Right here’s at this time’s installment of “The Breakfast Buffet”, the morning column on every part that’s occurred from the day/night time earlier than and every part that’s going to occur within the subsequent 24 hours.
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Texas wants to begin being talked about as a professional nationwide title contender
The narrative all season lengthy in Austin has been whether or not or not Rodney Terry might ultimately turn into the Longhorns’ everlasting head coach. The narrative now must shift to the truth that Texas is greater than able to advancing to the Remaining 4 and competing for a nationwide title. The Longhorns received a Large 12 Event title for less than the second time in program historical past on Saturday and are set to be not less than a two seed within the NCAA Event, which will probably be their highest seed within the occasion since 2008. That’s all a credit score to Terry, who’s now 15-6 in opposition to Large 12 opponents this season. If he doesn’t land the everlasting gig with Texas, he’ll land an influence convention job someplace subsequent season.
Tyler Kolek is primed to be a star within the NCAA Event
Previous to the season, I felt that if Kolek — the Large East Participant of the Yr — performed at Villanova as a substitute of Marquette, he’d usually be in comparison with guys like Ryan Arcidiacono and Collin Gillespie. Since then, he’s led the Golden Eagles to the Large East common season title and the Large East Event title. In three video games this previous week at Madison Sq. Backyard, the artful lefty averaged 18.6 factors, seven rebounds, and 5 assists. One of the best level guard within the sport, the 6-3 Kolek has the swagger, basketball IQ, and likability to turn into an absolute star over the subsequent three weeks on school basketball’s greatest stage.
Micah Shrewsberry labored for Matt Painter on two separate events in West Lafayette earlier than being employed in 2021 to run his personal program in State School. Right this moment, the 2 will go head-to-head for a Large Ten Event title in Chicago (3:30 PM ET, CBS). The duty is a tall one — actually — for the Nittany Lions. Penn State misplaced each common season conferences to the Boilers and had no reply for Zach Edey within the center. The 7-4 middle is averaging 24 factors and 13 rebounds this season in two video games in opposition to the Nittany Lions.
A excessive seed goes be watching Rick Pitino and Iona within the Spherical of 64
That’s not an advantageous scenario. It’s been effectively documented that Pitino is firmly in line to return to energy convention school basketball each time Iona is finished taking part in, however earlier than then he’s going to attempt to take the Gaels so far as they’ll go. Iona received the MAAC Event for the second time in three seasons on Saturday night time in Atlantic Metropolis with a win over Marist. The Gaels are projected to be a 13 or 14 seed, which suggests they’ll play both a 3 or 4 seed within the Spherical of 64.
A full circle second for Dusty Could and Joe Pasternack
Over 25 years in the past, each of those proficient coaches had been pupil managers for Bob Knight at Indiana. On Saturday, each clinched computerized bids to the NCAA Event as Could led Florida Atlantic to the Convention-USA Event title whereas Pasternack did the identical factor for UC Santa Barbara within the Large West. Someplace, “The Common” is smiling.