Thursday, December 31, 2009

Full-Court Press, Dec. 31

New Year's Eve news and notes from around the nation:

- Easily one of my favorite annual articles: Luke Winn of’s “Early Warnings List.”

- Another one of my favorites (and perhaps my favorite annual column): Seth Davis’ “Jigsaw Man” column.

- Indiana State guard Jake Kelly, a former Iowa transfer, will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL.

- Way to be a Debbie Downer, Joe Lunardi. Neither Northwestern and St. John’s – and several other feel-good teams – will make the NCAA Tournament, according to ESPN’s resident bracketologist.

-’s Jeff Goodman writes that West Virginia could have problems in the postseason unless Darryl Bryant and Joe Mazzulla improve at the point. We’ll have more on this in the coming days.

- Perfect example of taking a quote out of context: discussing the shot balance between himself, Jon Scheyer and Kyle Singler, Nolan Smith says that all three are going to get their fair share. The title of the Sporting News interview? “Nolan Smith: ‘I’m gonna take mine.’” The rest of the quote was: “They’re gonna get theirs too.” 

- A day-by-day account of the most important non-conference games thus far and how they will impact the NCAA Tournament, from’s Andy Glockner.

- Jason King of Yahoo! Sports’ Midseason All-American Team: Damion James, Wesley Johnson, Luke Harangody, John Wall and Sherron Collins with Jim Boeheim as the coach.

- Gary Parrish of’s Midseason All-American Team: John Wall, Wesley Johnson, Da’Sean Butler, Damion James and Luke Harangody.

 - 50 best sports quotes from the past year, per's Page 2.

No comments:

Post a Comment