By Gregory Crawford----TV, Radio and Print basketball analyst @wchoops @crawssportsbiz
NCAA---What a wild opening round to the NCAA tournament. It might not quite be parity, but there sure was lots of games that could be called that for sure. As well as unexpected blowouts and close games, it is fun for fans, but crazy for any brackets people have.
In the end, it sure would be nice to see some different teams, but we appear headed to a team like Virginia or Florida as national champion. Do you feel this has been good for the game what has happened this year, or is some of the luster lost with Duke, Kansas and Syracuse out of the picture?
NBA----About the same as the NCAA, in the NBA you are starting to see what appears to be much more upsets than in previous years. You also in the NBA this year, are seeing many more winning streaks, one sided games and overtime games than in previous years. Like the NCAA, in the end you will probably see a San Antonio/Miami final.
Portland State----Good for Tyler Geving, willing his team to a 17 victory season after dismissing his best player in the month of January. Those 17 victories secured a spot in the CIT tournament for the Vkings. It will also give them some confidence for next year, of which it would appear on paper the Vikings, if they get the recruits they are projected to get would be a top three team in the Big Sky. Geving will also be given an extension to his contract very soon, an extension well earned.
U of Portland----11 miles north of Portland State, things seem to be well settled for the U of Portland Pilots, as Eric Reveno will return as head coach. It has been rumored that he might have to shake up his staff, which has been together for many years, but that seems unlikely at this time, especially on the account that Reveno is a very loyal guy. The Pilots missed out on a chance to get the CIT, as they finished the season one game below .500, thus not being eligible for the CIT since all teams in the field must be at least .500 or better.
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