The size was what got you. That's what coaches said about Kentucky as the Wildcats made their redemptive run through the 2014 NCAA tournament: You could gin up a genius game plan, but they were always going to be taller than you at just about every position. In other words: Good luck! Here's something horrifying: Next season, Kentucky is going to be even taller. On Wednesday, UK sophomore forward Alex Poythress announced his decision to return to school for his junior season.
Harvard is no longer a one-year wonder, a trendy upset pick or a unique story in college basketball. The Crimson have arrived as a regular. Nothing can be taken for granted in the sport, but the Crimson are suddenly expected to produce winning teams that compete for the Ivy League title, get to the NCAA tournament and, yes, actually win a game once they get there. The Crimson have won the automatic berth three years in a row, winning a tournament game the past two seasons as a 14-seed and a 12-seed, beating New Mexico and Cincinnati, respectively.