Jared Sullinger hits 3s? Jeez
Gonzaga has John Stockton's son. I guess I shouldn't be surprised.
I love the way Gonzaga plays offense, lots of driving, passing and moving without the ball. That's how Gonzaga made that late game run. Drive and kick and nail the 3s. But then the shot stopped falling.
The refs are letting them play, no calls in a couple questions block/charge scenarios.
What's scary about Ohio State is that when Sullinger was in foul trouble Thomas and Craft stepped up. But when they absolutely need a basket they went to Sullinger, and he made the shot. One problem they had, their starting 5 played pretty much the entire game.
Fun game between Murray State and Marquette. Both teams looking to run off every missed shot. Both teams full of midsized athletic players who can shoot, dribble and pass and no big men to slow it down.
Verne Lundquist called Jae Crowder's brother fat. He is, but how come its ok to say it about him, but not the Lehigh cheerleader?
I really like these guys on Marquette, DJO, Crowder, Junior Cadougan. I should hate them since they beat Syracuse last year but they are good players who are fun to watch and have been around forever.
Wisconsin is such an interesting team. Tons of big guys, and they all shoot from the outside.
Vander Blue sounds like the name of a gay porn star.
Buzz Williams might want to yell a little less. That was the best post-game interview ever.
Because of the staggered starts I'm really only seeing the second halves of these games. Wisconsin's started just after Marquette ended, then on to Indiana-VCU.
Wisconsin's defense definitely did thwart Vanderbilt's 3-point shooting. Festus Ezeli got his points but their big outside shooters, Taylor and Jenkins (7-24, 3-14 from 3) struggled. Vandy's comeback started when they worked that high-low game. Ezeli and Golbourne setting a pick and rolling to the basket.
Wisconsin sealed this one with two deep 3s, one from Brusk and one from Taylor. And two big offensive rebounds on that possession.
I just don't know why Jenkins took a 3. Get in there and shoot a 2. Get fouled or something. Why force a 3 to try to win when you don't need to.
I hope Rick Pitino saw that. The benefit of guarding the inbounder. 20 years later and I still can't believe what a huge mistake that was.
And down goes a very trendy Final Four pick. I'll admit I had Vandy in the Elite 8, but I was skeptical of the whole "hot team" thing. Winning a conference tournament is no guarantee of tournament success.
I normally don't freak out about teams playing where they have a lot of fans. But Kentucky is basically playing a home game. Oh well, they earned it.
Does Jae Crowder wash his hair in the shower after games? He can't can he? But Crowder didn't even have the best hair in his game. That honor goes to Edward Daniel whose afro is the best thing I've seen in this tournament.
Fantastic finish to VCU-Indiana. But VCU had a Notre Dame-esque final minute. If you have the ball and a 3-point lead with a minute to go you need to win that game. First there were the 2 missed free throws by Burgess. Then there was the foul on Oladipo which led to an and-1 that tied the game. Then there was an early 3 in a tie game. Why? I know its open, but there's a reason they're giving you that shot. Then Indiana got the ball and pushed it (no timeout, good coaching by Crean) and hit the baseline jumper which became the game winner.
Still impressed by VCU but I think this time Shaka Smart will leave.
Kudos to Iowa State. They are playing in a hostile environment against a much better team and every time Kentucky makes a run they answer. Two huge comebacks by Iowa State, the second one tying the game early in the second half.
But Kentucky is just too good. They just get out on the fast break and you can't stop em. They get dunks they hit 3s. Just too much talent. After they tied it at 42, Kentucky went on a 20-2 run.
Kid Gilchrist sounds like a Depression-era Irish boxer.
Very thoughtful analysis from Ashley Judd. But it got so loud because the Mayor went nuts, you couldn't here anything they were saying.
Cool play in the Baylor game. Carlon Brown drives the lane, falls on his wrist and hurts it. He has to leave the game. The rule is, if the fouled player can't make his shots, the opposing coach gets to pick the player to shoot, from the other four guys who were on the floor. Brown shoots 73%, Andre Roberson shoots 60% so Scott Drew chose him, and he made both shots. And then he nailed a 3.
Remember when I said I liked it when both teams wore uniforms of color? Well not when one of them is Baylor. At least Colorado has no chance of passing to the wrong team.
Brady Heslip nailed 6 3-pointers (on 6 attempts) in the first half. Reminds me of Gerry McNamara in the title game in 2003. Heslip was so hot I thought he was an autistic kid who got put into the game out of sympathy.
Pierre Jackson also played a great game, hitting some incredible shots both in the lane and from way beyond the arc.
This game was a lot closer than the final score indicates. Baylor just got hot from deep late.
And there goes another team that won their conference tournament, Colorado.
Half of Quincy Acy's buckets in his career are dunks. Baylor has a really deep balanced team. I like the upsets and everything but I really want to see Baylor vs. Kentucky in the regional final.
Now Louisville has everyone talking, are they this year's UConn? Is the Big East Tournament some kind of breeding ground for champions?
The Big East now has 3 in the Sweet 16, three out and three playing tomorrow.