Last week, Jack Taylor, a sophomore guard on Grinnell College, scored a whopping 138 points in a 179-104 victory over Faith Baptist Bible College in Grinnell, Iowa in a men’s collegiate basketball game. Taylor set numerous NCAA records, including most points scored in a game (138), most field goals made in a game (52), and most three-pointers made in a game (27). Taylor has received seemingly nothing but praise and adulation - from countless news articles featuring quotes from NBA players to a live interview on Sportscenter.
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This week, we learned that...
2008 BOB COUSY AWARD PRESENTED BY THE HARTFORD FINALISTS
DJ Augustin Texas
Darren Collison UCLA
Devan Downey South Carolina
Jamont Gordon Mississippi State
Mike Green Butler
Dominic James Marquette
Ty Lawson North Carolina
Eric Maynor VCU
Tyrese Rice Boston College
Brian Roberts Dayton
Derrick Rose Memphis
Sean Singletary Virginia
Well, the Final Four is set, and with three of my picks still alive (Memphis was the other), bracket entry "rjaymoose will not win" indeed has a shot to take first place. All I need is for Florida to beat Georgetown next Monday, but both have their work cut out for them before the even get to that point. While the games were going on, there were two stories involving hoops on Tobacco Road that caught my attention.
First off, I just wanted to get some things off of my chest regarding the BCS.
1. The system is an absolute joke. Champions should be decided on fields of play, not by voters or computers. I'm not sure who should be playing Ohio State in the title game, but I'm not sure that the voters who picked Florida were either. How do you separate Florida and Michigan? Yes the Gators won their conference, but if this is going to be a deciding factor then why not put that into the rules regarding who can qualify for the title game?
2. Why does Notre Dame, despite being ranked 10th in the standings, get a spot in the BCS? I know that you can't have three teams from one conference in the BCS because it's not fair or something like that, but is it fair to give the Irish special rules because they're Notre Dame? I don't think so.