Did Green Walk? Conley or Lawson?
- As you can tell, we thought Green traveled. SI.com's Seth Davis isn’t so sure. What do you think?
- Yesterday, we talked about how Mike Conley could be a Top 10 pick if he declared for this year's NBA Draft. We're starting to think the same of UNC's Tywon Lawson. Which would you rather have?
- We asked last week on The Vent, but the question is relevant as ever: Which No. 1 seed will be the first to fall? We still say Ohio State.
Now it's your turn. What's your take on Friday's action?
Did Acie Law choke? Where would you draft Conley?
- We know Greg Oden would be one of the top two picks if he came out early, but suddenly, I can't help but wonder where Mike Conley Jr. would be taken if he left after this season (he isn't; he already announced that he's returning to Columbus for another year). According to Draft Express, Acie Law would be the first point guard taken right now at No. 11. If I were the Hornets and Conley was available, I'd have a tough time making a decision (although I'm not sure why the Hornets need a PG since they have Chris Paul).
- Aaron Gray's numbers from last night don't look spectacular (10 points, six rebounds), but as SI.com's Seth Davis pointed out in his postgame Q&A,the Panthers only scored 50 points so he was good for 20 percent of their production. We agree with Seth. Pitt's problems keeping up with UCLA had more to do with a lack of athleticism from the whole team rather than lack of production from Gray.
- Was Texas A&M overrated ... or Memphis underrated? No matter how you look at it, most experts (SI included) had the Aggies blowing past the Tigers on its way to the Final Four (although SIOC believed in Memphis).
What’s your take on last night's action?
Who will be the Sweet 16 Gamebreakers?
G – Eric Maynor, VCU
G – Acie Law IV, Texas A&M
F – Wendell White, UNLV
F – Tyler Hansbrough, UNC
F – Kevin Durant, Texas
Sixth Man – Nick Young, USC
We agree with most of the selections. A couple others who made a strong case for inclusion on the team: Vanderbilt's Derrick Byars, whose 19 second-half points led the Commodores back from a 10-point deficit to upset No. 3 seed Washington State; and Georgetown's Roy Hibbert, whose Sabobonis-like passing from the post opened up the floor for the Hoyas and helped them secure a spot in the Sweet 16.
Looking ahead to this weekend’s action, we want to know which players, either well-known or not, do you think will have the biggest impact. We like Tennessee's Chris Lofton, whose leadership and clutch shooting may lead the Vols past a vulnerable Ohio State team, and Florida's Chris Richard, who may be called upon to play big minutes if the Gators' big men get into foul trouble.
Which players could be game-changers in the Sweet 16?
Which No. 1 is the Weakest?
So, what will happen this week? We think that of the four No. 1 seeds, Ohio State looks the shakiest. Some may argue that the Buckeyes comeback against Xavier might be the spark the Buckeyes need, but we think they are playing with borrowed time. While Kansas looks unbeatable and North Carolina is deep and talented, Florida struggled more than it should have against Purdue. If we had money to burn, we'd bet on a North Carolina-Kansas final with the Tar Heels winning.
We'll talk about players later this week, but today we want to know which No. 1 looks the best ... and which looks the shakiest.
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