College Basketball News

Tuesday’s News and Updates

The 2023 Champions Classic will be November 14, 2023 in Chicago, per their press release.

PAC-12 Conference: The league has dug itself an early hole. You are going to want to elevate your league in November and December to set yourself up for quality volume in March.

Alabama: Dominick Welch (lower back) and Darius Miles (foot) remain doubtful against the South Alabama game, per Nate Oats.

Auburn: Johni Broome (ankle) will be available for today’s game against Winthrop. Chance Westry (knee) may play.

Colorado: They played GREAT against Tennessee, but the bad losses don’t go away.

Creighton: Ryan Nembhard currently has an assist-to-turnover ratio of 23.2 and has only taken 17 shots in 3 games. May be the best PG in the Big East.

Kansas: Zach Clemence (nose) is OUT against Duke tonight, per Norm Roberts. This will affect Kansas’ depth up front.

Loyola Marymount: Dameane Douglas (ankle) is OUT against UC-Irvine, per Stan Johnson. Rick Issanza (undisclosed) is a game-time decision.

Marquette: They have forced 37 total turnovers in its first two games.

Michigan State: They shot 40.4% from the field, 18.8% from the three-point line, 64.3% from the free throw line, and still only lost by one against Gonzaga despite leading for the majority of the game. Taking on a Kentucky team that is bigger and stronger tonight.

Ole Miss: Daeshun Ruffin (knee) is OUT for tonight’s Chattanooga game, per Kermit Davis. 

Penn State: A pair of grad transfers (Andrew Funk-Bucknell and Cam Wynter-Drexel) have added a new dynamic to them because of their offense and ability to make shots. Penn State is shooting 47.8% from three-point range this season. They shot 34.2% from there last season.

Rhode Island: Brayon Freeman will not dress for tonight’s game against Stony Brook, per press release.

UCLA: Jaylen Clark has made seven three-point shots. This is the same number of shots from there that he made during all of last year. 

UNLV: Isaiah Cottrell (knee) is OUT for today’s game against Dayton, per Kevin Kruger. Keshon Gilbert quietly looks like one of the most improved players in the country. He averaged 2.6 points per game last season while averaging 18 points per game now. There’s a big opportunity at home for them tonight against Dayton.

Washington: Keyon Menifeld (6–1) is averaging 18.3 points per game in their first three games. Coach Mike Hopkins has the best freshmen in the PAC-12 that not a lot of people know about. 

Washington State: Andrej Jakimovski (leg) is OUT for the Prairie View A & M game tonight, per Kyle Smith. 

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