What’s Trending: Thinking of Andrew Jones

Posted by Matt Eisenberg on January 15th, 2018

What’s Trending is a column examining the week that was in college basketball social media. Matthew Eisenberg (@matteise) is your weekly host.

This week the world of college basketball was dealt a blow when the Texas released a statement saying sophomore guard Andrew Jones had been diagnosed with leukemia.

Just a few hours after releasing that statement, Texas then had to take the court against a highly-ranked TCU team. The game came down to the final play in double-overtime.

The emotion on the face of Shaka Smart and everyone on the Texas basketball team was evident at the end of the game.


The outpouring of support for Jones extends well beyond the Longhorns’ basketball program. Oklahoma State showed its support for the young man prior to hosting Texas in Stillwater.

Kansas vs. Kansas State last week came down to the final possession, a possession in which Kansas State appeared to have no idea what they were doing…

While Memphis appeared to be going nowhere on its final possession while down two points against Temple, sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good…

Texas Tech’s “upset” of West Virginia took a back seat to the postgame court-rushing where a West Virginia player threw a punch at a Texas Tech fan…

After beating Arizona last week, Colorado’s Tad Boyle expressed the added joy he gets in beating the likes of Arizona and USC after both programs were caught in the FBI scandal. USC’s Andy Enfield was not too thrilled with Boyle’s comments…

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