- A lot of talk the first two days about the lack of upsets and the lack of excitement.. but I think today's 3 overtime games more than made up for it.
- Mike Conley's 11 points might have owned overtime, but Ron Lewis owned the game. When things broke down for Ohio State, he pretty much got them to overtime by himself.
Best performance: Eric Maynor, VCU
Eric Maynor had reason to be nervous. After all, here he was playing in his first ever NCAA Tournament. He had just come off a brilliant performance against George Mason in the Colonial Athletic Conference title game, to earn his team only their second NCAA berth in 20 years. And who did they find themselves matched up with come Selection Sunday? The Duke Blue Devils.
- Good job by Bill Self clearing his bench in the Jayhawks easy 107-67 win over Niagara. 14 guys got in the game including little used Brennan Brechard (22 minutes in his career) who even got 4 minutes of PT. Nothing like the memory of getting a few minutes run in the Dance.
- Similar bench-clearing for Florida who ended up beating Jackson State by 43. This game was actually neck and neck for about 15 minutes. Jackson State led 26-25 with 6 minutes to go in the first half. It was 87-43 Florida the rest of the way..
In honor of the field of 65, Adam Stanco rates the top 65 NBA Prospects in this year's NCAA Tournament. Check out how they rate in CHN's 2007 NBA Draft coverage.
1. Greg Oden, C, Fr., 7-0, Ohio State
2. Kevin Durant, SF, Fr., 6-9, Texas
3. Brandan Wright, PF, Fr., 6-9, North Carolina
4. Joakim Noah, PF/C, Jr., 6-11, Florida
5. Javaris Crittenton, PG, Fr., 6-5, Georgia Tech
6. Al Horford, PF, Jr., 6-9, Florida
7. Chase Budinger, SG/SF, Fr., 6-7, Arizona
8. Corey Brewer, SG/SF, Jr., 6-9, Florida
9. Acie Law IV, PG, Sr., 6-3, Texas A&M
As the end of the regular season winds down and teams across the country assess their chances of being invited to the NCAA’s version of the Royal Ball, a number of Big East teams find themselves facing an uncertain future. Georgetown and Pittsburgh earned their dance card long ago, while Louisville and Notre Dame, with some recent impressive victories, are also assured of joining the conference leaders. However, six other Big East teams are vying for anywhere from two to four slots that could potentially go to league members.