Monday, February 20, 2012

Welcome to Bracketville---Judgment Week Edition.

Kansas currently has the most consecutive appearances in the NCAA Basketball Tournament.

I know the announcers like to attribute the high number of low-scoring games to defensive intensity and genius strategy, but I think at least part of it is due to over-coaching and too few players with top-notch ball skills.

Drexel is 21-1 in their past 22 games.

New Mexico plays some serious defense.

Kentucky’s men’s and women’s teams are #1 in the SEC.

BC has nine guys getting at least ten minutes a game.

Sixteen (that’s 16) players had ten or more assists in games played Saturday…that’s six more than any day this season.

Finally: At long last, Duke picked up a come from ahead victory Sunday over the BC Eaglets.

FSU point guard, Luke Loucks did not commit a turnover in the win at N.C. State, but as a team the Seminoles had 14.

Oklahoma State’s Keiton Page went 20 for 20 from the free-throw line while scoring 40 points against Texas. The 20 makes without a miss is the most since the 1996-97 season. Overall, State made 43 foul shots.

Conversely, Northwestern State’s William Mosley made just five of his 20 attempts from the line. That is first time since that same 1996-97 season that a player has duffed 15 free throws.

If Kentucky’s If Anthony Davis were a team, he would be ranked 31st in the country in blocks per game.

Georgetown can play defense.

Erving Walker became Florida’s all-time assists leader over the weekend.

NC State’s Scott Wood missed as many free throws {three} in the second half of Duke’s comeback victory as he had all season.

One more thing: I know they are a fashion statement, but I wish all teams would dump those black uniforms. Ditching the traditional colors should infuriate true fans and alumni.

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