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Rothstein: This And That Around NCAA Basketball; VCU, Xavier Johnson & More

No list of breakout players for next season can omit Colorado’s Xavier Johnson.

07/12/2013

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Jon Rothstein’s Atlantic 10 Offseason Notebook

The Atlantic 10 may have lost brand name schools like Temple, Xavier, and Butler, but everyone else in the league improved since the end of last season.

07/01/2013

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Rothstein: Louisville, Damyean Dotson And 16 Reasons To Love The Sweet 16

Louisville’s press, Damyean Dotson’s upside and Denzel Valentine’s versatility are just three of the many reasons to love the Sweet 16.

03/27/2013

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Rothstein: Monday Morning College Hoops Notebook; Gators, Jay Wright & More

This may be the best coaching job Jay Wright has done at Villanova. And it will only be enhanced if the Wildcats reach the NCAA Tournament.

02/18/2013

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Rothstein Files: Five Observations From VCU-Western Kentucky

The term may be a bit redundant in college basketball circles, but it definitely epitomizes VCU’s relentless pressure. The Rams turned over Western Kentucky 32 times in their 76-44 victory on Tuesday night and never allowed the Hilltoppers to get into a rhythm.

12/19/2012

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Rothstein Files: 3-Day College Basketball Road Trip

I’ll be heading down I-95 starting today to take in three different college hoops games in three nights.

12/18/2012

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Rothstein Files: Five Observations From VCU

By Jon Rothstein ยป More Columns 1. SMALL BALL VCU went to the last two NCAA Tournaments by playing a smaller lineup with four perimeter players that accelerated the pace of the game on both […]

10/25/2012

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Rothstein Files: 12-Day College Basketball Road Trip

Sometimes there’s nothing like a good road trip. Over the next 12 days, I’ll be traveling to different parts of the country visiting different programs, observing practices, and taking part in some really fun broadcasting projects.

10/22/2012

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Rothstein Files: Atlantic 10 Offseason Notebook

UMass boasts one of the Atlantic 10’s best back courts with do-everything floor general Chaz Williams and Jesse Morgan, a burgeoning off guard who could be one of the league’s best defenders.

09/10/2012

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Rothstein Files: A Smart Move To The Atlantic 10

It seemed like VCU was primed to remain on their perch atop the CAA standings for years to come. That all changed in May when VCU along with Butler joined the Atlantic-10 for the upcoming season.

07/24/2012

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Rothstein Files: 10 Reasons To Be Excited About The Atlantic-10

Chaz Williams took the conference by storm in his first season in the Atlantic-10 and only figures to be more of a menace in 2012-13.

06/06/2012

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Rothstein Files: Five Instant Effects Of VCU Joining The Atlantic-10

Of the Atlantic-10’s 14 teams, 10 finished with .500 or better overall records last season, and adding VCU to that mix only enhances the league as a whole.

05/16/2012

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Rothstein Files: Shaka Smart Likely Staying Put Plus Other Notes

Barring something unforeseen taking place on Wednesday, Shaka Smart will remain at VCU and not fill the coaching vacancy at Illinois, multiple sources confirmed on Tuesday afternoon.

03/21/2012

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Rothstein Files: This And That Around College Hoops

VCU coach Shaka Smart will be the first person to say Drexel deserves an at large bid to the NCAA Tournament.

WFAN–03/07/2012

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Rothstein Files: This And That Around College Basketball

Even despite the fact that his team has an 11-5 record in the Big East, South Florida coach Stan Heath still feels like there’s room for improvement.

WFAN–02/29/2012

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