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Was Stansbury right in staying at State?

April 12, 2010

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This morning, out of the blue, a big-name candidate emerged out of the blue for the Clemson job. No, it wasn’t me. But Mississippi State’s Rick Stansbury. The winningest coach in Mississippi State basketball history, Stansbury has led the Bulldogs to six NCAA appearances in 12 seasons as well as three SEC West championships in […]

The Greatest Basketball Program in the South: Kentucky Wildcats

April 5, 2010

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The University of Kentucky Location: Lexington, Kentucky Nickname: Wildcats Reason For Nickname: In 1909 after a football game with Illinois, Commandant Carbusier said that the team “fought like Wildcats”  and the name stuck from that point on with the University. Conference: Southeastern Home Court: Rupp Arena (built 1976, capacity 23, 500) SEC Regular Season Championships: […]

It’s about time for Vols

March 26, 2010

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Five times before this year, no Tennessee team had ever sat one victory away from the Final Four, something I brought up on the blog Thursday afternoon. That is, until tonight. Thanks in part to relentless defense and 22 points as well as 11 rebounds from Wayne Chism, the Tennessee Vols beat Ohio State and […]

Can this be the year for UT?

March 25, 2010

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The University of Tennessee has played basketball since 1909. In that time span, the Vols have seen great teams as well as great players and countless memories. But unlike their brethren in Memphis, which went to three Elite Eights in a row from 2006 to 2008, the Vols have never been in their history past […]

Welcome to the Plains, Coach Barbee

March 25, 2010

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Almost a week after losing in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, Tony Barbee accepted the head coaching job at Auburn, replacing Jeff Lebo on Wednesday. I always said that it would be a matter of time when Barbee would be coaching at a major program. At UTEP, he did a great job continuing […]

Almost doesn’t count for State

March 14, 2010

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When the book is closed on Mississippi State’s season, the focus will be on the missed opportunities at the free throw line. Not the putback by Demarcus Cousons as time expired in regulation to send the game to overtime. As good as Mississippi State was supposed to be this season, winning yet another SEC West […]

SEC Power Rankings-That's All I Have Edition

March 7, 2010

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Wednesday of last week, the Auburn Tigers said farewell to venerable Beard-Eaves Coliseum after 42 seasons by beating Mississippi State. One of the highlights of the night was Wally Tinker, who made the first shot in what was then called Memorial Coliseum in 1969, returned to make the last shot in the building. The SEC […]