From Friday's openers to when the last strand of the net is cut down in Houston, site of this season's the Final Four, Gary Parrish has 68 things that has him excited about the upcoming college basketball season.
Former UCLA coach Ben Howland wanted either the Missouri job or the Tennessee job when they were open in April 2014. But both schools passed on him. And now, at Mississippi State, he's making them look silly for doing it while securing one elite recruit after another.
Tyson Waterman coached three former Southern Miss recruits at a prep school in South Carolina before joining Jay Ladner's staff at Southeastern Louisiana. His failure to cooperate with the NCAA's investigation into the Southern Miss program cost him his job, sources told CBSSports.com.