So What Have We Learned?
Welcome to the Sweet 16. Not my "Super-Sweet 16," from MTV...or even "super sweet" from Eric Cartman.
The field of 65 is now at 16. And thanks to the good folks at Cox, I've watched every game so far. All 49 of them.
Here are 10 things I've learned:
1. Stephen Curry was under-recruited. And he can shoot. He can flat-out shampoo on you if you give him a screen and a foot or so. Kind of a novel concept, don't you think? Hey, we have a three-point shooter...let's get him open...no, wait, let's...
2. North Carolina is pretty deep. I still haven't figured out how they're going to blow it, but they will.
3. Memphis will not win the national title, either. And if you're within eight points with 3:00 to go, start fouling.
4. When Bob Huggins gets "his recruits" to Morgantown, look out.
5. If I was an AD (and if you're looking for one, I'll be glad to forward my CV) at a "big-time school," and I had an opening and seemingly a blank check, I'd hire Jay Wright. Or, at the very least, his tailor.
6. Just finished "The Miracle of St. Anthony." Trying to figure out who was more remarkable: Bob Hurley or Adrian Wojnarowski. It's a dead heat.
7. Who looks younger, Stephen Curry or Butler coach Brad Stevens?
8. Heartbreaking loss to Stanford by the former rent provider...but a frontcourt like the Lopez twins is awfully hard to beat.
9. Ok, I'm starting to "get" the love for Kevin Love.
10. With a bounce here, a stop there, and a few solid possessions in between, Sean Miller and Xavier could be playing in San Antonio.
Ok, that's it for now. Looks like some free time has opened up on the horizon, so that might just mean some good old-fashioned blogging.
Not to mention the Belize Blog, coming up from April 16-30. It's like the distant cousin of the Oz Blog - the progenator of this here website.
Stay tuned and welcome back. Sort of.