I love watching college basketball. Tonight was a great night for college basketball. Four of the top teams in the nation are in action against each other. I watched the entire Michigan St./Kentucky game and have been watching bits and pieces of the Duke/Kansas game. It almost feels like March. The talent on the floor in Chicago tonight has been impressive. I think the big difference in the MSU/Kentucky game was the experience of Michigan St.. They played a very good game from start to finish. They never went on a sustained drought and were able to fend off or answer the runs of Kentucky. Izzo has this team already in midseason form. I liked the fact that they were running the floor every chance they got. The first few minutes of the game State's experience was evident and Kentucky's inexperience was probably even more evident. Regardless of what school you root for one thing is certain, the Big Ten is going to be the best league in the nation this year and the battle for the Big Ten Championship is going to be a great one. MSU, UM, Ohio St., Indiana and Wisconsin are all going to be good teams I think. The eventual champion may end up with 4 or 5 losses. Then when it comes to the Big Dance in March it is even going to get better. Kentucky is only going to get better, as will Kansas. Both of those teams are so young right now. This year's college basketball season is here and it is going to be a great one!
And, closer to home, high school girls basketball started yesterday and Monday boys season starts. I can't wait for practice to start. I love coaching and I am ready to go. It's going to be a good year!