In this way-too-early look at the 2016 NCAA Tournament, I’ll be giving my guess at which teams that made it this year will be missing out in the next. Whether due to graduating seniors, freshman superstars going to the NBA, or just plain not being very good, I don’t think they’ll make it to March.
It’s another long off-season, and as the NBA Draft looms large above the minds of many young men, there is one in particular to whom it doesn’t. Kyle Wiltjer, from Gonzaga, has decided to return for his fourth season of college basketball. He was a redshirt freshman at the University of Kentucky before deciding to transfer to Gonzaga one year ago, which has proved to be a fruitful decision as the Zags had a great year with him and Kevin Pangos leading the way. Next year will be a different story, as always, and I think it’ll be a good one for Wiltjer.
With the college basketball season at a close, awards are being given and history is being written. But with all the MVP, Coach of the Year, and various other awards going out, it’s time someone cover the important stuff … high school yearbook style.
The NBA Draft is fast approaching, and the Dorm Room Hoops team has come together to talk about all of the different angles surrounding early departures and lottery picks in this week’s video podcast.
Death. Taxes. Tom Izzo in March.
The longest tenured coach in the Big Ten, Izzo is once again back in the Final Four, looking for his second national championship. His track record of success in the postseason is one that has been marveled as Michigan State arrives in Indianapolis this week.
Izzo has had an illustrious career, with 7 conference championships, 4 conference tourney wins, 18 NCAA appearances, 7 Final Fours, and that aforementioned national title. He has a chance to add to those totals this week, but he’ll have to get through Mike Krzyzewski’s Duke team first on Saturday night.
No. 1 Kentucky took care of No. 5 West Virginia at the Quicken Loans Arena tonight, dominating the Mountaineers in every facet of the game for a 78-39 victory.