Ok, we’ve got the Midnight Madness nonsense past us, and now we’re officially two weeks away from the first game…
- Somewhat surprising turn of events in Tucson in the wake of Lute Olson’s retirement. The presumptive next coach, Mike Dunlap, reportedly turned down the interim coaching offer, and instead Russ Pennell (a longtime assistant at Arizona St., of all places) will take over the (interim) reins at Arizona.
- Didn’t see this coming… UNC was picked #1 in the ACC by, um, everyone. Over in the WCC, Gonzaga was picked first also, but only slightly ahead of St. Mary’s.
- Injury Update. Cincy’s frosh PG, Cashmere Mafia Wright, tore his ACL in practice and will be out for the season. He was expected to play a big role for the Bearcats this season. Marshall’s starting PF, Tyler Wilkerson, broke his hand and will miss about three weeks.
- Central Michigan’s top rebounder, Marcus Van, was dismissed from the team for a violation of team rules.
- Here’s Parrish’s Top 30 wings for this season.
- Cleveland St. head coach Gary Waters inked a five-year extension today after making the NIT last year.