Archive for the ‘College Basketball’ Category

Final Four Breakdown (written March 29, 2015)

Posted: 29th March 2015 by Jeff Plattner in College Basketball

And then there were four. Sixty-four games down, three to go, to decide the 2015 NCAA Men’s basketball national champion. Notre Dame pushed Kentucky to the absolute brink, but it was one-shot away from being enough. Wisconsin rode some ridiculously hot second-half shooting past Arizona and into their second straight Final Four, where they will […]

March Madness is Back (written March 14, 2015)

Posted: 14th March 2015 by Jeff Plattner in College Basketball

It’s finally that time of year again…the brackets are set and we’re ready to dance! At 34-0, the Kentucky Wildcats are the team to beat in 2015, as they look to become the first unbeaten team to cut the nets down since the 1976 Indiana Hoosiers. Will the Wildcats win six more to complete their […]

NBA Draft ’12: more than a Mock Draft

Posted: 25th June 2012 by Jeff Plattner in College Basketball, NBA

The NBA Draft is Thursday, June 28th, but the idea of doing some typical, boring mock draft where I simply run down the teams and plug in players where they might go did not seem appealing. Therefore, with a quick text message, I contacted two of my closest friends, Jim and Jay, who have two […]

NBA Draft Prospects to know (Part II)

Posted: 19th June 2012 by Jeff Plattner in College Basketball, NBA

Last week we met the top nine PG, SG, and SF prospects of the 2012 NBA Draft. This week, let’s not waste any time. Starting with the all but guaranteed No. 1 overall selection, come draft night, here are nine of the top frontcourt prospects in the 2012 NBA draft class. Anthony Davis – PF […]

NBA Draft Prospects to know (Part I)

Posted: 9th June 2012 by Jeff Plattner in College Basketball, NBA

The 2012 NBA Draft is roughly three weeks away and that means it is time to familiarize ourselves with some of the top prospects, who expect to hear their names called early on draft night. In what conspiracy theorists consider a fixed draft lottery, the recently purchased New Orleans Hornets (who had been owned by […]

From Sweet Sixteen to Final Four

Posted: 21st March 2012 by Jeff Plattner in College Basketball

When the 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament tipped off Thursday morning, I was on my honeymoon, soaking up the sun on the white sandy beaches of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Though very out of the loop as to what was going on in the world of March Madness, I was able to score watch every […]

Don’t Let Your Bubble Burst

Posted: 28th February 2012 by Jeff Plattner in College Basketball

Is there a greater time of year than what we have to look forward to in the next six weeks? I think not. Selection Sunday is just two weeks away and we all know what that means…March Madness baby!! But even before the real madness begins, we get the tasty little appetizer that is Conference […]

NCAA Men’s Basketball: the Power of Twelve

Posted: 23rd January 2012 by Jeff Plattner in College Basketball

As I write this article (on January 20, 2012), most of the teams in the country have 12 games left before the excitement of post-season conference tournament action takes us by storm. By the time most of you read this article, we will have just 48 days left until arguably one of the greatest days […]

2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Preview: Part II

Posted: 15th November 2011 by Jeff Plattner in College Basketball

Last week we saw No. 10 through No. 6 of the AP preseason Top-25, as well as the five freshmen that should have the largest impact this season. Without wasting any time, let’s dive right into the preseason Top-5, as well as my first team All-Americans. 5.  Syracuse Orange – Despite winning an average of […]

2012 NCAA Basketball Preview: Part I

Posted: 8th November 2011 by Jeff Plattner in College Basketball

2012 could be college basketball’s year to shine. As the NBA continues to struggle to come to an agreement over their labor dispute, all eyes should be on the NCAA when the ball is tipped for the first time. This Friday, November 11th is when things really get rolling, as nineteen of the top twenty-five […]