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    • SEC "Fast Break": February 26

      Apparently, eight Southeastern Conference teams were having so much fun last Saturday they didn’t want it to end.
    • SEC Fast Break with Chris Dortch

      The first month of the season was largely forgettable for the Southeastern Conference by almost any barometer. Where to start?
    • November Offers Challenges for SEC Teams

      It seems like only yesterday Kentucky players were cutting down the nets in the New Orleans Superdome after winning the Southeastern Conference’s third national championship in a seven-year span. But that was more than seven months ago, and now it’s time for college basketball to crank up again.
    • One on One with Chris Dortch: Marquis Teague

      Was there ever a question Marquis Teague could take his place among the elite point guards coached the last four seasons by Kentucky’s John Calipari? We profile Teague, a likely first round pick in this week's NBA Draft.
    • Instant Reaction: Kentucky Claims Title

      About a month ago, Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari asked a question of his team.
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  • 2/9/2012
    One on One with Chris Dortch: Jeffery Taylor
    Vanderbilt senior Jeffery Taylor began preparing for Saturday night’s showdown against Kentucky last summer.  Full Story
  • 2/7/2012
    SEC "Fast Break" with Chris Dortch
    Among the more eye-popping statistics Kentucky coach John Calipari has racked up in his three seasons in Lexington is this one: he’s never lost at Rupp Arena.  Full Story
  • 2/2/2012
    One on One with Chris Dortch: Andrew Steele
    Could Alabama guard Andrew Steele be a latter day Willis Reed?  Full Story
  • 1/31/2012
    SEC "Fast Break" with Chris Dortch
    A couple of months ago, if a good mid-major team had come to Vanderbilt’s Memorial Gym and slapped some physical man-to-man defense on the Commodores the way Middle Tennessee did last Saturday, they might have folded.  Full Story
  • 1/26/2012
    One on One with Chris Dortch: B.J. Young
    A lucky break made Arkansas freshman B.J. Young a basketball star.  Full Story
  • 1/24/2012
    SEC "Fast Break" With Chris Dortch
    Mississippi State guard Dee Bost’s shooting eye had drifted in the later stages of non-conference play and a game or two in the SEC, but it returned as the Bulldogs (16-4, 3-2) bagged a huge road win at Vanderbilt last week. Bost was 8 of 14 from the floor and 3 of 6 from 3-point range in scoring 24 points.  Full Story
  • 1/20/2012
    One on One with Chris Dortch: Anthony Davis
    Anthony Davis will never forget the day he realized his life had been changed forever.  Full Story
  • 1/17/2012
    SEC "Fast Break" with Chris Dortch
    No point guard in the Southeastern Conference has played better the last month than Alabama sophomore Trevor Releford, who has increased his scoring output as the need has arisen.  Full Story
  • 1/12/2012
    One on One with Chris Dortch: Trae Golden
    A Tennessee basketball team badly in need of a leader may have found one on the night of Jan. 4, after the Vols were manhandled during the second half in a 69-51 loss at cross-state rival Memphis.  Full Story
  • 1/10/2012
    SEC "Fast Break" with Chris Dortch
    In this week's "Fast Break", Chris Dortch takes a look around the conference, by the numbers.  Full Story


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    Chris Dortch Bio

    Chris Dortch estimates he’s covered close to 1,500 college basketball games since he was sports editor of his college student newspaper back in the late ’70s. “And it never gets old,” he says. “I always get pumped up to watch college hoops.”

    Dortch came to love basketball growing up in the basketball crazy state of Illinois, watching Missouri Valley Conference and Big Ten games every Saturday and pouring over the sports section of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “I think I learned how to read a box score before I learned how to read,” he says.

    In college, first at George Mason and later at East Tennessee State, he came under the influence of two coaches that gave him a behind-the-scenes look at basketball from a coaching perspective. “After that I was hooked,” he says. “I knew I wanted to cover college basketball for a living.”

    And so he did, focusing on the Southeastern Conference at four newspapers and then for Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook, the famed “bible” of college basketball which Dortch began editing in 1996.

    In a 30-year career, Dortch has written for numerous publications and websites, served as a college basketball correspondent for Sports Illustrated, appeared on more than 1,000 radio shows and written five books, including String Music: Inside the Rise of SEC Basketball.

    Dortch has provided commentary for CSS, Fox Sports South, NBA TV and the Big Ten Network and also taught sports writing at East Tennessee State and Tennessee-Chattanooga, where his students call him “Professor D.”