Terrific matchup of Victor Oladipo on Khalif Wyatt. One of best perimeter defenders in nation against one of best contested shooters.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanCBS) March 24, 2013
Just a quick observation while writing: Khalif Wyatt is having his way with Victor Oladipo. Surprising.— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) March 24, 2013
Honestly think the best person to check Khalif Wyatt is Remy Abell. Let Oladipo roam. Remy can try to use his fouls and play physical.— N.D. Kendrick (@NDkendrick) March 24, 2013
1. Iowa State turned the ball over 16 times in a 67 possession game. Their 24% turnover rate was almost 3X what it was in their opponer against Notre Dame when they turned it over on 9% of their possessions.
2. Aaron Craft scored 18 points on just 10 shots, and added 6 assists and 2 steals. He'll be best remembered though for benefiting from the blown blocking call by Karl Hess which took a basket away from Iowa State. That would have given the Cyclones a 3-pt lead with an and-1 coming from the line. This occurred with 1:41 left on the clock and Ohio State scored the final four points of the game.no comments
1. With the win Wichita State moves to 28-8 on the year, which is one win shy of the program record set two years ago. The 29 wins eclipsed 27 wins from the 1953-54 team (though, they only lost four). This is the 4th straight year Gregg Marshall's Shockers have won at least 25 games. Prior to his arrival Wichita State had never won even 20 games in four straight seasons.
2. Freshman Ron Baker scored in double figures for just the third time this season. He scored 16 points and tied his career best for 3-pointers (4) and rebounds (6). Baker didn't play from December 18th until March 8th due to a stress fracture, and this was his 5th game back (and 2nd straight start).no comments
Browsing your bracket (assuming you haven't burned it already) you may have noticed that the Florida Gators drew a double-digit seed in the
third round second round of the NCAA tournament. That might feel familiar, and if it does, it's because it is.
The Gators began the 2006 tourney as a 3-seed, and played the obligatory 14-seed in the opener. Across from them, UW-Milwaukee, an 11-seed, knocked off Oklahoma, leaving the Gators to start with back-to-back double-digit seeds. But their dream bracket was just getting started. They avoided the No. 2 seed in the Sweet 16 and instead were matched up with the 7-seed. It wasn't until the Elite 8 where they had to beat a higher rated seed.no comments
Every year has the be the biggest or the best or the slowest or the worst. Sports live in a world of hyperbole where past years and past players are remembered through distorted filters of nostalgia. This is the year that basketball is down. It's horrible. There are no elite teams. There are no fundamentals!
Despite the exciting finishes and upsets so far in tourney, in general, actual basketball as bad as ever..college hoops in freefall.— Bill Plaschke (@BillPlaschke) March 23, 2013
Whatever. Go back to your era of short shorts and mis-remembered shooting prowess.no comments
Florida Gulf Coast's lead over Georgetown had been cut from 15 to 7 in one minute. Georgetown was pressing, and apparently the Eagles didn't care.