Congratulations to Ohio State and Louisville; they are moving to the Final Four next weekend in New Orleans.
Last night while watching the Knicks-Pistons on Fox Detroit, Knickerbocker back-up center Josh Harrellson caught the ball on the left block and dribbled across the lane and shot a sweeping hook shot. First time I have seen this in a very long time.
I started researching back on Feb 28 the late game situation, “foul or defend” when you are up 3, on defense and less than 7 seconds. I have close to 40 sample from high school, college and a few pro situations. (I am thinking of excluding the NBA because of the difference in rules). If you have seen this situation the last 4 weeks, please contact me. I’m planning on a huge essay, with quotes from the participating coaches and their thinking that went into their decision.
I’d be remiss if I didn’t the Mott Community College men’s basketball team. The Bears won another National championship.
Dick Hoekstra of the Lansing State Journal on Lansing Sexton Big Reds, they won their second straight State championship last night. Many pundits in the sports world say that today’s athletes don’t, “get it.” Well this high school basketball team gets it. Here’s senior point guard Anthony Cleamons who is headed to the University of Iowa.
“It’s a blessing to have guys around me that are chasing the same dream as me, and doing everything to sacrifice to win. You play with anybody that wants to win, and that’s just a blessing. It’s a good feeling.”
Brent Axe of Syracuse.com thinks the refs in the Orange-Buckeye game were a factor.
Jim Boeheim received his first technical foul since November of 2010.
The official explanation of that call from the head of officials for the NCAA noted that Boeheim was out of coaching box and had been told “enough” 3 times.
Do you realize how big of a joke that is? Have these guys seen how coaches like Marquette’s Buzz Williams LIVE outside that coaching box, CONSTANTLY come out on the floor in places they shouldn’t be and never get called for it? Boeheim does his fair share of yelling at refs, but to give him a technical was over the top ridiculous. It was giving a guy a ticket for going 56 MPH in a 55 MPH zone.
My question is, who is going to call a technical on these officials? Where is the oversight? ALL. YEAR. LONG. there have been questionable calls and NOTHING seemingly gets done about it.
Bob Ryan of the Boston Globe on Jim Boeheim.
C.L. Brown of the Courier-Journal on Louisville’s win over Florida.
Associated Press via ESPN.com on Tim Miles, who has been hired at Nebraska. He takes over for Doc Sadler.
Ben Strauss of the New York Times on Jon Scheyer who is playing professional basketball overseas.
The New York Knicks are 6-1 under new head coach Mike Woodson.
Quote of the Day: “For me, it’s about more than basketball; this is about these kids’ lives,” he said. “You’re looking at some kids who have overcome some things that you can never imagine, and for them to make it here, they’re setting a standard for all the kids in our city. They showed we can be successful.” -Mike Williams, Flint Beecher head coach after his team’s Class C championship.
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