3.9.15: Time for conference tournaments

We know March is all about college hoops, but our video today is nothing but professional. Check out Stephen Curry being nothing short of magical in this awesome play from the Golden State Warriors’ win over the LA Clippers. WOWZA.

QUIPS FOR THIS WEEK

NBA

It was another fun week in NBA land. Russell Westbrook was the talk of the week after putting up 4 triple doubles in a row followed by an almost triple double and then another triple double this past Sunday as the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Toronto Raptors. Is he making a case for league MVP? It’s certainly not out of the question.

As we mentioned in the intro, the Golden State Warriors are looking pretty good these days. The Dubs have the best record in the league at 49-12, just edging above the Atlanta Hawks who have a 49-13 record. As we move towards the playoffs, it’s looking more and more like these two teams will finish on top of the East and West.

So, what should you be watching this week?

  • Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Dallas Mavericks – Tuesday
  • LA Clippers at Oklahoma City Thunder – Wednesday
  • Houston Rockets at Portland Trailblazers – Wednesday

College Basketball

The regular season in college hoops has come to a close. Before we get to conference play, let’s take a look at the big results from over the weekend. #1 Kentucky beat Florida to complete a perfect regular season at 31-0, #3 Duke beat #19 UNC in Chapel Hill, #15 Oklahoma upset #9 Kansas at the last second, #2 UVA fell to #16 Louisville on the road and #6 Wisconsin defeated #23 Ohio State with the help of a big second half rally.

Like we said, March is all about the Madness… but before the NCAA Tournament come the conference tournaments. Check out the 2015 men’s conference tournament schedule here.

Many of the women’s conference tournaments have already wrapped up. #1 UConn won the AAC tournament, #2 Notre Dame won their second ACC tournament championship in a row, #3 South Carolina won the SEC tournament championship,  #4 Maryland won their first Big Ten tournament championship and #21 GW won the Atlantic 10 championship title to receive an automatic NCAA bid.

What else is on deck? Selection Sunday! As in next Sunday, when both men’s NCAA Tournament seeds are announced. The women’s selection show is on that following Monday. Here we go!

Other

There were quite a few significant NFL off-season signings to talk about over the weekend. WR Jeremy Maclin is headed to the Kansas City Chiefs, RB Frank Gore is joining the Philadelphia Eagles, and Ndamukong Suh is expected to sign a very nice contract with the Miami Dolphins.

The Chicago Blackhawks are hopeful that Patrick Kane will be able to return from the injury reserve in time for the NHL playoffs. The star player fractured his clavicle in February and is working hard to make it back.

In all things baseball, the Texas Rangers are concerned that pitcher Yu Darvish may need Tommy John surgery after tests indicated a sprained ligament in his elbow. Here’s to hoping that he is okay.

JUST FOR FUN

What doesn’t Shaq endorse?
This list of all the products he’s supported over the years will exhaust you!

STORIES FOR INSIGHTS, COOL FACTOR + DEBATE

Who runs the world? Girls
In celebration of International Women’s Day
Educating the world on how important athletics are to young women

Kentucky
The scariest (and best) team we’ve seen in a long time
This college basketball team is anchored by two Godzillas, and they’re headed to the NBA

A new record
Congratulations to Lionel Messi
He just surpassed Ronaldo for the most hat tricks in La Liga history

Rounding up the all stars
Having a hard time keeping track of the best NCAA basketball players as we head towards the NBA draft?
Here are the big names across each of the conferences – keep an eye on these guys, they’re going to go fast!

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