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.
Mr. Buffett may lose points for looking like a fair weather fan, counting his money in Omaha and only coming out to play when the Bluejays are on the verge of making a deep NCAA Tournament run, but any billionaire willing to be photographed with stickers on his face is cool in my book.
— Rob Anderson (@_robanderson) March 8, 2014
Joel Embiid Out For Big 12 Tournament
Like Syracuse in 2012 (Fab Melo) and Cincinnati in 2000 (Kenyon Martin), Final Four contender Kansas has lost an important big man at the worst possible time. Joel Embiid, ruled out of the Big 12 Tournament with his NCAA Tournament status unknown because of a stress fracture in his back, has offered up a handful of angles as to what it all means for Kansas. To the hot sports takes!
— Calvin McDermott (@calmcd1697) March 11, 2014
This news will deter people from picking Kansas, makes bracket pools harder. KU wasn't winning the title with or without Embiid
Maybe Joel Embiid's value will plummet to a late first rounder!?!?!!? A man can dream, right?
— Spurs Talk. (@SpursTalk1) March 11, 2014
Kansas isn't Final Four team without Embiid. Jayhawks in trouble without him. Need him to return but why would a likely top-3 pick risk it?
— Myron Medcalf (@MedcalfByESPN) March 11, 2014
To state the obvious: College basketball being robbed of a fledgling, amazing talent like Joel Embiid during its biggest month is awful.
— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) March 11, 2014
NBA Scout on Embiid: "He is top 3 if he doesn't play."
— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) March 11, 2014