CIT/CBI Bracketology Number One 2018-19 December 15th 2018

CIT/CBI Bracketology Number One 2018-19 December 15th 2018

By: Ethan Hennessy I am in my second season doing CIT/CBI bracketology for Happening Hoops. I do this because I genuinely enjoy following these tournaments, and believe they do not get a ton of coverage despite some good teams playing in them each year.  In both 2017 and 2018 I was the first source to […]

Northwestern Outlast Georgia Tech’s Second Half Comeback in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge

Northwestern Outlast Georgia Tech’s Second Half Comeback in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge

By: Ethan Hennessy On Wednesday night we were treated to a rematch of last year’s Big Ten/ACC Challenge game in Atlanta. A few things had changed though some key players for both sides had departed, for Northwestern Bryant McIntosh, and for Georgia Tech Ben Lammers and Josh Okogie. Also, the location was shifted to the […]

Preseason 2018-19 CIT/CBI Bracketology

Preseason 2018-19 CIT/CBI Bracketology

CIT (20 teams in 2018) Albany (America East) UMBC (America East) Jacksonville (ASUN) Liberty (ASUN) High Point (Big South) William and Mary (Colonial) Oakland (Horizon) Iona (Metro Atlantic) Ball State (Mid American) Howard (MEAC) Valparaiso (Missouri Valley) Holy Cross (Patriot) Army (Patriot) Wofford (SoCon) Southeastern Louisiana (Southland) Sam Houston State (Southland) Fort Wayne (Summit) San […]

John Beilein Interview

John Beilein Interview

These are the questions I asked Michigan head coach John Beilein in the post game press conference following his number 19 wolverines beating the Northwood University Timberwolves in their exhibition 90-58 on Friday November 2nd in Ann Arbor.  Ethan Hennessy: “Coach Beilein I know tonight’s game was a blowout, but is there anything you want […]

Number 19 Michigan Dominates Northwood in Ann Arbor

Number 19 Michigan Dominates Northwood in Ann Arbor

On Friday night in Ann Arbor the number 19 Michigan Wolverines took the court for the first time since falling to Villanova at the 2018 national championship game in San Antonio Texas in April when they faced the Timberwolves of Northwood University. Michigan did have three key offseason departures from their roster Mortiz Wagner (1st […]

Young Broncos Easily Handle Northwood in Kalamazoo

Young Broncos Easily Handle Northwood in Kalamazoo

The Tipoff of my 2018-19 college basketball season.    It was a tale of two halves for Western Michigan in today’s exhibition game vs. Northwood University inside University Arena in Kalamazoo Michigan. The first half was plagued with Bronco missed free-throws and turnovers that allowed a scrappy Northwood team to stay with WMU punch for […]

1-27 Ranking All the College Basketball Arenas I Have Seen Games At

1-27 Ranking All the College Basketball Arenas I Have Seen Games At

27. Bender Arena (American) Number of games seen at venue: 1 Most recent trip to: Jan 2nd 2018 Sorry to Bender Arena at American University, but out of 27 College Basketball Arenas you claim the prize of the one I least enjoyed seeing a game at. When I went to Bender Arena home of the […]

Top 10 College Basketball Rivalries

Top 10 College Basketball Rivalries

Honorable Mentions: Iowa vs Iowa State Marquette vs Wisconsin Syracuse vs Georgetown Missouri vs Illinois Number 10 West Virginia vs Pitt wwnrradio.com 75 miles through the Appalachian Mountains along I-79 separate the University of Pittsburgh and the University of West Virginia. The Backyard Brawl is what the fans call it, and West Virginia vs. Pitt […]

Ranking College Basketball’s Dome Stadiums

Ranking College Basketball’s Dome Stadiums

Part of the beauty of college basketball is the fact that with 351 division one teams there are so many home courts, and each one is different from any other in the country. College basketball games have also been played in many different locations from hotel ballrooms, to NFL stadiums, to even the deck of […]

What Ever Happen to the Vegas 16?

What Ever Happen to the Vegas 16?

The Vegas 16 was a postseason tournament in 2016 played at the neutral site Mandalay Bay Events Center. Contrary to popular belief it did not field 16 teams, but instead 8. In the 2016 championship game Old Dominion defeated Oakland on March 30. In 2017 it was announced just four days prior to selection Sunday […]