1. An already disappointing Tennessee basketball season got worse Tuesday night when the Nashville Tennesseean reported forward Kenny Hall has been arrested on a charge of driving with a suspended license. Police stopped Hall at 5:05 a.m. Tuesday morning for a speeding violation after he was clocked driving 70 mph in a 55-mph zone. Hall, a senior, is averaging 6.6 points and 5.3 rebounds per game this season.
2. Three days after the death of his father due to cancer, Butler's Erik Fromm spoke with the Indianapolis Star about the influence of Leonard Fromm. Leonard, 70, was an associate dean at Indiana University's law school for 33 years and an avid supporter of his son's basketball career. "He always told me hustle plays say a lot about your character," Erik Fromm said. "If I'm not hitting 3-pointers or doing well in other areas, I can always try my hardest; which is what he did for seven months."
3. Before Arkansas' upset of second-ranked Florida and Ohio State pushing third-ranked Michigan to overtime, Tuesday's news of the day was Old Dominion's abrupt firing of longtime coach Blaine Taylor. David Teel of the Hampton Roads Daily Press pens a strong column on why Taylor was fired and why the ending to his ultra-successful tenure at Old Dominion is sad and awkward.
4. ESPN photographers took full advantage of unlimited access to Michigan and Ohio State in the lead-up to Tuesday night's game, producing a photo gallery full of cool behind-the-scenes shots. Scroll through the whole gallery, but this shot of John Beilein urging his team to refocus on Ohio State during the flight back from Bloomington on Saturday night is among my favorites.
5. One of the few broadcasting achievements that have eluded ESPN analyst Dick Vitale is the opportunity to call a Final Four game. Vitale will finally accomplish that milestone this March in Atlanta when he play-by-play man Brad Nessler and fellow analyst Jay Bilas will broadcast the Final Four for ESPN International, which reaches 150 countries from Latin America to Japan to Africa to Europe to Australia.
The deft-shooting boy in the video is named Titus and he's between 18 and 24 months old while making all of these shots. Over-under on when his first recruiting letter arrives in the mail from a desperate college coach: Thursday.
"I’m not even nervous anymore at the end of the game. I’m just like, ‘Mike’s going to get it. He’s going to score." -- Florida State center Kiel Turpin on teammate Michael Snaer. Snaer scored on a driving layup as time expired to beat Georgia Tech on Tuesday night, the senior's third buzzer beater in two weeks and fifth in two seasons. (NoleSports.com)
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