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March 26th, 2015
Following Iowa State and Baylor losses early Thursday afternoon, the Round of 64 was surprisingly chalky, meaning that most of the players in our pool lived to fight another day, but the second round delivered in excitement value and teams like Villanova, Virginia, and Kansas, which each offered several players to our pool, fell from contention. We’re still a long way from the finish line, and 5 or 6 competitors in our pool still have a pretty equal shot at victory, as we wait and see if a take-complementary-scorers-on-great-teams strategy wins out or if a gamble-on-high-scorers
#1 Duke vs. #5 Utah
#2 Arizona vs. #6 Xavier
#1 Kentucky vs. #5 West Virginia
No. 8 NC State vs No. 4 Louisville
Take a look around you. Absorb what you're watching. These moments only come around every couple of decades. A period of time in which we get to watch those that will later be known as masters putting their signature and artistic flair upon a craft and style that we all are already familiar with.
Renaissance: A rebirth or revival
It’s back! It’s the NBADraft.net NCAA Tournament Player Pool, and, following Clayton Crowe’s victory in last year’s event, 8 of NBADraft.net’s finest have selected their 8-man squads. Six competitors return from previous years; two, Tajh Jenkins and Eric Guilleminault, are newcomers.
Why #1 seed Villanova Will Make the Final Four
The West Region boasts numerous teams that are hitting their stride at the right time of the year. 8 teams (Wisconsin, Arizona, VCU, Wofford, Harvard, Georgia State, Texas Southern, and Coastal Carolina) won their conference tournaments. Another (Oregon) had an incredible turnaround to get in the tournament discussion then lock up a bid with weeks to spare in the regular season. And 16 players from eight different teams in this region can be found on this site’s Top 100 Prospects Big Board. Wisconsin and Arizona are perhaps the two teams most equipped, of the e