AAC Media Day Quotes & Takeaways

by Josh Adams @NCAAhoopsdigest 

AAC Media Day/Josh Adams

The American Athletic Conference had it's media day on Wednesday at the swanky New York Athletic Club. It started with a coach's roundtable (hosted by Len Elmore) where the star was SMU Coach Larry Brown. The 74 year old coach (he mentioned his age a few times) didn't pull any punches when it came to the lack of fundamentals that he sees in college basketball today. Here are some quotes from today's event from the roundtable and from one on one interviews.


Coastal Carolina Selected to Repeat as Champions at 2014-15 Big South Media Day

by Brian Wilmer @sportsmatters

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The 2014-2015 Big South Conference basketball season got underway Monday morning at the Fairfield Inn and Suites Charlotte Uptown, as players, coaches and media gathered for the conference's annual media day.  Defending Big South regular-season and tournament champion Coastal Carolina was again the popular choice of voters to hoist the hardware, receiving 14 first-place votes and 297 total points.  
High Point redshirt junior John Brown was selected preseason Player of the Year for the second consecutive year.  He was the first player to earn the honor in consecutive years since Winthrop's Torrell Martin in 2005-06 and 2006-07.  Radford's Artsiom Parakhouski was the last player to win consecutive postseason Player of the Year awards, an honor for which Brown is vying.


Fanta Report: VCU and George Washington are the Preseason Favorites in the Atlantic 10

Treveon Graham/washingtonexaminer.com

Smart Sets the Bar High For VCU 

The Atlantic 10 has solidified itself as a respected league in the world of college basketball. What happened in 2013-14 was much more than just another year in the conference though. For the seventh consecutive season, the A-10 sent at least three teams to The Big Dance. The league went far beyond the mark in 2013-14, producing six bids in the tournament.