As we get set for another hoops-filled weekend, here's a linky look back on the week that was at the College Basketball Nation blog:
While yours truly was spending a rather somber couple of days in Iowa, the Big East had a rather big Monday. Kemba Walker hit a last-second shot to top Villanova at home, while Pittsburgh won a very weird game -- one that featured a 19-0 Pitt run to begin the game, followed immediately by a 17-0 Syracuse run to erase the deficit -- over previously unbeaten Syracuse.
Jimmer Fredette revealed his longtime respect for fellow POY candidate Kemba Walker.
Colorado fans started paying attention to their suddenly resurgent team.
Washington guard Isaiah Thomas blew up against Cal, then followed it up with a brilliant, highlight-filled performance in UW's blowout win of Arizona.
As usual, the ESPN Research crew updated you on the latest conference rankings.
Colorado State got dangerous.
San Diego State improved to 20-0, primarily because they're really good at basketball.
And I asked insane college fans -- those threatening the NCAA president and various college commissioners -- to take a time out.
We'll be here all day tomorrow chronicling the hoops, so be sure to join us then. In the meantime, happy Friday, kids.