College Basketball Nation: Cinmeon Bowers

Afternoon Links: Worst idea ever?

January, 21, 2014
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What we’re reading while we batten down the hatches. Submit links via Twitter.
  • Florida State commit Cinmeon Bowers, one of the top junior-college prospects in the country, was enjoying a night out with Chipola College teammates Torian Graham and Jamaar McKay-Taylor last Thursday when Marianna, Fla., police officers pulled them over for speeding. The officers smelled marijuana in the car, and what happened next, according to a report from the Marianna Police Department, was a partial homage to the opening scene of “Super Troopers:” “According to the Marianna Police Department, officers smelled marijuana coming from the car after the vehicle was pulled over for a speeding violation. Bowers, 20, and Chipola teammates Torian Graham, 20, and Jamaar McKay-Taylor, 19, ate the marijuana in an attempt to conceal it from the officers, according to the police statement. They were charged with tampering with evidence and taken to the Jackson County Correctional Facility.”
  • Rejoice: John Gasaway’s first full Tuesday truths of the season is here. Perhaps the biggest tempo-related surprises involve the ACC -- where Syracuse is averaging less than 55 possessions a game, and the league as a whole is averaging a Missouri Valley Conference-esque 62.9. Strange times.
  • Speaking of the ACC, are you interested in watching NC State coach Mark Gottfried celebrate his 50th birthday with some sort of horrific locker room dance? You are? What a coincidence!
  • Still think no team will finish the regular season undefeated? You’re probably right … but the odds aren’t as long as you think.

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