After Sylvan Hills senior guard Archie Goodwin was picked to be one of 10 players on the Junior National Select Team on Friday, he followed that up with a MVP performance in the 5A state championship win over Little Rock Mills on Saturday.
Goodwin, a signee with University of Kentucky in November, scored 27 points in the championship game and ended his prep career with a dunk.
Sylvan Hills made it to the 5A championship game in 2011 but lost to Alma.
This is the first state championship for the Bears.
Not a bad weekend for Mr. Goodwin.
Let the Madness begin!
Several teams have been upset on their way to the NCAA Tournament. The biggest team to be knocked off was No. 1 Kentucky by Vanderbilt (71-64).
How the rest faired:
No. 4 UNC lost to No. 17 FSU 85-82, FSU beat No. 6 Duke 62-59 on Saturday
Unranked Colorado won the Pac-12 championship in their first year as a member
No. 18 San Diego State was upset in the MWC Tournament by New Mexico 68-59
Unranked Louisville beat unranked Cincinnati 50-44 to win the Big East Tournament
Cincinnati beat No. 2 Syracuse 71-68 on Friday
Unranked St. Bonaventure beat unranked UMass in the A-10 Tournament- No. 21 Temple was knocked out of the tourney by UMass on Friday
Lamar won the Southland Conference Tournament marking the first time a Pat Knight team has made it to the Big Dance. Only 27 NCAA appearances left to tie his father, Bob Knight.
Closed Spring Practices for Red Wolves
New ASU head coach Gus Malzahn has closed spring practice to the public and media as he prepares his group for Sun Belt Conference play. The only game that will be open to the public is the spring game on April 14 at 1:00 p.m. CST.
Spring practices begin Wednesday at 7:30 a.m.
Arkansas vs. Missouri, Petrino is game
At the West Memphis Razorback Club Arkansas head coach Bobby Petrino said he was all for the Razorbacks playing Missouri as their permanent SEC East opponent.
The strategy for the Boss Hog makes sense; the Hogs have slowly made headway into Missouri recruiting waters since Petrino took over as head coach. Being able to beat the Tigers on the field can only help the Razorbacks beat Missouri for in-state talent on National Signing Day.
Aaron Ross Commits to Texas Tech
2011 Arkansas Razorback signee Aaron Ross committed to Texas Tech last week. The 6’7”, 220-pound forward played for St. John’s Academy in Wisconsin after academic issues did not allow him to play for the Hogs.
Ross is the second Arkansas product headed to Tech to play for head coach Billy Gillispie, a near Razorback head coach before he took the Kentucky Wildcats job in 2007. Pulaski Academy guard Dusty Hannahs, 6’0”, 165 pounds (2-star per Scout.com) signed with Tech in November.
Topics: 2012 NCAA Conference Tournaments, Aaron Ross, Archie Goodwin, Gus Malzahn, NCAA Conference Tournament Updates, Razorbacks Vs. Missouri Tigers In Football, Red Wolves Spring Football Practice, Texas Tech Basketball Recruits