College Hoops and Notes

As the football bowl season is upon us, lets not forget that basketball is now in full swing. Done are the made for TV tournaments, conference challenges, and tune up games against directional schools ( like NW East Missouri St. vs. Kentucky ).

Coach K reached another milestone tonight surpassing the legendary UNC coach, Dean Smith, for number 2 on the most career wins. Even with the best freshman ( Kyrie Irving ) in the country out indefinitely with an injury, the Duke express rolls on. Bobby Knights 902 total wins may get eclipsed by Coach K  this year if Duke can win it all again.
The Big East may be the best conference in America. In a battle of top 15 teams tonight, Notre Dame blew out Georgetown. Also in the top 15 are Syracuse and UCONN ( the men’s team ). By years end, you will see Pittsburg and Louisville in the top 20 also. Huggy Bear will will have his Mountaineers up there also. Talk about a battle every night!!
Speaking of West Virginia, has anyone seen a familiar name on their roster? Does Jonnie West’s name bring back any memories? He is the son of the great Jerry West.
Finally, I look forward to watching the games on ESPN that are covered by Dick Vitale. A lot of people don’t like him or are tired of his rants. Nobody has more passion for what they do than Dick. Have you ever seen a person with more energy ? His love for the game, love for the kids, and support for the coaching fraternity, makes him the sports giant that he truly is. ESPN does a lot of great things and a few not so good projects, but the Saturday Game Day broadcasts for both football and basketball are what fans like myself enjoy the most. Think about it….Dick Vitale, Bobby Knight, and Digger Phelps.

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