Roundball chatter: Season for coaching moves

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

  • Sad to hear about the passing of announcer Woody Durham. He was truly a legend. RIP Woody.

  • Cal State Northridge parted ways with coach Reggie Theus. He was a star in the NBA. Pittsburgh decided to let Kevin Stallings go after an 0-18 ACC regular-season mark. Connecticut fired Kevin Ollie while Mark Fox is out at Georgia. The coaching carousel is spinning.

  • Kansas suffered a blow when Udoka Azubuike was sidelined for the Big 12 tournament. He suffered a knee sprain. The Jayhawks still found a way to win the tournament.

  • The VBDI (Vitale bald dome index) says the SEC was the No. 1 conference, followed by the Big 12. It was really a toss-up, but the SEC gets the edge for winning the challenge!

  • The Big 12 is home to three of the five finalists for the 2018 Bob Cousy Point Guard Award, announced by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Devonte' Graham (Kansas), Trae Young (Oklahoma) and Jevon Carter (West Virginia) will compete for the award named after the Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtic guard. The annual honor, now in its 15th year, recognizes the top point guard in Division I men's college basketball.

  • The finalists for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar award were announced. The nominees for best center are Isaac Haas of Purdue, Jock Landale of Saint Mary's, Angel Delgado of Seton Hall, Thomas Welsh of UCLA and Brandon McCoy of UNLV.