Afternoon linkage: Being tall helps, sort of

I'll admit it: "Afternoon Linkage" is kind of growing on me. It's casual. It's important to keep things casual, right? This is a blog, after all, and blogs are nothing if not -- sorry. Why am I rambling about blogs? Let's hit a few links on this wonderful college hoops Wednesday:

Quick programming note: Be sure to hang around this evening, as I'll be covering Duke-Iowa State live at the United Center before and after the contest. And I'm sure I'll be tweeting throughout, so follow me, if you're into that sort of thing.