Spread check: Louisville by 10.
A reminder that the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee will be revealing its top 16 teams tomorrow at 12:30 on CBS.
The NCAA Tournament Selection Committee vice chair talks with Jeff Greer about how the committee will view Louisville's performance with Quentin Snider out of the lineup.
Bruce Rasmussen, the Creighton athletic director who is vice chair of the NCAA's Division I men's basketball committee, said Wednesday that the selection committee's job is to evaluate each team while understanding the context of everything that transpired throughout the season.
"Certainly all injuries, suspensions, absences of coaches, transfers, new eligibility - all of those items are discussed," Ramussen said. "But we can't project whether a team would have won or lost with a full complement of players. It is a discussion item we have, and it's looked at on a case-by-case basis."
In Louisville's case, that discussion would likely focus on how the Cards played without Snider - and without Deng Adel and Mangok Mathiang, who were suspended for the loss at Virginia. The conversation might also include how U of L played without Tony Hicks, the backup-turned-starting point guard who broke his hand two games after Snider's injury and has missed the past three games.
Without Snider, their second-leading scorer, the Cards (19-5, 7-4 ACC) beat three RPI top 100 opponents but lost road games at Florida State and Virginia, two teams in the RPI's top 15. They also pummeled Boston College to improve their record away from the KFC Yum! Center to a solid 7-4.
Louisville averaged 93.3 points in the four games it won without Snider and 61.5 in the games it lost.
The Cards are currently the second No. 2 seed in the Bracket Matrix.
This is what it's all about... The @UofLFootball team serving food at Louisville's Franciscan Kitchen. #L1C4 pic.twitter.com/SEORvN949t— Andrew Chernoff (@ADChernoff) February 10, 2017
Swish Appeal breaks down Asia Durr's 30-point performance.
A Washington player slapped two Colorado students last night and the students are just sort of taking it in stride.
"We were talking the usual game talk with the players like we usually do," Dylan, a CU student said. "Malik looked over at us at one point and said ‘I'm gonna come over there and slap the (expletive) out of you.' We didn't think that was real so we just laughed and then at the end of the half he came over to us and pretended like he was giving me a handshake and I reached out and he pulled back and slapped me in the face and the follow through hit the person sitting right next to me, which was Brian."
"I wasn't shocked because he said, ‘I'm gonna slap the (expletive) out of you,'" Brian, a C-Unit member added. "Jeremiah Paige and Larry Eustachy have said worse, we have a long tradition of getting under people's skin but nobody has ever taken physical action, and I'm surprised."
"One slap, two faces, I was impressed, he's got a big wingspan," Dylan remarked.
After the game, Dime went over and actually shook their hands for real, and although both students said they don't want the kid to get in trouble there's still not word on if he'll face any punishment from UW.
"We're not trying to get anyone in trouble—the C-Unit—we're good people," Brian said. "It's all in the fun of the game, we got a lot of love for Malik, the people of Seattle and Washington here in the C-Unit, and we got Powerade's out of it, we got respect for them."
Someone ripped ass at John Calipari's press conference today, and the internet thinks it was Calipari.
They all work.
Big thanks to @MakersMark - 80 commemorative bottles for my 80th birthday, up for auction, to support the Denny Crum Scholarship Fund. #L1C4 pic.twitter.com/pekNJ9QRG2— Denny Crum (@CoachDennyCrum) February 10, 2017
Louisville is down to a No. 3 seed squaring off against Princeton in the latest installment of Bracketology from CBS.
The ACC.com is very excited about the upcoming conference tournament in New York.
It has been a very long and not nearly fruitful enough week for me, but at least I got to do this at the end of it.
February 10, 2017
Myron Medcalf makes his weekend picks, which don't include the Louisville-Miami game.
Big fan of the fact that Card Chronicle, Grand Canyon and Keonte Vernon have become best friends.
The ever-popular lob dunk while being fouled. #LopesRising— GCU Men's Basketball (@GCU_Hoops) February 10, 2017
(pssst: @CardChronicle) pic.twitter.com/jGBpbWS45m
The UCLA Bruin mascot mooning an Oregon free-throw shooter is the best moment of the college basketball season so far.
Miami comes into Saturday's game at the Yum Center squarely on the bubble.
#CardNation, join me @Roosters on Shelbyville Rd Monday night for a game watch party. $2 Bud drafts as we take on Syracuse! #L1C4— Denny Crum (@CoachDennyCrum) February 10, 2017
The U of L game notes for Saturday are out, and they have the same starting lineup that the team used Monday against Virginia.
#OhMy! Dick Enberg's Bruins are now 139-2 in his career in Pauley Pavilion after tonight's win. #GoBruins pic.twitter.com/gTZiDReNIB— UCLA Basketball (@UCLAMBB) February 10, 2017
UCLA got the best of Oregon last night, but Dillon Brooks wins because he dunked on the whole team.
Hadn't seen this guy in a while and then got two spottings in one day on Thursday.
Oh man...another sighting tonight in Louisville...UK fans...@CardChronicle @_EthanMoore pic.twitter.com/7FzjZN5aJx— David Crone (@RealDavidCrone) February 10, 2017
Our old friend Canes Shades is back and he has a message for Cardinal basketball fans.
The U of L track and field team is headed to the Music City Invitational.
Montrezl Harrell with the mean slam! #Rockets50— NBA SKITS (@NBA_Skits) February 10, 2017
This shot at the buzzer last night in the Northeastern-Charleston game was unreal.
Streaking the Lawn looks back at Virginia's wins over Louisville and Syracuse.