Up in Syracuse, Tyler Ennis, like Jabari Parker and Rodney Hood, is considering his professional future. He says he'll talk to his family and Jim Boeheim.
Tommy Amaker update: the Syracuse paper is reporting that if BC can't work out a deal with Tommy Amaker, the Eagles may pursue Orange coach-in-waiting Mike Hopkins.
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Like Clemson, after eliminating Louisiana Tech, Florida State has moved into the NIT semifinals. As Leonard Hamilton says, since FSU has never won a national championship, it's a great opportunity.
Best of all, there's a chance that Florida State and Clemson could meet in the finals. The Seminoles have to get past Minnesota, while Clemson gets Larry Brown and the Mustangs of SMU.
As you know, Johnny Dawkins has Stanford in the Sweet Sixteen. One CBS analyst sees the Cardinal with a size advantage that will take care of Dayton:
"The advantage is going to Stanford because of their size. Dayton runs a good motion offense, unlike a lot of college teams that run the pick-and-roll. The motion offense is tougher to teach, which is why a lot of coaches don’t use it. It’s all about making decisions on the fly...They get a lot of open looks as a result of it...If Stanford uses its length, it won’t be easy to get those open shots. That’s not something they see a lot in the Atlantic-10."
He could be right, but then again, he has a bit of a bias: the analyst is former Duke big man Alaa Abdelnaby.