crispin and his brother Joe Crispin, both former Penn State basketball players, take a look at what the shortened shot clock will do to the game below. JOE CRISPIN In all my years as a professional, I never heard a single player say, “Man, I