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 […]

Detroit Mercy Tops Milwaukee 90-86

Detroit Mercy Tops Milwaukee 90-86

By: Ethan Hennessy The Titans and Panthers faced off Thursday night in Milwaukee Wisconsin. Both teams were 9-16 entering the game, but Detroit held a slim lead over Milwaukee in the standings at 6-7 compared to Milwaukee’s 4-8 record. This was a high scoring fast paced game that felt like an NBA game. Eight minuets […]

NIU Stuns Number 14 Buffalo in DeKalb

NIU Stuns Number 14 Buffalo in DeKalb

By: Ethan Hennessy February 3rd 1973. That was the last time Northern Illinois had beaten a ranked opponent (number 19 Oral Roberts)… that was until Tuesday night. On a cold night in DeKalb Illinois that only saw 1,284 people file into the convocation center due to a ice storm moving through the area the Northern […]

California Baptist Earns Their First WAC Road Win in Division 1 by Beating Chicago State in the Windy City

California Baptist Earns Their First WAC Road Win in Division 1 by Beating Chicago State in the Windy City

By: Ethan Hennessy The California Baptist Lancers defeated the Chicago State Cougars by a score of 77-75 Saturday afternoon at the Jones Convocation Center in Chicago in a Western Athletic Conference matchup. It was an emotional game at Chicago State today as the cougars took the floor for the first time since the passing of […]

Does the Geographical Location of a Program’s Home City Have an Impact on a Team’s Home Court Winning Percentage?

Does the Geographical Location of a Program’s Home City Have an Impact on a Team’s Home Court Winning Percentage?

By: Ethan Hennessy Being a Geography major I have wondered if teams that play in college basketball “travel destination” cities have an inherent advantage of higher home court winning percentages due to visiting teams not from the area being distracted by all that these cities have to offer. In order to answer this question I […]

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 […]

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 […]