Thursday, February 16, 2012

Welcome to Bracketville---Bracket Busters Edition.

Kentucky, Long Beach State, Utah Valley, Bucknell, Mississippi Valley State and Texas-Arlington are undefeated in conference play.



SMU went 8-for-46 (17.4%) in their 47-28 loss to UAM---the lowest field goal percentage this season. Oddly enough, last year SMU shot 72.3% against Lamar, the highest percentage of the 2010-2011 season.

Four of Oakland’s starters (in their 76-68 victory over Utah) did not record a field goal.

In that game, the lone starter who did score a field goal went 13-13 from the foul line. That is the third time this season that has shot at least 12-for-12 from the line.

Butler has won five of their last six and is 10-6 in the Horizon League. Don’t forget how young they are, with six freshmen and three sophomores on the roster.

Notre Dame is one of the better stories this season. Since losing their best player, Tim Abromaitis, they have just one senior on the team---Scott Martin.

In the 59-50 Wake Forest victory over Georgia Tech, the teams combined for 106 shots…making just 37.

Wichita State starts four seniors.

Kentucky leads the nation in defensive field goal percentage (35.8%).

Ten University of Miami players have scored in double figures at least once this season.

Creighton’s 31-for-40 shooting (77.5%) in their win over Southern Illinois not only set a school and MVC record; it the highest shooting percentage in Division I 2005.

Six guys coming off the bench this season have made at least 13 free throws.

One last thing: I am looking forward to seeing St. Mary’s at Murray State and Long Beach state at Creighton this weekend in the Bracket Busters extravaganza

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