UCSB shows Rebels, Rice how to play (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
While much of the nation was captivated by the Champions Classic UNLV suffered its worst home loss since 2003, falling to UCSB by 21 points. And it’s safe to say that people are none to thrilled with how the Runnin’ Rebels lost, as they lacked energy and at times looked downright confused against the Gauchos.
BYU doing its part to bring scoring back to college basketball (Deseret News)
Early in the 24-hour college basketball marathon BYU put up 112 points in their nine-point win at Stanford. Armed with guards Matt Carlino and Tyler Haws, the Cougars are well-equipped to continue scoring at a high rate this season. Not sure about 100+ points on a consistent basis, but they’ll definitely help in the quest to improve the offensive production in the college game.
Parker, Randle and Wiggins shine in Chicago (Sports Illustrated)
An interesting read on how these three freshmen performed at the United Center on Tuesday night.
While the outcome may have been a disappointment, Kentucky can take some valuable lessons out of its 78-74 loss to No. 2 Michigan State (Louisville Courier-Journal)
On the other side, Michigan State didn’t feel as if they accomplished much (or at least said that they didn’t) in beating the Wildcats (MLive.com)
Those early morning marathon games can be tough on fans who aren’t used to unfamiliar game times, but that didn’t stop Wichita State fans from making their presence known- and heard (Wichita Eagle)
While Andrew Wiggins is an impressive talent, the number of weapons alongside him helps to relieve some of the pressure (Kansas City Star)
On a night that included the returns of Chane Behanan and Luke Hancock, it was Chris Jones who stood out in Louisville’s win over Hofstra (Louisville Courier-Journal)
Spending part of the summer with the German national team has paid off for UConn senior forward Niels Giffey (Hartford Courant)
Cal’s Justin Cobbs should be fine after taking a tough fall in the Golden Bears’ win over Denver (SFGate.com)
While you won’t have much trouble finding men who coach women’s college basketball, the same can’t be said for women in the men’s game (USA Today)