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And here we thought Ozzie Guillen's Twitter account would be the most entertaining connection SportsNation had to Venezuela this month.
But as interesting as it was to find out the White Sox skipper was eating sushi yesterday at spring training, it wasn't nearly as interesting or entertaining as the show Maryland's Greivis Vasquez, born in Venezuela, put on against Duke in his final home game. Behind 20 points from Vasquez, the Terps beat the Blue Devils and claimed a share of the ACC lead with one game to play in the regular season.
Both Vasquez and his Terps appear to be closing fast on the national scene, the former for national player-of-the-year honors and the latter for a deep run in the NCAA tournament. Do you buy either or both as viable candidates for further honors?
Matt (Lexington, KY))
Pat, who is your choice for NCAA POY, Wall or Turner? Any chance Cousins can get in the mix?
Matt: Turner, as of today. Love what he's done to carry Ohio State to the top of the Big Ten. Wall has been sensational as well, but Turner is doing even more. As for Cousins: around midseason I had him ahead of Wall, but probably not anymore. Full transcript
It's a good night to sit in front of the television and watch college basketball, but you may want to make sure your laptop is handy.
Notre Dame and Connecticut play what looks an awful lot like an NCAA tournament elimination game to get things started on ESPN at 7 p.m. ET. That's followed by Duke visiting Maryland at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN with a chance to claim the outright ACC regular-season title with a win.
But that's not the only thing on the line for the Blue Devils, which is where that laptop may come in handy. Kansas hosts Kansas State at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN 360, and a win for the Wildcats would give them a sweep of the season series and at least a claim to a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.
Andy (Topeka, KS)
I would think that K-State has the ability to win out and lock up the #1, not Duke. If they can beat my Jayhawks [Wednesday], then I'd have to bump them into the last #1. Their overall profile looks better than Duke's in my opinion.
Andy: Good point about K-State. I've been saying on several radio shows this week that the Wildcats are the team nobody is talking about but should be. But I'm not sure the overall profile is better than Duke's. Beat Kansas in Lawrence and then we can talk. Full transcript
Tony (Spokane, WA)
I realize your Bracketology is a snapshot in time, but is Duke really that much more deserving to be a No. 1 than K-State? KSU's losses are to better teams (RPI-wise) and both teams have collected impressive wins, except KSU has done more of it over ranked teams in its own conference.
Not "much more," no. I have Duke No. 4 and K-State No. 5. Leading a major conference, as opposed to trailing by two games, is also a factor. Full transcript
you wildcats fans that keep saying you will be loose because you have nothing to lose..... Try a possible share of your first big12 title and possibly a #2 seed in the tourney you my friends have eveything to lose. Martin is an idiot for adding even more pressure by telling his team this is a must win, and the biggest game of this teams and schools lives! Wow now that is playing like you have nothing to lose.....” -- gasman333
I am a KSU fan and I hope we win but in the Phog on senior night with KU coming off a loss its hard to imagine them losing again but the spread is like 9.5 points and I definitely dont see it being a blowout like that... its going to be a close one, it depends if Clemente and Pullen are on tonight, if they both get hot KSU wins, if one of them is hot we would need Sutton, Samuels or Kelly to really step up and if neither of them bring their A-game its goodnight...” -- ibcrazy3933