Thursday, December 06, 2012

Welcome to Bracketville--Jimmy V Classic Edition


I like the Georgetown zone.

With 13:04 left, Illinois State was leading Wyoming, 58-42. Over the final 13-plus minutes, Wyoming outscored Illinois State – on the road – 39-9 en route to a final score of 81-67. Wyoming may be the real deal---they are 9-0.
At Baylor, Northwestern did all they could to give back their 18-point lead, but managed to hold on to a four-point victory. In the final minute and a half, Northwestern made so many bonehead plays, I lost count. Baylor is truly the Jeckll and Hyde team.
The 41 points scored by Texas Vs Georgetown were the fewest Texas has scored in 25 years.
Arizona and Southern Miss combined for 49 turnovers in the Wildcats' eight-point win on Tuesday.
With its win over Boston College on Tuesday, Harvard has won five straight games against teams from the ACC.
NC State had 11 offensive rebounds in the second half and scored 16 second-chance points with them in their win over UConn in the Jimmy V Classic.
So far Duke has held five opponents to six or fewer assists.
The Big Ten has become a TV network with an athletic conference attached.
In their victory over Tennessee on Wednesday, UVA held the Vols to 28.8 percent shooting, the eighth consecutive Virginia opponent to shoot less than 43 percent. In a 46-38 defensive battle you would think there would have been a ton of foul shots…however, the teams combined for just 18.
From what I have seen thus far, Indiana and Florida are the teams that absolutely dominate the opposition. It seems their games are never in doubt. Last week, Florida toyed with Marquette, and this week---in a major rivalry game at FSU, they held the hosts to 47 points. In a non-cupcake-filled schedule, the Gators have outscored the opposition by an average of 25 points.
While leading the universe with 5.7 blocks per game, Jeff Withey of Kansas has been called for just six fouls in seven games. Remarkable!
I love the tradition of coaches taking their teams to play road games in their seniors' hometowns. Yet another reason why college hoops is better than the NBA.
Not so fast: 11 Division I men's basketball teams failed to score 50 points Wednesday night.
One more thing: Maybe it’s just me, but I think that NC State should be in the Jimmy V Classic every year.

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