Around The Blogosphere: February 25, 2011

Posted by nvr1983 on February 25th, 2011

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Top 25 Games

  • Marquette 74, #13 UConn 67 (OT): The Huskies lost a tough game at the XL Center that should help Marquette’s NCAA Tournament chances. (The UConn Blog)

Other Games

  • Gonzaga 89, St. Mary’s 85 (OT): The Zags’ keys to the game included (1) beating SMC on offense with Sacre, Harris and Dower, (2) limiting SMC’s three-point attempts with skin tight perimeter defense, and (3) forcing SMC to take a higher-than-usual percentage of two-point shots. Aside from the obvious victory — and Zagacious cannot understate the awesomeness of this win! — how did we fare on our checklist?  (Zagacious)

Pre-Game Analysis

  • #2 Duke at Virginia Tech: “Program changer.  You don’t get many opportunities at program changing wins, but VT has a shot at one on Saturday.  The whole nation (and world thanks to ESPN America) will be get a big glimpse of what Hokie Nation is like for roundball on Saturday with ESPN College Gameday (basketball) making its first ever trip to the ‘Burg with Rece, Hubert, Digger, and Jay Bilas, airing from 10 AM to Noon.  Then, the big show starts nine hours later with Tech taking on the #1, by God, Duke Blue Devils at 9 PM on ESPN in OUR CASSELL..” (Tech Hoops)

News/Analysis

  • Curry Brothers Haunt Virginia Tech’s Seth Greenberg: “This Saturday Virginia Tech hosts No. 1 Duke in Blacksburg for a huge ACC showdown. Playing for the Blue Devils will be Seth Curry, the younger brother of Stephen Curry and a second reminder of what could’ve been for Virginia Tech coach Seth Greenberg and his program.” (Lost Letterman)
  • Jay Bilas Interview: The ESPN analyst took some time to answer some questions about the Hokies. (Tech Hoops)
  • Casual Investigation: How Long Will Chris Wright Be Out?: Asking an orthopedic surgeon about Wright’s injury and comparing it to some recent similar injuries. (Casual Hoya)
  • Kentucky Wildcats Basketball: The Misadventures of the Traveling Wildcats: Taking another look at Kentucky’s struggles on the road.  (A Sea of Blue)
  • Maryland Gets Commitment from German Forward Martin Breunig: “Sports fandom is fickle. A week ago, Maryland basketball seemed dead in the water. Now, they’ve won two straight, are back on the bubble, and just received a commitment from their top remaining target in the 2011 class, German combo forward Martin Breunig. Breunig visited for the N.C. State game, and though he has little idea of the national basketball scene, apparently felt well enough at home to pull the trigger right away.” (Testudo Times)
  • Looking at the Bruins Tournament Picture: “With two weeks of Pac-10 regular season play remaining, and Selection Sunday just three and a half weeks away, it is getting to be time to look toward UCLA’s prospective status for the NCAA Tournament. It certainly is a popular topic – folks have been speculating for weeks about being on the bubble, off the bubble and who we have to beat in order to get in. With time getting short, it is about time to throw off concern of looking ahead of the task at hand, and see where the team stands in terms of its tournament chances.” (Bruins Nation)
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