Now we’re getting down to business. Or should I say, bid-ness. With March officially underway, the one thing that every team is hoping for is a bid to the NCAA tournament. Even though nothing was decided last week, every day produced several games with major bubble (or number one seed) implications. Who says the regular season doesn’t matter in college hoops? Nobody who’s watching, that’s for sure. Here’s the latest on who did what, who’s up and who’s down so far in the most glorious month of the year. (more…)
SHOOTERS YOU’RE LIKELY TO SEE IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT, NUMBERS 1-5
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Oh hello, friends. If you’ve been sitting there refreshing this page all week, wondering when we were going to drop the top five best shooters you’re likely to see this March in the NCAA tournament, well that seems a bit overzealous; you should know these things come out on Thursdays. But now it is said Thursday, so all that refreshing has paid off! To wit:
5. MARSHALL HENDERSON, (Ole Miss, 6-foot-2, Junior)
111-of-302 3-pointers, 37% 3pt, 4.0 made 3-pointers per game
What You Need To Know: Oh, friends — glorious, glorious friends. If you don’t know Marshall Henderson, you are missing out on your chance to see the most entertaining, mercurial, frustrating, incomprehensible player to ever walk around a court talking to himself while throwing ice at his own fans and wrecking locker rooms using fists and chairs and teammates’ hair products. Marshall is the leading scorer in the SEC at 19.7 ppg. He’s inefficient, he takes a ton of shots, and he goes through stretches where it appears he literally has lost his mind and thinks he’s in a one-man, off-Broadway play titled “Who Are YOU Calling Crazy?” (more…)