NCAA Tournament Tidbits 03.21.12 Edition

Posted by Brian Goodman on March 21st, 2012

The NCAA Tournament is here and there’s more news, commentary and analysis than any of us can possibly keep up with. To make things a little easier, we’ll bring you a list of daily links gathered about teams in each of the four regions all the way through the Final Four.

West Region

South Region

Midwest Region

  • Kansas forward Thomas Robinson’s struggles against Purdue can’t be replicated this weekend if the Jayhawks are to move on. It’s a testament to Robinson’s ability that he was still able to compile a double-double despite a horrendous first half, but that’s not exactly a sustainable model for team success.
  • One of the biggest factors behind NC State‘s Sweet Sixteen run is the maturation of sophomore forward C.J. Leslie from raw athlete to developing talent. Leslie is averaging nearly a double-double over his last 10 games.
  • Despite a depleted guard corps, North Carolina head coach Roy Williams is adamant that his team will be ready to play against Ohio on Friday without Kendall Marshall. The point guard hasn’t officially been ruled out and his wrist injury isn’t on his dominant left hand, but the phrase “break glass in case of emergency” comes to mind.
  • While one could easily make the argument that Ohio has nothing to lose as a Cinderella team, the Bobcats are willing to take on all comers. Can John Groce’s troops take down another power in North Carolina after upsetting the Hoyas in 2010?
  • No one knew what to expect when NC State hired head coach Mark Gottfried, but everyone from administrators to coaches to fans are taking a shining to him now that he has the Wolfpack in the Sweet Sixteen.

East Region

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