What I learned yesterday...
1 - Royce White is really (REALLY) good. He would have made out favorite squad a LOT better. Too bad things worked out like they did.
2 - South Dakota State lost to Baylor by 8. The Gophers beat SDSU by 16. The Gophers are 8 points better than Baylor. Don't even try to argue with my logic.
3 - I really like Fred Hoiberg as a coach. He knew that UConn had a couple guards who apply great pressure so this week he put in a new package that had Royce White bringing the ball up as a point-forward. It worked brilliantly. He knew his players and put his team in the best position to succeed.
4 - UNC-Ashville was absolutely robbed/jobbed by the officials. There as an obvious goal tending not called, a ball tipped out by Syracuse that absolutely should have been Bulldog ball and then a really bad lane violation giving Syracuse another shot after missing the front end of a 1-and-1. I think it end up costing them 5 points and I feel bad for those kids.
5 - It was interesting to see Steve Alford coaching against Dan Monson. I am too lazy to look it up but I wonder how many times those two have faced each other.
6 - I can't decide what the most annoying commercial of the Tournament is yet. I think my vote today would be for the Old Spice commercial where the guy's brain comes out of his head. Funny commercial but WAY overplayed.
|(11) Texas vs (6) Cincinnati*||CBS||12:15 PM|
|(11) North Carolina State vs (6) San Diego State*||tru TV||12:40 PM|
|(9) Alabama vs (8) Creighton*||TBS||1:40 PM|
|(10) Virginia vs (7) Florida*||TNT||2:10 PM|
|(14) St. Bonaventure vs (3) Florida State*||CBS||2:45 PM|
|(14) Belmont vs (3) Georgetown*||tru TV||3:10 PM|
|(16) Vermont vs (1) North Carolina*||TBS||4:10 PM|
|(15) Norfolk State vs (2) Missouri*||TNT||4:40 PM|
|(9) Saint Louis vs (8) Memphis*||TBS||6:50 PM|
|(15) Lehigh vs (2) Duke*||CBS||7:15 PM|
|(13) Ohio vs (4) Michigan*||TNT||7:20 PM|
|(10) Purdue vs (7) Saint Mary's*||tru TV||7:27 PM|
|(16) LIU Brooklyn vs (1) Michigan State*||TBS||9:20 PM|
|(10) Xavier vs (7) Notre Dame*||CBS||9:45 PM|
|(12) South Florida vs (5) Temple*||TNT||9:50 PM|
|(15) Detroit vs (2) Kansas*||tru TV||9:57 PM|