Around The Blogosphere: December 22, 2010

Posted by nvr1983 on December 22nd, 2010

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Top 25 Games

  • #2 Ohio State 96, UNC-Asheville 49: “Shaking off a shooting slump that saw him fail to reach double figures in four straight games and shoot just 32% over the last six, David Lighty broke out of his offensive funk with a 29 point performance to key Ohio State’s 96-49 blowout victory over UNC-Asheville tonight in the Schott.” (Eleven Warriors)
  • USC 65, #17 Tennessee 64: “”It started exactly the way you expected it would against Kevin O’Neill, and ended exactly the way it did just four days ago for Bruce Pearl. Down one with three seconds and change left on a side out-of-bounds, the Vols had to settle for a long three that didn’t fall. As a result, Tennessee lost their third straight game – their second by one point – and the beatdown of #3 Pittsburgh just ten days ago now feels more like myth than fact.” (Rocky Top Talk)

Other Games of Interest

  • UNC 85, William & Mary 60: “It turns out William & Mary has even less luck in the Dean Dome then they do in Carmichael. Down three starters from last year’s NIT team, the Tribe were stymied by their own poor shooting, missing all twelve three point attempts in the first half. Meanwhile, UNC took care of the ball, had some good shooting of their own, and won handily despite keeping John Henson on the bench for all but four minutes after he re-injured his thumb. (X-rays should not be required, and he was sat more as a precaution than anything else.)” (Carolina March)
  • Cincinnati 64, Miami 48: “Last night, the Bearcats went on the road and did something that they hadn’t done in 17 years, play, and defeat, Miami.” (Bearcats Blog)

Pre-Game Analysis

  • Temple Owls vs. Ohio Preview: “Temple gets back into action after a few days off tomorrow night when they head to Athens to take on the Ohio Bobcats. The Bobcats have brought back a lot of talent from last year’s team that shocked the college basketball world in the NCAA Tournament against Georgetown. It’s the Owls’ third straight opponent from the Mid-American Conference. This’ll also be a nice chance to get some revenge for this year’s loss to OU in football.” (Owlified)
  • Washington Huskies vs. Nevada Wolfpack: Analyzing what should be a tough game for the Wolfpack. (Seatown Sports)
  • Diamond Head Previews: Breaking down Washington State’s competition team-by-team: Utah, Hawaii, Florida State, and Butler (via Coug Center).
  • Xavier-Gonzaga: Tale of the Tape: Taking a look at the match-up between the two traditional mid-major powers. (Pickin Splinters)
  • Yes, Basketball Still Exists: Terps Return to Hardwood Against NJIT Tomorrow: “Between the plethora of Ralph Friedgen posts and the steady stream of Mike Leach stories, it would be pretty easy to imagine that the University of Maryland had turned into a football school. Yeah, sorry about that. Had to say it. We know this is basketball territory through and through, and the only thing that has allowed all the upheaval to take center stage is the lengthy break the Terrapins’ basketball team is currently enjoying. But that break temporarily ends tomorrow, with Gary Williams’ bunch returning to action against the New Jersey Institute of Technology Highlanders.” (Testudo Times)
  • Virginia Tech (6-4) vs. St. Bonaventure (6-3) on Thursday: The Hokies look to continue their current hot streak. (Tech Hoops)


  • Boehiem Needs to Go 10 Deep. Wait, What?: “This discussion pops up every year. It always does. It always will for as long as Jim Boeheim calls the coaching box home. But this year is different. This is the first year in awhile the Orange has had 10 players, distributed through the five positions evenly, that can contribute in every game. There’s 10 talented players that bring a variety of skill sets to both the offensive and defensive ends of the floor. There’s 10 players that need to play in every game from here on out. Take that in for a moment. 10 players. They can all play. They all deserve to play.” (Troy Nunes is an Absolute Magician)
  • Calipari to coach Dominican National Team?: “Not according to him.” (A Sea of Blue)
  • Next Year at Center: Who Will it Be?: Taking a look at the Wildcats potential starting centers for next season. (A Sea of Blue)
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