College basketball can be so boring and predictable some times. Everyone knew at the starting of the tournament that Villanova, Davidson, Western Kentucky and West Virginia would be playing in the Sweet Sixteen. It was so obvious.
Now, with tongue firmly out of cheek, here are CHN’s All-Second Round Team and MOP
CollegeHoops.net Second Round MOP:
Kevin Love, UCLA
19 points, 11 boards, seven blocks
Now this was actually predictable – despite just being a teenager, Kevin Love continues to play like a man among boys. He bullied a pesky Aggies squad that wouldn’t go away, swatting seven of their shots. Now if he would just stop shooting so many threes (he was 1-4), he could really do some damage.
MOP Runner Up: Courtney Lee, Western Kentucky
29 points, seven boards, three steals
Hate to keep tooting CHN’s horn, but with the way the writer’s NCAA brackets are going, any time we get something correct we have to bring it to your attention. As we predicted at the starting of the tourney, Courtney Lee was a potential breakout star. After his killer game vs. San Diego (9-15 FG, 4-5 3Pts, 7-8 FT) he has us looking smart. Thanks Courtney.
CollegeHoops.net All-Second Round Team:
Guard: Mitch Johnson, Stanford - Nine points, 16 assists, one turnover
Mitch Johnson nailed all three of his long-bombs he shot and had a 16 to 1 assist to turnover ratio for the game. Deadly efficient.
Guard: Joe Mazzulla, West Virginia - 13 points, 11 boards, eight assists
Channeling his inner-Havlicek, bench player Joe Mazzulla slayed the mighty Blue Devils and almost notched a triple double in the process.
Guard/Forward: Courtney Lee, Western Kentucky
Forward: Brook Lopez, Stanford - 30 points, four boards
Time and time again the Cardinals went to Brook Lopez in crunch time versus Marquette, and time and time again he came through, including a very difficult game winner in overtime.
Center: Kevin Love, UCLA