After one nationally-televised game, I’m not going to pretend to know the ins-and-outs of Coach Rick Scruggs’ offensive and defensive systems, but I can tell you that GW pressures the ball, gets out in transition, and attacks the basket very, very well. UConn’s A.J. Price and Jerome Dyson are going to have a lot to contend with in the backcourt.
Oklahoma should provide a nice test for the 3rd-ranked Tigers. Jeff Capel, now in his second year with the Sooners, has a talented freshman in Blake Griffin. The frontcourt matchup against the Tigers should be pretty even.
SOUTH No. 1 Ohio State vs. No. 5 Tennessee Of Note: Casual fans probably won’t remember that Tennessee played Ohio State quite closely on January 13, losing 68-66 on (surprise, surprise) a Ron Lewis three-pointer at the end of regulation. That’s the same Buckeye who hit the game-tying three against Xavier over the weekend, for… more »
Team Personality: Depth and athleticism. Memphis will run teams to death and make less-talented squads look like boys among men. Coach John Calipari often fields ridiculously athletic teams, and this year’s version of the Tigers is no different. Their athleticism leads to more rebounds than one would anticipate looking at the size of the team,… more »