All-Second Round Team & MOP

March 23rd, 2008

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 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. 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



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