Sunday, December 16, 2012

Number of unbeaten college basketball teams shrinks to nine

Indiana's loss to Butler and Florida's defeat at Arizona on Saturday helped shrink the number of unbeaten Division I college basketball teams to nine.
Here is the list as of Sunday morning:
BIG EAST: Cincinnati, Syracuse
BIG TEN: Illinois, Michigan
MOUNTAIN WEST: New Mexico, Wyoming
OHIO VALLEY: Eastern Kentucky
PAC-12: Arizona

Since Thursday, five teams lost for the first time. They include Wichita State, Charlotte and LSU.

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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Detroit Mercy should explore Big East membership

Detroit Mercy has an opportunity to look into making a bold move for the future of its men's basketball program.
The basketball-centric schools of the Big East Conference, including Villanova and St. John's, have talked about splitting from the league after football-driven arrivals and departures of other schools.
The Titans, who are in the Horizon League, should at least look at the possibility of joining forces with the likes of DePaul and Marquette to form a basketball-strong league.
There was a buzz 30 years ago about U-D hooking up with city schools like DePaul, Marquette and St. Joseph's.
What goes around comes around.
Opportunity has come to Detroit.

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