The Morning Mix

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-Your #ReadoftheDay comes via Ken Pomeroy, the college basketball god of statistics. He drops some of the best off-season knowledge possible: the top-17 most improbably comebacks of 2011-2012 (Note: I was present for No.15 and No.12. Just sayin’)

– In case you’re in the process of getting prepped for the upcoming season (Less than 50 days till Tip-Off Madness), now is a perfect time to start getting familiar with mandatory Luke Winn readings on Friday mornings

– Mike DeCourcy provides evidence that shows recruits still want to play in the Big East

– Marcus Lee has narrowed down his college list two just two teams: California and Kentucky

Matt Norlander takes UNC to task over the school’s lack of a moral compass in distributing the blame for the school’s academic scandal

– According to this electronic bar tab, the University of Kentucky spent roughly $370,000 during the men’s basketball 2011-2012 national championship campaign

– Jeff Eisenberg is previewing the Southland Conference, which is debuting the addition of Oral Roberts, previously of the Summit League (Champions, 2011-2012)

– This isn’t new news. In fact, this is probably the first issue event-planners would have addressed when told to stage an outdoor basketball game…….Ummm….What if it rains?

– Don Amore reports that new UConn head coach Kevin Ollie is out in Chicago getting his recruiting grind on, Jabari Parker-style

– Magazine covers are still cool: Cody Zeller and Vincent Council

– More Midnight Madness details: Kansas, and Maryland

– Highly touted recruit Jordan Mickey has decided to attend Louisiana State and will play for new head coach Johnny Jones, who took over in April when Trent Johnson decided to leave for TCU

– Alabama head coach Anthony Grant asked for a raise at the end of last season, and yesterday the school announced that they would be giving it to him

– In terms of the Louisville/Kentucky rivalry, this is what we call “Rock Bottom

Oregon Cheerleaders. Need I say more?

Remember, if you find an article that is worthy of being in The Morning Mix, be sure to use the #ReadoftheDay hashtag on Twitter. 

Troy Machir is the managing editor of the college basketball website Ballin’ is a Habit. You can find him on twitter @TroyMachir.

NEW PODCAST: Pac-12 hoops, Purdue and Kansas wins, Denzel vs. Buddy … and beer!

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It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for me to be joined by a guest on the podcast and today, it was Jeff Eisenberg of Yahoo Sports.

Jeff is a west coast guy, so we spent some time talking about Pac-12 hoops and USC vs. Oregon. We also got into Kansas-West Virginia, Purdue’s win over Michigan State and Denzel Valentine vs. Buddy Hield.

And like me, Jeff is a bit of a beer snob, so we did have a chance to chat about some of our favorites early on. At this point, I should be sponsored by Bell’s.

Anyway, you can listen to the podcast by clicking “play” on the Soundcloud player embedded below. Or you can do so through either iTunes or Stitcher if you so choose. Thanks for listening!

VIDEO: Kentucky’s ‘Dancing Guy’ has scary fall while carrying girl

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Kentucky’s ‘Dancing Guy’ has turned into a fan favorite at Rupp Arena.

Every home game, during one of the TV timeouts in the second half, ‘Mony Mony’ will come on, Dancing Guy will hop into the aisle and he’ll break it down like only a middle-aged white guy from Kentucky can.

As you can see, it didn’t quite go all that well for Dancing Guy on Tuesday night, as he tried to do a rail slide while holding a young, female fan and completely ate it.

Here’s another angle of the fall:

It looks much scarier that it actually was, as all reports indicate that everyone made it through the fall healthy.