|George Mason won a thriller Tuesday night. (US PRESSWIRE)|
By Matt Norlander
The infographic proposal that you probably already saw on Facebook. // Bob Ryan retiring from the Boston Globe later this year. I've long admired his writing. // I'm flying today and saving this for the plane ride, but I already know it's going to be worth linking. Tom Lake on Wes Leonard, the high school kid who died a year ago after hitting the game-winning shot ...
★ One heck of a win by George Mason over VCU last night. The CAA, as you'll see linked below, is getting quite good.
★ This research by Duke Hoop Blog is among the best, most thorough number-crunching pieces I've seen this season. You owe them your click here.
★ Solid, easily digestible breakout-player evaluation and explanation from future podcast guest Dan Hanner.
★ The CAA race has become very exciting and up for grabs with good teams. I once thought this was a one-bid league but am now pretty certain it'll squeeze two into the field.
★ Bad news for UConn and Jim Calhoun when George Blaney says the coach is still in even more pain as before.
★ More UConn links. Calling out your fans almost never works and is almost never a good thing for a player to do.
★ This one-month-until-the-tournament column from Jason King turned me on almost as much as my lover last night.
★ You know how I linked that Lake post above on good faith? The same can be said for Gasaway's Tuesday Truths. See the patterns emerge.
★ Interesting reminder that the state of Illinois has been abysmal for the past five years when it comes to the NCAA tournament. Some cheating accusations in the article, too.
★ Forde Minutes should be a four-month-long column, Pat.
★ I'm frequently fascinated and intrigued when really strong writers drive by our sport and give commentary or tell stories. Here's Charlie Pierce on Murray State.
★ A different kind of take on Murray State. A take on how we, the media, see Murray State. How we write and respond to them without regard to probability and go off assumption.
★ What a sad, sad, sad storming of the floor by TCU after its win over UNLV last night.
★ The best college basketball player in Philadelphia will not be going to the NCAA tournament this season.
► The Basketball Jones guys do continually entertaining and excellent work. This latest sketch is terrific and impossible not to laugh at.
♬ The day after Valentine's Day -- we'll go something scorned and angry. Foxy Shazam is a punky, narrow, new-age version of Queen. This front man's vocals are pretty ridiculous. Yes, he sounds like a woman, but those are unstoppable pipes.