1. Jordan Taylor's 39-point masterpiece against Indiana on Thursday night instantly becomes one of the season's best performances when you view his 11 of 19 shooting through a tempo free lens. Per Sports Illustrated's Luke Winn, Jimmer Fredette would have needed to score 57 points – not 47 – in 81 possessions against Utah earlier this season to equal Taylor's 39 in 55 possessions.
2. It's no mystery why Butler has won a season-best seven games in a row entering the Horizon League tournament. "I just think we're guarding better," coach Brad Stevens said in a Q&A with the Butler-themed Victory Firelight blog. "We've been good with the ball, haven't turned it over a whole lot. ... If we can guard and maximize our possessions as we enter the postseason, then I think we have a chance."
3. College basketball's king of clutch is a little-known Tennessee Tech junior guard who doesn't even average double figures in scoring. Junior Zac Swansey has sank five game-winning shots this season for the Golden Eagles, the the most memorable a pull-up 22-footer to beat then conference-leading Austin Peay in January.
4. Michigan State's Draymond Green suffered an ill-timed ankle sprain days before Saturday's rivalry game against Michigan, a matchup both programs need to win to improve their NCAA tournament hopes. "He's tough enough, he'll play," Tom Izzo told the Lansing Journal. "But it's the same old thing I've been saying all year – it's hard to get timing down on things when you don't have key people in practice."
5. The theme song for this year's NCAA tournament will be the recently released Kings of Leon anthem "The Immortals." Here's a video of the song CBS and Turner Sports will be using that includes plenty of spliced-in footage of memorable moments from NCAA tournaments past.
Frustrated by a tieup that was originally ruled a Seton Hall foul only to be changed to a jump ball moments later, Steve Lavin raced onto the court and got ejected late in the Johnnies' upset loss to Seton Hall. Said a contrite Lavin: "I'm not proud of my conduct. I've made thousands of mistakes in my career and I'm sure I'll make a thousand more ... but this was a poor display.": "
"You talk about what's at stake tonight and he comes in and gets 24 in the second half, that's a performance I'll never forget. That's one of the greatest performances maybe in the history of the program." -- Washington coach Lorenzo Romar on freshman C.J. Wilcox rallying the Huskies past UCLA on Thursday night. (Seattle Times)
• Penn at Harvard, 7 p.m. ET
• Austin Peay at Morehead State, 10 p.m. ET