Throughout the NCAA Tournament, we’ll be providing you with the daily chatter from around the webosphere relating to what’s going on with the teams still playing.
- Word came last night that Kyrie Irving will be available for Duke, but how big a difference can he make for a team already at a one-seed?
- According to a study conducted by BracketScience.com, Michigan head coach John Beilein is the second-best coach at outperforming his seed.
- Missouri is ninth in the nation in scoring, but it’s mostly due to Mike Anderson‘s uptempo style rather than smooth shooting.
- A survivor mentality is crucial for Memphis, who fell under the radar during a roller coaster season.
- Bucknell senior GW Boon, a Kansas fan when the Bison shocked the Jayhawks in 2005, changed allegiances when the coaching staff came knocking shortly after.
- It’s taken a few years, but Mick Cronin finally has Cincinnati on the upswing.
- An apt nickname for the UNLV-Illinois matchup game might be “The Lon Kruger Bowl.”
- Old Dominion is one of this season’s Cinderella candidates, behind big man Frank Hassell.
- A veteran lineup is expected to get plenty of mileage for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
- It’s already been an up-and-down week for Purdue, and they haven’t even played a tournament game yet. After JaJuan Johnson was named an All-American, Kelsey Barlow was suspended for “conduct detrimental to the team.”
- Off the court, Utah State is one of just seven schools in the NCAA Tournament with perfect graduation rates.
- Richmond coach Chris Mooney has been poring over Vanderbilt film and has a good idea of what the Commodores will try to do Thursday.