For our other fans of the site, did anyone see Jody Meeks's performance last night? Not only did he score 54 points on just 22 field goals, he played lockdown defense all game long en route to a bludgeoning of presumed SEC frontrunner Tennessee in Knoxville.
Also, due to time constraints, I am not able to provide the full talking points for this week's bracket projection. Here are some take-away thoughts ...
- Despite starting 0-2 in conference play, I anticipate UNC losing a maximum of two games from now until the NCAA Tournament. I also anticipate that no other team who is in the hunt for a #1 or #2 will lose less than three games between that same time period.
- As stated on comments at B101, we see a 2nd team from the ACC or Big East earning a #1 before seeing the top team from the Big XII or Big East earn a #1 seed. Our reason: high-profile road wins.
- There is little margin for error between the 5th and 9th seed lines. Many of these teams have a fragile identity that can be made and broken in the matter of four hours within a week.
- Mid-majors excluding a select few who are always in the hunt are taking the year off.