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December 14, 2009
Your projected field of 65 NCAA tournament teams includes just nine from the six conferences in the west. You have eight teams making the tournament from the Big East alone. You've got to be kidding. I will be sure to remind you of your picks come March.
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December 14, 2009


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Justin Feldkamp

Lynchburg, Va.

I was bummed to see that you didn't include Cleveland State. This year's team will be even better than the one that made the tournament last year.

Matt Luecke, Columbus, Ohio

Controversial Calipari

Kentucky's new basketball coach, John Calipari (The Very Best of Enemies, Nov. 23), in talking about the problems at his previous stops, says, "We run a class program ... but there are times when things happen...." Right—and the NCAA violations and probations always seem to happen wherever Calipari goes. Coincidence?

Tom Urbaniak, Holland, Mich.

Just the hiring of Calipari, not to mention a highly talented recruiting class, has the Big Blue Nation believing that championships are soon in store. Rick Pitino never had that kind of instant impact.

Darrin Pursley, Benton, Ky.

The easy prediction is that Kentucky will make the Final Four with Calipari as coach; the tougher call is guessing when that season will be vacated.

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