1. Morgan State coach Todd Bozeman isn’t going to discuss his suspension for the time being, but it’s a fair question if the decision by the school did irreparable harm to his career. Bozeman denied any wrongdoing since the allegation surfaced that he hit his own player Larry Bastfield. Bozeman will have to do some damage control on the road after this allegation led to him sitting out three games.
2. Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin said this Murray State team isn’t the best in Racer history, even if it ends up running the table. Cronin said former coach Mark Gottfried had one of the best teams ever in Murray. But the former Racer coach said he couldn’t be happier for his former employer. He said he and Gottfried discussed how cool it was to see Murray State in the top 25, let alone the top 10.
3. Middle Tennessee has a real BracketBuster type game when it goes to Vanderbilt on Jan. 28. This was brilliant scheduling by MT coach Kermit Davis. The Blue Raiders are 6-0 in the Sun Belt after beating Arkansas State Thursday night. The Blue Raiders are 17-2 overall with non-conference wins at UCLA and over Ole Miss, which sound good in name only. That’s why a road win at Vandy would do wonders for the potential at-large profile if the Blue Raiders have a gaudy record but lose in the Sun Belt title game.