By Gabby Watson, producer of March To Madness
Robbi Pickeral, Charlotte Observer: Coaches say that they are ok with the NCAA's new recruiting rule that regulates the recruiting of prospects as young as the seventh grade.
Mike Griffith, GoVolsXtra: Tennessee freshman Scotty Hopson feels he needs to major part of the team in order for them to be successful. "If we're gonna win, I'm gonna need to step up," said Hopson.
Tony Graham, Asbury Park Press: Monmouth University is still looking for it's first road win of the year. "Now the next step for us is to handle adversity on the road, come through with a win on the road," said Dave Calloway, Monmouth coach.
Scott Dochterman, Gazette Online: With the recent losses piling up, Iowa is determined to not get discouraged and are trying to find a way to work things out. "If we continue to do the same things over and over and expect different results, (improvement is) not going to happen," he said. "We've got to address what's keeping us from being effective."
Dick Weiss, New York Daily News: The NCAA upheld its ban on coaches attending April high school tournaments.
Steve Yanda, Washington Post: It seems that some of the Maryland faithful, who are sick of going to the NITs have deemed Tuesday's contest against Virginia as a "must win" game.
The Southern: The Missouri Valley Conference and the Mountain West Conference have started a Challenge Series next year with intriguing matchups including Illinois State at Utah and San Diego State at Drake.
Kevin McNamara, Providence Journal: Some are still shaking their heads at the recent NCAA decision to lower the recruiting age to seventh graders. "It’s a little scary, only because — we talked about this — where does it stop?" said Joe D'Antonio, chairman of the council and an associate commissioner with the Big East. "The fact that we’ve got to this point is really just a sign of the times."