It’s coming up on a month now since Kentucky beat Kansas handily in the 2012 NCAA Championship game, busted my bracket, and lost me 200 bucks in the process. (That’s a joke, for the record: I had Wichita St. in my Final Four and was virtually assured of last place in my pool by the time the Sweet 16 rolled around.) With the draft still two months away, then, one might think that there wouldn’t be too many links to actually drop here right now. Well think again, my friends.
From recruiting news to coaching changes to some thought-provoking columns, college basketball talk remains as vibrant as ever nowadays. Thus, we here at Hoya Paranoia have selflessly collected some of the best NCAAB articles from the week that was, purely for your entertainment. Let’s get into it.
Must-Read: The Education of Henry Sims (Casual Hoya)
B.J. Hayes far from decided, but Hoyas very much in the hunt (Zags Blog)
Team Banquet Wraps up Season for Blue and Gray (GU Hoyas)
Class of 2013 SF Troy Williams cuts Hoyas from his list (Keeping it Heel)
Big East News and Notes
San Diego State not at all wavering about decision to join Big East (UT San Diego)
Roscoe Smith latest to bolt UConn after tourney ban (CBS Sports)
Huskies Blogger’s Reaction = Not Too Good, Unsurprisingly (UConn Blog)
ND’s Abromaitis and Martin both waiting on eligibility rulings from NCAA (College Basketball Talk)
Houston’s new logo is sick (SB Nation)
General CBB Coverage
Seth Davis on why, in the wake of Wisconsin transfer debacle, NCAA rules must be changed (Sports Illustrated)
Most Recent Transfer List; None Leaving the Hilltop as of Yet (College Hoops Update)
Worse than Wisconsin: FIU sophomore forced to declare for draft when school wouldn’t grant his release (College Basketball Talk)
50 Players to Watch for 2012-2013, with some Otto love (Bleacher Report)
Marquette Assistant Tony Benford Hired at North Texas (USA Today)
After constantly living on the bubble and with two assistants gone, Seth Greenberg’s been fired at Virginia Tech (Roanoke Times)
Pat Forde Not a Fan of Larry Brown Hire for Big East-Bound SMU (Yahoo! Sports)
Frank Martin Feeling Good About His Chances at South Carolina (ESPN)
Ryan is a freshman in the SFS and the editor of Hoya Paranoia. You can follow him on Twitter @baciclyryan; he promises he’s funny.