'They're A High-Octane Team': UCLA's Mick Cronin Says Alabama's 3-Point Shot, Rebounding Is What Concerns Him Most Ahead Of Sunday's GameUCLA defied expectations by making it to the Sweet 16, but now they face powerhouse Alabama on Sunday, and Coach Mick Cronin minced no words about what his players are facing.
Rothstein: This And That Around NCAA Basketball; Maymon On The Mend & MoreTennessee forward Jeronne Maymon told reporters this week that he'll be 100 percent by the time games start in November. Maymon didn't play last season due to a knee injury, but should instantly become one of the better big men in the SEC.
Syracuse, Georgetown Set For Heavyweight Clash In Big East Tournament SemifinalSyracuse and Georgetown, one more heavyweight clash in Madison Square Garden. Two original Big East titans toe-to-toe on the New York stage. Jim Boeheim. John Thompson III. One ... last ... time.
Georgetown Ousts Cincinnati To Advance To Big East Tournament SemifinalsOtto Porter Jr. scored 18 points and No. 5 Georgetown advanced to the Big East Tournament semifinals, recovering from a mid-game hiccup to beat Cincinnati, 62-43, on Thursday.
Rothstein Files: Five Observations From CincinnatiThe number one thing that stands out from Cincinnati? Veteran experience.
Rothstein Files: Cronin Says Bench The Key For Cincinnati Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin is quick to point out the one thing that will ultimately determine his team's fate during the upcoming season.
Rothstein Files: Without Gates, Cincinnati Looking To Push The Pace
Rothstein: This And That Around College Basketball Dorian Finney-Smith's decision to transfer to Florida is just another example of a quality player the Gators didn't get out of high school but eventually landed.
Rothstein Files: Cincinnati's Gates Comes Of Age In Victory Yancy Gates has always been the unborn star. A waste of talent? It certainly looked like it -- until recently.
Rothstein Files: Fight With Xavier Has Helped Rally CincinnatiAfter the Bearcats nasty brawl at the end of their game with Xavier on December 10th, Mick Cronin finally had found the right moment to connect with his team --- even if it wasn't under the best of circumstances.
Rothstein Files: Cronin Luring New York Area Talent To CincinnatiMick Cronin might be from Cincinnati, but a piece of him is built like he grew up in New York.
Big East Foes UConn, Cincy Meet In Round Of 32The Big East is just too big and too good to fit into the usual tidy constraints of the NCAA tournament bracket. So it will come about on Saturday that Connecticut and Cincinnati will meet in the round of 32, the first time in NCAA tournament history an intraconference game has been played before the round of 16.