Upsets of the Night:
South Alabama 76 - (25)Florida State 71
UConn 66 - (14)Michigan State 62
St. Peters 56 - Rutgers 52 [Maybe people don't care about this one that much, but Rutgers is an established Big East school and they lost to a team named the Peacocks that went 5-26 last year.]
Isaiah Austin of Baylor- Goes 10-12 from the field, 2-4 from three (as a 7 footer), 4 rebounds and 2 blocks. All before leaving the game with a sprained ankle. This guy might be the most talented freshman in the country.
Alex Len of Maryland- 23 points, 12 rebounds, 4 blocks against one of the best front lines in the country in Kentucky.
James Michael McAdoo of UNC- 26 points on 50% shooting (left 5 at the line), 14 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 1 block. Seems like a candidate for a sophomore breakout.
Obviously games are still in progress, so this isn't the final word of the night.
Kentucky is going to be hard to beat if they play the way they did in the first half. They have unmatched size-- no one in the country can match their front line's length, athleticism, and shotblocking ability. Wiltjer can rain threes as a forward, there's your key shooter. Add in Archie Goodwin who gets to the basket whenever the hell he feels like it, and you have a team that, if they put it together, will be in the final four. Love them or hate them, they are scary good.
I did not watch many games but I am poring the box scores. If any of you have stuff that you caught from the games that you watched, feel free to enlighten us.