With Rain Came Chance To Watch Hoops

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By Coach Kentera

This weekend I was totally off: granddaughter’s softball game rained out and the Sockers enjoying a first-round bye in the playoffs. I took advantage of it and hunkered down and watched basketball for 10 hours. I saw some really good teams in the seven different games that I watched.

The NCAA tournament is alway very exciting and there is always a Cinderella team. This year Kentucky should roll through the tournament; it moved to 29-0 when running by Arkansas 84-67.

Not a fan at all of Wildcats coach John Calipari for several reasons.

Their frontline is big, tough and athletic.

Junior Willie Cauley Stein is the veteran of the group and he checks in at 7-foot, 240 pounds.

Freshmen phenoms Karl Anthony Towns is 6-1,1 250, and Trey Lyles is the small guy 6-10, 235.

They come off the bench with sophomore Dakari Johnson at 7-0, 255, and sophomore Marcus Lee at 6-9, 220.

The backcourt is four deep and the brother combo of sophomores Aaron Harrison and Andre Harrison run the show. They are backed up by two dynamite freshmen: the 6-6 212 Devin Booker and the 5-9, 155 Tyler Ulis.

The Wildcats will have some tough games in the SEC Tournament and NCAA tournament. Unless they get bored and complacent they should finish the season without a blemish on their record.

Aztec baseball off to a great start

First-year head coach Mark Martinez has the Aztec baseball team off to a 11-1 start. Over the weekend, the Aztecs opened their Mountain West Conference schedule with a three-game sweep of San Jose State.

Aztecs basketball stumbles against Boise State

The Aztecs had a chance to claim at least a share of the Mountain West conference regular-season title Saturday against Boise State.

The Aztecs played very tight and lethargic.

The Broncos came in to Viejas loose and confident.

I was really shocked and surprised that Boise State controlled the boards, out rebounding the red and black, 42-30. The Broncos seem to get the 50/50 balls and made several hustle plays.

The Aztecs need to win at UNLV Wednesday night and Saturday at home against Nevada to get a piece of the conference title.

As of right now the Aztecs would be the No. 2 seed in the MW Tournament.

The Broncos play Wednesday night at San Jose State and Saturday night at home against Fresno State. The Bulldogs defeated Boise State on Valentine’s Day, 70-64, at the Save Mart Center. Should be a vey interesting week on the hardwood.

Time to hit the showers. Have a great week.

+ Contact Coach Kentera at jkentera@bacradio.com

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