Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Wednesday Morning Dump

Final Four Humpday is going to be especially light. I apologize, but unfortunately managing a blog isn't a six-figure job. Hell, it isn't a five-figure job either. Since we are headed to Houston this weekend, I kinda gotta show the execs that I actually contribute to the company.

- Andy Staples put together an excellent timeline of Kemba Walker's ridiculous March

- For the final time folks, Butler isn't a mid-major. Or at least that's what David Steele says

- With an #8-seed and an #11-seed in the Final Four, it may seem like a good time for reseeding, but Jeff Eisenberg explains why that's just not true

- Just because the 68th team selected into the tournament made the Final Four doesn't mean we should reconsider tournament expansion. Seth Davis elaborates on this in his weekly "Hoop Thoughts"

- Mike Miller explains why the duo of Kemba Walker and Jeremy Lamb have been March Madness' best

- Speaking of Kemba Walker, the New York Daily News had an interesting article about his recruitment process

- The Horizon League profile should benefit from Butler's post season success

- John Gasaway wonders if Butler's late game success is due to high levels of clutch or just a lot of luck?

- Walter King, the grandfather of VCU coach Shaka Smart, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 90

- Matt Painter will make a decision on Wednesday as to whether or not he will stay at Purdue or leave for Missouri

- Josh Pastner has signed a five-year extension with Memphis to remain their head coach

- Louisiana Tech has named Ole Miss assistant Michael White as their new head coach. White repalces Kerry Rupp, who was fired last week

- Syracuse center Baye Moussa Keita will undergo undisclosed surgery next week

- Pitt's floor general Ashton Gibbs is going the test the NBA draft waters

- Jordan Williams, the leading scorer for the Maryland Terrapins, has decided to test the NBA draft waters but won't hire an agent

- Malcolm Lee has become the second UCLA player to announce his intentions to test the NBA Draft waters. Forward Tyler Honeycutt announced his intentions on Monday.

- This should come as no surprise, but West Virginia's Danny Jennings is transferring. You remember Jennings, right? He was the player who decided to get up off the bench during the middle of the game and exit the arena.

- Jacob Tucker, the D-III internet dunk phenom, has qualified for the 2011 NCAA Slam Dunk contest. The event will be held on Thursday night in Houston, and will feature some of the best senior dunkers in the country

- Lost Letterman provides a top ten list of the unlikeliest Final Four pairings since 1979

- Apparently Melvin Goins suited up for a Tennesse football practice this week

- Some dude in New Jersey picked the correct Final Four

- Prosecutors are seeking jail time for the people involved in the Kansas ticket scam

- I swear we haven't gone a single week this season without dropping Karen Sypher's name at least once, and we ain't about to end the streak now

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