The Citadel’s Duggar Baucom collapsed 63 seconds into his team’s game at Duke last night. The school later said in a statement that the 61-year-old Baucom is “alert and in good spirits” and will remain in the hospital overnight for further evaluation. He’ll return with the team Tuesday morning to Charleston, South Carolina. More HERE.
West Virginia’s 66-59 win over Clemson on Sunday gave head coach Bob Huggins the 904th victory of his career. The win moves Huggins past Roy Williams to fourth place on the all-time list. Huggins, in his 39th season, trails only Mike Krzyzewski (1,170), Jim Boeheim (982) and Jim Calhoun (918). More HERE.
Kentucky beat Albany last night 86-61, but there was a cool story line here with UA head coach Dwayne Killings and UK associate head coach Bruiser Flint. One of Flint’s head-coaching stops was at UMass, where Killings played for him as a walk-on before later graduating from Hampton in 2003. Prior to becoming the head coach at UMass, though, Flint was an assistant on Calipari’s coaching staff for the Minutemen, and long knew Killings — an Amherst native — since his father worked at the school for decades and was an avid supporter of the school’s men’s basketball program. Killings was a ball boy for Calipari’s first UMass team, and regularly attended practices and games of the team as he grew up in the area. More HERE.
Good read HERE from the Toledo Blade: A day in the life of Toledo men’s basketball coach Tod Kowalczyk. Early to bed, early to rise, and throws some yoga in there.
Congrats to Lafayette head coach Fran O’Hanlon – his Leopard’s win at Rutgers last night was the program’s first over a P5 school since 2011 when they beat Penn State. It was also win #1 on the season for Lafayette, who did it in dramatic fashion by hitting a go ahead 3 with 2.1 seconds left. More on the win HERE.
Former Swarthmore men’s basketball coach Lee Wimberly passed away last week. Wimberly was the head coach at Swarthmore from 1987-97 and 1998-2011, compiling a program-record 184 career wins. He was a 2015 inductee to the Philadelphia Area Small College Coaches Hall of Fame. More HERE.
The HoopDirt.com / Just Play Solutions Coach of the Week winners were announced today. They can be found HERE.