NCAAB Chatter - Tuesday, Oct 16th sorted by time
Official Site of MTSU: MT to play 19 broadcast games in 18-19 regular season
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee men's basketball's 2018-19 schedule currently boasts 19 broadcast games across multiple networks with 7 of the Blue Raiders' 12 home contests being shown on either CBS Sports Network on Facebook, ESPN+ or Stadium.
"It's great to be able to continue putting our program in front of basketball fans across the nation," Head Men's Basketball Coach Nick McDevitt said. "We look forward to expanding the Middle Tennessee basketball brand."
Four MT contests in 2018-19 will be nationally televised on the ESPN family of networks including all three games in the Bad Boy Mowers Battle 4 Atlantis.
- Official Site of MTSU: Full Article
Official Site of FIU: National TV Dates Announced for FIU Women's Hoops
IRVING, Texas (Oct. 16, 2018)) - Nearly 40 Conference USA women's basketball games are scheduled to air across three nationally televised or digital platforms throughout the 2018-19 season, per the league's initial broadcast slate announced Tuesday.
Complete Release (PDF)
FIU's home season opener against Miami on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 7:00 p.m. ET will air on ESPN +, while both of FIU's contests against Florida Atlantic on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. ET and Saturday, Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. ET will also air on the network.
National games will be featured on partners CBS Sports Network, Stadium and ESPN.
- Official Site of FIU: Full Article
The Detroit News: Blue-chip power forward Malik Hall includes MSU in his final three
It's a couple months until the Big Ten basketball season starts, but two Big Ten foes already are doing battle off the court.
Four-star power forward Malik Hall announced his top three Tuesday on Twitter, and Michigan State and Purdue remain in the mix. Oregon is the third school.
Hall said a final decision would be "coming soon."
Hall plays for Sunrise Christian in Wichita, Kansas, and is 6-foot-7 and 190 pounds. The 247Sports composite lists him as the No. 52 prospect in the country for 2019, 12th among power forwards, and No. 1 in the state of Kansas.
- The Detroit News: Full Article
Official Site of the Hoosiers: Langford Among Twenty Candidates Announced for the Basketball Hall of Fame's 2019 Jerry West Award
Springfield, Mass. -- The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the 20 watch list members for the 2019 Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Award and Indiana University freshman guard Romeo Langford is among those listed.
Langford, a 6-6 guard from New Albany, is the 27th former Indiana Mr. Basketball and 21st former McDonald's All-American to wear the Cream and Crimson. He ranked fourth all-time in Indiana High School basketball history scoring 3,002 points and averaged 28.0 points and 8.5 rebounds in his four seasons as a prep. A two-time prep All-American, Langford was ranked the No.
- Official Site of the Hoosiers: Full Article
Official Site of the Bluejays: Creighton Quintet Ready To Start 2018-19 NBA Season
OMAHA, Neb. -- When the 2018-19 NBA season starts tonight, Creighton University will have five alumni in the NBA at the same time for the first time ever when Kyle Korver, Anthony Tolliver, Doug McDermott, Justin Patton and Khyri Thomas continue the school tradition of Bluejays playing at pro basketball's highest level.
Korver is back with the Cleveland Cavaliers, while McDermott embarks on his first season with the Indiana Pacers after signing a three-year deal in July. Tolliver returned to the Minnesota Timberwolves as a free-agent in the off-season after spending last year with the Detroit Pistons, He'll be teammates in Minnesota with Patton, who is in his second year with the Timberwolves organization.
- Official Site of the Bluejays: Full Article
Cowboys Ride For Free: High Noon Highlights(10/16): Boynton thanks and Oklahoma State professor
It's high noon...<strong>Boynton shows appreciation for Oklahoma State engineering professor:</strong>
Electrical engineering professor James Stine Jr. needed a name of his new student project. Being the Oklahoma State basketball fan that he is, he came up with the perfect name "The Boynton Multiplier". To show his appreciation for Stine's decision, Mike Boynton came and spoke to his class.
"I was certainly not an engineering major," Boynton said. "Let me start off by saying that."
While Boynton didn't teach the class anything about engineer (and that's probably a good thing).
- Cowboys Ride For Free: Full Article
Official Site of the Shockers: Quotables: Media Day
Wichita State's youngsters go their first taste of the spotlight, Tuesday. Read on for a transcript from Shocker Media Day 2018.
HEAD COACH GREGG MARSHALL ON...
... Anything that has surprised him about his young team at this stage of the season:
"I don't know if there are any surprises. We anticipated this being a group that was very excited and coachable and they have maintained that. We also knew, because of their inexperience, that the teaching part would be slow, trying to relay to them how we want to play and how you must play in college basketball to have any chance of success.
- Official Site of the Shockers: Full Article
Fansided: Syracuse Basketball: The Orange will be giant during the 2018-19 season
With the 2018-19 college basketball season only a few weeks away, the anticipation is at an all time high.
Between freshmen standouts such as Zion Williamson and Bol Bol, and standout seniors Ethan Happ and Luke Maye, this season has all the makings of a great one. For Syracuse, it will be a tall one.
Jim Boeheim has always recruited for his 2-3 zone. This requires a lot of length up top, and it is useful to have long wingspans down low as well. This season, however, Boeheim's zone might be one of the program's tallest in recent memory.
- Fansided: Full Article
Fansided: UNC Basketball: Where Tar Heels stand with 5-star prospect Cole Anthony
Despite recently missing out on a couple of high-profile targets, Roy Williams and the North Carolina Tar Heels still have plenty at stake in the class of 2019.
Sure, the Tar Heels seemed like favorites in the Josh Green recruitment before the five-star wing chose Arizona over North Carolina. The same could be said of Tre Mann, the now-Florida Gator was once seen as a likely UNC commit. And even though the Tar Heels recently lost the Wendell Moore sweepstakes, there were very few surprised by his long-awaited commitment to Duke.
Williams and the Tar Heels are still right in the thick of a couple of important recruiting battles, including that of Cole Anthony, the No.
- Fansided: Full Article
DukeBlog: My Take is that Williams & Krzyzewski See the Bigger Picture
Coaches Mike Krzyzewski and Roy Williams and both gave cryptic and vague answers when asked about the current shoe company "pay for play" trial this past week. The media as well as a good amount of college basketball fans wanted to get some sort of angry, fire and brimstone response to satiate a need for a headline...NEWSFLASH...they didn't get it. At least for me, perhaps the words could have been chosen better but the sentiment was the same for both coaches and it was the correct one. The game is bigger than this trial, the game will adjust and go on.
- DukeBlog: Full Article
The Slipper Still Fits: Zach Norvell Jr. named to Jerry West Award watch list
Gonzaga Bulldogs sophomore guard Zach Norvell is one of 20 candidates for the 2019 Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Award.
The award is named after Jerry West, and, for the past five years, has honored the top two guard in the country. In mid-February, the watch list will be narrowed to 10 candidates. Eventually, one of five finalists will be awarded the trophy during the ESPN College Basketball Awards Show, on April 12.
Norvell was named the WCC Newcomer of the Year last season, averaging 12.7 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 1.
- The Slipper Still Fits: Full Article
Official Site of the Trojans: Troy Accepting Applications for Public Address (WBB, SB) & Women's Basketball Radio Announcers
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TROY, Ala. - The Troy Athletics Department is holding open auditions to serve as the public address announcer for the Troy women's basketball and softball programs. Additionally, Troy Athletics is holding auditions to be the voice of Troy women's basketball on the radio. The deadline for applications is Friday, Oct. 26.
The PA announcer(s) will serve as the main voice of Troy women's basketball in Trojan Arena and Troy softball at the Troy Softball Complex for the 2018-19 season. The role will include introducing starting lineups, in-game action and other in-venue announcements.
- Official Site of the Trojans: Full Article
Oregon State Athletics: Orange-Black Scrimmage Set For Tuesday, Oct. 23
CORVALLIS, Ore. - The Oregon State men's basketball team will host an Orange-Black Scrimmage beginning at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23. The doors will open at 6 p.m.
Admission is free and fans are encouraged to stop by and see the 2018-19 squad for the first time. There will be several giveaways for fans and Oregon State students.
If you have never sat courtside in Gill, this is your chance to experience the action from the front row. Or check out the action from behind the Oregon State bench. Fans are invited to move around Gill Coliseum and take in the happenings from various locations.
- Oregon State Athletics: Full Article
Official Site of the Lobos: FIRST LOOK: Lobo Women's Basketball to hold open practice/scrimmage on Saturday
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Coming off of a breakout 25-11 season a year ago that saw the Lobos host postseason WNIT games, expectations and excitement are high for the 2018-19 University of New Mexico women's basketball team. The season officially kicks off on October 30 with a home exhibition game against Lubbock Christian, but eager Lobo women's basketball fans will have an earlier opportunity to see the team action as head coach Mike Bradbury has announced the team will host a free and open to the public practice/scrimmage on Saturday, October 20 at Dreamstyle Arena - The Pit.
- Official Site of the Lobos: Full Article
Salt Lake Tribune: Navy veteran to stay in Utah jail in ricin-letter case
Salt Lake City A Navy veteran in Utah will stay behind bars after being charged with sending letters to President Donald Trump and other leaders containing substance from which the poison ricin is derived.
KUTV reports that a lawyer for William Clyde Allen III said Monday the 39-year-old is needed at home to care for his sick wife and she would ensure that he obeys any court-ordered restrictions.
But U.S. Magistrate Judge Dustin Pead said he was worried that Allen could still be a danger and kept him in jail.
Authorities say the envelopes containing ground castor beans were intercepted after being mailed to Trump, the FBI director, secretary of defense and the Navy's top officer.
- Salt Lake Tribune: Full Article
Official Site of the 49ers: 12 Men's Hoops Games Shown On ESPN Family of Networks
Charlotte, N.C. - The Charlotte 49ers men's basketball program will have twelve games shown on the ESPN Family of Networks.
The 49ers have eight games broadcast on ESPN+ as part of the Conference USA television package. Four of the games will be in Halton Arena and four on the road.
The home games are against Big 12 foe Oklahoma State, November 10. Then, Conference USA games against Marshall, January 5, Old Dominion, January 21 and North Texas, February 2. All four of those games have a tip-off time of 4 p.m.
The road games are Conference USA games at UTSA, January 24 at 8 p.
- Official Site of the 49ers: Full Article
Madison.com: Wisconsin Badgers recognize initial four members of Kohl Center Legends Walk
The head coaches that led University of Wisconsin teams into the Kohl Center era and the arena's lead benefactor will be honored Wednesday as the first members of the Kohl Center Legends Walk.
Former Badgers men's basketball coach Dick Bennett, women's basketball coach Jane Albright, men's hockey coach Jeff Sauer and U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl are due to be recognized.
Kohl, a 1956 UW-Madison graduate who was in the U.S. Senate from 1989 to 2013, donated $25 million in 1998 toward Kohl Center construction. At the time, it was the largest private donation in school history.
In five-plus seasons under Bennett, UW made three appearances in the NCAA men's basketball tournament and a Final Four trip in 2000.
- Madison.com: Full Article
MLive: Michigan basketball announces Selfie Night, open practice
ANN ARBOR -- Adjust your phone to its front-facing camera. The Michigan men's basketball team will hold its fifth annual Selfie Night on Monday, Oct. 29, at Crisler Center.
Fans can watch the Wolverines practice and, afterwards, take photos with the players, head coach John Beilein, and select women's players in the concourse. Admission is free.
It is the first chance for the public to see the 2018-19 Wolverines, who are coming off a 33-8 season in which they won the Big Ten Tournament and reached the national championship game.
The first game, an exhibition, is against Northwood on Nov.
- MLive: Full Article
Baltimore Sun: Former Maryland women's basketball player Kristi Toliver joins Wizards' coaching staff
Former Maryland women's basketball player Kristi Toliver was hired to the Washington Wizards' staff as an assistant coach/player development for the 2018-19 season, Wizards head coach Scott Brooks announced Tuesday.
Toliver, 31, comes to the Wizards' bench after helping lead the Washington Mystics to the 2018 WNBA finals. She also assisted the Wizards' coaching staff during 2018 NBA Summer League and training camp.
Toliver has been in the pros for 10 seasons. She was originally drafted third overall by the Chicago Sky in 2009.
- Baltimore Sun: Full Article
Bring On The Cats: Barry Brown named preseason Jerry West Award candidate
The hype continues to build for K-State's men's basketball team.
Barry Brown has been named as one of 20 shooting guards on the preseason Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Award watch list, according to a K-State press release Tuesday.
Brown finished as an All Big 12 Second Team Selection in 2017-18 after a career-best season that saw him average 15.9 points per game on 44.8 percent shooting, including 31.8 percent from beyond the arc. He added 3.2 assists, 3.1 rebounds and 1.8 steals in 34.7 minutes per game. He was also selected to the Big 12's All-Defensive team, becoming just the fifth Wildcat to make the All-Big 12 first, second or third team and the All-Defensive team in the same season.
- Bring On The Cats: Full Article