Archive - Nov 20, 2012
Most hardcore college basketball fans know the story of tiny Division II school Chaminade having one of the most historic upsets in NCAA history. The year was 1982 and the 900 person school was facing off against Virginia. Two things Virginia had were a #1 ranking and a 7-4 center named Ralph Sampson, who was en route to his third straight national player of the year award. They left with a 77-72 defeat in Hawaii, one that the national media had a hard time believing and goes down as one of the ultimate David versus Goliath stories.
Cody Zeller has not had a lot of off nights since arriving in Bloomington, but he definitely was not himself last night in Brooklyn at the Progressive Legends Classic. Taking a physical pounding, Zeller finished with 6 points and 4 rebounds, well below the expectations one carries for a pre-season NCAA player of the year candidate. Despite Zeller's off night, Indiana managed to get past Georgia with a 66-53 win as they pulled away late.
With his eligibility finally out of limbo and a three game wait, Shabazz Muhammad was chomping at the bit to announce his presence in college basketball. He showed flashes, coming off the bench for 25 minutes, but could not do enough as the Bruins were outplayed by a hungry Georgetown team. Otto Porter showed why some had him as the favorite for Big East player of the year, filling the stat sheet with 18 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists/blocks and 3 steals in the 78-70 Hoya victory.