Friday, March 07, 2014

Welcome to Bracketville--Final Regular Season Weekend Edition

Senior Night is just one more reason to love college basketball.
Baylor’s victory over Iowa State was the sixth win in seven games for the Bears. If they play up to their talent, they’ll break some brackets.
New Mexico’s Cameron Bairstow has gone from a player who never scored 20 points in his first three seasons to averaging 20.3 ppg as a senior.
Kansas Coach Bill Self has won 10 consecutive Big-12 Championships…three when he had to replace the entire starting lineup. That’s remarkable!
Florida’s Michael Frazier set an SEC record with 11 3-pointers in the win over South Carolina.
Oakland’s Travis Bader hit seven 3-pointers and went 18-for-18 from the foul line…39 points in all. A good day at the office.
Bryce Cotton of Providence is now averaging 40.2 minutes per game.
Illinois had not allowed over 50 point in four games…then Michigan scored 52 in the first half.
Wisconsin has won eight straight. The Badgers have won at least 12 Big 10 games nine times for Bo Ryan.
Villanova shoots 3-point shots on 46% of field goal attempts, 6th most in the nation. Live by the 3, die by the 3.
Hmmm: Remember when Marshall Henderson was relevant?
Syracuse has not won a game by more than two points since February 9th.
Kansas has played 19 games vs. Top-50 and won 12 of them, ranking first in both categories.
Kansas State has not lost at home all year.
Villanova is 8-0 in games decided by seven or fewer points---4-0 in overtime.
The last time Alabama won away from home---last season.
Gonzaga has won 25 games seven straight seasons.
In their 13-point win over Memphis, Cincinnati gave up more than 80 points for the first time this season.
Five Michigan State players scored in double figures in the victory over Iowa.
In the final seconds, St. Peter’s Desi Washington hit a 3-pointer for the W over Fairfield. That is the third time this season he has accomplished that feat…all against Fairfield.
Wake Forest beat Duke, NC State and UNC in the same season for the first time in five years.
Southern Utah had lost 31 in a row to D-1 teams until beating North Dakota.
You go figure out the AAC. SMU is 2-0 vs. UConn; UConn is 2-0 vs. Memphis; Memphis is 2-0 vs. Louisville; Louisville is 2-0 vs. SMU.
Wake Forest just took it to Duke…Duke just fell apart and was humiliated during Wake’s 17-0 run.
Cincinnati’s Sean Kilpatrick 34 points---Northwestern 32 points. Both happened on Thursday.
Kentucky is as good as any team in hitting the offensive glass and getting to the free throw line. Their shot selection sucks. They have four losses outside the Top-50.
Remember when John Callipari speculated that UK could go 40-0. The Greeks told us hubris is to be punished.
Notre Dame and UNC combined to go 15-34 from the free throw line. That’s bad medicine.
Weber State was held to 17 first half points by Portland State.
NC State’s T.J. Warren had 41 points at Pitt---the most ever scored in the Petersen Events Center.
That was Warren’s eighth 30-point game this season…no other ACC player has more than two.
UNC’s 12 straight conference wins include just one tournament team and one bubble team.
Not so fast: Unbeaten in league play: Florida, Wichita State, Stephen F. Austin (25 in a row, 17-0 in conference.).
One more thing: The last time Michigan won the Big 10 regular season title outright was 1986.

Congratulations!!! You made it to the end. Celebrate by watching some college hoops this weekend.

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