Around The Blogosphere: December 21, 2010

Posted by nvr1983 on December 21st, 2010

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Top 25 Games

  • #4 Syracuse 97, Morgan State 55: “Sure, the way this game went you’d pretty much be disappointed if Southerland hadn’t set a career-high with eighteen points (12 of which were on three-pointers). Still, couple that with his five rebounds and you’d be remiss not to appreciate what Southerland did during his audition for a spot in the Big East rotation in 12-0 Syracuse’s 97-55 romp over Morgan State (4-5).” (Troy Nunes is an Absolute Magician)

Pre-Game Analysis

  • Preview: UNC-Ashville at #2 Ohio State: “Fresh off a 79-57 stomping of South Carolina behind 30 points and 19 boards from Jared “Big Ten Freshman of the Week” Sullinger, the Buckeyes welcome UNC-Asheville to the Schott for the third time since 2008, beginning a stretch of three games in seven days to finish up the non-conference slate.” (Eleven Warriors)
  • Know Your Braggin’ Rights Rival: Illinois: “Braggin’ Rights is upon us once again, though both teams stumble into St. Louis a bit. Illinois fell into a small funk that culminated in a shocking loss to Illinois-Chicago on Saturday; meanwhile, Mizzou was playing much, much better but has to deal with more adversity, this time in the form of an injury to Phil Pressey. Illinois is a thin team anyway, and it appears Mizzou will continue to play with a shorter bench than Mike Anderson would prefer. Of course, Illinois was thin last year and Mizzou was dealing with injury (okay, illness) then too, and that turned out pretty well for Mizzou, right?” (Rock M Nation)
  • Sizing Up the Bears: “The Jayhawks wrap up their Pac10 tour this week against the Golden Bears of California. The Bears are picked to be a middle of the pack team in their conference, behind three teams Kansas has already beat and the two Washington schools. That’s not to say this game is going to be a cakewalk. All three games against the teams from out west this year have been far from smooth and the Jayhawks benefited from having two of those at home. This game comes at a time when Kansas seems to be struggling a bit and it is their first true road game of the season.” (Rock Chalk Talk)
  • UCLA v. MSU Preview: “Don’t think it will ever happen again”: “UCLA plays Montana State tonight at 7:30 Pacific.; All you local fans better go to the game as it will only be on Bank West (Jumbotron) Bruin TV. Montana State(MS) has lost four of their last five, with their only win in that span coming against Johnson and Wales a law firm NAIA school. Montana State has also not won on the road this year. So this game should be a cake walk right?” (Bruins Nation)
  • Sleeping With The Enemy: The Tigers of Memphis: Putting the spotlight on the Memphis-Georgetown game. (Casual Hoya)


  • Where are they now? Men’s basketball, 1990 onward: Some great research by a UCLA blog tracking down every senior that played on the Bruins since 1990. (Bruins Nation)
  • Coach’s 88 Apples vs. Auriemma’s 88 Oranges: Comparing the two 88-game streaks as the UConn women go for the NCAA basketball record tonight. (Bruins Nation)
  • Jaquan Lyle one of the best in Indiana’s 2014 class: Taking a look at yet another one of Indiana’s very young recruits. (Inside the Hall)
  • Happy Jeff Boschee Day: Taking a deeper look at a blog’s unusual obsession with the former Jayhawk. (Rock Chalk Talk)
  • Syracuse Basketball: The Club Trillion Standings: Examining which current Orange players would make former Ohio State legend Mark Titus proud. (Troy Nunes is an Absolute Magician)
  • Syracuse-Iona: A Deeper Look into the Orange’s 83-77 Victory: Looking behind the numbers after the Orange’s tough victory. (Troy Nunes is an Absolute Magician)
  • Recruiting Roundup: December 20th, 2010: Catching up with Michigan’s targeted recruits. (UM Hoops)
  • Pitino officially accepts Puerto Rico gig: Taking a look at Rick Pitino’s new responsibilities. (Card Chronicle)
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