Defense is a lost art in today's game. Too many fans focus too much on the offensive side of the ball. If NikStauskas has an off night, he is chastised for his poor shooting, rather than the guy who defended him being praised. It's sad. Great defenders lacking offensive dominance go underappreciated in their collegiate careers, and are taken later in the draft or not at all. All the while, prolific scorers who can't play a lick of defense are taken in the Top 5 every year.
Posted by Pete Lomur in College Basketball Opinion
Jun 24, 2013
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The Midwest region is the toughest region remaining this year. If features three Hall of Fame coaches – Louisville's Rick Pitino, Michigan State's Tom Izzo, and Duke's Mike Krzyzewski. Then there is also Oregon, who got one of the worst seeds in the history of the NCAA when they got a 12th seed.
The South regional at Cowboys Stadium might be the most interesting one this year. You have two schools that have won NCAA titles in the last eight years. Florida won it in 2006 and 2007. Kansas won it in 2008 and was the runner-up last year. So this regional features two championship winning coaches in Billy Donovan and Bill Shelf.
In the NCAA tournament this year, the East was about as close to chalk as you could get. The biggest upset in this region was 12th seeded California defeating fifth seed UNLV. The other lone upset was ninth seed Temple beating the eight seed NC State – if you consider a nine over eight seed an "upset."
They don't call it the "Wild West" for nothing. The only regional without the top overall seed going into the Sweet 16, the West has been the craziest bracket this year. How crazy? The remaining seeds are a 2, 6, 9, & 13 seed.
It's been a couple of days since the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee released the 2013 Tournament bracket. People around the nation are pouring over their brackets during work trying to figure out who will win it all this year.
As we head into the weekend all the major conferences are having their conference tournaments. Some teams are playing to improve their seeding. Others are playing just to get the automatic bid that comes with it.
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Could Duke and UNC move to the Big Ten or SEC? With Maryland's move to the Big Ten it appears the ACC is in trouble. Either the Big 10 or SEC could improve their conferences by adding Duke and North Carolina. But, will the Blue Devils or Tarheels go?
Duke and UNC Are Too Big To Fail Duke and North Carolina make too much money for the NCAA to banish them from March Madness. So, don't expect the NCAA to punish the Tar Heels or Blue Devils. Double Standard?
Bobcats Questionable Head Coach Hiring Michael Jordan may have made another management mistake in hiring Mike Dunlap for the Charlotte Bobcats head coach. At best, it's a questionable hire and he has his work cut out for him.
Top Non-Conference College Basketball Games 2011-2012 Everyone loves when the best teams from various conferences play each other. Those are almost always great games and very important for March Madness rankings. Here's our list of the top non-conference college basketball games to look forward to in 2011-2012.
John Calipari Returns In Final Four Again in 2011 Calipari is back in the Final Four -- like it's the first time. And, it sort of is, since the first two appearances were officially wiped off the books by the NCAA due to rules infractions. Read all about it in this article.