Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Tuesday Morning Dump

- Gary Parrish's Weekend Look Back is always a Tuesday morning must-read

- Andy Glockner has a heaping helping of The Bubble Watch and The Bracket Watch for you to feast on

- Seth Davis starts out his Hoops Thoughts column on Jim Calhoun and Bruce Pearl.

Mike Miller on how the Tar Heels are racing towards a marquee showdown
against Duke

- Ray Mernagh put together a great breakdown of Louisville's lockdown defense

- Eric Angevine provides a handful of notable quotables in his weekly "Coach Speak" column

- DePaul's leading scorer Cleveland Melvin, the top candidate for Big East freshman of the year, will miss the rest of the season due to a sprained thumb

- Doug Haller compiled a bunch of stats to figure out who the most clutch players are in the Pac-10 Conference

- Tim Hardaway Jr. has been good. Really good.

- The Dagger details the four possible bid-theives come conference tournament time

- The ten candidates for the Ocasr Robertson Award, given to the National Player of the Year by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association. A look at the handicapping odds for the candidates

- The NCAA has added two members to it's selection committee

- Some news and notes from the weekend in hoops

- David Steele says the NCAA should be blamed for the "love tap" given to Jim Calhoun and the UConn basketball program

- Breaking down Kemba Walker's offense and how it fits UConn's attack.

- Rush The Court dishes out some love and some hate from the weekend of college hoops. RTC also provides an adequate look at the college coaching hot-seats

- Dave Ommen provides his updated brackets

- Conference tournaments begin tomorrow. Bracketville provides some banter before the action begins

- A preview of the Horizon League tournament first round. here is another one

- A preview of the Atlantic Sun Conference tournament (This shouldn't be too long of a preview. Belmont will win. Next!)

- Part one of the NBE's preview of the Big East Tournament at a glance

- Jeff Borzello explains why this week should be dubbed "BubbleBusters" and previews the important match-ups

- After another devastating loss to their rivals, what does Washington need to do to make the NCAA tournament?

- This is impressive.

- Is there a possibility that George Mason, a team that has won 15-consecutive games, would be snubbed from an at-large bid?

- Do Big East teams really want a double-bye in the conference tournament? Syracuse isn't sure if they do, and Louisville provides six reasons why they do not want one

- Minnesota head coach Tubby Smith is skeptical of his team's tournament hopes after a 70-63 loss against Michigan on Saturday. Speaking of Tubby, rumors are circulating that he may leave Minnesota after the season. Apparently, Tubby doesn't do politics

- On Sunday, Rod Barnes, a former Coach of the Year at Ole Miss, was fired as head coach at Georgia State

- Bob Knight, Chris Mullin and Ralph Sampson headline the 2011 college basketball Hall of Fame class

- The Longhorns have lost two conference games, both to struggling bubble teams. Is it starting to look like deja vu for Rick Barnes & Co.?

- Dave Telep hints that Texas might be tapping into the Canadian pipeline again

- An interesting analysis of the four factors and Big-Ten defense

- A West Coast writer sent Eamonn Brennen the longest tweet in the history of twitter. Aaron Burgin thinks USC deserves consideration for an at-large bid, and needed just a bit more than 140 characters to do so

- Despite beating then_#1 Duke, there are arguments to be made as to why Virginia Tech isn't a tournament lock just yet

- A switch from the MWC to the WCC will provide BYU with a fresh start

- A look at the the possible CAA All-Conference teams

- An in-depth video on Kyrie Irving's toe rehab

- Dan Wolken provides some insight on the antics of the Louisville male cheerleader that almost cost his team the game against Pittsburgh

- Eric Crawford explains that while the Louisville cheerleader may have screwed up, those guys (and gals) put in a lot of work

- Some odds have been set for a few post-season tournaments

Somebody threw a towel at The Jimmer after BYU's win at SDSU

But nobody messes with The Jimmer

Gardner-Webb spoof ESPN's "Dancing Coaches" commercial

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