The games have begun. College basketball’s major conferences are squaring off in conference tournaments solidifying some reputations, and opening the door for hopeful teams in other instances. Nothing But Net breaks down the Southeastern Conference (SEC) in this edition, where the University of Kentucky is expected to win it all. And we’re pleased to have as a guest once again this season, former UK All-American and the current voice of the Wildcat Radio Network, Mike Pratt join us, for insights into how the SEC Tournament should go down. And more. Please join Matt, Mark and Mike Pratt for this edition of Nothing But Net, the thinking person’s college basketball podcast. The one with the beat!
What better way to kick off Championship Week, than with the above photo, featuring two of college basketball’s greatest coaches? The picture was taken last week at the reunion of the 1970 UCLA Bruins Championship Team in Southern California. Of course, that’s Denny Crum (second from the left), players Kenny Booker and Sidney Wicks, to the right of Coach Crum, and the winning-est college basketball coach of all-time, John Wooden (center, seated) was able to attend. His ten NCAA National Championships in a 12 year period while at UCLA are unmatched by any other college basketball coach. And it is a record that may never be eclipsed. Coach Wooden will be 100 years old this October. Long may you run, Coach. I am sure every Louisville basketball fan, and every fan in the country, echoes that sentiment.
(photo courtesy of Susan Sweeney Crum)
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The curse of the top ranking in college basketball continues, trickling down to number two. First time that’s happened in a while (ask Duke and Florida, when they were no. one and two.) Louisville is in a daily fight to qualify for the NCAA tournament, gets a lucky bounce for Edgar Sosa, but no love from fellow Big East brethren. Texas and Georgetown continue their free fall (don’t be fooled by the Oklahoma game . . . ) Purdue gets one really rotten break, and Frank Martin’s Kansas State Wildcats may have received one lucky break, as a result. And Syracuse? Just ask Matt; dude’s contended all year long how good they are. But Notre Dame? Are you kidding?? Check out the latest Nothing But Net, for all the answers. After all, it’s the thinking person’s college basketball podcast. The one with the fresh beats.
Nothing But Net is now coming to you twice a week, and what better way to kick it off than with the gentleman known as Seedy K, the Culture Maven, or simply c d kaplan. That’s right, the father of rumor and innuendo joins Nothing But Net to share his Freedom Hall memories, and to talk about the game we love—college basketball. With only one U of L game remaining at this legendary arena, c d will share his memories about the home to the Cards for over 50 years, and offer insights into this year’s Cards basketball team. We’re sure he’ll have lots more to share with you. Mr. kaplan is our favorite sports blogger, and he’s sure to be yours, after you join Matt and Mark, and our very special guest c d kaplan, for volume two of this week’s Nothing But Net, the thinking person’s basketball webcast—the one with the beats!