College Basketball By The Tweets: Ben Howland, Gonzaga, and More Marshall Henderson…Posted by rtmsf on March 6th, 2013
Nick Fasulo is an RTC correspondent who writes the column College Basketball By the Tweets, a look at the world of college hoops through the prism of everyone’s favorite social media platform. You can find him on Twitter @nickfasuloSBN.
Before I go to bed, I always, always, always put my phone on silent. I don’t want to come out of my slumber for any reason, so part of my nightly routine is to flip that switch on my phone before flipping the light off and hitting the hay. Inexplicably, that critical step to setting my phone to silent was missed the other night, and around one in the morning, my phone started buzzing.
@nickfasulosbn I found Billy Edelin.He’s on ESPN Classic right now.
— Bobby Bancroft (@BobbyBancroft) March 5, 2013
And kept buzzing.
— Troy Machir (@TroyMachir) March 5, 2013
Then buzzed some more.
— Rob Dauster (@RobDauster) March 5, 2013
I’ll be sure to never make that mistake again, especially in March, when old Syracuse tape seems to always be rolling as late night programming.
Victor Oladipo Blowing Our Minds
The Internet has run out of real words to describe Victor Oladipo’s hops. This, coming after he shocked the heck out of Ohio State’s Shannon Scott in transition Tuesday night. Oladipo took off from two steps within the free throw line, put his head level with the hoop and covered what looked like 100 square feet in the matter of a second for the clean swat.
— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) March 6, 2013
— Nate Kotisso (@natekotisso) March 6, 2013
How does Victor Oladipo do that?
— Dana O’Neil (@ESPNDanaOneil) March 6, 2013
VICTOR OH MY GAWWWW
— Eamonn Brennan (@eamonnbrennan) March 6, 2013
Oladipo say no no no.
— ShitHoosiersSay (@ShitHoosiersSay) March 6, 2013
Ben Howland Plays Beer Pong
Before UCLA sunk Arizona in prime time last Saturday, their head coach was sinking a 2.7 ounce plastic ball in cups filled with cheap beer, flanked by a few Bruin undergrads. Come on, that play on words was low-hanging fruit. Photos were captured and spread like fire, naturally.
SOMEONE PLEASE TAKE A PICTURE OF BEN HOWLAND PLAYING BEER PONG
— Carlos Sandoval (@carlosatUCLA) March 2, 2013
— Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes) March 2, 2013
Everyone weighed in, many with really poor jokes and follow-ups, although a handful were digestible.
— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) March 2, 2013
Certainly, Bill Walton thinks Ben Howland calls for too many reracks in beer pong.
— Joey Kaufman (@joeyrkaufman) March 2, 2013
— Eli Smukler (@esmukler) March 2, 2013
Howland called Friday night’s game of beer pong. “The Put the Ping Pong Ball in the Cup” game. Told me he had “no idea” he was playing BP.
— Sam Strong (@SamStrong) March 4, 2013
And then there was this guy.
Ben Howland should be fired. Being a college coach means being a good role model. Playing beer pong w/ underage players isn’t a good example
— Nicky Mintz (@chunky37) March 3, 2013
That Guy. There’s always That Guy when these sorts of neat things that toe the line get shared around the Internet.
Gonzaga as a #1 Seed
The program that was first to market that whole trendy mid-major thing is now so out this season. Gonzaga, finally in line for a No 1 NCAA Tournament seed, is getting hated on. We think they are undeserving and simply a product of no power conference team capable of winning with consistency.
Does Gonzaga really have more of a case to be a number one seed than New Mexico? If anyone deserves it out of the power six, it’s the Lobos.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) March 3, 2013
Gonzaga hasn’t played anyone!! I’m predicting them to be the first to lose to a 16 seed
— Nick Kull (@Kullmination) March 3, 2013
Am firmly convinced no one wants a No. 1 seed this year except for Gonzaga.
— Brendan Prunty (@BrendanPrunty) February 27, 2013
Gonzaga, one seed or not, is still a good team, meaning just because they are weak one-seed doesn’t mean they couldn’t be a strong three-seed that goes on a run to the Final Four. Would you fear them more of they weren’t one of the favorites?
Dear College Basketball Gods- If Mizzou happens to be an 8- or a 9-seed in the tourney, please make Gonzaga our regional bracket’s 1-seed.
— Mizzou Nation (@Mizzou2SEC) March 1, 2013
Awesome-case scenario for Duke: 2-seed in Gonzaga’s bracket out west.
— Shane Ryan (@ShaneRyanHere) March 2, 2013
Everyone wants to be in the Bulldogs bracket. This is odd.
Checking in on an Old Friend, Marshall Henderson
Remember when Marshall Henderson and the Rebels were all the rage? The guard was shooting the lights out, drawing comparisons to Jimmer Fredette as a player who could galvanize the entire college basketball world and serve as one of the memorable faces of the season. And while Henderson won’t be forgotten, he’s certainly no Jimmer. Instead he’s more of a flash in the pan guy whose shtick was not sustainable. The world is starting to turn on Marshall.
Marshall Henderson will make the NIT must-watch again.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanCBS) March 3, 2013
I’m still trying to figure out how Ole Miss lost to Miss. State…The Marshall Henderson Experience going south (3-of-18 on 3’s in loss).
— Matt May (@TCPMattMay) March 3, 2013
What did Marshall Henderson & Auburn have in common yesterday? They both went 3 for 18 on 3-pointers! Oh yea, & they both suck! #AnchorDown
— Crazy James Franklin (@JamesFranklinYo) March 3, 2013
Breaking: After discussion with Jevan Snead, Marshall Henderson declares for the NBA Draft #HottyToddy
— Todd Wilson (@TDubb) March 3, 2013
With the season going south, the Rebels are a bubble team at best, fighting for their NCAA Tournament lives. But Henderson isn’t ceding hope. He’s amped, even though he may be watching the fun from home rather than really participating in it.
BEST MONTH OF THE YEAR!!! MARCH MADNESS BABYYYYY
— marshall henderson (@NativeFlash22) March 1, 2013