NEW YORK - When the NBA draft lottery ended with the Cleveland Cavaliers owning the No. 1 pick, most observers assumed they would take Kentucky freshman big man Nerlens Noel. But because Noel is not considered a dominant player or a presumptive top pick, there remains speculation that the Cavs might take Georgetown forward Otto Porter Jr. or Maryland center Alex Len – or consider trading the rights to Noel to Minnesota for Kevin Love. Kansas shooting guard Ben McLemore is also considered by some to be worthy of the
Admit it. You’ve been infected by the Madness, too. With 48 games in the rearview mirror and another 12 on the docket for next weekend’s Sweet 16 and Elite 8 rounds, the NCAA Tournament is in full swing. But the most activity isn’t happening on court in regional venues; it’s taking place virtually on Twitter. In that spirit, let’s break down the tournament’s massive social-media response thus far in fitting micro-form fashion: - The biggest story of the Dance so far has been
And just like that, 32 games are in the books. The Sweet Sixteen is officially on the line and first game jitters are no longer an excuse. The theme of the week so far: you can’t just bring your name, you have to bring your game.
It is not often that we devote serious attention to regular season NCAA games, but this weekend is different. We’ve got Zeller 2.0 plus the sons of former NBA stars Glenn Robinson and Tim Hardaway all on the same court when the No. 1 Michigan Wolverines play the No. 3 Indiana Hoosiers in Bloomington, Indiana. If I predicted this would happen, say, three years ago, the only people who might have agreed that they could see this coming would have been John Beilein,