When Florida coach Billy Donovan walked into the postgame interview room shortly past midnight, he was not in a particularly good mood.
John Thompson III had little to tell the Hoyas at halftime, but in a good way. Excellence of execution during the first half against Florida International left Georgetown’s coach without complaint.
The death of the Big East as we know it hit home last week as 14 teams arrived at the World’s Most Famous Arena (Connecticut was ineligible). Next season, the “Catholic 7” will be reportedly joined by Butler, Creighton, and Xavier in a basketball-only conference that has paid to keep the Big East name.
The Big East tournament will have a touch of a wake to it this week. When games end, there will be plenty of reminiscing about rivalries and talk of what is to come.
The Duke Blue Devils had to have 36 points from starter Ryan Kelly to knock off the Miami Hurricanes by just three points on Saturday. While the Canes took a loss, it didn’t impact the team’s ranking very much this week.
The seven Big East schools that don’t play FBS football have decided to leave the conference and pursue a new basketball framework.
Florida wants to finish its postponed season opener against Georgetown. Coach Billy Donovan said Tuesday night that the No. 7 Gators have reached out to the Hoyas about completing the game in nearby Jacksonville.
Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis said Thursday that he expects 24 Nike-backed basketball teams to be in two tournaments in 2017 to celebrate Nike co-founder Phil Knight’s 80th birthday.
For the second straight year, a major college basketball game will be held on an aircraft carrier. But if you want tickets to the game between Georgetown and Florida to be held on a carrier in Jacksonville, be ready to pony up some major cash.
A group of Catholic nuns have started a bus tour challenging the Ryan budget plan and its cuts to social programs.