By far the most unlikely Sweet 16 matchup is Dayton-Stanford. The 11 seed Flyers started Thursday’s madness by beating Ohio State 60-59.
In the major conferences, Florida completed an undefeated regular season in the SEC and Cincinnati and Louisville tied atop the American.
The player, college, and NBA have suffered greatly in quality of play and players. And for every Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett there has been a conga line of lost causes, teens who toiled in Europe or Asia or worse once their hoop dreams melted into memory.
Top recruit Jabari Parker has signed his letter of intent to play at Duke.
Top high school recruit Jabari Parker of Chicago’s Simeon Career Academy is still weighing his college options.
Jabari Parker has already appeared on the front cover of SI and is no doubt one of the best high school basketball players in the country.
Top high school recruit Jabari Parker won’t be signing his letter of intent when the early period begins on Wednesday.
Prep star Jabari Parker might wait until the spring to sign his letter of intent, although he probably would commit to a school before making it official.
Tom Izzo spent more than hour talking and answering questions about Michigan State basketball, looking and sounding fired up about the upcoming season.