Thursday, March 24, 2011

Surprise Final Four?

Florida and Florida St both look very good. Everybody is talking Kansas and Ohio State but look to some surprises in the final four. Could we see Kentucky, Connecticut, Florida, and Florida St in the Final Four? Anything is possible right now. Should be an interesting finish.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Nebaska in the NIT!

Nebraska will play at Wichita St. on Wednesday at 6 in the first round of the NIT. The game will be shown on ESPN2. Nebraska is the number five seat so they may not have any home games or there is upsets in the bracket. Nebraska looks to play Virginia Tech in the second round if they can knock off Wichita St.

Look to a low scoring game with a Nebraska victory. Nebraska 57 Wichita St. 51.

Nebraska hopefully will make the NIT!

Colorado, who beat K-State three times this year got left off the list to make the NCAA tournament. The Big 12 has five teams in the Big Dance. They are Kansas, Texas, Texas A & M, Missouri, and Kansas State. Kansas is a number one seat but then the next Big 12 team is Texas a number four seat. The Big 12 was not looked at very favorable with the NCAA selection committee. The Big 10 has seven teams playing in the NCAA tournament.

Now, can Nebraska, Colorado, Okie State, and Baylor all make it to the NIT. Let's hope so. I have seen brackets where Nebraska will be anywhere from the number two seat to a number six seat in the NIT. The seating is very important as Nebraska plays much better at home than away. A number two seat would allow them to play at least the first two games at home. A number six seat may not allow them to be at home at all.

This writer loved Dirk Chatelain's article about Doc Sadler needs to recruit Nebraska talent. Nebraska has to have some Nebraska boys on their team. It develops the culture and provides a work ethic that is important. Doc needs to land Mike Gesell, who is a great guard that can play in the Big 10. He has one year left at South Sioux City, this year's Class B champions.

Then there is sophomore Akoy Agau from Class A champion Omaha Central. He has two more years to develop but he is a big man that can also play in the Big 10. He is projected by Andy Markowski to be 6'10" and 240 lbs when he graduates.

Andy Markowski played on NU's last NCAA team and also announced for NET for this year's tournament. He is very very good as an analyst and keeps the fans informed as the game progresses.

With the new arena coming in, Doc has to has recruit these to young men to be Cornhuskers.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Holdrege Basketball teams excel!

Congrats to the Holdrege girl's basketball team for taking third at the State Tournament. The girls beat Lexington by one. Lexington beat Holdrege twice earlier in the year. Holdrege lost to Seward #1, Elkhorn #2, and rated Lexington twice. Holdrege beat Beatrice by two for third place.

This week the Holdrege boys take on one of the top teams in all classes, South Sioux City. The Holdrege boys are seated eight with SOuth Sioux City seated first in Class B.

Mike Gesell plays for South Sioux City and will be a division I player. Hoperfully he will play for the Cornhuskers in a couple of years as he is now a junior. Great player and Holdrege has their hands full. But in basketball, you never know what may happen.

Nebraska plays Oklahoma State tomorrow in the Big 12. OSU is 8-0 in Big 12 opening round games so this will be a close one also. Nebraska pulls this one out 71-67. Then comes Kansas.... Look to Kansas or Kansas State to win the Big 12. Texas isn't playing its best ball right now and Texas A & M isn't that great. Nebraska can actually have a 50/50 chance against every team but Kansas or Kansas State.