By Gabby Watson, producer of March To Madness
John Werner, Waco Tribune Herald: The Big 12 has been blessed over the past three years with the likes of Texas' Kevin Durant, Kansas State's Michael Beasley and now Oklahoma's Blake Griffin. "It's unbelievable," Kansas coach Bill Self said. "It might not happen again."
Bill Dwyre, Los Angeles Times: Taylor Rochestie torched UCLA for Washington State's unlikely upset at Pauley Pavilion last weekend -- but Rochestie's life has been all about the unexpected.
Ron Cook, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: UConn coach Jim Calhoun might have gone too far in berating an overzealous reporter in asking about his salary, but if you are a successful coach you deserve every penny of a high-end salary says Cook.
Mike Wise, Washington Post: It seems like everyone at Georgetown is wondering the same thing. What happened to the Hoyas? The fans were even booing after their loss to Louisville.
Mark Janssen, Manhattan Mercury: Kansas State coach Frank Martin has gotten his team in the position for postseason play with just taking one game at a time, even after a horrible start.
Jonah Braun, UW Badger Herald: The AP Polls don't tell the whole story of the season as there are seven teams in the top 25 that were unranked at the beginning of the season. And don't forget there were unranked teams in years past that made it to the Final Four in the NCAA tournament.
Tom Archdeacon, Dayton Daily News: Everyone seems to be giving Dayton coach Brian Gregory advice these days on the Flyers free throw shooting. "One guy sent the Four Steps of Great Free Throw Shooting. Others send suggestions on who should be playing. Another guy talked about how our guys weren't mentally tough enough to make free throws," Gregory said.
Wes Rucker, Chattanooga Times Free Press: Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl is trying to keep the wheels on the bus as his players are becoming increasingly frustrated in their level of play.