Saturday, November 12, 2011

Welcome to Bracketville---Opening of the Season Edition

The ’82-’83 Duke recruiting class (Jay Bilas, Johnny Dawkins, Mark Alarie and David Henderson) scored more combined career points than any recruiting class in NCAA history.

Of the last ten NCAA Champions, there have been as many teams that started the season unranked in the AP poll as those that started season ranked at #1.

It appears that this season, UConn’s biggest opponent will be their grade-point average.

Florida State returns eight players who averaged 10-plus minutes per game last season.

Boston College has to replace its entire starting lineup and returns just two scholarship players. Nine freshmen enter the program.

While coaching at Maryland, Lefty Driesell kicked off the college ritual of Midnight Madness in 1971.

Last season, Belmont led the NCAA in bench points. On Friday, 11/11/11 Belmont was far and away the better team on the floor at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Duke has recruited at least one prep All-American every class since 1982.

UNC’s Tyler Zeller averaged 25.8 points and 8.8 rebounds in last season’s NCAA Tournament.

In ten years under Coach Bo Ryan, Wisconsin has yet to finish lower than fourth in the Big Ten.

UTEP lost eight seniors from last season’s team that won 25 games…they return just three players who saw action last year.

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