Archives: March 2012
Well, we are back at Madison Square Garden once again. The Huskies aren’t playing a team at the level of Marquette or Duke, but the stakes are actually higher.
On paper, and on the floor, Washington should win this basketball game. They have more talent, more size, more speed and more depth than Minnesota. The Huskies also have the advantage of already playing at Madison Square Garden this season.
Of course, all of that won’t matter if Washington doesn’t defend or play with energy. It’s that simple. …
This is a thought that I’ve been debating in my head and with some co-workers over adult beverages — Who does this postseason success help the most? Washington, Washington State or Stanford?
But that’s another blog post for another time.
Either way, those Cougs kept their season alive, beating Pitt last night in Pullman, 67-66, in Game 1 of the CBI Finals. Even more impressive, they did it with Brock Motum in street clothes nursing a sprained ankle.
From Christian Caple’s game story
“We knew going in that guys
NIT press conference: Video of Tubby Smith’s opening statement, plus audio of Smith, Rodney Williams and Austin Hollins
Here’s Tubby Smith’s opening statement. Below is separate audio of Smith answering questions at a table. Also interviewed our guards Rodney Williams and Austin Hollins.
Here’s Lorenzo Romar’s statement at the introductory press conference. They didn’t take questions from the podium. We actually talked to coaches and players before the press conference. Here’s audio of Romar and Abdul Gaddy.
Sometimes, I don’t know whether to call North Carolina “charmin” or “downey.” Both seem to be proper nickname for a team that plays so soft. Yes, Kendall Marshall was hurt. But Carolina had chances to win the game, and couldn’t do it. They got pushed around by a less talented, but hungrier Kansas team. This column from Pat Forde doesn’t make Roy Williams sound like the world’s greatest coach either.
Anyway, with the UNC losing, it pretty much sealed my fate in the bracket pool. A total of 41 people had UNC winning it all. And they are all …
Greetings from New York City. There will be press conferences around noon today here in Manhattan where we will talk with coaches and players.
But for now let’s get to some links ….
In my story for Sunday’s paper, I wrote about Tony Wroten’s record-setting freshman season and really announcing himself during the game against Duke at Madison Square Garden.
By scoring 22 points in a quarterfinal win over Oregon, Wroten broke the freshman scoring record of 541 points previous held by friend and fellow left-hander Isaiah Thomas. Now with 551 total points, Wroten can add to