Apparently someone forgot to send Syracuse the memo that this year’s Elite Eight was going to be renamed “The Big East Invitational”. Despite the Big East dominating the outcomes of the Sweet 16 games, a couple of other conferences dominate CHN’s All-Sweet Sixteen Team.
CollegeHoops.net Sweet Sixteen MOP
Blake Griffin, Oklahoma
30 points, 14 boards, three assists
This Blake Griffin character is pretty good - wonder if anyone else has noticed that? Perhaps the most amazing thing about Griffin’s play so far in the tournament is the amount of shots he’s missed - only 10 out of his 47 shots have missed the mark.
CollegeHoops.net All-Sweet SixteenTeam
Guard: Ty Lawson, North Carolina
19 points, nine assists, four board, one turnover
The little man continues being the engine that drives the North Carolina machine. He played almost flawlessly versus Gonzaga, only turning the ball over once and missing only two shots.
Guard: Tony Crocker, Oklahoma
28 points, three steals, 6-11 3pts
Suddenly all over the world kids are practicing their three-point shooting wearing long sleeve shirts under their jerseys.
Guard: Wayne Ellington, North Carolina
19 points, seven board, four assists
Yet another versatile weapon for Roy Williams to utilize in his title quest.
Forward: Blake Griffin, Oklahoma
Center: Hasheem Thabeet, Connecticut
15 points, 15 boards, four blocks
He continues to be raw on offense, but Thabeet’s D has been key to UConn’s run to the Elite Eight.