Roundball chatter: Rivalry about to heat up again for Syracuse-Georgetown?

Each week, I'll write about the sport I love: college basketball:

  • The Syracuse-Georgetown rivalry was the most intense one in the Big East for many years. Two central figures in the rivalry will team up this season. New Georgetown coach Patrick Ewing hired former Orange star Louis Orr to his coaching staff. It was also smart to hire a guy with Division I head coaching experience like Orr. That will help in the transition of head coaching.

  • Speaking of coaching staffs, new Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann made a smart move bringing in former Buckeye guard Scoonie Penn to his staff.

  • Good news for Longhorn hoop fans. The NCAA concluded Texas signee Mo Bamba did not violate rules.

  • I wish Dave Wojcik the best of luck in the future. He resigned as San Jose State coach due to personal reasons. His father passed away in the past year and he decided to concentrate more on family matters.

  • Seton Hall added transfer Quincy McKnight from Sacred Heart. The 6-3 guard averaged 19 PPG and five RPG last season. He will sit out the upcoming campaign.

  • Fed Ex Forum in Memphis will host the AAC basketball tournament in 2019. Memphis hosted the event back in 2014.