It may come as a surprise to non-college basketball fans, but the number one team in the country is from the Sunshine State as head coach Billy Donovan has the Florida Gators poised again to “chase greatness.”
The 5’11” Tharpe is averaging 30 minutes, 8.9 points, and 5.1 assists per game while shooting 45 percent from the field, 39 percent from deep, and 82 percent from the line.
The Big Ten’s Freshman of the Year last season is averaging 17.9 points per game (second in the conference), 4.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and two steals for the 22-6 Spartans.
When the AP released this week’s college basketball Top 25 there was a new team at the top that hasn’t been there since 2007, the Florida Gators.
Roy Williams earned his 300th win at North Carolina with an 81-75 win against Florida State as the Tar Heels rallied from a 15-point first-half deficit to record its seventh consecutive victory.
Florida International’s Dennis Mavin led five players in double-digit scoring at Texas-San Antonio Thursday night giving the Golden Panthers an 80-72 win.
A back-up to Malcolm Armstead on last year’s Final Four team, VanVleet has helped lead Wichita to a 25-0 record and No. 4 ranking.
The Syracuse Orange continued to dominate the world of college basketball this week, coming in at number one in the Associated Press college basketball poll for the second straight week.
Lamar Patterson came up with a big basket to help send the game to overtime. When overtime came, he took over.
According to Hoop-Math, 157 of his 163 shots this season have been from beyond the arc (96 percent), the highest percentage in the country among players with at least 100 field goal attempts.