March Madness upon us

by admin on March 2, 2015

in Tyler Businesses

Can you believe it’s March already? That can only mean one thing, and no, despite my Irish descent, I’m not talking about St. Patrick’s Day. It’s the month of Madness as races to the big dance are heating up. It won’t be long until the conference tournaments, then selection Sunday and before you know, we’ll all be filling out our brackets trying to decide who to eliminate from the Elite Eight on the road to the Final Four.

There’s little if no doubt that Kentucky will have the No. 1 overall seed. The question is whether or not they’ll lose a game and go all the way. The Wildcats are a fascinating storyline and head coach John Calipari knows how to take advantage of the one-and-done system and build solid teams year in and year out. It’ll be interesting to see if anyone can knock them out before making the championship game.

So much of college basketball is about the coaches because of the one-and-done and Calipari embraces it. There are so many legendary coaches currently coaching college teams.

One coach who has made his presence known in college hoops is right here in East Texas. SFA head coach Brad Underwood took over the Lumberjacks last season and guided them to a win over Shaka Smart’s Virginia Commonwealth University Rams.

In the offseason, Underwood was a hot commodity as offers came flying in but he ultimately decided to stay put in the Oldest Town in Texas. I for one, not only as an alumnus of the University but a fan of the game, am excited to see if Underwood and the Lumberjacks can go two rounds deep again, or maybe even further. You never know, it’s March Madness.

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