West Virginia – Kentucky: Tale Of The Tape

Who will establish tempo, and which players will execute? Kentucky averages almost 79 a game while allowing 60. West Virginia goes for almost 73 and keeps opponents to 63. Thursday night, they held Washington to 24 points under their average.

Butler – Kansas State: Tale Of The Tape

Thursday night, Butler held a Syracuse team that averaged over 81 a game to 59. For that trend to continue, the Bulldogs will need to keep K-State off the glass. The Wildcats grabbed 15 offensive rebounds in their thriller over Xavier.

Purdue – Duke: Tale Of The Tape

Duke averages over 77 points a game. The Blue Devil front court holds a +6 rebounding margin, including 14 and a half offensive rebounds a game. The emergence of Brian Zoubek and freshman Mason Plumlee gives Duke a well-rounded attack. Zoubek grabbed 13 rebounds to go with 14 points in Duke’s victory over California.

Xavier – Kansas State: Tale Of The Tape

K-State got the better of Xavier earlier this season. That was then. This is now, and this game is on neutral court. The Wildcats out-rebounded Xavier 39-30 in the win. McLean played 17 minutes and Taylor logged four.

Washington-West Virginia: Tale Of The Tape

The two coaches faced each other seven times in Conference USA when Romar led St. Louis and Huggins roamed the sidelines for Cincinnati. Huggins holds a 5-2 advantage, but Romar’s Billikens knocked off then No.1 Cincy to win the C-USA tournament and grab the automatic bid.

College Basketball Splinters | March 22, 2010

It really doesn’t matter. With one shot, Ali Farokhmanesh put himself into history. Yeah, it was his fourth trifecta of the night. Of course, he was 0-4 up to that point in the second half, but, hey, shooters shoot. And shoot is what “Farook” did. Clinging to a one-point lead and too much time on the clock..

Thumbnail Tales: Regional Quarter-Finals

Two teams in mirror image of each other. Senior shooting guards contribute glue-like play-making attributes. Matt Bouldin (Gonzaga) and Andy Rautins (Syracuse) are one in the same. Bouldin scores 15 and assists on four a game. Rautins scores almost 12 and assists on five…

The Gauntlet Otherwise Known As The Midwest Region

Which takes us to the third round. Kansas could have a date with either Maryland or Michigan State. Both of these teams have the ability to slow down Kansas. They also have players unafraid to step up in the clutch – Greivis Vasquez and Kalin Lucas to start with.