Those Bears would have earned a No. seed. Kansas falls just outside the debate because of playing so many close games.
National champion Baylor is adding another transfer guard. Coach Scott Drew said Tuesday night that Dale Bonner has signed with the Bears after leading Division II Fairmont State in scoring, assists and steals in each of his past two seasons at the school in West Virginia. The Bears last week added transfer guard James Akinjo, the leading scorer for Arizona last season.
And no one was prouder of that than the tiny River Parishes community of Reserve, which held a special pep rally Thursday at Riverside to honor Butler and retire his high school No. before the entire student body, the band, cheerleaders and several local St. John the Baptist Parish officials. Butler, who is still getting used to his nationwide fame, soaked in the admiration from his former teachers, elementary students who had never heard of him and an emotional principal, Mike Coburn.