Tons of news around the Internet today, still some chatter going on about Saturday's game, some talk about the Syracuse Orange feeling disrespected because not everyone believes their case for #1 is that strong, and a few football items.
Let's get right to them.
MU-KSU-KU: What teams are they most similar to? Part I | Upon Further Review
We've already been down this road a bit, but I find it an interesting exercise.
NCAAB Blog: The Dagger - Yahoo! Sports Blogs
• Did anyone else catch DeMarcus Cousins walk off the floor with his arms raised over his head as if he was being held up at gun-point? No doubt a response to being accused of punching a South Carolina student rushing the court after Kentucky's only previous loss. Priceless.
Okay. I get that Cousins earned a bit of a rep for rough play in the Louisville game, but haven't we taken this too far now?
- How good is Calipari at developing NBA talent? Ask the Thunder's newest player. - ProBasketballTalk - Basketball - NBC Sports
Vaught's Views: Calipari calls Tennessee loss 'great learning experience': AMNews.com
This sounds suspiciously like "good loss" talk to me.
How to describe Duke? Strong but silent hype - NCAA Division I Mens Basketball - CBSSports.com
Matt Jones give some love to Duke. Matt went to school there, but don't doubt his Big Blue bona fides. Plus, I think he has a point -- this Duke team is the best they have fielded in a while. The press should have held their hype for this team, which does deserve a little.
Morris: SEC MVP a matter of heart or head | GoGamecocks
More interesting analysis. It looks to me like SEC POY has become a 3-horse race.
- After John Wall Who’s the Best NBA Prospect?
College basketball is ready for its close-up | National Football Post
…If you happened to pick up the newspaper on Sunday morning and noticed that the top two teams in the nation — Kansas and Kentucky — lost on Saturday, be advised that it was an aberration for both. The Jayhawks and Wildcats, with no disrespect to Syracuse, are the two best teams in the nation and likely headed straight to Indianapolis for the Final Four.
You have to love hearing this.
Rush The Court " Blog Archive " Morning Five: 03.01.10 Edition
Check out the video of Alford. That warrants an apology -- coaches should not be calling opposing players "a**hole" for any reason. Very naughty, and very classless.
It's interesting that this is the kind of thing that would only be revealed on tape very recently, and exposed to such public view. Coaches have to comport themselves with class at all times, not just during the basketball game.
Recruiting: Daytona Beach defender eases off Clemson | GoGamecocks
Some football recruiting news. I know football has been at a nadir at this point, but we are poor, overworked, underpaid bloggers around here.
Maker’s Mark reveals fifth UK Athletics bottle : The Kentucky Kernel
Bourbon drinkers of America, untie!
Louisville Mojo: Memo to WKU: Call Derrick Ramsey
I like this idea. A lot.
SB Nation Bracketology: Duke Opens March On Top Line; Nine Big East Teams In At The Moment - SB Nation
SB Nation's Chris Dobbertean presents his first NCAA Tournament projection for the month of March.
NCAA Bubble Watch: Notre Dame And San Diego State Jump In - SB Nation
NCAA Bubble Watch: UConn Makes Its Way Through The Revolving Door
Rocky Times on Rocky Top
Chris definitely saw the same game I did.
You know what’s not worth our time? Arguing over the polls | College Hoops Journal
Amen, Brother Matt. Preach on.
Does this mean that Tavernari really was an a**hole, and that it's okay for Alford to call him one?
If they got it straight, I guess it's okay.
Calipari to grace Maker's Mark commemorative bottle | KentuckySports.com
My favorite bourbon with my favorite team's coach on it? Oh, baybaaaby!
ZagsBlog.com – Moses to Visit Jersey; Selby Skips UConn
Selby not taking second UConn visit.
It’s easy to point to shooting as the reason for UK’s downfall, with season lows in overall field goal percentage and three-point percentage. But you pin this loss on defense. Tennessee shot 48 percent from the field after the previous six UK opponents failed to break 40 percent. And the reason the Vols shot such a high percentage is because they shot so many layups and other close-in shots.
Yep. Tom saw the same game I did.
Can Georgia Knock Off Kentucky? How Mark Fox Can Sign Off On a Signature Season | Online Basketball Betting
You can't take anybody lightly in this conference, and the Dawgs are much better than their record.
- Walter's Wildcat World " John Wall has dropped to 7th in nation in assists per game
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Check out the new podcasts with the Georgia radio voice, and more.
USC senior forward Dominique Archie will apply for a medical hardship
I'm pretty sure it will be granted. He will really help the Gamecocks next year.
- Calipari-Pearl rivalry should always be fun | Vaught's Views
New Bracketology - Team Speed Kills
Could we get five in?
- Derek Anderson Podcast: Helping Fans Remember The Dominance of ‘96 – LostLettermen.com