A couple of interesting items, by way of Big East Hoops
- PantherRants notes the correlation between Sweet 16 victories and top-50 recruits (link currently down??)
- Is Jay Wright headed towards Calhoun territory?
Ken Pomeroy picks UNC as a 3 point favorite (64%). FWIW, UCLA was a nearly identical underdog today.
A UNC blogger reports that someone named King traveled in George Washington's win against Vanderbilt. Credible source, that.
Nike's one shining moment? Not so much.
And if you didn't get a chance to see the end of today's Div. II basketball final, try here or here. Incredible.
Hack the Bracket provides a nice preview of the game. Ken Pomeroy discusses what he expects for the game pace.
Good article in the Star-Ledger debunking some "Prince-town" offense myths:
"He had a lot of trust in his players," said Max Schafer, a freshman point guard on [the 2004] Ivy championship team. "He instilled a faith in us, so we weren't constantly looking over to the sidelines for what we should be doing. That was tremendous from a player's standpoint because you felt you had total control of what you were doing. You didn't have a coach who was micromanaging your every move."Sill waiting to hear good news about the injured UNC student (Charlotte Observer).
"I've said from the beginning that I don't want to have just a good team," Thompson said. "I don't want to be a cute pick. I want to get to the point with this program where it's not the cute, trendy thing to say Georgetown, but it's a foregone conclusion that you're going to say Georgetown."
Camille Powell and Mike Wise offer slightly different takes on the Thompson family (Wash Post).