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.
With all of these players leaving early and all of this elite talent coming in, Dorm Room Hoops takes a look at who will be the teams to watch next season as we pick our Way-Too-Early Final Four.
There are three ways college teams can get torn apart: the NBA Draft, graduation, and transfers. If transfers pick the right schools to go to, they can make a major impact on those teams. This off-season has had many moves, but you have to look at last year’s transfers to make an impact due to the year of ineligibility for transferring.
Here are some of the biggest names to transfer in the last two years, and transfer lists from major conferences over the last two years.
With the national championship coming up Monday night and all the hype that comes with it — especially after watching 38-0 Kentucky fall to Wisconsin in one of the best revenge games of all time on Saturday — we here at Dorm Room Hoops thought it might be beneficial to put the championship game into a little bit of perspective. Let’s take a look back at the best national championship games in the history of the game.
It wasn’t exactly David versus Goliath, but 6-seed and nationally unranked Xavier had a tall order to fill against the red-hot 2-seed Arizona Wildcats in Los Angeles on Thursday night. To add to the tourney drama, Xavier coach Chris Mack faced his former employer of five years and good friend, Arizona coach Sean Miller.
Trailing with seven minutes to go, Arizona fought off a tough team in Xavier with a 19-7 run, defeating the Musketeers, 68-60. Arizona trucks on to face Frank Kaminski and the Wisconsin Badgers in the Elite 8 in a rematch of last year’s West region final.
With three quarters of the teams eliminated, we are entering the Sweet 16, the round that has given hoops fans instant classics for years. Hopefully Thursday’s late game in Los Angeles won’t disappoint. Seven-seed Xavier is taking on 2-seed Arizona in the “House that Kobe Built,” also known as the Staples Center.
Both Georgetown and Utah came in trying to prove they belong in the tournament. Georgetown is coming off a one-year hiatus whereas Utah hasn’t been in this round of the tournament since 2005. But Utah didn’t come into this game to lose. It fought through a few score changes and an early deficit to win the game, 75-64.