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  • Cardinals, Blue Devils look like early ACC favorites

    Courtesy Louisville Athletics

    When going by the eye-test, mark Saturday, January 17 on your calendar.  At noon that day, the Duke Blue Devils make their first trip to the KFCYum! Center to battle new ACC member Louisville.  At the end of that game, one of those teams should have the upper hand, at least for the time being, in the ACC wars.  Louisville has a prolific starting five around National Player of the Year candidate Montrezl Harrell. Duke, going the John Calipari route, has three one-and-done freshmen in Justise Winslow, Jahlil Okafor, and Tyus Jones, who have started all nine games.  If the […]

  • Stats Slant – What lies ahead…

    Credit: Arizona Athletics

    Upsets continue to happen on a weekly basis (Nebraska losing 74-73 to Incarnate Word), while Kentucky continues to perform at a historic level.  Conference play commences soon, but what can we realistically expect out of the next couple months?  Lucky for you, Stats Slant has you covered.  Here is a look at some of the more intriguing, upcoming conference games around the country and what to expect from the unexpected.  Get the highlighters out and mark your calendars. ACC January 3rd – (6)Virginia @ (18)Miami(FL) – The Cavaliers will open ACC play with a  trip to South Beach to take […]

  • Big East – The Week That Was

    Credit: Vincent Dusovic

    Three for the Polls Three Big East teams cracked the AP Top 25 for the first time since the conference’s relaunch in July 2013.  St. John’s, on the strength of a pair double digit wins over Niagara (70-57) and Syracuse (69-57) at Madison Square Garden, joined Villanova (#7) and Butler (#15) in the AP poll at #24. The Red Storm followed this week with a pair of 20+- point wins over Fairleigh Dickinson (74-52) and, despite the first half ejection of forward Chris Obekpa, Fordham (74-53) on Sunday. Obekpa will, per Big East anti-fighting rules, have to sit when St. […]