Jimmer Fredette became a one-name star in his senior season at Brigham Young. Notre Dame’s head coach Mike Brey had a slightly less drastic meteoric rise, but both ended the season with some impressive hardware.
For the first time in five years, the Associated Press All-America team was dominated by seniors.
Lately I’ve been hearing a lot about how watered-down college basketball is and while I can’t completely disagree, it sure has made tournament exciting.
I will be the first person to agree that the NCAA tournament isn’t what it used to be, with lesser overall talent on the floor and fewer compelling NBA prospects to watch.
For the next two and a half weeks we all become college basketball fans. Even if you did not watch a single minute of the regular season or know who is broadcasting the tournament itself, we all fill out a bracket.
It’s time to put on your dancing shoes, make those last minute tweaks to your bracket and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with corned beef, green beer and what is sure to be a full day of crazy tournament action.
As expected the Big East got 11 teams in the NCAA Tournament. The record-setting number is as much of a product of the toughness of the league, as it is a show of the weakness of the entire field.
Ok, so the NCAA field is lame. The 68 slots are bloated with bleh, NBA scouts are muttering about the lack of future impact players, and we’re fresh off a pretty ordinary season, to put it nicely.