Weekend’s College Basketball Coverage on CBS Sports Network
Includes Five Conference Contests
COURTSIDE WITH SETH DAVIS, a one-hour, fast-paced program focusing on the latest developments and the most intriguing storylines from the world of college basketball returned to CBS Sports Network on Wednesday.
The episode features an interview with Murray State head coach Steve Prohm, along with a discussion of the latest college basketball news between Davis, Mike DeCourcy of The Sporting News, Jim O’Connell of the Associated Press and CBSSports.com’s Gary Parrish.
The following are excerpts from COURTSIDE WITH SETH DAVIS:
(STEVE PROHM ON MURRAY STATE’S SUCCESS):
It’s almost surreal sitting here at 20-0, almost going into February. Keeping us focused is that we’re in conference play. We can’t have any let-ups right now, we’re in conference play. Every game is big, road and home, in conference play. Our initial goal when the season started was to win another Ohio Valley Conference Championship, which would be this program’s third in the last three years. So we just focus on the next practice, the next day and then next game.
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(MIKE DECOURCY ON SYRACUSE WITHOUT FAB MELO): If they’re going to be a national championship team, he has to be there. They can maybe make the final four with a good draw and a great performance. But I don’t think they could win the two games at that level without him. He adds so much to the potency of their defense.
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(JIM O’CONNELL ON FLORIDA STATE):
You look at a team like Florida State over the years, whenever they’ve had a big win and they have had some really big wins over the past few seasons, they never follow it up with another one. That’s why the Duke win was so great for them because they followed that Carolina win. They beat Maryland and then they go and beat Duke.
To watch the whole segment, click this link: http://bit.ly/xDmKyo.
The Network’s college basketball coverage continues on Saturday, Jan. 28 with a women’s matchup between St. Bonaventure and La Salle (1:00 PM, ET). James Bates and Krista Blunk handle the call from Tom Gola Arena in Philadelphia, Pa. Another women’s game follows featuring Colorado State at San Diego State from Viejas Arena in San Diego, Calif. Brent Stover and Tammy Blackburn announce.
Men’s action follows from Halt Recreation Center in Worcester, Mass. where Colgate visits Holy Cross (5:00 PM, ET) in a Patriot League matchup. Bob Socci and Vince Curran call the action. INSIDE COLLEGE BASKETBALL (7:00-7:30 PM, ET and 12:00-12:30 AM, ET) wraps up Saturday’s action with the latest news and highlights from around the country.
On Sunday, Jan. 29, New Hampshire visits Vermont (12:00 PM, ET) in an America East game. Don Criqui and Steve Lappas are courtside at Patrick Gymnasium in Burlington, Vt. An Atlantic 10 women’s contest between Charlotte and Temple follows (2:00 PM, ET). Bates and Blunk announce.
College basketball action on CBS Sports Network returns tonight, Thursday, Jan. 26 as Navy visits Lehigh (7:00 PM, ET) at Stabler Arena in Bethlehem, Pa. Socci and Curran handle the call. Women’s action follows with Loyola Marymount at Gonzaga (9:00 PM, ET). Brian Webber and Blunk call the action at McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, Wash.
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