Around The Blogosphere: February 10, 2011

Posted by nvr1983 on February 10th, 2011


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Top 25 Games

  • #13 Georgetown 64, #12 Syracuse 56: “Georgetown fans have been conditioned to believe that when the going gets tough, we’d falter.  Instead, we did the exact opposite, finishing the game with an 8-1 run to win 64-56 in the most satisfying victory of the season.  John Thompson III earned his first victory in the Carrier Dome as the coach of Georgetown.” (Casual Hoya)

Other Games of Interest

  • Michigan 75, Northwestern 66: “On Michigan’s first offensive possession of the game, Jordan Morgan went up soft for an easy layup, missed it, and went crumbling to the floor. It was eerily similar to Morgan’s soft early layups at Ohio State except this time it was Mike Cappocci defending the rim rather than Jared Sullinger. I’m not sure what happened but, after that dismal attempt, the switch flipped. Morgan dominated the next 39 minutes in a way that we haven’t seen this year. He missed just one more shot and finished with 27 points on 13 field goal attempts. That’s not to say Morgan didn’t get any help from his teammates. Tim Hardaway Jr. was phenomenal yet again and Morris, Douglass, Novak, and Smotrycz were all solid in supporting roles.” (UM Hoops: Recap, Post-Game ChatJohn Beilein Post-Game Interview, and Player Post-Game Interviews)
  • Maryland 106, Longwood 52: “Ah, the joys of cupcakes. Sean Mosley scored 20 points, Dino Gregory had his second double-double of the season, six Terrapins finished in double-digits in points, and Maryland cruised to an easy victory over Longwood, more than doubling up the Lancers with a 106-52 final score. The win was Gary Williams’ 665th, and Maryland fans held up “665” signs in the final minutes commerating the victory.” (Testudo Times)

News/Analysis

  • Kentucky Fans Offend Bruce Pearl’s Delicate Sensibilities: Having a little fun with Bruce Pearl’s criticism of Kentucky fans following the Volunteers loss. (A Sea of Blue)
  • It’s Official: Maryland Hanging Greivis Vasquez’s Banner on Feb. 20 Against N.C. State: “We already had a pretty good idea this was coming, and it’s still a good idea for all the reasons discussed at the linked post: Greivis completely deserves the banner, the timing is good on all sides, and he never lost to the Wolfpack, so it’s only fitting he delivers one final dagger to them.” (Testudo Times)
  • Scot Pollard Column: There’s No Place Like Home When Home Is Lawrence: The former Kansas star talks about his time playing for the Jayhawks. (Lost Letterman)
  • Decisions, Decisions…: “With six West Coast Conference games remaining (yes, six), Gonzaga is in unfamiliar territory in that it must string together a number of wins to avoid playing a Saturday night game in Las Vegas for the WCC Tournament. Before this season, most Gonzaga fans didn’t know the conference tournament began before Sunday and most didn’t bother showing up until Monday. With five of six very winnable games plus a senior night special against Cal State Bakersfield, Mark Few now has ample opportunity to make some decisions, roll with them, and see what ending those decisions lead you to.” (The Slipper Still Fits)
  • Fighting Illini on the NCAA Bubble, But Still Probably On the Right Side: “It has been a pretty rough month and a half for Illini fans. Since the December 12th win over Northern Colorado, things have kind of come off of the rails. The Illini have since lost seven of twelve games, including exactly one win away from the Assembly Hall, (we love you, Iowa.) 5-5 in the Big Ten, five games away from twenty wins with eight games to play, and the likelihood of this being a truly special year for Illinois basketball dwindling by the week.” (Hail to the Orange)
  • Class of 2011 Intro: Larry Nance Jr.: Taking a look at the son of the former NBA star. (UM Hoops)
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