Two other names that could be seen by the Rams are Ryan Williams, from Virginia Tech, and DeMarco Murray from Oklahoma. The Wildcats knocked off heavyweights Duke and Pittsburgh to reach the Final Four.
Stan Heath, no doubt, is happy to get back to coaching basketball, even if he has to take his USF club to play one of the hottest teams in the country.
On the amount of preparation involved in being an offensive lineman: “There’s a lot to do. It’s kind of underestimated; it’s kind of like the unsung hero. None of the glory but when we put points on the board and when we score and we win games we know it’s because we’ve been putting in the work during the week. We watch a lot of film so you’ve got to know your opponent. We’re not the big slow guys any more. We’ve got to be athletic because the players are just getting faster and stronger every year so we’ve got to keep up with that as well.
DePaul finished last in the Big East in scoring by a wide margin last season as the Blue Demons averaged just 61 points per game. New coach Oliver Purnell has implemented his trademark fast-paced style to the Blue Demons in his first year, however, and a pair of freshmen have helped DePaul average 71.5 points through 15 games. Forward Cleveland Melvin has been named Big East Rookie of the Week in back-to-back weeks and is averaging 23.3 points in three league games. Overall, Melvin has averaged 12.7 points per game, while rookie Brandon Young has averaged 12.6 ppg to rank as the top two freshman scorers in the conference.
St. Mary’s College wasn’t a huge underdog, per se, given Villanova’s struggles and how the Gaels rolled past Richmond. Omar Samhan was expected to have a field day, and he did, scoring 32 points. The Gaels had their way early, as they led for much of the first half and led by as much as 10 early in the second half.
This was taking place while the Utes were ahead by the score of 17-4 with 10 minutes remaining in the first half. Were they watching the same game? Utah was dominating Villanova, yet in a feeble attempt to get better ratings you still threw Utah under the bus, as if the team barely existed.
DaJuan Summers, Detroit (#35) – Summers provides the Pistons with real nice value at #35, as he brings athleticism and versatility to the table. The 6-9 forward can also extended the defense with his shot, shooting 39 percent from 3-point range last season at Georgetown. Detroit needs more athletes, and Summers could definitely help here.
The Quakers were ranked as high as No. 23 in The Sports Network Top 25 2010 preseason college football poll and were ranked No. 24 by the same poll before being defeated by Villanova.
Sam Young scored 28 while DeJuan Blair added 20 points and 10 rebounds for Pittsburgh, who finish the year with a (31-5), slate. They also became the first No. 1 seed to lose in the tourney.