Around The Blogosphere: March 10, 2011 Edition

Posted by nvr1983 on March 10th, 2011

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Top 25 Games

  • #15 St. John’s 65, Rutgers 63: “St. John’s rode a controversial end to move into the next round of the Big East Tournament, defeating Rutgers 65-63 in a game filled with poor shooting. But the game will be marked by its controversial ending.” (Rumble in the Garden)
  • #18 UConn 79, Georgetown 62: “What is left to say? Georgetown fans knew this team was heavily reliant on Chris Wright, media members and statisticians knew it as well. Clearly, after our fourth straight defeat without Wright, both the Georgetown players and coaches know it even better than the rest of us. Connecticut beat the Hoyas 79-62 in a game that was never really in question. Kemba Walker scored 28 points to lead the Huskies, who also got plenty of help from Jeremy Lamb, Shabazz Napier and Jamaal Coombs-McDaniel. Jason Clark and Austin Freeman led the Hoyas with 23 and 20 points respectively, but it wasn’t nearly enough, as the Hoyas were outhustled, outmanned, and outclassed in Madison Square Garden.” (Casual Hoya)

Other Games of Interest

  • Atlantic-10 Tournament Game Recaps: A comprehensive of games from courtside. (Pickin Splinters)

Pre-Game Analysis

  • 2011 Big Ten Tournament Preview: Taking a look at the games through advanced metrics. (UM Hoops)
  • Looking at the Pac-10 Tournament: Analyzing each of the teams and their chances of winning the conference tournament. (Bruins Nation)
  • Maryland vs. NC State: The Terrapins are trying to rebound from a brutal finish in the regular season to make a run in the ACC Tournament. (Testudo Times)


  • UNC Nearly Sweeps ACC Awards, Can’t Place Anyone on First Team: The Tar Heels were rewarded for their ACC regular season by taking in a major haul from the ACC Awards. (Carolina March)
  • Jason Whitlock’s Plan To Save The NBA Raises Some Interesting NCAA Thoughts: “Some of us are NBA fans, some of us aren’t. Regardless of where you fall on that debate, there is no doubt that the NBA and college game are linked. One of the biggest issues the NCAA has had to deal with in recent years is eligibility and the one and done rule. It’s been discussed time and time again and I still favor MLB’s rule that allows players to go pro out of high school, but if they go to college requires them to do so for at least three years.” (Bruins Nation)
  • Maryland’s Jordan Williams “Not Even Thinking About” NBA Draft: “Every single time someone mentions how great next year will likely be for Maryland, there’s always a caveat: “as long as Jordan Williams returns.” Up until now, we didn’t know his plans. And now…we still pretty much don’t.” (Testudo Times)
  • Thoughts on Malcolm Lee: Should UCLA’s Captain Keep Playing?: Asking whether Lee should keep playing after being found to have “a small cartilage tear in his left knee”. (Bruins Nation)
  • Can the Gophers Make Another Run?: “The Big Ten Tournament was a season savior last year. We were on the bubble and we got hot at just the right time to win three games in three days before losing to Ohio State in the championship game. Those three wins included wins over Michigan State and Purdue were enough to earn an at-large bid. So what are our chances of making a similar run to get back into the Big Dance for third consecutive year?” (The Daily Gopher)
  • Robert Morris gets a good look at the buzzer: “With just under one second left, Robert Morris needed a 3 to tie the game and send it into a second overtime. With the officials at the monitor to determine the amount of time left on the clock, coach Andrew Toole quickly drew up a play that got them an open look, yet fell short.” (The Mikan Drill)
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