In the major conferences, Florida completed an undefeated regular season in the SEC and Cincinnati and Louisville tied atop the American.
The 5’11” Tharpe is averaging 30 minutes, 8.9 points, and 5.1 assists per game while shooting 45 percent from the field, 39 percent from deep, and 82 percent from the line.
The Cavaliers have lost one game in 2014 and it was a four-point defeat against Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium. This team is very much a threat to both Syracuse and Duke at the top of the ACC.
The Friars are now legitimately in the NCAA picture after five consecutive victories including wins over Creighton and Xavier.
Missouri’s perimeter triumvirate of Jordan Clarkson, Jabari Brown, and Earnest Ross wasn’t mentioned in the same breath at the start of the season with the back courts at UConn, Memphis, Louisville and Oklahoma State, but that will all change moving forward.
Wayne Selden doesn’t enter next season with the cache of fellow freshmen Andrew Wiggins or Joel Embiid, but he’s more than capable of having a big time first year in Lawrence.
Kentucky is back, and in a major way.
Andrew Wiggins is going to Kansas. It’s huge for Bill Self. It’s huge for the Big 12. And it’s even bigger for fans of college basketball.
Andrew Wiggins, the consensus No. 1 prospect in the Class of 2013 is expected to make his college decision in the early portion of this week.
We can’t fully project next year’s Top 25 in college basketball because arguably the best player in the sport has still yet to decide on his destination.
Jordan’s quest to make his alma mater relevant nationally was going to be an arduous task regardless, but now with recent player defections, the Scarlet Knights will have to work just to put together a roster for next season.
Florida Gulf Coast is without question the story of the tournament — but they’re not going to beat Florida.
Yesterday was a relatively drama-free Selection Sunday. Joe Lunardi was a perfect 68 for 68, as Middle Tennessee State, St. Mary’s, Boise State, and La Salle claimed the final spots in the field. Louisville, Gonzaga, Kansas, and Indiana earned the top seeds.
Kansas State and Kansas tied for the regular-season Big 12 title, but that doesn’t mean they feel very good about themselves entering the league tournament.
The Billikens have all the ingredients to beat any team in the country, and are playing their best basketball at the perfect time.