|As for UCLA, it lost its best chance to get a very nice road win in conference play last night. (US PRESSWIRE)|
By Matt Norlander
Blue balls spotted falling from the sky. // Make sure you read this over the weekend. Harrowing and curious/unfulfilling law/criminal environment in Venezuela. That stuff is the best Sports Illustrated has to offer. // In space terms, it seems we've just discovered a fairly close Earth-like planet. // Elephant forces curious bro into a tumble that would make any Duke player proud. // Hundreds of people attach themselves to a boat, go waterskiing ...
★ UCLA fell apart last night after holding strong with Washington.
★ It's a great sign for Kentucky that is has so much balance in terms of playing time and production.
★ I've never seen the NCAA be in an attack mode like this. I like it. I like it a lot.
★ After the way Isaiah Canaan lifted Murray State to a victory last night, we're thrilled we bumped him up to No. 6 in our Player of the Year race early on Thursday.
★ These guys say Indiana's got plenty left in the tank but UConn? The Huskies will see an early sunset.
★ Coach K and how he deals with the losses.
★ If college hoops had a trade deadline, who's getting shipped where?
★ Just to fill everyone in again, yeah, West Virginia: still pretty damn insistent that it's outskees on the Big East come July.
★ I'm far from buying into Arkansas. Hogs are having a nice year, all things considered, though.
★ Look at Troy Machir getting the Q-and-A treatment! Get to know the smart-ass half of Ballin' is a Habit.
► Greatness is not an accident. Getting to 14-7 with two lottery picks is, though.
♬ The Roots are just too, too good. Think you know what this song sounds like? Think you know The Roots? Maybe you don't. After the 14-second non-intro, wait for the groove to kick in and feel your Friday start nice and smoothly.