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  • McClellan gaining confidence, bolstering Hurricanes early

    Jim Larranaga welcomes Donnovan Kirk to town after losing several key players from last year's ACC Champions. (Credit:

    Miami coach Jim Larranaga knew the valley Miami hit last season would be temporary. His recruiting efforts had been stellar as he virtually has turned the program over from 2012-13. Two years ago, Miami was the ACC regular season and tournament champion, plus a Sweet 16 entrant for the first time since the 1999-2000 season. Now, the No. 17 Hurricanes have lofty ideas again after winning their sixth game in a 77-74 topping of the Charlotte 49ers in Charlotte.  Miami has restructured behind tremendous guard play from Kansas State transfer Angel Rodriguez, point guard Manu Lecomte, and Texas red-shirt Sheldon McClellan, who had a […]

  • Texas road to the 2K Title started at halftime

    (Courtesy: Ray Floriani)

    NEW YORK CITY- The result will show Texas winning the 2K Championship with a 71-55 decision over California. The championship at Madison square Garden saw the Longhorns get the job done with solid defense. Before one can advance to the championship, naturally the semifinal must be negotiated. In that regard it can be argued the Texas championship was largely made possible at Thursday’s semifinal. Actually at halftime of that Iowa-Texas meeting. Walking off the Garden floor at halftime, Jonathan Holmes came up to coach Rick Barnes and apologized for his poor performance. The Longhorns only trailed Iowa 30-24, but the […]

  • 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 […]