|Spike Lee at Wednesday night's NEC title game in Brooklyn. (Getty Images)|
By Matt Norlander and Jeff Borzello
Wait, is this story for real? // Did misunderstanding the moon lead to the Titanic's wreck? This is fascinating. OK, onto the hoops links ...
★ Dan Wetzel on Calhoun. What will Thursday bring? Syracuse vs. UConn is going to be gooood.
★ Pete Thamel knows and has covered Boeheim on and off for about 15 years now. And Boeheim just sounds snidely in print here.
★ Forbes looks at the 10 highest-paid coaches in college basketball.
★ John Templon has such a great passion for mid-major basketball. He was at the NEC title game last night and wrote very well about it.
★ I've not yet had a chance to read this long profile on former Michigan star Rumeal Robinson. But I've heard it's absolutely outstanding.
★ Now this is (illegal) homecourt advantage.
★ Savannah State, the No. 1 seed in the MEAC, was knocked out in the quarterfinals by No. 8 seed Hampton.
★ Vanderbilt is hoping to learn from its past first-round upsets heading into this season's NCAA tournament.
★ Pretty good stuff from Paul Biancardi on the biggest adjustments certain freshmen had to make from high school to college.
★ The Pac-12 tournament was apparently not overly populated.
★ Kareem Abdul-Jabaar says UCLA needs to return to the principles of John Wooden that made the Bruins great
★ Georgetown, Indiana, UCLA and Georgia will meet in the championship rounds of next season's Legends Classic. It will take place Nov. 19-20 at the Barclays Center.
★ Grassroots Canada AAU coach Ro Russell was the subject of an expose by a Canadian news station -- and he's already responded to several of the allegations. Borzello might do a full post on this sometime.
★ Head coach Mike Rice: "Rutgers is going to happen." Okay ...
★ Jabari Parker, a Chicago native and the No. 1 prospect in the class of 2013, is very, very interested to see what happens with the Illinois coaching situation.
► Liking the mindset and execution behind Amy K. Nelson's YouTube series. She gets deep into the UNC-Duke rivalry here. There's a Treebeard sighting!
♬ My heart is like a basketball. Let me roll it!