- In advance of tonight's rivalry game between the Duke Blue Devils and the North Carolina Tar Heels, Duke Basketball Report warns fans that rivalry games sometimes have a way of favoring underdogs. Carolina March looks at tempo-free stats in analyzing the decade-old debate about whether coach Krzyzewski exhausts his team for tournament time by failing to properly utilize his bench.
- The Only Colors lays the blame for Purdue's 76-64 win over Michigan St. on the fact that "even Tom Izzo can't gameplan for three reliable scorers."
- Kentucky tuned up for Calipari-Pearl last night by beating Alabama, 66-55.
- Hail to the Orange revels in the fact that the Illini have three of Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan's six Big Ten home losses. Bucky's 5th Quarter simply laments the end of an 18-game home winning streak.