Link Drop: If It’s Not About the Tournament, It’s Not News

This week all of the usual power rankings and, obviously, bracketology goes out the window: it’s tournament time now.

Go Hoyas.

Georgetown Info and Belmont Previews

In-Depth Game Preview (Casual Hoya)
View from the Other Side
: The Belmont Bloggers Break it Down (Belmont Byrd Cage)
Citing the Realities of the Matchup, Rob Dauster Dispels the Upset Talk (NBC Sports)
Same Schools as in 2007, but Very Different Teams (Washington Post)
Keys for the Hoyas
to Make a Run (Bleacher Report)

News

Fab Melo Out for ‘Cuse. Our hearts bleed for them… (Syracuse Athletics)
Western Kentucky Starts Out March Madness the Right Way with Gigantic Comeback Win (ESPN/AP)
…And Then BYU One-Upped Them, Storming Backing Against Iona (ESPN/AP)

Midwest Region Musings

Region Breakdown (Ballin’ is a Habit)
Complete Guide
to the Midwest (Bleacher Report)
Very Little Love for the Blue and Gray: Jason King’s Look (ESPN)

Big East Coverage

Melo Loss a Big One for the Orange (Fox Sports)
As in the Big East tourney last year, Calhoun is relishing Huskies’ underdog status (New Haven Register)
Bracket Post-Mortem
: Reflections on Seton Hall’s Snub, USF’s Inclusion (CBS Sports)
Apparently one White House intern didn’t know South Florida was in (Big East Coast Bias)

Other Tourney Goodness

Now More Than Ever, Defense Needed to Win in March (Sporting News)
Looking at the Tournament From a More Unusual Perspective (Grantland)
Always Needed Bracket Help (Chicago Tribune)
Ten Bold Predictions
— Bad News Within, Right off the Bat (ESPN)