The Arizona Wildcats didn’t have guard T.J. McConnell for the first two years of his collegiate basketball career. In his final two, he helped take them to the Elite 8 both times, but now his time at Arizona is done. Yet, his playing career doesn’t need to be.
Vasturia, who played his high school ball at St. Joseph’s Prep in Philadelphia, has started every game for Notre Dame this season after starting 12 last year.
The Arizona Wildcats have a lot of talent that has gotten them to the Sweet 16 of the 2015 NCAA Tournament, but there are some stand out more than others. Not only does sophomore Rondae Hollis-Jefferson have talent, but he has the leadership skills to take them all the way.
A United States Basketball Writers Association First Team All American, Russell will lead Ohio State into this week’s NCAA Tournament.
The Northeastern Huskies made it into the NCAA Tournament and could not be happier to be back in the Big Dance after 24 years of work. Now, all they’ve got to do is get past a strong Notre Dame team and Scott Eatherton can lead them to the upset.
On the court, the 6’3” shooting guard has stepped up his game following injuries to Staten and Browne. Miles is averaging 7.2 points per game while shooting 40 percent from the field and 34 percent from deep.
Alec Peters is not just a scorer. The 6’9” forward proved that in the first half of Valparaiso’s regular season finale against Cleveland State, passing out of double teams and attempting just two shots.
Villanova is having an amazing season and is in prime position to take a number one seed in the NCAA Tournament. There are a lot of great players on the team, but the talent and leadership of Darrun Hilliard II is taking them there.
Young scored 20 points for Kentucky last night, twice as many as the next highest-scoring Wildcat, in a 60-54 loss to Connecticut. This was Young’s ninth 20-plus point game and he led Kentucky with 17 in the Final Four win over Wisconsin.
On Friday, after Iowa State had cut a 17-point deficit to four with two minutes left, Boatright made what his coach called the play of the game.
The sophomore forward tallied 12 points and eight rebounds in the 60-59 win over Ohio State. He didn’t miss a shot, hitting both of his field goals and all seven of his foul shots.
Among his fellow Connecticut Huskies, he ranks second in scoring, rebounding, and blocks. Playing alongside Shabazz Napier, he can go unnoticed.
Andujar is a 6’6”, 205-pound point forward. He can handle the ball like a guard and draw bigger defenders out of the lane.
The 5’11” Tharpe is averaging 30 minutes, 8.9 points, and 5.1 assists per game while shooting 45 percent from the field, 39 percent from deep, and 82 percent from the line.
The Big Ten’s Freshman of the Year last season is averaging 17.9 points per game (second in the conference), 4.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and two steals for the 22-6 Spartans.