Boston Globe sports editor Joe Sullivan provides weekly insights on men's college basketball until the champion is crowned at the Final Four in Atlanta.
Weaver now joins Jared Jordan on the All-Sully team, players I love to watch. One problem with Weaver Saturday night, he had a chance to win the game in regulation and didn't shoot the ball in time.
"They deserve to have something good like this happen to them," said interim Flames head coach Mark Coomes.
Five on the rise:
Syracuse: Three straight conference wins have Orange feeling good.
UMass: The Minutemen are legit A-10 contenders after beating two old nemeses, George Washington and Temple.
Penn: The Ivy League race is already over. The Quakers have no one who can contend with them.
Florida: Back to No. 1 after winning nine straight. How about beating South Carolina by 34? Still clearly the favorite to win the national championship.
Virgnia Tech: The Hokies are undefeated in the ACC with victories over Duke and North Carolina.
Duke: They won yesterday but the Dookies still started 0-2 in the ACC.
UConn: Losing big at home to Marquette shows this is a team that's still learning.
Princeton: How the Ivy giant has fallen, back-to-back losses to Columbia and Cornell.
Drexel: Our mid-major darling loses two straight to Hofstra and Old Dominion. Two good opponents but it was still unexpected.
Northwestern State: Last year's NCAA darling lost at home to Texas A&M Corpus Christi, ending a 24-game streak.
So if Marty Schottenheimer coaches the University of Florida do you think they'd start holding the ball if they got a big lead?
This week's George Mason: Fullerton State and their great unknown guard, Bobby Brown.
This week's Final Four: Florida, UCLA, Wisconsin, Pittsburgh
This week's National Champion: Florida
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