Thursday, December 15, 2011

Welcome to Bracketville---Exam Week Issue

You don’t see this every day---In Miami’s win over UMass, Durand Scott scored 16 for Miami, all from the foul line as he missed every shot from the field.

Lefty Terrell Stoglin of Maryland leads the ACC in scoring, averaging 22.5 points a game…about a third of the Terps’ points. He’s more than twice as many shots as any teammate…been to foul line twice as much next teammate.

Iona’s road win at Richmond was its fourth away victory from home in the past five games.

I love watching Gonzaga’s point guard, Kevin Pangos.

Marquette’s victory over Wisconsin (at Kohl) is as good a nonconference win of any team in the Top 10.

North Carolina’s Kendall is just the second player in the past 15 years to put together four career games with 15-plus assists. The other is ESPN’s Doug Gottlieb.

When Michigan State defeated Gonzaga at Gonzaga, it was just the seventh home loss for the Zags since 2004.

It’s early, but a most positive sign for Duke is the lack of fouls from the Plumblee brothers. Too bad, Mason can’t sink a free-throw.

Coach K played in Madison Square Garden the first year it was open.

Can’t remember the last time both #1 and #2 were defeated on the same weekend.

Duke’s 1992 team is the lone preseason #1 pick to go through the entire season ranked at #1.

UNC’s Harrison Barnes is scoring on about 48% of his attempts, but I am not a fan. Isolate on him the next time Carolina is on TV. He moves away from the basket after a shot is released, rather than hitting boards. Notice he often accelerates to places where the action has already been decided. He does a great job doing the matador defense. In about half the minutes, both Reggie Bullock and Michael McAdoo nearly match Barnes’ 4.3 rpg.

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