On the first Monday after the end of the regular season, NFL front offices make their cuts. Coaches and General Managers are promptly fired for one reason or another, often causing a domino effect on the coaching carousel.
It was an exciting and historic first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament over the weekend, with the blue bloods of college basketball reaching the second week of the tourney along with surprise teams including LaSalle, Wichita State and No. 15 seed Florida Gulf Coast.
But what did it really take for the teams to win two, and in LaSalle’s case, three, games last week?
The first week of the NCAA Tournament is in the books, and one thing is clear — the draft stock of many of the top players did not improve. In fact, Kentucky’s Nerlens Noel’s stock was probably helped the most of any top prospect — and he was unable to play in the NIT because of a torn ACL.
But there were certainly others who helped themselves.