Changes in the NCAA Transfer Portal

Attention College Sports fans, big changes are coming to the NCAA Transfer Portal next season. On January 11, 2023, the NCAA revealed new regulations that will take us into the next calendar year. Let’s take a look at what changes were made and how it might affect the game going forward. Official Transfer Portal Modifications For starters, a player will no longer have immediate eligibility … Continue reading Changes in the NCAA Transfer Portal

Wisconsin is playing Northwestern tomorrow night…for some reason.

By: Corey Moen Why? That is the one question I keep coming back to. In case you’ve been living under a rock, Northwestern was supposed to play Iowa last Wednesday, but COVID-19 health and safety protocols postponed that game which meant that the Wisconsin-Northwestern game likely wasn’t going to take place on Saturday. That turned out to be true as the game was postponed on … Continue reading Wisconsin is playing Northwestern tomorrow night…for some reason.

Wisconsin survives against Penn State on late-defensive stops

Wisconsin center Steven Crowl had 21 points on 9 of 16 shooting as the Badgers held off Penn State 63-60 on Tuesday night at the Kohl Center. Penn State had two chances to tie the game, but senior guard Andrew Funk missed both attempts, and Penn State is now 0-19 at the Kohl Center with their last win coming in 1995. Wisconsin also got back … Continue reading Wisconsin survives against Penn State on late-defensive stops

The Day After | Wisconsin puts together worst performance of the season

Not many positives to take away from this game. Indiana dismantled the Badgers 63-45 at Assembly Hall on Saturday afternoon. The Badgers were ice-cold from the field going 18 of 56 (32 percent, and an eye-gouging 5 of 24 from three. Guard Connor Essegian was the only Wisconsin player to score in double figures (14 points). This is the third straight game where forward Tyler … Continue reading The Day After | Wisconsin puts together worst performance of the season

Syracuse Orange squeaks by Notre Dame 78-73 in second-half

The Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team overcame a double-digit deficit late in the second-half to squeak out a 78-73 win over an experienced Notre Dame squad. Saturday night at the JMA Wireless Dome in Syracuse, NY led by young freshmen, the Cuse switched to a pressing defense to fluster the Irish’s dominant three point shooters. A three point shot at the 3:00 mark of the … Continue reading Syracuse Orange squeaks by Notre Dame 78-73 in second-half

Mental Dimes writers talk possible NCAA Tournament field expansion

The NCAA transformation committee recently came out at the beginning of January with a recommendation to expand NCAA championship brackets to accommodate access for 25% of participating teams. What does this mean? This means the NCAA basketball tournaments could possibly be expanded from the current format of 68 teams to 90 teams. Now, these are only recommendations, but this has been a topic up for … Continue reading Mental Dimes writers talk possible NCAA Tournament field expansion

Notre Dame defeats Georgia Tech 73-72 after forcing OT

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish men’s basketball team (8-8, 0-5 ACC), faced the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (8-7, 1-4 ACC) in a battle of lower tier ACC teams Tuesday night. Senior Dane Goodwin collected 19 points and 12 rebounds, while Nate Laszewski hit two key free throws with 23 seconds left in overtime to help the Irish squeak it out 73-72 over the Yellow Jackets. … Continue reading Notre Dame defeats Georgia Tech 73-72 after forcing OT

WVU hoops parts ways with longtime assistant Larry Harrison

West Virginia men’s basketball announced that it has parted ways with associate head coach Larry Harrison on Thursday. Harrison was in his 16th season at West Virginia and had been associate head coach since 2010. Prior to joining head coach Bob Huggins in 2007, Harrison served as a scout for the Washington Wizards. Harrison was head coach at Hartford from 2000-06. Before that, Harrison served … Continue reading WVU hoops parts ways with longtime assistant Larry Harrison

NCAA Basketball committee proposes 90-team field

The NCAA’s Division I Transformation Committee laid out on Jan. 3 a recommendation that would lengthen the NCAA basketball tournaments to 90 teams. The committee ordered with finding, “opportunities to modernize college sports” introduced many suggestions, with the most important one being the expansion of playoff tournaments. As per the report, the committee then addressed the recommendation as followed: –Accommodate access for 25% of active … Continue reading NCAA Basketball committee proposes 90-team field

Michigan State rallies to knock off No. 18 Wisconsin

Michigan State’s AJ Hoggard’s jumper with 43 seconds left was enough as Michigan State rallied from five points down to knock off No. 18 Wisconsin, 69-65. Hoggard had only 10 points in the game but made two crucial jumpers down the stretch to help give Michigan State the win. Joey Hauser also contributed 20 points on 6-of-8 shooting in the win. Wisconsin meanwhile, got a … Continue reading Michigan State rallies to knock off No. 18 Wisconsin