College Basketball Nation: Kermit Davis

3-point shot: Bozeman not talking

January, 20, 2012
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.

Middle Tennessee State's nice upgrades

September, 8, 2010
Andy Katz writes on how comfortable a landing spot the Sun Belt Conference has been for coaches, and Middle Tennessee State's Kermit Davis could have told him that as well.

Davis, whose team won a share of the conference title last season and went to the postseason tournament, was rewarded in March with a contract extension to 2014.

The Blue Raiders will start to get comfy as well coming off a 19-win season now that some of their facilities have been renovated. MTSU among other upgrades got a new player lounge complete with a flat-screen HDTV and a nice computer study area that had better limit access to Facebook and Twitter if it's to actually be used for studying.

"It gives our players a great environment to learn in, develop a togetherness and is also a great recruiting tool for our basketball program," Davis said in a statement.