NCAA Hoops: The week past and degrees of truth

Amidst all this brouhaha college hoops has entered conference play the time to see if there are any counterfeit bills amongst the currency – to sort through the truth and the not so true – to distinguish the degrees of truth and decide if there are any lessons to be learned.

Tale of the tape – UCLA at Oregon

Last year the Bruins survived 80-75 on the Duck pond in Eugene. Some changes have taken place since then – Kevin Love (who spurned Oregon’s recruiting advances despite his father playing for Oregon in the 70s) and Russell Westbrook are now earning paychecks in the NBA.

Tale of the tape: Washington State at L.S.U.

Setting: 2:00 EST – The Pete Maravich Assembly Center is the location for a match-up between Washington State and Louisiana State University – two schools from major conferences that might struggle getting multiple at-large bids in the 2009 NCAA Tournament. Currently the PAC-10 has two teams in the AP’s top 25 (#13 UCLA and #20 Arizona State) while one SEC team shows up in the rankings (#16 Tennessee).

Conference Play Approaching

With the NFL entering its final week, there are many questions yet to be answered. Will the Lions really go winless this year? Will Drew Brees break Dan Marino’s passing yard record? Which mediocre team will win the AFC West? What will Bret Favre’s depressing post game press conference look like? But with all those […]