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2022-2023 College Basketball General Discussion

ScriptOhio

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Sources: Gonzaga in talks with Big 12 about joining conference

Gonzaga's athletic director met in person with the Big 12 commissioner last week as part of broader discussions about the Zags joining the Big 12, sources told ESPN. The discussions are part of the possibility of a seismic move of the basketball powerhouse leaving the West Coast Conference for a power conference.

Big 12 commissioner Brett Yormark met with Gonzaga athletic director Chris Standiford at the Hyatt in Frisco, Texas, while the Zags were in the Dallas area to play Tennessee in a scrimmage, according to sources.

The move backs up Yormark's promises of the Big 12 to be aggressive and "open for business," and it could end up shifting the landscape of college basketball.

Entire article: https://www.espn.com/mens-college-b...urces-gonzaga-talks-big-12-joining-conference

Bob Huggins: Gonzaga in for 'awakening' if it joins Big 12

West Virginia coach Bob Huggins is not convinced that Gonzaga, a powerhouse in recent years, will sustain its success if it makes the move to the Big 12, one of America's premier leagues in men's college basketball.

ESPN's Pete Thamel reported Wednesday that Big 12 commissioner Brett Yormark and Gonzaga athletic director Chris Standiford had met in Texas recently to discuss the possibility, which would make the Big 12 a league that would rival and likely surpass any other in men's basketball.

"I would think it would be a tremendous awakening for Gonzaga [to join the Big 12]," Huggins told reporters on Thursday.

Sources also told Thamel that both the Pac-12 and the Big East had "engaged with" Gonzaga as well, but the extent of those conversations is unknown.

Entire article: https://www.espn.com/mens-college-b...69/bob-huggins-gonzaga-awakening-joins-big-12
 
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Bestbuck36

Kyle Young/Cade Stover man crush. Stomp!
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    Man, I won’t say I have ill will towards Luther Muhammed and Gaffney but I’ll just leave it at “perplexed”…

    Take a look at the ASU box score. Bleak stuff. They escape Tarleton with a 12-2 run to win by 3. :roll1:
    I really liked Muhammad in Scarlet and Gray too. Defensive stoppers are hard to come by but he's not even getting minutes for ASU and they are not good.
     
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    OHSportsFan

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    I really liked Muhammad in Scarlet and Gray too. Defensive stoppers are hard to come by but he's not even getting minutes for ASU and they are not good.
    Seemed like he was set to be Big Ten DPOY under Holtmann. And was adding some offensive game. Then he just…left.
     
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    buckeyemania11

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    USC getting blown off their own court by FGCU, where Andy Enfield used to coach (Dunk City, 2013).

    The Pac 12 is looking rough

    USC was 4th in the Pac preseason poll, FGCU isnt even expected to win the Asun (4th in their preseason poll)

    Outside of Oregon, Arizona and UCLA it's bad.

    You could pretty much legit call half the conference terrible. Arizona State, Wazzu, Washington, Cal, Utah & Oregon State all at least coming into the season are expected to be bad. Cal lost by 10 to UC Davis (a middle of the road Big West team) last night.
     
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    ScriptOhio

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    Florida forward Keyontae Johnson's collapse unrelated to COVID-19, family says

    Florida forward Keyontae Johnson's collapse during a game two months ago was "not related to or a result of a previous or current" COVID-19 diagnosis, his family said in a statement Wednesday.

    Johnson was rushed to a local hospital on Dec. 12 after falling face-first onto the court following a timeout in the first half of a game against Florida State in Tallahassee. He was listed in critical but stable condition, school officials said, before being airlifted to a hospital in Gainesville days later with his mother by his side, where he slowly recovered and started to communicate with his family and friends in the days that followed.

    Like most of his teammates, Johnson tested positive for COVID-19 during the summer. The coronavirus can lead to myocarditis, a viral infection of the heart muscle.

    "University of Florida Health treating physicians consulted with other local and national experts who reviewed the relevant imaging and testing related to this case," the family's statement said. "The unanimous conclusion of all experts is that Keyontae's medical emergency was not related to or a result of a previous or current Covid diagnosis."

    Entire article: https://www.espn.com/mens-college-b...hnson-collapse-unrelated-covid-19-family-says

    Just sayin': The good news is that he's recovering. etc.

    Keyontae Johnson starts for Kansas State 2 years after collapsing on court

    For the first time in nearly two years, Keyontae Johnson returned to the basketball court in a competitive game on Monday -- and didn't look too unlike the player who earned preseason SEC Player of the Year and first-round NBA draft hype in 2020.

    Johnson, now a member of Kansas State after transferring from Florida last spring, hadn't played since collapsing during a game in December 2020. On Monday, he started in the Wildcats' 93-59 season-opening win over UT Rio Grande Valley and finished with 13 points, four assists and three 3-pointers.

    "I'm feeling good, just thanking God every day for giving me the opportunity to get here and play again, just staying patient," Johnson said. "Before the game, I was a little emotional, but I knew the game was going to go so I had to keep going, just play and lay everything out for my team."

    Johnson's first points in 23 months came on a 3-pointer with 14 minutes left in the first half, and he followed that up with another 3-pointer less than one minute later.

    "Like I told the guys tonight, whether you felt you played well or didn't play well or played a lot or didn't play -- nobody should be unhappy tonight because Keyontae Johnson played a basketball game, a real game, an NCAA basketball game for the first time in two years," said first-year Kansas State coach Jerome Tang.
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    Johnson graduated from Florida last spring and opted to play elsewhere for his final year of eligibility. He chose Kansas State in August over Nebraska, Western Kentucky and Memphis, getting medically cleared to play in the process.

    Entire article: https://www.espn.com/mens-college-b...-starts-kansas-state-2-years-collapsing-court
     
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