NCAA Tournament 2014: Andrew Wiggins Criticism And Other Takeaways From Sunday

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Mar 23, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; Kansas Jayhawks guard Wayne Selden, Jr. (1) reacts on the bench against the Stanford Cardinal during the second half in the third round of the 2014 NCAA Men

Let’s do things a little bit differently this time.

Normally I would take this time to go through all of the games played on Sunday, run through the scores, highlight players and up-coming games, but there are other issues I feel need to be addressed this time.

What I saw on Sunday was very troubling. This didn’t come from the games, but rather from my time on Twitter, which is always filled with troubling “insight” from people that claim to be fans of college basketball. The 2014 NCAA tournament has been rattled with great excitement and upsets yet that’s being overshadowed by some people constantly over-analyzing the games and the players involved.

If you’ll please allow me to get on my soap box for a minute, let’s dig in.

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Tags: Andrew Wiggins James Michael-McAdoo Kansas Jayhawks Marcus Paige NCAA Tournament 2014 North Carolina Tar Heels Wichita State Shockers

  • Dustin Joyce

    Context: I went to school at KU for two years, graduated from WSU and currently live in Minnesota.

    I think you nailed it on WSU. I feel terrible for a great team that played a great game and it didn’t swing their way in the end. I have horrific opinions if Calpari, but that is standard for any non-Kentucky fans and should be self explanatory to most.

    Now, Wiggins on the other hand. Yes, the media hype was not fair this year, but at what point do we stop saying expecting the next Labron is unfair but you should at least be the best player on the court if you deserve millions of dollars and a number one pick. 4pts and 4 turnovers is not one bad game. It’s proof you aren’t ready. Proof the media created a fantasy. And if he is drafted over the dominate players of Stanford even, it’s proof the NBA has no risk at all in drafting a dice roll. I’m not being a critic here either, I’m being a fan of my school and favorite team. I’d rather have an effective role-player that contributes to the elusive “team” you mentioned than a media hype kid that doesn’t deserve the ball (not the criticism). It undermines the players that commit years to the team, and cap he’s that try and build on experience. It forces my team to compete in the unethical practices assoc. with one and done players we all know is true.

    Either way I’d rather have the posessions for my team all year than the obsessions