2008 O'Reilly ESPNU BracketBusters Television Matchups
Friday, Feb 22
Davidson at Winthrop
UCSB at Utah State
Saturday, Feb 23
Creighton at Oral Roberts
George Mason at Ohio
Kent State at St. Mary’s (Ca.)
Marist at Cleveland State
Miami at Valparaiso
Nevada at Southern Illinois
Rider at CS Northridge
Siena at Boise State
UWM at Bradley
Virginia Commonwealth at Akron
Sunday, Feb 24
Wright State at Illinois State
2008 O'Reilly ESPNU BracketBusters Non-Television Matchups
* Times to be Announced
Albany at Canisius
Following a run of Year in Review articles, its time to look ahead to what will almost certainly be a magical 2008.
Today's Question: What will be the big college basketball story in 2008?
As always, the concept is simple. A recap of yesterday's action in 15 quick bullet-points. We begin:
1. We all know this is the year of the freshman, but it goes deeper than just the Kyle Singlers (25 points last night), Kosta Koufos's (24), and Patrick Pattersons (23) of the world.
2. Dayton freshman Chris Wright had 26 and 12 over Toledo last night, and Pepperdine's Tyrone Shelley had 24 in an OT win over LBSU.
3. Neither of those guys success should be that shocking though, both were consensus Top 100 recruits.
High Major Freshman of the Year (includes C-USA minus Memphis, WAC, Mountain West, CAA, A-10 and Gonzaga)
- Amazingly, all of this year's Sweet Sixteen teams came into last week within the Top 22 of the CHN Top 50. The "lowest" ranked team was Tennessee at #22. In the AP and Coaches Poll, they were all within the Top 34.
Collegehoops.net High-Major Player of the Year: Nick Fazekas (Nevada)
Collegehoops.net Mid-Major Player of the Year: Jared Jordan (Marist)
G: Loren Stokes (Hofstra)
G: Morris Almond (Rice)
F: Nick Fazekas (Nevada)
C: Stephane Lasme (UMASS)
C: Jason Smith (Colorado State)
Second Team High-Major All-American
G: Derek Raivio (Gonzaga)
G: Jaycee Carroll (Utah State)
F: DaShaun Wood (Wright State)
F: Rashaun Freeman (UMASS)
C: Randal Falker (SIU)