Duke has been playing with fire since the start of the PK80 and they finally paid their dividends on Saturday at Boston College. The Eagles took down the No. 1 team in the country with an 89-84 win at Conte Forum thanks to a superb performance by their backcourt duo, Ky Bowman and Jerome Robinson. … Continue reading Boston College stuns Duke at Conte Forum
In their first game against a ranked opponent this season, St. John's (8-2) put together an impressive performance without their second best player Marcus LoVett, but fell to Arizona State at the Staples Center, 82-70. The Johnnies were led by two big men, Marvin Clark II (18 points and seven rebounds) and Tariq Owens (17 points … Continue reading Game Recap: St. John’s impresses but falls to Arizona State in LA
Leonard Hamilton and the Florida State Seminoles have owned the Florida Gators the last three seasons in the Sunflower State rivalry. Monday night at the O'Connell Center was no different, as the Seminoles ran the Gators off their own court, 83 to 66, with a dominating start-to-finish performance. The Noles had four players score in … Continue reading Game Recap: Florida State wins fourth straight against Florida
Michigan State was looking to avoid an 0-and-2 start against the ACC this season in the final of the PK80 Victory Bracket in Portland on Sunday evening. Instead, the Spartans pounded the North Carolina Tar Heels, 63-45, in a game that was never was in doubt and solidified the team's top five ranking early in 2017-18. … Continue reading Michigan State cruises past UNC in PX80 Victory Bracket final
NASSAU, Bahamas -- A sleep-walking first half turned into a full-out blitz in the second as Villanova overcame a 12-point halftime deficit to beat an improved Tennessee squad, 85-76, in the Battle 4 Atlantis semifinals. The Wildcats were led by Jalen Brunson (25 points on 8-of-16 shooting and six assists) and emerging superstar Mikal Bridges … Continue reading Villanova blitzes Tennessee to advance to Battle 4 Atlantis final
NASSAU -- Tennessee's upset over No. 18 Purdue was thought to be the shocker of the day in the Battle 4 Atlantis. That was until No. 2 Arizona and North Carolina State took the floor in the night session. The Wolfpack pulled off the monster upset, 92 to 82, giving Kevin Keatts his first major win … Continue reading Game Recap: North Carolina State stuns No. 2 Arizona in Bahamas
At the beginning of November, I laid out the top 10 breakout candidates in the Big East and slotted Villanova's Donte DiVincenzo in at number one on the list. DiVincenzo has been as good as advertised (especially in the Wildcats' first two games), but maybe I was underestimating another Villanova player. That player: junior wing … Continue reading Does Mikal Bridges have the makings of a superstar?