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Tick-tock. Tick-tock. Tick-tock. Still waiting for St. Bonaventure to make a decision. If this stretches into the Final Four, a candidate like Will Brown is bound to get more offers and I think it's possible Brown is hedging on Bona to see if he can get involved at Iona. Jeff Neubauer said no and Matt Brady pulled out. I think UConn assistant Tom Moore is far more intere…

We know we're newbies in the local blogosphere and treading on the ground where neat reads like BuffaloPundit and Bfloblog have already been serving readers well. And thumbs-up to them for giving us some props too since our launch. I was checking out Pundit over the weekend and came across these comments from a Boston fan who came to town for the NCAA Tournament. In 2004…

JOYSEY - Scariest thing I saw in the Sweet 16 was Rod Strickland coaching at Memphis. He was actually doing unimaginable things like giving instructions to the players and cheering. Do me a favor: Do a Google search for "Rod Strickland" and "coach killer." Let me know how many hits you come up with. - Anyone find out what a Hoya is? - I actually forgo…

    So me and Rock McKissic are sitting in the hotel lounge in the Swamplands Saturday night, watching UCLA dismantle Kansas like I told him they would, when we start debating the best college basketball players of all-time. Talk about exhausting. We came up with about 80 nominations, although we knew darn well a few guys were escaping our recall. And probably st…

     THE SWAMPLANDS -- Sunday will be the end of the line for G'Town, which lacks the depth to match up with Carolina. If the Heels can maintain their interest level for 30 minutes they win by 12-15. If their minds wander like they did vs. USC Friday night, when they played about 15 focused minutes, they win by 6. But they win.       G'T…

St. Bonaventure paid Anthony Solomon $167,000 this season and segments of its fan base are having heated arguments about whether the school really needs to pay $250-300K for a "good" coach to replace him. Ha! Check out this story on Xavier coach Sean Miller in today's Cincinnati Enquirer. He signed an extension Thursday through the 2015-16 season that makes him …

Kentucky coach Tubby Smith is heading to Minnesota and I've got the perfect replacement for him: John Beilein. It's tough to recruit at West Virginia but the Newfane native and former Canisius coach has proved it can be done. After succeeding in the Big East, I think he has one more big move left in his career -- to the ACC, SEC or Big Ten. I don't think he'd be as intere…

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Georgetown assistant coach Kevin Broadus is reportedly headed to Binghamton to become its next coach, which is a good hire considering Broadus is a Big East assistant. But it's odd that King Rice wasn't a more serious candidate. Now at Vanderbilt, Rice grew up in Binghamton, where he was a high school All-American before moving on to North Carolina.…

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Remember in 1991, when SI put out a holographic cover featuring Michael Jordan? It was hazy. It was lame. It wasn't worth whatever money the magazine put into its creation and publication. Quality is not an issue with the holograph on the cover of the USC basketball media guide, which features images of the Galen Center, new home to the school's b…

Time to hear from you fanatics in Olean and on Monteagle Ridge: ---Who should be St. Bonaventure's choice to replace Anthony Solomon? Should the Bonnies strike quickly with Albany's Will Brown or take their time and look elsewhere, perhaps even extending their shopping to the coaches' convention at the Final Four? ---If Bona starts making a serious push for Niagara's Joe…

With the Sweet 16 set to start tonight, it's hard not to wish there were at least a couple of mid-majors still around to make another George Mason-like run. But the highest seed left is a No. 7 (UNLV) in a year when only two teams (VCU and Winthrop) seeded 10 or higher won a first-round game. How much did favorites dominate this year? Here's the number of double-digit see…

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Could this be the last time an NCAA regional final is conducted, as Rick Jeanneret might put it, back where Jimmy Hoffa is buried? The future of Continental Airlines Arena is in doubt with the New Jersey Devils moving to a new arena in Newark next season and the New Jersey Nets planning a move to Brooklyn in the near future, which will leave the a…

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- A note to ADs looking for their next head coach: Hiring a Duke assistant may not be the answer. When the talk turns to some of the greatest college basketball coaches ever, Mike Krzyzewski belongs in the first paragraph, if not the opening sentence. His former assistants, however, haven't been as fortunate. Bob Bender, Quin Snyder, David Henderson…

We pause from our hoop chatter for a quick plug: If you want to check out the stats for any team in the men's and women's tournaments -- even the ones who have been eliminated -- check out the Associated Press "interactive" brackets on the top right of the Sports front under the NCAA Brackets heading. One warning: Every team is clickable even though your cursor …

Want to learn more about Albany coach Will Brown, who is expected to interview soon for the vacant St. Bonaventure post? Forget about the typical school Web site bio. Like most coaches, Brown clearly has that streak of self-promoter in him and you can read all about his background and philosophies on his own personal site. It's one of the best around I've seen for any co…