Tonight: out in Maui, #19 Georgia Tech and #11 Memphis collide at 7:00, and then at 9:30 you get #5 UCLA and #22 Kentucky in a huge chance for Tubby Smith to make some early noise. Out in Kansas City, in the CBE Classic, you can stay up late for #8 Duke and #17 Marquette. Today is the first real day of NCAA Basketball, the first chance you have to dive in to several big matchups and get a look at the best teams. I'll be watching for Thaddeus Young at GT going against future Tennessee opponent Memphis, and to see what Randolph Morris, Ramel Bradley and Joe Crawford can do against UCLA. It's great to care about college basketball again.
And PS, if you haven't seen this yet...don't bring that stuff into Mr. Robinson's Neighborhood. I say Yao is faking the injury to try and excuse getting denied by someone who's almost two feet smaller than him. USA! USA!