Most college basketball teams have about 5-6 games left before the conference tournaments start. That means we start watching - this weekend. Tomorrow's doubleheader of Michigan St. vs. OSU and KU at Vandy should suffice. ESPN GameDay will be at Vandy & we expect fireworks. We expect FU Calipari signs. We expect Gisele signs. We expect you crazy bastards to put those 1500 SATs to good use. (Screencap via @BeisnerKSR) Let's get rolling!
This one is for the left coasters that are just now getting up for work. The rest of us have already seen SportsCenter at least 4-5 times. Missed the UNC-Duke game? We'll spoil it for you. Austin Rivers, yes Doc's son, drained an NBA triple at the buzzer to give the Dookies an 85-84 victory. Of course that sent the Duke haters into a Twitter frenzy. And, of course, they went on an Uncle Tom themed rampage. Feel the rage! JUMP!
Yes, it did, chief. Austin Rivers just drained that bomb on Tyler Zeller. Did we actually watch UNC-Duke last night? Not a minute of it. Drugs Inc. was on Nat Geo and we were paying Matt The Screencapper to cover the game. From his post it seems he watched about 15 minutes into the first half and then stopped. He's being dealt with. Anyway, Duke gets the win, 85-84. Yes, Dickie V. lost a few pounds last night. His reaction: SOLID GOLD! Let's get rolling!
You can tell that Doc Rivers is really excited to have the night off from coaching the Boston Celtics to watch his son Austin Rivers play against UNC. Somebody get this guy a shot of double expresso ASAP. He looked like he was about to dooze off at any minute. Erin Andrews manned the sidelines while the Duke Blue Devils took on the UNC Tarheels. JUMP!
Duke plays North Carolina in basketball tonight, renewing one of the best rivalries in college basketball. While most everyone has a clear rooting interest, at least one person doesn't -- Doc Rivers' daughter Callie. That's because she's dating injured UNC guard Dexter Strickland and her brother, Austin, plays for Duke. What to do? We're pretty sure she'll support both players and we're also pretty sure she'll look hot doing it. Here are some photos for you to judge. Check it!
Michael Jordan is all over this North Carolina basketball thing today. The Tar Heels meet arch rival Duke tonight and the greatest player from either side threw out a little memorabilia via Twitter. Air Jordan posted pictures of a recruiting letter he was sent by Dean Smith and his letter of intent. These, of course, would help UNC win the 1982 National Championship. As for Duke, well, they can pretty much suck it. The letter - JUMP!
Butler Bulldogs guard Ronald Nored just suffered the most disgusting injury of the college basketball season. While diving for a loose ball in today's loss to Detroit, Nored's face bounced off the floor and he cracked... no, broke one of his front teeth. So while the loss and the Bulldogs' mediocre record might be painful, we suspect this injury hurt a little bit more than either of those things. We've got the gnarly photo. Check it!
Florida Gators fans have a question for you Vanderbilt Commodores: U Mad Bro? These signs were spotted court side of the game courtesy of @RowdyTownMayor. There were more cheerleader and dazzler pictures in this game than any other game I have covered. Also, can anyone tell me what this Florida fan was wearing or what the hell Kevin Stallings was doing. Check it after the JUMP!
A Mizzou student dressed up as a zookeeper for College Gameday in preparation for the Mizzou Tigers and Kansas Jayhawks game. This bitter rivalry yielded some funny signs in the crowd such as the meme "BEAT ALL OF THE JAYHAWKS". A girl begged Jay Bilas to follow her on Twitter via a sign and Rece Davis stood next to the most awkward looking tiger mascot possible. All of this and more after the JUMP!
Blake Griffin ain't shit. Okay, maybe we're going a little overboard. He's definitely got a rival for the monster dunk he threw down over Kendrick Perkins on Sunday and it comes from a college player. And it's a college player we've never heard of. Well, we've heard of him now and so should you. Arkansas-Pine Bluff guard Savalace Townsend had a rim-rattler this week that's every bit as good as Griffin's. It may be even better. Check it!
When the Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin posterized the Oklahoma City Thunder's Kendrick Perkins on Sunday everyone pretty much went ape shit. Well, Perkins' teammate Kevin Durant was not one of those people. The NBA's third-leading scorer says Griffin's dunk was nothing more than a layup. While we may not agree with that assessment, Durant does raise an interesting point about what a dunk is. Check it!
Who is Mark Turgeon? It's okay, we didn't know either. He's the basketball coach at Maryland. You know, the guy who took over for Gary Williams. Well, it turns out people were about excited as we are about Mark Turgeon and Maryland basketball this season. So, several Maryland students decided to dress up as the coach for games to show their support for the him and the team. They look like fools, but their hearts are in the right place. Check it!
Why Adam Morrison this morning? Because he's all two thumbs up, like, "Dude, life could be worse." In case you care, Spicoli is now launching triples in Turkey on a one-year deal. Anyone know how the drugs are in Turkey? Gotta figure they have top-notch bud or it's easy to score. Also, this morning: make sure you read Matt Youmans' (LVRJ) piece on the wacky Super Bowl prop bets available in Vegas. There are even four props on the Pats punter. Let's get rolling!
Charlotte Bobcats center DeSagana Diop has always been an embarrassment to basketball, but over the weekend he raised (or lowered) the bar by becoming an embarrassment to humanity. That's because Diop missed a free throw so badly we're pretty sure he doesn't deserve to set foot on a basketball court ever again. If you like train wrecks, you should love this. Here's the video of Diop's futile attempt at trying. Check it!
Portland Trailblazers PR guru @KrisKoivisto uploaded this shot on Saturday: A happy Greg Oden rocks the 3 Goggles at Player Palooza
#blazers @ Rose Garden Arena. It's good to see Greg smiling since the last time we saw him he was frowning while standing next to some Amazonian chick wearing nipple tassels. Quick math for you today: Oden has played 82 career NBA games & has earned $21.8mm. That's $265,853 per game. Tell that to your coworker.
Duke is a very prestigious academic institution so you know what that means. The girls aren't as hot. Here is an example of that except with a cheerleader. Sir'Dominic Pointer of St. John's gave us his best confused face. Like a hoard of zombies, the Cameron Crazies taunted the St. John's player and all tried to tough them. Check out the Blue Devils taking on St. John's after the JUMP!