Articles Tagged ‘Nevada’

Team Profile: 2008 BracketBuster Recap: Southern Illinois 74, Nevada 49

An ordinarily mild-mannered Tyrone Green beaming with delight told the story for Southern Illinois’ homecourt 74-49 win over Nevada. The Kentucky-born guard had reason to smile, aside from his team’s nearly flawless performance. Guarding Marcelus Kemp, who attracted four NBA scouts to Carbondale, Green put on a defensive show. He got up in Kemp’s personal… more »

Team Profile: 2008 Bracket Buster Preview: Nevada vs. Southern Illinois

Southern Illinois was left for dead early on. Once it became apparent that the Salukis lacked their traditionally adequate scoring punch, national media jumped ship. The eyes SIU had attracted in the last couple of years looked elsewhere, searching for the next mid-major media darling. Now, in the quieter moments, SIU is winning close games…. more »

Reactions to the 2007 NCAA Tournament Bracket

General Comments: Selection Committee Chair Gary Walters has repeated in numerous interviews that this was the hardest field to select and seed that he has encountered in his five years on the Selection Committee. I agree wholeheartedly. The number of teams in contention for the last couple of at-large slots was already massive before all… more »

Nevada Wolf Pack

Team Personality: Veteran balance. Everyone knows about Nick Fazekas, and rightfully so—credit to the national media for directing some attention to a mid-major program out west that is not named Gonzaga. But Nevada may have the best all-around backcourt west of the Rockies, and at the very least is in the discussion with UCLA. Ramon… more »

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