Hawaii’s Poor Shooting Night Dooms the Rainbow Warriors in the Second Half at Illinois

Hawaii’s Poor Shooting Night Dooms the Rainbow Warriors in the Second Half at Illinois

By: Ethan Hennessy Champaign Illinois   The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors entered Monday night’s contest at Illinois playing their first basketball game east of the Mississippi River since December 8th 2008 which coincidentally was also a Monday night game at Illinois. After a very slow start for both teams in which neither team had cracked double […]

#23 Purdue Beats Green Bay in Season Opener

#23 Purdue Beats Green Bay in Season Opener

By: Ethan Hennessy West Lafayette Indiana On Wednesday night Purdue unveiled their Big Ten record 24th conference championship banner for men’s basketball before a sold out crowd inside Mackey Arena that was there to see the #23 ranked boilers take on Green Bay to open up both teams 2019-20 season campaign. Purdue won the game […]

Irish are Tested But Rise to the Occasion

Irish are Tested But Rise to the Occasion

By: Ethan Hennessy South Bend Indiana Mike Brey opened up his press conference after beating Bellarmine 61-51 by saying: “They’re really good. That was a great test for us. I thought we needed a hard game before we open the season in Chappel Hill, and I watched ten minutes of tape on them on Wednesday […]

Illinois State Survives a Scare in Exhibition

Illinois State Survives a Scare in Exhibition

By: Ethan Hennessy Normal Illinois Despite leading for over 30 minuets of game time Truman State was unable to escape Normal with a win. Illinois State won their lone exhibition game 74-68 over Truman State Wednesday night inside Redbird Arena. This was a game that saw the host Redbirds fall behind 22-8 by the second […]

Ryan Odom’s Decision to Stay at UMBC

Ryan Odom’s Decision to Stay at UMBC

By: Ethan Hennessy We have always heard the phrase dogs are the most loyal animal. If that is true, then Ryan Odom definitely embodies the spirit of his school’s mascot, the Chesapeake Bay Retriever. In a profession heavy on “the grass is always greener” phenomenon, Odom has chosen to remain at UMBC after attaining monumental […]

Examining American Athletic Conference Possible Replacement Members

Examining American Athletic Conference Possible Replacement Members

By: Ethan Hennessy It is rumored that Connecticut is leaving the American Athletic Conference to return to the Big East Conference in all sports aside from football.  According to Matt Norlander of CBS Sports “Barring an unexpected event, or an accelerated timeline, the Big East is expected to formally announce UConn’s return to the conference […]

2018-19 Season Recap

2018-19 Season Recap

By: Ethan Hennessy This post is wrapping up and looking back at the road trips I went on, the games I saw, arenas I visited, and experiences I had in this 2018-19 college basketball season (my junior year of college). I’m mainly writing this so that I’ll be able to look back and have a […]

DePaul Overcomes Slow Start to Beat CMU 100-86 in CBI First Round

DePaul Overcomes Slow Start to Beat CMU 100-86 in CBI First Round

By: Ethan Hennessy On Wednesday night DePaul did something they had not done in a dozen years. That was take the basketball court for a postseason tournament game. DePaul at 15-15 going into the game accepted a bid to the CBI Tournament. They faced a tough first round test against a Central Michigan squad led […]

CIT/CBI Bracketology Number 5 February 21 2019

CIT/CBI Bracketology Number 5 February 21 2019

By: Ethan Hennessy We have finally arrived at late February. Only a handful of games remain in the regular season, and conference tournaments are right around the corner. Prospective teams have started to get contacted by both tournaments. I myself have also done some contacting as I reached out to dozens of programs across the […]

CIT/CBI Bracketology Number 4 2019 February 15th

CIT/CBI Bracketology Number 4 2019 February 15th

By: Ethan Hennessy The season rolls on into mid February only a handful of regular season game remain for most leagues, so it is time to update the CIT/CBI bracketology. 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 […]