Around The Blogosphere: March 18, 2011

Posted by nvr1983 on March 18th, 2011

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Game Recaps

  • [EAST] #4 Kentucky 59, #13 Princeton 57: “I have rarely been so concerned about a game going into it, and every single one of those fears were justified. Fortunately, the Kentucky Wildcats found a way to win a grind-it-out game against a team that was playing the best basketball of their lives. The Princeton Tigers played more like a 7 against a 10 or an 8 versus 9 than a 13 versus a 4, and Kentucky stared long into they abyss of a first-round exit before Brandon Knight made his only basket of the game — a shot that ranked about 20 on a 10-point scale of degree of difficulty.” (A Sea of Blue)
  • [SOUTHWEST] #13 Morehead State 62, #4 Louisville 61: “Game over. Tournament over. Season over. And…Preston Knowles’ career over. It hurts. No matter when and where this ride ended, we knew it would, to some degree. But not this bad.” (Card Chronicle)
  • [SOUTHWEST] #11 Gonzaga 86, #6 St. John’s 71: “When the St. John’s draw was first announced last Sunday, Camp Zag salivated for multiple reasons, not the least of which was the differential in height between the two teams. We figured we could exploit St. John’s relatively small post men, but secretly we were hoping for an overall strategic whipping on our part that took a member of the over-congratulated Big East to task – physicality inside, rebounding, 2PT shot defense, alertness and speed to break the three quarter court trap. Those were our wildest dreams. Last night’s game exceeded them.” (Zagacious)

Game Previews


  • Hotly-Recruited Montrose Wing Justin Anderson Commits to Maryland: “If Nick Faust’s commitment was Faustival, can this be St. Anderson’s Day? Yeah, Justin Anderson of Montrose Christian has just committed to Maryland. Anderson chose the Terps above North Carolina and Virginia, but he had offers from a bevy of other schools, including Oklahoma, Virginia Tech, Georgetown, and a bunch of others (plus interest from Duke and Texas).” (Testudo Times)
  • Should Bruce Pearl be fired? What about Mike Hamilton?: “The wins, the violations, the lies, the interview.  We run the least boring athletic department in the nation. So on the heels of Mike Hamilton’s “we’ll evaluate it at the end of the season” kiss of death, what do you think Tennessee should do with its basketball coach and its athletic director?” (Rocky Top Talk)
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