Wow that Kansas-Missouri game sure was good. I've been saying for weeks now that I think Missouri is the kind of team to make a Sweet Sixteen run. They play pressure D, run an up-tempo but efficient style and don't turn the ball over, just the makeup to give teams fits.
And I don't care how many times I see them, West Virginia is an ugly basketball team. They play good defense--number two in defending the three and fifth in overall defense--but they don't hit very many shots, they run a slow game and they don't maximize possessions. They've also only beaten two teams in the top 50 in both RPI and KenPom all year. They could go out in the first round, assuming of course they make the tourney still. With eight losses in mid-February, their tournament hopes aren't a lock.
Onto the links!
Jacob Osterhout of the Charlotte Examiner talks about disturbing trends in college basketball.
The Love of Sports gives its player of the year candidates and Teague hits the list at #6.
Dan Collins has a great article on Melvin Tabb.
The News and Observer also has a Tabb writeup.
Stats Fever gives its list of the greatest player from each ACC school. Their choice for Wake Forest is Bill George. In time, I think we might be rethinking who the best Deac is--Phonso and Curry sure make a convincing argument.
The News and Observer has a nice piece on the women's basketball team and their hot streak.
The Gastonia Grizzlies, a summer wood-bat league, will have two Deacs on their roster.
Florida State's Solomon Alabi was named ACC rookie of the week.