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  1. Must-haves for 2012's incoming freshmen

    Myron Medcalf

    Incoming freshmen should anticipate major adjustments at the Division I level. The players are bigger, stronger and faster. But the uptick in competition is only part of the transition from high school to college. The 21st-century college basketba...

    Blog | May 18, 2012
  2. Rapid Reax: Michigan St. 65, St. Louis 61

    Myron Medcalf

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Instant analysis of Michigan State's 65-61 win over Saint Louis. Overview: This matchup featured two of the top coaches in the game. Rick Majerus and Tom Izzo were at their best Sunday, when the Spartans earned a victory over ...

    Blog | March 18, 2012
  3. Rapid Reaction: St. Louis 61, Memphis 54

    Myron Medcalf

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Instant analysis from St. Louis' 61-54 win over Memphis. Overview: St. Louis dictated the pace of the game early, something the Billikens said they had to do prior to Friday's game. Memphis loves to run. The Tigers are one of the...

    Blog | March 16, 2012
  4. Eight teams you shouldn't trust ... yet

    Myron Medcalf

    We're just two weeks away from the start of the NCAA tournament. And we still have some legitimate questions about a few squads, right? Well, here are eight teams that you shouldn't trust yet: North Carolina: The Tar Heels made some great plays...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  5. A conversation with Jim Crews

    Myron Medcalf

    Two years ago, Saint Louis coach Jim Crews joined Rick Majerus' squad as an assistant. A year ago, everything changed when Crews was promoted to interim head coach as a result of Majerus' health challenges and eventual death in December 2012. Crew...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  6. 10 observations from Saturday afternoon

    Myron Medcalf

    One man's observations from another eventful Saturday afternoon of college basketball ... 1. I don't trust Florida anymore. Sometimes, the numbers lie. Sometimes, a team with dazzling stats fails to justify the analytic mechanisms that elevate ...

    Blog | March 09, 2013
  7. Myron Medcalf's 10 weekend predictions

    Myron Medcalf

    One man's predictions for an always unpredictable weekend of college basketball. I'm sure one or two of you might disagree with these: Saturday Duke at North Carolina, 9 p.m. ET, ESPN -- No need to prolong the discussion on this one. If you wat...

    Blog | March 08, 2013
  8. Four observations from Saturday evening

    Myron Medcalf

    More observations from Saturday's evening slate: Welcome to the SEC title conversation, Ole Miss: Andy Kennedy's program was an enigma as SEC play began. The Rebels' numbers have been impressive (83.7 points per game, top 40 in Ken Pomeroy's offe...

    Blog | January 13, 2013
  9. Mitchell back at the right time for SLU

    Myron Medcalf

    Few teams have endured Saint Louis' challenges in recent months. On the floor, the Billikens looked like a contender in the Atlantic 10 after beating Memphis in the opening round of last season's NCAA tournament. Then, Kwamain Mitchell suffered a ...

    Blog | December 28, 2012
  10. Without Majerus, Saint Louis still a threat

    Myron Medcalf

    The Saint Louis team I saw in Columbus, Ohio, eight months ago looked like a contender for the Atlantic 10 title and a squad that was capable of making a run in this season's NCAA tournament. I had no doubts about the Billikens' top-25 status enterin...

    Blog | November 05, 2012
  11. Green creates real bond among Spartans

    Myron Medcalf

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Before he wiped the floor -- he actually grabbed the sweeper from a ball boy in the final minutes of Michigan State's 65-61 victory over Saint Louis on Sunday at Nationwide Arena to erase a wet spot -- Draymond Green cleaned up the ...

    Blog | March 18, 2012
  12. Previewing Columbus: Sunday's games

    Myron Medcalf

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Taking a look at Sunday's games in Columbus. No. 11 NC State (23-12) vs. No. 3 Georgetown (24-8), 12:15 p.m. ET NC State is an 11-seed and Georgetown is a 3-seed. But Sunday's matchup at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, doe...

    Blog | March 18, 2012
  13. Previewing Columbus: Evening games

    Myron Medcalf

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - The fun continues at Nationwide Arena on Friday night with an appearance by a 1-seed and an 8-9 matchup featuring two squads that play opposing styles. Memphis is fast. St. Louis is slow. Which style will dictate the tempo? Michigan ...

    Blog | March 16, 2012