Some people told me I was crazy when I made that statement prior to Kentucky’s win over Louisville on Saturday but when you watch “MKG” play, it’s tough not to see why he’s more valuable than anyone else in college basketball.
It took VCU coach Shaka Smart all of 150 seconds to switch to a four-guard lineup in Tuesday night’s game against UAB — the result? A 68-49 win.
The CAA has now become the premier mid-major league in college basketball. After sending two different schools to the Final Four in the past five seasons, the separation between the conference and its counterparts is annually escalating to a different level.
Saturday night’s Final Four broadcast on CBS posted an 8.9 rating and a 17 share. That’s tied for the highest since 2005.
Shelvin Mack scored 23 points on 8-of-11 shooting and Zach Hahn came up big off the bench with eight second-half points in the Final Four on Saturday night, leading Butler back to the national title game with a 70-62 win over upstart VCU.
The upcoming 2011 Final Four will be remembered for ages. Here are some post game thoughts from a dejected Roy Williams and an emotionally drained John Calipari last night in Newark.
The Final Four is set with Butler, UConn, VCU and Kentucky set to battle it out in Houston on Saturday. Though nothing is certain, Craigie is sure VCU is certainly not going to win it all and you can “lock that up.”
Las Vegas casinos have tabbed Kentucky the latest favorite — just beating out UConn — in an NCAA tournament full of upsets, and are hoping that VCU ends its improbable run without a title.
All the top seeds have gone home, all the “smart money” is down the tubes and millions of brackets are in the trash. Even in the unpredictable world of March Madness, this is a Final Four nobody could have imagined.
Bradford Burgess scored 23 points and 11th-seeded VCU made it three victories in five days Sunday night, routing third-seeded Purdue 94-76 to earn a trip to the Southwest regional semifinals.