Buzz That Was: As good as it gets
In case you were too busy lamenting Andrew Wiggins' haircut and were consequently unable to focus on anything else, we've got you covered. Here's everything you missed last night.
In pretty much the greatest night to be a college basketball fan until March, Chicago's United Center played host to No. 1 Kentucky-No. 2 Michigan State AND No. 4 Duke- No. 5 Kansas. All and all, it felt like Christmas Day for hoops fans ... and NBA scouts who were in attendance.
In the first game, Michigan State held off a young Kentucky squad's late rally for the 78-74 victory. While "young Kentucky squad" may be redundant, experience clearly paid off for Sparty down the stretch. Michigan State fans were not shy about showing their excitement over the win against the top-ranked team in the nation. This young man was no exception as he gracefully shows America the art of dance bombing.
In the second game, projected No. 1 NBA Draft pick Andrew Wiggins and Kansas topped Duke 94-83 to the delight of all people outside of Durham, N.C. While Wiggins drew a lot of eyes, it was an alley-oop from Duke's heralded freshman Jabari Parker that had even the most fervent Duke haters' jaws on the floor. The one-handed slam looked almost exactly like former Duke star Grant Hill's marquee dunk from the 1991 NCAA tournament against, you guessed it, Kansas.
Welcome back, college basketball. Welcome back.
Like uncle, like niece
Aspiring LPGA golfer -- and niece of some dude you may have heard of -- Cheyenne Woods channeled her famous relative in a clip she posted on her Instagram page. Perhaps as a defacto audition for a reboot of the "anything you can do, I can do better" Nike campaign, Cheyenne proved her trick shot skills in a near-remake of Tiger's 1999 classic commercial. Like every respectable 23-year old girl would do, Cheyenne also added some Juicy J for good measure. Of course.
Free bacon, free beer -- what’s next?
Last week, Kansas State bribed their students with free bacon to attend the women's basketball team's home opener. This week Louisville coach Jeff Walz announced he will buy a round of beer for the first 2,500 fans during Thursday night's Preseason WNIT semifinal game against LSU.
Louisville women's basketball coach Jeff Walz says he will buy a beer for the 1st 2,500 fans at $2 beer night tomorrow.— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) November 13, 2013
I can't wait to see what zany promotion happens next week. I'm just hoping it involves money, and it's within drivable distance from where I live.
Worth watching again … and again
I leave you today with this clip of Lakers forward Xavier Henry’s massive posterization of Pelicans' center Jeff Withey. It's so insane it even got all of the indoor sunglasses-wearing Staples Center crowd to stand up and cheer.
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