Going up against Indiana charter school Gary Bowman is no easy matter. It packs the floor with high profile recruits from the conferences that have a lot of "Big" in their names.
So falling to Bowman in the Indiana Class 2A state finals is nothing to be ashamed of for Linton Stockton.
Mid-major prospect Austin Karazsia -- also the school's quarterback, but choosing basketball in college -- led Linton with 29 points and 10 rebounds.
Valparaiso recruit Clay Yeo was the star player for Triton on Saturday, but his 26 points weren't enough to get his team to the top. Yeo commited a hard luck turnover in the late moments of the game, and Borden walked away with the Indiana Class A state title.Next season's Crusader added six rebounds and two blocks to his line in the loss.
Creighton has put together a preview magazine for its men's and women's basketball team as they enter the NCAA Tournament.Definitely a nicely polished piece of content there.
One question though: does Doug McDermott ever look good when screaming? Check out page eight.
We focus on seeding too much in the NCAA Tournament. What we should be concerned with are the actual matchups.
Ken Pomeroy writes at Slate on why you need to stop focusing on who ended up with the No. 1 seeds, and on down, and worry about something that truly matters.
Just more knowledge brought to you by us, your friendly neighborhood bracket tipsters.
I understand that most normal people only start paying attention to college basketball now, after the season is over and before the NCAA Tournament begins.
They need help filling out their brackets! (Can you sense the Valley Girl voice and the sarcasm there?)
Anyway, ESPN gives you 10 players from mid-major teams that you should already know by now. If you don't, well, you haven't been reading here enough.
I got a good chuckle out of this conversation on Twitter this morning. Just goes to show that having uneven brackets can be confusing to people who don't normally follow college basketball.
This girl will probably still win her pool.
The final Great West Tournament will be run this week in the shadows of the big boys. And by big boys, we mean everyone other than the Great West (yes, even the SWAC).
ChicagoSide interviewed the folks at Chicago State and the league commissioner on the demise of a conference that was the only bastion of hope for many new Division 1 programs. Most of the schools will end up in the WAC next year, and NJIT will continue looking for a new home.
Take a read as we prepare to say goodbye to the league for the final time.
We are more focused on our Fantasy Draft the Mid-Major 5 than this one that took place at the beginning of the season, but ESPN went back to look at their picks from early in the year.
I think the takeaway here is that you never know in college basketball. Just look at everyone's preseason All-American lists and then compare to who will likely be there at the end of the season.
It is funny to listen to these guys lament their choices as badly as we all lament our Fantasy Football or Baseball picks. Maybe we can start giving drafting advice over the summer, since we are #winning.