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  • Stats Slant – 5 Bold Predictions for 2014-15

    Credit: UK Athletics

    College. Basketball. Is. Here. Those are the four greatest words known to any sports fan.  Well, the smart ones, anyway.  We have a new crop of freshmen (Jahlil Okafor – Duke), a new set of expectations (looking at you, Big Blue Nation), a new myriad of topics for Jay Bilas to discuss (@JayBilas – gotta go to work), and a new group of fans waiting to storm the court (any college student with a pulse).  It appears the only thing that hasn’t changed this year is Billy Donovan’s hairdo (40 years and counting). In case you forgot, last year was […]

     
  • Rebels, Razorbacks ready for run at NCAA play

    Credit: Joshua McCoy/Ole Miss Athletics

    Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy chooses words carefully when he talks about departed star Marshall Henderson.  He will give you a rundown on what the Rebs achieved with Henderson, tell you when and where Ole Miss will miss Henderson the most, and will even talk about how he, personally, will miss Henderson. The one thing he won’t say is how much more of a team the Rebels can be now that Henderson has departed.  Kennedy will still entertain questions about Henderson, but he is ready to move on behind the leadership of senior guard Jarvis Summers, who Kennedy says was […]

     
  • Gators restructure amidst lofty predictions

    Donovan's Gators claimed the No. 1 overall seed. (Burgess/University of Florida Athletics Communications)

    The reputation of the Florida Gators basketball program has never been better. It’s a fact that coach Billy Donovan lost maybe more production than any other coach in college basketball as Scottie Wilbekin, Patric Young, Casey Prather, and Will Yeguete graduated and took 57.9 percent of the Gators’ points and 51 percent of their rebounding with them from a year ago.  With that, though, the Gators are a perennial Top 10 team regardless of which magazine you read or what poll you peruse. Donovan is closing in on 500 wins as a head coach as he starts his 21st year and […]