Am I the only one who thinks we could beat any one of the Elite Eight teams in the Tournament if Zeke Jones hadn't had to play with just one hand the last two months of the season?
Maybe we aren't that far from elite in today's college basketball. Because there really is no elite in this era of "one and dones."
Would any one of our championship teams have a problem with this 2011 Tourney field? I don't think so, and that includes 1995.
The Big East and the Big 10 are the biggest league busts of the Tournament. Can you say overrated?
The way Arizona killed Duke and the way Washington played North Carolina, you can say the same about the ACC, too, IMO.
The biggest team bust has to be Louisville, the team I picked to win it all, but I think their star got hurt in the middle of the game. Can you way bad luck?
Our loss to VCU early in the season doesn't look so bad now, does it? The Montana loss is still inexplicable.
The refs absolutely killed Arizona with their early foul calls on Derek Williams. Arizona wins by 10-15 if he doesn't sit on the bench for most of the first half.
Did anyone else notice that the finesse team, Uconn, beat the Big East style Arizona team even though the Cats absolutely destroyed them in the paint? Talk about role reversal.
The games are exciting because there's so much at stake and they're so close, but the style of play seems like a throwback, way back, to the days of the pass/pass/pass and throw up a set shot [I mean three pointer by today's rules]. It's like the era of John Wooden, West coast, up-tempo, fast break, full-court press basketball never happened.
How many players on the Butler team would start for UCLA this season? I say one, their guard, Mack. What does that say about their Coach or how weak college basketball is today? Good arguments both ways.
Do you think it would help if we played a stronger out of conference schedule? I say yes, to build our confidence and get a better gauge on the other leagues before March Madness. What say you?
Next year's dream season. We make it to the Final Game and we expose Florida and Billy Donovan by winning by 20 points and spend our entire post-game press conference saying what a great team they were. No more coulda, shoulda, woulda.