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  1. A Nice Distraction for the Suns: The NCAA Tournament

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Schwartz of Valley of the Suns talked March Madness with several of the Suns, who could use a good distraction (check out the poll on the side of that post -- Suns fans seem to think their team is lottery bound). First of all, it's a mino...

    Blog | March 20, 2009
  2. A Smart Debate About Amateurism in March Madness

    Henry Abbott

    The New York Times has assembled many different voices -- including Bill Walton, and a favorite basketball writer in Stephen Danley, who until recently played for Penn -- to open once again (sing it with me now -- you know the words!) the debate abou...

    Blog | March 19, 2009
  3. Lute!

    Henry Abbott

    You don't have to read TrueHoop all that closely to know I'm not all that into college basketball. Don't get me wrong, I love watching it. I can do OK in the March Madness office pool. But I don't really have a team, and it has never been a great pas...

    Blog | September 19, 2006
  4. Andrew Wiggins is No. 1

    Henry Abbott

    After watching a ton of NCAA tournament games, David Thorpe says Andrew Wiggins is the clear No. 1 draft pick....

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  5. Draft madness

    Henry Abbott

    Chad Ford says that no matter what NBA GMs tell you, there's nothing like playing well in the NCAA Tournament to move up the draft board....

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  6. My Underdog: Tyson Chandler

    Henry Abbott

    It's kind of a stupid thing, really. In general, when making predictions, you want to pick favorites. Favorites usually win. But anyone who has ever filled out an NCAA Tournament bracket (and by that I mean every living American and then some) kn...

    Blog | April 16, 2009
  7. Why I Picked Memphis

    Henry Abbott

    I know so little about college basketball that I'm not even certain when the NCAA tournament starts, but I'm sure you can still sign up to make me look bad for picking Memphis to win the whole thing. I feel pretty good about the pick, honestl...

    Blog | March 17, 2009
  8. Draft-Centric First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Ronald Tillery of The Commercial-Appeal: "Derrick Rose flat-out called Michael Beasley the best player available in the NBA draft. Beasley laughed, saying there is a glaring flaw in that argument. 'His team went farther in the (NCAA) Tournament. He l...

    Blog | May 30, 2008
  9. Passionate Sports Fans, Meet Reason

    Henry Abbott

    Wow. Dan Steinberg of the D.C. Sports Bog apparently doesn't know that no one wants to know the truth about their sports enemies. (Related post on the women's game.) At the NCAA tournament, Steinberg spent some quality time with the family of much-ha...

    Blog | March 26, 2008
  10. Turns Out There is Crying in Basketball

    Henry Abbott

    Paul Shirley confesses to crying frequently, especially on national TV when a controversial call cost his college team a glory in the NCAA tournament: On Monday morning, I woke up ready to begin anew. On my walk to campus, I received a few sympath...

    Blog | March 30, 2007
  11. The Myth of Amateurism

    Henry Abbott

    I love the NCAA tournament. It's great basketball, and it's so fun to watch. I mean, of course. I'm watching right now, as a matter of fact. But the more the NCAA tournament consumes my brain, and the more of those corny advertisements for the co...

    Blog | March 16, 2007
  12. This is the Big Weekend--UPDATED with Schedule

    Henry Abbott

    Haven't you always wished there was some way to combine the level of play of the NBA, with the level of excitement of the NCAA tournament? There's just no way to get around the adrenaline that comes with tons of elimination games, one after anoth...

    Blog | August 24, 2006
  13. NBA Bigwigs Make Decisions Watching the NCAA Tournament

    Henry Abbott

    Here's how to get drafted in the first round. The numbers, as trainer David Thorpe argues on his blog, make a clear case: make it to the sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament. 24 American players were drafted in round 1. 21 of them played for teams who ma...

    Blog | July 02, 2006
  14. 2006 Draft Profile: Tyrus Thomas

    Henry Abbott

    Video Big batch of great highlights. Here he is blocking J.J. Redick's shot. This block is pretty great. Here's a nice dunk from his high school days. Some highlights from the NCAA tournament. If everything pans out for Ty...

    Blog | June 28, 2006
  15. The NCAA Tournament from an NBA Perspective

    Henry Abbott

    NBA fans, DraftExpress has done you a huge favor, by breaking down the tournament through NBA eyes. The future NBA players in the bunch--dozens and dozens of them--are profiled and projected like crazy. It's organized by location. Those playing in A...

    Blog | March 15, 2006
  16. Background on Jarrett Jack

    Henry Abbott

    ESPN provides the following news on Jarrett Jack: The 6-foot-3 Jack was the top scorer (15.5 points a game) on a team that reached the second round of the NCAA tournament. As a sophomore, he starred in Georgia Tech's improbable run to the national c...

    Blog | June 29, 2005