Notes, numbers and factoids reviewing the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament, including the 1985 retro feel of this year’s Final Four group.
Sunday completed a first NCAA Tournament weekend that had plenty of history made, and it was as wild as we have come to expect from what has transpired thus far this season. Also, a big man is not conceding that his college career is over just yet.
History of the kind some of us never imagined occurring happened on Friday night. It was shocking in so many ways. Plus injury questions abound heading into the next round, while the next head coach at one school may have more headaches from the outset.
The best month of the year is here, and already the madness has started in one conference tournament, while it feels weird with another one going on. Plus a regular season title is clinched, a key meeting is on tap, and one powerhouse program could be on the move.
With the regular season winding down, the picture in the ACC is getting clearer, with help from Wednesday night. Plus warm weather is a problem for one court, history could be made in the Big 12 soon, a first conference title is happening, and a Trojan will move on.
It isn’t the best of times in Storrs, Connecticut, to be sure. Plus close ones in the Big Ten that go for the road teams, a bigger road comeback in the ACC, and a Tiger will be out indefinitely.
Miami gets a win they needed more than numbers might suggest. Plus no real surprise results, and another season-ending knee injury, this time to a solid NCAA Tournament contender.
Following up a Final Four is hard, but one program’s next act gets a big boost. Plus more good action in the competitive SEC, you can just about guarantee one result in the ACC, and a rare bad night for a young star who’s had many good ones.
In our latest podcast, we start with a big game in the Big East, then move on to the sudden lack of undefeated teams, a big injury in the ACC, and a powerhouse that looks vulnerable in a stacked conference they have long ruled.
While a freshman point guard has put up a lot of big games and did so again on Wednesday, the night belonged to a younger, smaller and lesser-known guard. Plus there’s a new all-time wins leader in South Bend, and a couple of surprise conference starts continue in the Midwest.