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The Morning Mix

Feb 17, 2012, 8:05 AM EST

- Luke Winn’s Power Rankings is always a weekly must-read

-  Illinois is playing so poorly that Bruce Weber might be out of a job. But he certainly didn’t do himself any favors at the post-game press conference on Wednesday night

- The first thing Karl Benson wants to do as Sun Belt Commissioner is expand the conference. Of course it is

- If you watch the NCAA Tournament on the internet, you may have to pony-up some cash this year

- Ole Miss got destroyed by Vanderbilt 102-76. But to make matters worse, teammates Jelan Kendrick and Reginald Buckner had to be separated in the tunnel area after getting into a post-game altercation

- Speaking of the SEC, Mike Huguenin gets us caught up to speed on the rest of the conference happenings

- Florida State’s Michael Snaer continues to climb up the “Most Clutch” charts thanks to his game-winning 3-pointer against Virginia Tech last night. Seriously, Snaer has now hit two identical game-winners

- It seems like Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey is in the running for National Coach of the Year every single season

- The Drexel Dragons have won 14-straight and have a pivotal showdown with Cleveland State this weekend

- If the North Carolina Tar Heels win the National Championship, Harrison Barnes is going to go pro, says Harrison Barnes

- Two police officers in Lawrence, KS have been suspended for fixing traffic tickets in exchange for KU basketball tickets

- As if Ivy League graduates don’t already have something to brag about. Now they can add “I played against ‘Linsanity’ ” to their list of bragging rights

- Mike DeCourcy has the answers to five important college hoops questions

- Despite a 7-21 last place record in the Missouri Valley Conference, Bradley head coach Geno Ford has no regrets about leaving Akron

- Kentucky guard Marquis Teague is doing what all Calipari’s freshman guards do: improve as the season progresses; But Teague has benefited from a slower pace of play

- If my team blew a 20-point second-half lead at Cameron Indoor Stadium, I’d want to leave the ACC too

- Wake Forest recruit Devin Thomas shattered a backboard during the Mid-Penn League Championship  Game

- Portland State’s Chehales Tapscott has an awesome name. But his middle name is ever better. Yeah, even better than “Chehales Tapscott.” Trust me

- The Marist Red Foxes are starting to put it all together towards the end of the season. Sure, they have no post-season aspirations, but the program is starting to develop more quickly than people expected

- This is an interesting statistic from Wednesday night: Oakland became the first team all season to have four starters fail to register a single field-goal