Live Blog: Saint Louis – Memphis

Are you ready for March Madness? If you’re stuck at the office today I’m going to help you out by providing you with a Live Blog of the Saint Louis – Memphis game this evening.

I’ll be covering the game for Score Mobile. If you’re stuck somewhere without a television or just want more stats and a chance to add your own thoughts on the game, you can join me as I provide play-by-play coverage of the game.

You can follow my game coverage on your cell phone via Score Mobile or on your computer by using the application at the bottom of this post.

My coverage of the game will begin at 6:50 PM EST this evening.

Live Blog: North Carolina State – San Diego State

Are you ready for March Madness? If you’re stuck at the office today I’m going to help you out by providing you with a Live Blog of the North Carolina State – San Diego State game this afternoon.

I’ll be covering the game for Score Mobile. If you’re stuck somewhere without a television or just want more stats and a chance to add your own thoughts on the game, you can join me as I provide play-by-play coverage of the game.

You can follow my game coverage on your cell phone via Score Mobile or on your computer by using the application at the bottom of this post.

My coverage of the game will begin at 12:30 PM EST this afternoon.

Live Blog: Harvard – Vanderbilt

Are you ready for March Madness? If you’re stuck at the office today I’m going to help you out by providing you with a Live Blog of the Harvard – Vanderbilt game this afternoon.

I’ll be covering the game for Score Mobile. If you’re stuck somewhere without a television or just want more stats and a chance to add your own thoughts on the game, you can join me as I provide play-by-play coverage of the game.

You can follow my game coverage on your cell phone via Score Mobile or on your computer by using the application at the bottom of this post.

My coverage of the game will begin at 4:30 PM EST this afternoon.

Live Blog: Colorado State – Murray State

Are you ready for March Madness? If you’re stuck at the office today I’m going to help you out by providing you with a Live Blog of the Colorado State – Murray State game this afternoon.

I’ll be covering the game for Score Mobile. If you’re stuck somewhere without a television or just want more stats and a chance to add your own thoughts on the game, you can join me as I provide play-by-play coverage of the game.

You can follow my game coverage on your cell phone via Score Mobile or on your computer by using the application at the bottom of this post.

My coverage of the game will begin at 12:00 PM EST this afternoon.

Game Notes: Toronto 99 – Milwaukee 105

* People will be talking about Jerry Bayless’ offense, but what caught my attention was his defense. Brandon Jennings came into the game averaging 26 points per game this month and he was held to 11 points while going 4-14 from the field. Bayless’ defense resulted in a 24 second shot clock violation late in the first half and frustrated Jennings throughout the game. When I asked Bayless about his approach to guarding Jennings he told me, “Sometimes we would try to trap him but most of the game I just tried to front him and force him into taking tough shots.”

* One of the turning points in the game was the phantom foul call on Bayless while Jennings was attempting a three-pointer. Jennings went 1-3 from the free throw line. As Rasheed Wallace would say, “Ball don’t lie.”

* Bayless on the team struggling late in the game: “I guess we just had a brain fart.”

* DeRozan went 4-7 from the field in the first quarter (8 points) and then went 5-15 the remainder of the game (13 points). Honestly, why can’t this kid put things together and be consistent from quarter-to-quarter? It’s maddening to watch. Sure, he scored a team-high 21 points, but seeing his play change from quarter-to-quarter is tough to watch. It’s almost as bad as the fact he attempted 22 field goals but only four free throws.

* Here’s what Scott Skiles had to say before the game: “We need these wins. Games like today are the games where you find out the will of your team, how much fight they have and things like that. Can we come in here and beat them again? This is a big game for us. Lets see how the guys react.” I imagine Coach Skiles was happy with his team rebounding from a tough first half to steal a road win.

* Drew Gooden and Ersan Illysova combined for 52 points and 18 boards. Yikes.

* Carlos Delfino was in the Raptors’ locker room after the game catching up with former teammates.

* I know there is value in Toronto holding onto Leandro Barbosa until the end of the season because of the cap space it will clear, but, what about dealing him to Indiana for a draft pick and AJ Price? It would help Toronto add some nice pieces without taking away too much financial flexibility. Plus, it would be great to see Barbosa get a chance to play in the playoffs.

Random Stats: Milwaukee has won six-straight games against Toronto… Milwaukee is 13-4 when scoring more than 100 points… Toronto is 1-10 when they allow opponents to score more than 100 points… Milwaukee ended the first half scoring seven straight points… Ed Davis had his tenth  double-digit rebounding game with his game-high 10 rebounds… Drew Gooden had his 12th game of 20 or more points… Jerryd Bayless scored 10 of his 16 points in the third quarter… 

Live Blog: Big 12 Championship

Baylor. Missouri. All the marbles in the Big 12.

I’ll be covering the game for Score Mobile. If you’re stuck somewhere without a television or just want more stats and a chance to add your own thoughts on the game, you can join me as I provide play-by-play coverage of the game.

You can follow my game coverage on your cell phone via Score Mobile or on your computer by using the application at the bottom of this post.

My coverage of the game will begin at 6:00 PM EST tonight.

Live Blog: Orlando Magic vs. Chicago Bulls

Could this be the last time Dwight Howard plays on TNT Thursday wearing an Orlando Magic jersey?

I’ll be covering the game for Score Mobile. If you’re stuck somewhere without a television or just want more stats and a chance to add your own thoughts on the game, you can join me as I provide play-by-play coverage of the game.

You can follow my game coverage on your cell phone via Score Mobile or on your computer by using the application at the bottom of this post.

My coverage of the game will begin at 8:00 PM EST tonight.

Live Blog: North Carolina – Duke

Duke. North Carolina. For all the ACC marbles.

I’ll be covering the game for Score Mobile. If you’re stuck somewhere without a television or just want more stats and a chance to add your own thoughts on the game, you can join me as I provide play-by-play coverage of the game.

You can follow my game coverage on your cell phone via Score Mobile or on your computer by using the application at the bottom of this post.

My coverage of the game will begin at 7:00 PM EST tonight.

Live Blog: Knicks – Lakers

I’ll be covering the New York Knicks – Los Angeles Lakers game for Score Mobile. If you’re stuck somewhere without a television or just want more stats and a chance to add your own thoughts on the game, you can join me as I provide play-by-play coverage of the game.

You can follow my game coverage on your cell phone via Score Mobile or on your computer by using the application at the bottom of this post.

My coverage of the game will begin at 10:00 PM EST tonight.

Live Blog: Rockets – Magic

I’ll be covering the Houston Rockets – Orlando Magic game for Score Mobile. If you’re stuck somewhere without a television or just want more stats and a chance to add your own thoughts on the game, you can join me as I provide play-by-play coverage of the game.

You can follow my game coverage on your cell phone via Score Mobile or on your computer by using the application at the bottom of this post.

My coverage of the game will begin at 7:00 PM EST tonight.

Live Blog: Celtics – Knicks

I’ll be covering the Boston Celtics – New York Knicks game for Score Mobile.

If you’re stuck somewhere without a television, your family won’t let you turn it on or if you’re watching the game on television but just want more stats and a chance to add your own thoughts on the game, you can join me as I provide play-by-play coverage of the game.

You can follow my game coverage on your cell phone via Score Mobile or on your computer by using the application at the bottom of this post.

My coverage of the game will begin at 12:00 PM EST on Sunday afternoon.

Game Notes: Raptors 75 – Celtics 76

* Before the game I had the chance to watch Ray Allen hoist up jumpers. I’ve spent time watching him shoot pre-game every time he has come to Toronto the past few seasons but this is the first time I was close enough to hear him talk with the coaches. I walked away from the court amazed that he can make ten consecutive shots and then curse under his breath in frustration when he misses one. Talk about intense.

* It was different seeing Jay Triano sitting courtside before the game scouting Boston. I’m used to seeing him in sweats working out with players or talking with the media before games. For what it’s worth, he spent a ton of time watching Rajon Rondo.

* Ed Davis continues to impress me. Why don’t more members of the media or fans recognize him as a core piece for this franchise moving forward? Personally, I think Davis, Andrea Bargnani and DeMar DeRozan are the three players the team should be building around. This afternoon Davis had a game-high 10 rebounds in only 21 minutes off the bench. He finished with a double-double as he went 5-7 from the field and scored 10 points.

* Jose Calderon picked up two fouls in the first three minutes of the game and spent the rest of the first quarter on the bench. He struggled to get into a groove the rest of the game and finished with six dimes but he went 2-8 from the field and only scored seven points. After the game I asked Calderon if his early foul trouble prevented him from getting in a groove this afternoon and he laughed and told me, “Don’t worry at all. It happens.”

* I’m convinced Bargnani will develop a nasty facial twitch by the end of the season if members of the media continue to hound him about his rebounding. This afternoon I attempted to ask him about his nine rebounds and he looked exasperated with the mere mention of the word.

* There were a couple of times in the first half where DeMar DeRozan seemed to rush thing which resulted in him picking up two turnovers. However, he was 4-8 from the field in the first half while the rest of the team went 9-30. He finished with 14 points but what impressed me the most was the fact he went 2-2 from beyond the arc. After the game I asked DeRozan if he is more comfortable shooting the ball beyond the arc now than he was last season and he told me he didn’t even realized he attempted two 3’s during the game. He told me all of the work he put in this summer has made him more comfortable shooting from long range.

* Toronto went on an 18-9 run to open the fourth quarter and they finished with a 24-15 advantage in the quarter. Granted, this impressive play happened with Garnett and Allen sitting on the bench for the majority of the quarter…

* Toronto had nine turnovers and only 13 made field goals in the first half. Things didn’t get much better in the second half as Toronto finished with 21 turnovers. While talking with the media following the game, Casey took the blame and the media he was, “happy with the heart and competitive spirit my guys played with.”

* Jamaal Magloire got the start but only played two minutes in the first half. He started the second half but only played three minutes in the third quarter. After the game Casey admitted that Magloire, Amir Johnson and Aaron Gray would get the starting nod based on the opponent.

Live Blog: Ohio State – Kansas

This afternoon I’ll be covering the Ohio State – Kansas game for Score Mobile.

If you’re stuck somewhere without a television this evening – or if you’re watching the game on television but just want more stats and a chance to add your own thoughts on the game – you can join me as I provide play-by-play coverage of the game.

You can follow my game coverage on your cell phone via Score Mobile or on your computer by using the application at the bottom of this post.

My coverage of the game will begin at 3:00 PM EST this evening.

Live Blog: Arizona – Florida

Tonight I’ll be covering the Arizona – Florida game for Score Mobile.

If you’re stuck somewhere without a television this evening – or if you’re watching the game on television but just want more stats and a chance to add your own thoughts on the game – you can join me as I provide play-by-play coverage of the game.

You can follow my game coverage on your cell phone via Score Mobile or on your computer by using the application at the bottom of this post.

My coverage of the game will begin at 7:00 PM EST this evening.

Live Blog: North Carolina – Kentucky

This weekend I’ll be covering the North Carolina – Kentucky game for Score Mobile.

If you’re stuck somewhere without a television Saturday afternoon – or if you’re watching the game on television but just want more stats and a chance to add your own thoughts on the game – you can join me as I provide play-by-play coverage of the game.

You can follow my game coverage on your cell phone via Score Mobile or on your computer by using the application at the bottom of this post.

My coverage of the game will begin at 12:00 AM EST on Saturday.