SportsNation Blog Archives Xavier Musketeers
Sadly, at least for Michigan State fans, the Spartans have been knocked out of the NCAA tournament by Louisville. Michigan State is the first No. 1 seed to fall in the tournament, but both Kentucky and North Carolina could take the plunge this evening if all doesn't go according to plan. Three double-digit seeds will be looking to end some tournament dreams early and keep the clock from striking midnight on their own personal Cinderella stories, but will we see any more upsets in the second half of the Sweet 16?
(1) Kentucky vs. (4) Indiana
Kentucky has run roughshod over its first two opponents, while Indiana barely survived a scare against VCU.
(1) North Carolina vs. (13) Ohio
No. 13 Ohio is the lowest-ranked team still remaining, having upset both Michigan and South Florida in the first two rounds.
(2) Kansas vs. (11) NC State
Both NC State and Kansas survived close games in the round of 32 -- NC State upset Georgetown 66-63, while Kansas eked out a 63-60 win against Purdue.
(3) Baylor vs. (10) Xavier
Baylor and Xavier are coming off of big wins in the round of 32, a far cry from the close games they won in the round of 64.
With as many minutes as LeBron James spends on our television and computer screens, even in the offseason, you wouldn't think a few missing seconds would be such a big deal.
Judging by the number of people who don't have any idea who Jordan Crawford is, let alone want to watch him play for Xavier next season, maybe they aren't. Then again, considering that the conversation on the story will soon have more people in it than occupy the stands at a Clippers game, maybe they are.
The story, of course, is Crawford, a redshirt sophomore for the Musketeers, dunked on King James during a pickup game at the latter's basketball camp. Video of the offense was quickly confiscated, either in accordance with camp rules, at James' request or possibly both, depending on who you listen to.
And now we have ourselves a controversy with only one unimpeachable truth at its core. Football season can't come soon enough.
Should have played better D” -- TulsaTrav
LeBron is a really special basketball player. Nobody is arguing that. What is a repeated issue is his maturity off the court. Can't shake a competitors hand after a series? Can't talk to the media after a loss? Can't let anybody see some kid take you to the rim, and dunk on you? Grow up already! Happens to every player that laces up his high tops LeBron. If Bill Russel and Wilt Chamberlain can get dunked on, so can you!...” -- espn111369