Weekly Courtside College Hoops Betting News and Rumors

Posted by Daniel Strum on Thursday,December 3, 2015 10:40, EST in

Back in March, the NCAA dealt the Syracuse basketball program, and head coach Jim Boeheim, with a harsh group of penalties for violations that go back as long as ten years ago. Both the university and Boeheim filed their own individual appeals to cut down on some of the penalties, which are some of the most draconian that the NCAA has issued as NCAA Basketball odds fans might have learned about.

Weekly Courtside College Hoops Betting News and Rumors

Today, the NCAA ruled on some of the appeal. The Orange get back one of their scholarships (they had lost three per season for four seasons) per year, so now they lose two. They also had to vacate 101 wins. The NCAA has not yet ruled on Boeheim’s nine-game suspension.

Cheick Diallo Is Good To Play In Kansas

The Kansas Jayhawks are glad that they can finally put freshman forward Cheick Diallo on the floor for games, effective December 1. The issue had been coursework that Diallo had completed at Our Savior New American, a private high school in New York that the NCAA had put under review back in 2012. That meant that the NCAA could annul the credits that Diallo had earned at that school. Based on the information that the NCAA had before the season started, Diallo was ruled ineligible. Kansas submitted more information on November 20, including an independent review of the work that he did at the school. This ruling ends what had become an ugly battle between the school and the university. Athletic director Sheahon Zenger had written a six-page letter to the NCAA on November 10, accusing the body of handling the case inappropriately. Head coach Bill Self went on a bit of a rant during a conference call with ESPN and CBS Sports. Even though the university and the player prevailed, there is still a great deal of dissatisfaction at Kansas because of the pacing and the management of the investigation.

Marshall’s AC Chris Duhon Arrested

Marshall University assistant coach Chris Duhon, formerly a standout player at Duke, was arrested for aggravated DUI very early Monday morning, and he has now been suspended for what the athletic department termed a violation of departmental policies and rules. The athletic department and university do not have any further comment at this time. Duhon also played for nine years in the NBA. He was released from jail after posting a $1,000 bond.

Marcus Paige is Back With the Tar Heels

Marcus Paige has joined the lineup for the #9 North Carolina Tar Heels, and the team already can see the difference, as they knocked off the #2 Maryland Terrapins in his first games. He is the player that has the program convinced that they can make a deep run in March Madness – perhaps all the way. The senior guard missed six games with a broken right wrist. Now that Paige is back in the lineup, the team has more of a balance. One of the keys to Paige’s contribution is the fact that he is relaxed. In his sophomore year, he had to start and carry the load at point guard because P.J. Hairston lost his NCAA eligibility. As a junior, Paige settles in as a team leader, but he also felt like he had to carry the team himself. Now he has more of a sense of balance leading the team – and the results are clear so far.