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47 posts from March 2009

March 27, 2009

MSU-Kansas game day

Link flurry: How these teams have changed, the growth (and shrinkage) of Draymond Green, and the tipoff and matchups. Also, a Kansas City Star look at Tyshawn Taylor, who really needs to rediscover his game if Kansas is going to win tonight.

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March 26, 2009

Did you know...

...that Kalin Lucas and Korie Lucious can both do 360 dunks off the bounce, with authority?

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Four to go

Who left can win it all? Here's a thought. I know a lot of people love Memphis, but I think exposure is coming soon.

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March 25, 2009

The toy shop

Travis Walton has an interesting take on the March phenomenon that is MSU's NCAA game prep routine.

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March 24, 2009

Mastered P.

I assumed Joanne P. McCallie cursed the NCAA selection committee after it put her Duke team in East Lansing, but I wonder what she's doing now. Great night for Suzy Merchant and the MSU women's team (advancing is the most important thing, regardless of how many MSU administrators are dancing on enlarged McCallie head shots-turned-dart boards), and a bad, bad night for McCallie.

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It's spring football time

Can your mind handle all that in the middle of the NCAA Tournament? Mine can't. But here are some updates:

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March 23, 2009

Sweet 18

Not only did Travis Walton have one of those days that make guys like Tim Floyd -- who had a great defensive plan -- lose hair, he made a key coaching decision late in the game.

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March 22, 2009

These are the fun days

The second round of the NCAA Tournament might just be the best, and I have a feeling this Michigan State-USC game is going to force the ESPN highlight editing people to make some tough decisions.

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March 21, 2009

The NBA question

One of the people Tom Izzo called when he was mulling an offer from the Atlanta Hawks in 2000 was Tim Floyd -- then a former college coach who bolted for the rebuilding Bulls. Also, a guy who had never met Izzo.

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Fast and faster

The Colonials wanted to run. The Spartans wanted to run. And usually that works out well for Michigan State -- especially if it can own the backboards like this.

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