Admit it, you miss basketball.
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Almost immediately after it was announced that the Boston Celtics had hired former Butler head coach Brad Stevens, NBA players and everyone else took to Twitter to voice their takes.
Since jumping onto the national radar in Butler's amazing 2010 National Championship run, Shelvin Mack has gone from unexpected surprise to burgeoning star.
We have all witnessed history.
For anyone that was free to sit in front of the television all day, they were in for a treat.
Five NCAA teams that got my attention this past weekend for various reasons: 1.
With it becoming increasingly likely that Tom Izzo takes the Cavaliers head coaching job, those at Michigan State must be wondering who can replace their legendary coach if he decides to leave.
Under the list of ingredients that have become standard in the NCAA championship recipe -- defense, momentum, chip on the shoulder, good coaching, depth, etc.
The always entertaining and interesting Jonah Lehrer has an essay in this past weekend's Wall Street Journal which uses recent studies to examine The Superstar Effect: "While challenging competitions are supposed to bring out our best, these studies demonstrate that when people are forced to compete against a peer who seems far superior, they often don't rise to the challenge.
For all of those haters and "experts" who have been crying from moment the original NCAA Tournament seedings were announced weeks ago (and there were many) that Duke was handed a cakewalk to the Final Four, know this: when the smoke clears, Duke will have absolutely earned their stripes by battling through what has quickly become the most difficult road to a national championship faced by any team in the field.
Let me get this out of the way: Gordon Hayward is not Jimmy Chitwood, and the Butler Bulldogs are not the Hickory High Hoosiers.