So Far So Good
Well the Huskies dispatched of Chattanooga and Texas A&M pretty easily outscoring both by a combined 82 points. So far Uconn looks like the best team in the tournament.
Although they have not played great competition so far, they have looked very impressive. Stanley Robinson has stepped up in the past few games. They will need his scoring and athleticism if they are going to beat Missouri or Memphis in the Elite Eight (assuming Uconn beats Purdue).
The thing that impressed me most in the Texas A&M game, was the fact that Thabeet did nothing and they still blew the Aggies out. Adrien has been unstoppable and so has Price. This is the way the team should've played the entire season. They are running on all cylinders and if they keep it going, I don't think they can be stopped.
I wouldn't say that Uconn was one of the favorites coming in to the tournament. Without Dyson they are still good, but they needed him to win it all, is what people were saying. Dyson is a great player and I wish he wasn't hurt, but they are still very good without him because other guys have stepped up. After seeing the first two rounds, I really do think Uconn is the team to beat. No one else has played as well as them so far.
Louisville beat Morehead St. by double digits, but it was only a two point game at halftime. Then Siena gave them everything they could handle, until the Cardinals pulled away in the end.
Pittsburgh should've been beaten in the first round by ETSU. They were outplayed the entire game. ETSU had so many chances to put space between them, but couldn't connect on easy layups or free throws. Pitt was lucky to beat them. Oklahoma St. played them tough but let it slip away.
North Carolina rolled to an easy victory against Radford, but LSU gave them a run for their money.
Memphis looked sluggish against CS-Northridge and if it wasn't for a bench player playing out of his mind, they could very well have lost.
Every one of the favorites coming in has looked beatable, except for Uconn. You may argue that Chattanooga and Texas A&M aren't the greatest teams in the world, but they did make the tourney and both had a few good wins on their schedule.
I like the way it is looking right now. Purdue needs to watch out or they could get run out of the gym really early.