What’s Trending: #BBN (again), Tucson “Riots,” Mid-Majority and More…Posted by Nick Fasulo (@nickfasuloSBN) on March 31st, 2014
What’s Trending is a column examining the week that was in college basketball social media. Nick Fasulo (@nickfasuloSBN) is your weekly host.
Lots, LOTS of incredible moments from the last four days of the NCAA Tournament. Maybe the best collection of regional semifinal and final games in years, and below may be the greatest snapshot of the bunch.
Following the Cardiac Cats’ improbable win over Michigan (following equally improbable wins against Wichita State and Louisville… seriously, what a run from these young Wildcats), Coach Cal spoke to the team. He also gave Marcus Lee a hug. Coach Cal loves Marcus Lee.
“Riots” in Tucson
I’ll never understand why fans riot in defeat. This one, after Arizona missed two shots to win with seconds remaining, makes the scene in Tucson from Saturday night even more baffling. Also, this #riotselfie captures the current sad state of our country right now.
Gators Eat Bruins
Caption contest time! I think every member of the Gators squad posted this on Instagram within 24 hours of advancing to the Elite Eight.
Why Tennessee Got Screwed
Oh, right… it was Lane Kiffin.
Dayton’s loss to Florida in the Elite Eight marked the end of the fabulous website (endeavor, really), Mid-Majority. Bally, the iconic stuffed basketball mascot, was front and center in Memphis to take in the action (over Kevin Harlan’s left shoulder), getting some TV time.
— Russell Steinberg (@Russ_Steinberg) March 30, 2014
Officiating Has Been Pretty Bad
Officiating in this NCAA Tournament has gotten a ton of bad publicity, but rightfully so. The frequent reviews, waffling over calls, and preventing players from getting a little chippy late in a close game have been the main concerns.
From start to finish, that was the worst officiated game in a horribly officiated tournament. Do something about it.
— Adam Hoge (@AdamHoge) March 30, 2014
You only remember the bad calls that officials make, which makes this NCAA tournament a really memorable tournament so far.
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) March 30, 2014
Maybe the NCAA shouldn't pay the referees either?
— Bruce Arthur (@bruce_arthur) March 30, 2014
— Steve Stricker (@stevestricker) March 30, 2014
Remember Grant Jerrett?
Everyone says Arizona could have used another big man this season. He probably would have helped.
Wonder what Grant Jarrett is doing right now? Could be ballin’ at the Honda Center #BadAdvice
— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) March 28, 2014