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  1. Rushed Reactions: #22 Baylor 65, Creighton 59
  2. How Long Can UCLA Last Without More Depth?
  3. The Models vs. the People: Who Is Right So Far?
  4. From Your Phone or TV? The Thanksgiving Hoops Conundrum
  5. This Year’s WAC May Be Better Than You Think
November 22, 2017
Rushed Reactions: #22 Baylor 65, Creighton 59

RTC is providing coverage of The Hall Of Fame Classic in Kansas City. Three Key Takeaways. Baylor Showed Impressive Poise in Winning the HOF Classic Tonight (USA Today Images) Jo-Lual Acuil brought the intensity on the defensive glass. Creighton wasn’t known as a gifted rebounding team coming into tonight’s championship game and Baylor’s Jo Lual-Acuil ensured…

November 21, 2017
How Long Can UCLA Last Without More Depth?

So UCLA is already four games into its season and its 3-1 start has been reduced to a footnote while Lavar Ball and President Trump usurp air, airtime and attention better spent on literally any other aspect of human life by any other humans on the planet. Bringing the focus back on to the court,…

November 21, 2017
The Models vs. the People: Who Is Right So Far?

With the rise of KenPom’s preseason rankings and the ratings of other models like it (SI and T-Rank, for example), projection models have become increasingly important in college basketball. But there is still a long way to go before these metrics-based systems replace the good old-fashioned eye test as represented in the national polls. The…

November 21, 2017
From Your Phone or TV? The Thanksgiving Hoops Conundrum

It’s 2017 and Little League parents are having Twitter wars with the President. It’s also, perhaps, an inflection point in cord-cutting. For years now we have heard reports of ESPN losing subscribers in droves (although it has seemingly slowed some) while television itself has become a nebulous medium. What is TV if we watch it…

November 21, 2017
This Year’s WAC May Be Better Than You Think

Utah Valley’s opening weekend road trip to Kentucky and Duke — dubbed the “toughest 24 hours in college basketball” — started out with a bang for Mark Pope’s upstart program: The Wolverines stormed out to a nine-point halftime lead in Rupp Arena, led by as many 12, and stayed within single digits for much of…

November 21, 2017
Feast Week Day 6 Viewing Guide

The Legends and Hall of Fame Classics conclude this evening, while there are surprise entries in the semifinal lineups at the Cayman Islands Classic and Maui Jim Maui Invitational. For a full lineup of non-tournament games, check out MattSarzSports.com’s Daily Schedule. *Cayman Islands Classic games are also streaming on CollegeSportsLive.com ($). Gulf Coast Showcase Semifinals…

November 21, 2017
Rushed Reactions: #22 Baylor 70, Wisconsin 65

RTC is providing coverage of The Hall Of Fame Classic in Kansas City. Three Key Takeaways. Baylor Was Just Too Much For Wisconsin Tonight (USA Today Images) Baylor survived a scare. Baylor asserted its experience, athleticism and range in the early going over Wisconsin tonight, leading by as many as 19 points before letting up in the…

November 20, 2017
Rushed Reactions: Creighton 100, #23 UCLA 89

RTC is providing coverage of The Hall Of Fame Classic in Kansas City. Three Key Takeaways. Creighton Fans Had Some Fun at the Expense of UCLA Monday Night (USA Today Images) Creighton played with pace but also with intelligence. The Bluejays are known for their frenetic pace but every movement tonight had a purpose, and that…

November 20, 2017
Tim Duncan and Jay Williams Lead 2017 College Basketball HOF Class

One of the most fun things about following college basketball is observing its constant evolution, but it’s also fascinating to look back on the legends who impacted the game regardless of their era. On Sunday night in Kansas City, the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame enshrined its 2017 class, whose membership ranges from a…

November 20, 2017
Despite Early Losses and Bright Future, Vanderbilt not Looking Past the Present

Last week, second-year Vanderbilt head coach Bryce Drew secured what many consider to be the best recruit in the history of the school when consensus five-star prospect Darius Garland signed with the Commodores. His pledge is a game-changer for a program that has seen its share of success over the years but has never been able to…

November 20, 2017
The 2017-18 RTC16: Week One

The first few weeks of the college basketball season are normally characterized by quality teams distinguishing themselves as teams to watch the rest of the season. #13 Texas A&M acquitted itself as just such a a team with its dominating opening night victory over West Virginia. The most impressive aspect of the Aggies’ big win was…

November 20, 2017
Feast Week Day 5 Viewing Guide

With the Maui Jim Maui Invitational, loaded Hall of Fame Classic, and several other events getting started on this Monday, Thanksgiving week is going to heat up early. Seven teams claimed some sort of tournament title on Sunday: The most shocking result of the day was the Texas Tech Red Raiders (4-0) 85-49 demolition of…

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