Michigan State’s recent defeat to upset-machine Indiana notwithstanding, the Spartans have shocked a lot of people with how productive and generally strong they’ve been in 2012. Despite losing a couple of key veteran pieces and being giving zero to no shot at being competitive this year, Michigan State has ridden likely Big Ten Player of the Year Draymond Green’s leadership and talent, and Tom Izzo consistent poise all the way to a share of the conference title.
You don’t get a National Championship for that, though. Continue reading →
The comeback kids, the smothering defense, and the last minute game winner’s that have happened three times already this season. This is what describes the season of Florida State Basketball.
Although beating ACC leaders Duke and North Carolina earlier this season, Bet365 is giving 100/1 odds to win NCAA Tournament. To say that they just beat Duke and North Carolina is probably understating those games. They absolutely clobbered North Carolina and beat Duke at home with a buzzer beater that absolutely hushed the “Cameron Crazies”. Continue reading →
Prime example of NCAA Basketball’s superiority over NCAA Football (at least in one respect): The pickle with Murray State.
For what college basketball lacks in star power and broad appeal against football, it gains in fairness.
Last week, voters were strong-armed into voting the Racers into the 7th spot in the polls, their highest ranking in school history. That was after a run of 23-straight victories to start the year, which made them the last unbeaten team in the country. But alas, that is all gone now after a stunning loss to conference rival Tennessee State, 72-68, at home, less a game that had Murray State favored by 12.5 points. Instead it was a loss that exposed them for what they really are as we head into conference championship play at the end of the month. Continue reading →