Whats Trending: Tom Izzo Dancing, Baylor Getting Baptized, Marcus Paige, and More…Posted by Nick Fasulo (@nickfasuloSBN) on February 28th, 2014
What’s Trending is a column examining the week that was in college basketball social media. Nick Fasulo (@nickfasuloSBN) is your weekly host.
Tom Izzo… Pony… Ride It
So Tom Izzo apparently appears in a new Werner Ladders TV commercial. That’s clever and funny and all, but SB Nation‘s Brian Floyd already made the remix for us because that is how he rolls… just laying beats over video and hitting the “UPLOAD TO YOUTUBE” button.
Yes, that would be the renowned R&B hit “Pony” by Ginuwine.
Baylor Bears Get Baptized
No for real. This is not a euphemism for getting shown up on defense while your opponent throws one down in your face. A handful of Baylor Bears were actually baptized last week. Isaiah Austin captured it all.
Scottie Wilbekin Celebrates Like A Soccer Player
Great circus shot, yes, from Florida’s star guard prior to the Gators’ Tuesday night game against Vanderbilt. But could his celebration be a bit overstated?
An Aerial View of Marcus Paige’s Game Winner
A gorgeous action shot of Marcus Paige’s game winning lay-up vs Triangle rival NC State. Nobody is talking about it, but Paige may be the nation’s most improved player this season. The Heels have had their struggles but they’re on a major roll now, in large part because their point guard has been a stud all season.
Orange Fans Are On Edge
After more or less cruising to victory in their first 20 games of the regular season, the once perfect Syracuse Orange are now 26-2. That’s nothing to be embarrassed by, of course, but since that point, six of their last seven games have been DECIDED BY SIX POINTS OR FEWER.
Fans are freaking out, as evidenced by this fan in the final moments of the Orange’s Monday night game vs. Maryland.
- Excellent use of the Instagram tilt-shift editor by Penn State following its big Senior Night win over Ohio State [Twitter].
- Roughly 500 miles south of State College, Pennsylvania, Davidson’s senior night ended with a great photo-op of Wildcat players joining their peers in the stands [Twitter].
- NC State students earned the unofficial Best Troll award in the wake of former Tar Heel Raymond Felton’s arrest on gun charges [Twitter].