...says Denzel Valentine of Big Ten Tourney favorite MSU, which is 5-7 in its last 12 games. Cumong, man.
Duke fans chanted "how's your grandma" as Tyler Lewis (aka McHobbit), who just lost his grandma (with whom he was very close), shot free throws. Certainly not all the students were doing it, but sounds like at least 100 of them. I'm sure KG approves - everyone else should not be surprised.
I wonder if Grant Hill will write a sanctimonious op-ed blaming this on Jalen Rose.
Indiana @ Illinois, tipping off now 7:00 ET, ESPN
N.C. St. @ Duke 9:00 ET ESPN3 (WTF, this is really not on a cable network??!)
And for basketball enthusiasts here's a good night to catch the sneaky good Oregon team in action....Colorado @ Oregon 10:00 ET ESPNU
Go Illini! (Let's not hold our breath)
Specifically the last one?
Not surprisingly, Trey Burke has been named one of twelve midseason finalists for the Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year Award. Here are the twelve:
Keith Appling — Michigan State UniversityLorenzo Brown — North Carolina State UniversityTrey Burke — University of MichiganAaron Craft — Ohio State UniversityMatthew Dellavadova — Saint Mary’s CollegePierre Jackson — Baylor UniversityShane Larkin — University of MiamiPhil Pressey — University of MissouriPeyton Siva — University of LouisvilleMarcus Smart — Oklahoma State UniversityMichael Carter-Williams — Syracuse UniversityNate Wolters — South Dakota State University
There's a fan vote component, and you can vote for Burke here.
The player that receives the most fan votes will receive one vote toward the final committee vote. Fan voting will run one month – beginning February 7th and will conclude March 7th.
The five finalists will be announced on March 11.
Please don't hammer me too hard on this, for this is my first thread post, but I really wanted to get everybody elses' opinion on where this season is going for the Men's basketball team. Lately I've been looking into the analysts' predictions and trying to get a general feel for where this team is headed, whether it be a Big Ten championship or a Final Four run. Maybe I'm looking into this way too early, but I feel that if the pieces are in the right spot, this team has the potential to do seroius damage in March, if that wasn't already given. We certainly need everybody healthy on the roster to do this, but I would like to hear from you guys, what are things we have done extremely well up to this point, things we really need to improve on in order to do damage in March, and personal expectations/predictions for this team. Thanks everyone, and GO BLUE!