[u]Purdue Heavy-duty Engine Makers[/u]
The BIG10 proves to be the greatest conference since the Tourney’s start.
BIG10 was an afterthought compared to the ACC & Big 12 when projecting
which conferences would have the most teams remaining at this stage
Kansas must somehow find the way that Purdue, Wisconsin, and Michigan
could not find to slow down the 29th double-double from Caleb Swanigan,
Mr. Indiana Basketball, who racks up double-doubles like the mini-LeBron
that he is — 20-point, 12-rebound against Iowa State who could not slow
his PURDUE TRAIN down – Selfie should expose his magic Jayhawk sauce
or go home (by train)…
Selfie Squad 38-point win vs. #16 UC Davis, 20-pt win over #9 Mich St.
shot 56.3% & 53.1% w/ great 3-pting – nothing new there really since
they rank 5th nationally in 3-pt FG %age – shooting a seasonal 40.6%:
Already hit 19 3’s 1st 2 games of tourney. 1 great PG’s enuf – KU’s got 2 !!
Orego lost Sr. F Chris Boucher to season-ending ACL tear in Pac-12 Tourny.
Boucher 2nd-leading rebounder, 3rd-leading scorer, but Brooks ought to get
a few good looks – he’s hit double figures in scoring in 14 straight games,
while Dorsey has taken the Tourney by storm in scoring 51 total pts the 1st
W/ the Brooks/Dorsey combo at its best, Ducks + Wolverines — both top 20
nationally in FG%age, Thursday’s clash in KC should feature plenty of points,
but the more entertaining OVER just never turns out that way – now does it.
PG – [b][u]Frank Mason III[/u][/b]
21.0pts / 3.5reb / 6.5ast / 1.0stl / 0.0blk
Mason = Naismith Player of the Year Award finalist
Mason = 1st Kansas player to lead Big 12 in scoring –
since the 2004-05 season when former Jayhawks’ F
Wayne Simien accomplished the feat — and that’s
just how Bucknell, a #14 Seed and 14 point dog to
Kansass beat them back to Lawrence.
Mason’s tremendous 3pt shooting ability, ranked 16th
nationally in shooting 48.7 % on 150 attempts during
the regular season, makes him a danger to the whole
Selfie Squad concept if he is shut down (or even just
has a cold-shooting night — Because the next dude
is a double-double machine that similar teams could
I refer to the wierd weapon SF/PF/C [b][u][i]Caleb Swanigan[/i][/u][/b],
Biggie’s at 18.0pts / 13.0reb / 5.7ast / 0.5stl / 2.3blk
Compared with his adversaries:
G – Derrick Walton Jr., Michigan, SR
18.0pts / 6.0reb / 8.5ast / 1.0stl / 0.5blk
G – Tyler Dorsey, Oregon, SO
25.5pts / 5.0reb / 1.5ast / 1.5stl / 0.0blk
The powerful ACC has only one team remaining
after earning 9 NCAA Tournament bids.
But it had to have the help of the Refs (& TV-cash)
to hold off Arkansas in the 2nd round.
Roy Williams’ team leads the nation in skipped classes
and offensive rebounds at nearly 16 per day & contest,
respectively = NCAA-best +13.1 rebounding margin.
6 years after back-to-back appearances in the final
national championship game, Butler is again the dog
because their 76–64 win over No. 13 Winthrop and
their 74–65 win over No. 12 Middle Tennessee State
were NOT flashy. But But has whipped some big-buts
14 of 23 total wins coming vs. teams that qualified
for the field of 68, and after knocking off defending
national champion Villanova twice during the season,
it’ll now have an opportunity to butt-out the butt of
last’s year’s runner-up North Carolina.
Butler has yet to trail in this year’s FF tournament.
This year’s South Region games are in Memphis.
John Calipari’s former team before this Kentucky job
he took in 2009. Memphis.
Calipari takes the court there for the 1st time since
leading Memphis to the Conference USA title via a
64–39 victory over Tulsa on March 14, 2009.
This is a rematch from this season when the highest-
scoring team in the nation, leading in seveal offensive
stats, none other than the UCLA Triple-B-Ballers shot
53% to end Kentucky’s 42-game home winning streak.
Just one year ago, a [color=Red]’Fire Alford'[/color] banner
was being flown all over the UCLA campus after they limped to
an overall record of 15–17. Now Steve Alford has led UCLA
to 31 wins entering a Sweet 16 showdown with Kentucky.
The secret to the BBBall + 5 other players averaging
double figures in scoring are TJ “Sweet” Leaf,
Bryce Alford, Issac Hamilton, Aaron Holiday
and Thomas Welsh –
they’ve only turned the ball over only 3 times
in the 2nd round vs. a physical Cincinnati defense,
and by the time this team gets to Phoenix, she’ll be waiting.