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College basketball was exciting last night

“I’m going to Holiday World!”


You were out grocery shopping with the in-laws, weren’t you?  I knew it.  Man, you missed a great night of college basketball.  I’ll trade you a recap for a scoop of that sausage casserole…


“We Are The Champions”
(1) Indiana 82, Georgetown 72

The Hoosiers needed overtime to outlast unranked Georgetown and win the Progressive Legends Classic championship in the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.  After the game, Indiana celebrated with the tournament trophy while “We Are The Champions” played over the sound system.

The Progressive Legends Classic championship parade is tentatively scheduled for 4:30 this afternoon in Bloomington.  Rings will be distributed prior to Indiana’s home game against Coppin State on December 1.


“North Carolina cuts it to 22.”
Butler 82, (9) North Carolina 71

That’s not what fans expected to hear from announcer Sean McDonough during this second round game of the Maui Invitational. Butler led by as many as 29 points in its upset win over the Tar Heels.



What happened to Villanova?
Columbia 75, Villanova 57

Jay Wright’s team got killed at home by Columbia of the Ivy League.  It was the Fightin’ Meadow Sopranos first win over a Big East team since 1985.

It’s going to be a long year for ‘Nova.


47-year-old Shabazz Muhammad carried UCLA to a win
(11) UCLA 60, Georgia 56

Shabazz Muhammad scored 21 points in his first career start to help UCLA narrowly escape a 1-3 Georgia team that has losses to Southern Miss and Youngstown State.

Two questions:

— Why is Shabazz Muhammad allowed to play when Jurkin and Mosquera-Perea have to sit out at Indiana?

— How old is Shabazz Muhammad?

He has grey hair.  I need to see a birth certificate.


Mississippi State sucks.
Marquette 89, Mississippi State 62

They really, really suck.


Michigan State lost Gary Harris in a close win
(15) Michigan State 74, Boise State 70

The former UK target suffered a severe left shoulder injury in the opening minute of the game.

Afterwards, Tom Izzo said, “Best case, sprain, out a couple weeks. Worst case, out a long, long, long, long time.”


D-III ballhog scored an NCAA record 138 points
52-for-108 (27-for-71 3-pointers), 0 assists

Jack Taylor of Grinnell college took a shot every 20 seconds in Grinnell’s 179-104 win over Faith Baptist Bible.  “I felt like anything I threw up was going in,” he said after game.

Yeah, everything except for the 56 shots he missed.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

40 Comments for College basketball was exciting last night

  1. Mike
    10:44 am November 21, 2012 Permalink

    Actually, Butler was up by 29 at one point. 60-31.

  2. rainman
    10:45 am November 21, 2012 Permalink

    One queation? Why would you have to run
    at a shooter, who shoots every time?

  3. Vinny The Square
    10:46 am November 21, 2012 Permalink

    Well done. With this, you’ve already done good work today.

  4. sifromduckdynasty
    10:51 am November 21, 2012 Permalink

    I have a question. Will IU get rings for winning that tournament?

  5. Musehobo
    10:52 am November 21, 2012 Permalink

    2 notes…

    1. Jay Wright’s ship has sailed, he could have been at UK or a few other elite schools, now he’s going to end up coaching at a community college.

    2. I’m trying to imagine if that kid was on my team. I would want assurance from the coach that this kinda crap won’t happen again, or I would walk. Great job kid, you just alienated every player on your team. Good luck with that.

  6. anyone see her?
    11:00 am November 21, 2012 Permalink

    did anyone notice the hot babe sitting behind the UNC bench that the camera man trained in on all night. wow!

  7. catdaddyd
    11:01 am November 21, 2012 Permalink

    #1 He said that, read again.

  8. nassau65
    11:02 am November 21, 2012 Permalink

    The fact that one player scored over 100 points, speaks volumes about the defensive effort of the other team.

  9. Jack Taylor
    11:05 am November 21, 2012 Permalink

    I bet in the interview after the game he said something like…I was just trying to get my teammates involved and get a W.

  10. Biglaw Dawgin'
    11:07 am November 21, 2012 Permalink

    6 – No, but I saw the one sitting behind IU’s bench with a guy that looked like (or was) Doug Collins.

  11. TN Cat
    11:09 am November 21, 2012 Permalink

    #6 Oh yeah, I saw her. yum yum

  12. dannop44
    11:10 am November 21, 2012 Permalink

    My intramural team @EKU in the “80’s could have played better defense on that guy than that, and we weren’t very good.

  13. evidently.....
    11:12 am November 21, 2012 Permalink

    drew, this is why shabazz was quickly re-instated:

    no idea if true, but would be on par for ncaa

  14. DTuck
    11:14 am November 21, 2012 Permalink

    This is not the University of Jack Taylor. Wait, maybe it is.

  15. Wow
    11:17 am November 21, 2012 Permalink

    Seriously after the kid scored his 60th odd point I’m putting all five guys on him. That is just ridiculous.

  16. putinrichie
    11:18 am November 21, 2012 Permalink

    8 – Agree. The other team obviously knew that he was gunning it… he had ZERO ASSISTS and kept shooting even though he missed 56 shots. So much for being a team player, it’s almost like both schools conspired to get in the news.

  17. Ibescootch
    11:18 am November 21, 2012 Permalink

    Hey, let’s all bash a 17/18 yr old, again, after not getting any actual facts about the situation! The kid’s entire team was feeding him the ball on purpose all night, and were genuinely excited for him as he kept hitting. Yes, he missed a bunch of shots, but if you watch any videos of the game, he was unconscious for large stretches, hitting from everywhere on the court. Also, he almost always shoots off the dribble, instead of catching and shooting, which is really, really hard. And, in the same game, a player on the other team had 70, on 34-44 shooting, which is astounding. Grinnell leads the nation in scoring for 17 of the last 19 years, and in 3 pt baskets 15 of the last 17 yrs. Let’s just say this team gets buckets, and respect them for that…

  18. putinrichie
    11:19 am November 21, 2012 Permalink

    I bet he wouldn’t score 10 points in a D-1 game…..the guy is a scrub.

  19. putinrichie
    11:21 am November 21, 2012 Permalink

    17 – Let’s come to the defense of a D-3 scrub playing a team that basically let him score whenever he wanted to. The guy had zero assists and just cared about himself. There is a reason he is in D-3….he’s no good.

  20. Scott Cooper
    11:24 am November 21, 2012 Permalink

    18- If he played in one someone would hard foul him before he took a shot. lol I would anyways. He ruined the game he supposedly loved.

  21. DTuck
    11:26 am November 21, 2012 Permalink

    I saw a couple of those shots where he went 1 on 2 and 1 on 3 with wide open teammates. I only saw about twice where someone actually passed him the ball. Looks like he dribbled it up and around the outside most of the time and jacked it up.

  22. DaveTV
    11:28 am November 21, 2012 Permalink

    No way a kid should EVER shoot 108 times in a game. That is obscene. This is everything that is wrong with sports today.

  23. KSR Is Full of Haters
    11:28 am November 21, 2012 Permalink

    The kid sets a record for the most points in an NCAA game, regardless of division, and then the KSR writers and readers have the nerve to actually talk about him negatively? How many records have KSR set other than the largest gathering of D-Bags in one place? You all make UK sports look bad.

  24. Chi-TownCat
    11:29 am November 21, 2012 Permalink

    Actually #17 is right the team and the head coach all wanted to see how much he could score and agreed as a team to keep feeding him the ball

  25. snoopaloop
    11:29 am November 21, 2012 Permalink

    Maybe Jack Taylor actually listened to everybody yelling “SHOOOOOT!!” Jarrod Polson, you’re next.

  26. tribialbert
    11:30 am November 21, 2012 Permalink

    BTW Shabazz also had 0 assists.

  27. bluebloodtoo
    11:39 am November 21, 2012 Permalink

    As for the DIII record points in a game, that record should not go to the kid who scored the points, it should go to the opposing team for “worst team defense EVER!!!!” How the hell do you let one kid score 138 points? Triple team the kid or something!!

  28. poppycat
    11:45 am November 21, 2012 Permalink

    Really sorry about the Harris kid, if that happened to us (one of best 3),would we recover as a team?

    Short bench……too short!

  29. Matt
    11:46 am November 21, 2012 Permalink

    yeah the kid missed 56 shots, but he also made 52, for just under 50% on the game….there multiple times where teams as a whole struggle to shoot that well, let alone one kid. I don’t agree with him shooting 108 times, but to make 48% of your shots as a guard is actually pretty good…he even hit 38% of his threes, and last i checked that is a pretty respectable number from three point land, especially when you consider our own darius miller (known to be a three point threat) didn’t shoot it better than 38%.

  30. GuardMe#32
    12:00 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    If I were still playing,,,,,I would hope that #32 was guarding me.

  31. Delk for 3
    12:02 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    Looks like Matt Jones (32) is guarding that guy.

  32. darkygohome
    12:06 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    Mississippi State suX, in-&-of itself just being Mississippi State, regardless of anything else, including any accomplishment(s) in athletics, or lack thereof….
    moreover, ALL members of the SEC suck, as ALL nothing more than white supremacists & bigots & racists!!!

    1:07 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    Aww look at the IU fans they’re so happy, how cute.

  34. IowaCat
    1:23 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    Taylor was in a bad shooting slump going into the game and he got the green light from the coach to shoot his way out of it. I am guessing they weren’t exactly concerned about losing to Faith Baptist Bible College since they won by 75 points… Looks like they got a W and their star transfer player from UW-La Crosse found his shot again. Seems okay to me.

  35. DaveTV
    2:00 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    Any little punk that wants to shoot 108 times in a game can score a hundred points. All this shows is that Grinnell is a punk school with a punk coach and a punk player who never learned the concept of team ball.

  36. DaveTV
    2:05 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    Wow, the little Taylor punk isn’t good enough to make my high school team. That is pathetic. 108 shots, really?

  37. ShabaazMuhammad
    2:06 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    Drew Franklin needs to go back to photographing men in public restrooms…..STILL burns I shunned YewKay,don’t it????????????????/

  38. rainman
    3:02 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    Looks like more rings, and a BANNER, for IU!!

  39. Erwin Fletcher
    3:46 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    I have never played anything but rec league ball, but I am going back to school to teach the Faith Bible fools about defense – good God!

  40. BlackMan
    7:08 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    Shabazz has what affects alot of blackmen bad case of psedolifus barbae ie shaving bumps it looks gray from a distance thats all take it from a blackman i know.