By Jeff Portnoy
Well, yours truly, the " expert", got 10 of 16 the first weekend. Had Baylor, missed on Duke and Syracuse, among others. The best any of you competitors did was 11 (2). The worst is 7. One of you even had Dayton. So its close as we head towards this weekend.
What a first 68. No one in the billion dollar bracket contest made it to Saturday. Tha's how crazy it was. Some of the games were classics ( UNC-Iowa State, Kentucky-Wichita State) and some were blow-outs, but is there a better weekend in all of sports. i dont think so.
For UH, recruiting enters a critical month. Lots of holes to fill. And it comes at a time when it has been reported that the NCAA will be on campus for interviews arising out of the Akana situation. You can expect opposing coaches will use this until it is fully resolved.
For the Wahine, the season ended quickly in the NIT. The final few games for UH were adversely affected by poor shooting. And now the question is will Coach Beeman leave for greener, i mean richer, pastures. She is a pac-12 person, and Oregon looms. Hope she stays.
The show this week will be at 6pm on Weds. We will look at the Sweet Sixteen and make some predictions. After a week off while i attend the Big Dance, Jackson and i will return in early april to review recruiting, who is staying and who might be leaving, and we will preview the early prospects for the Big West 2014-15.
The comments here are my own, and are not necessarily those of any Regent. I feel better now