In the infographic below provided by Facebook, Dayton, it seems, has gotten the most Facebook buzz in the majority of the states, and I guess that shouldn’t be surprising. They’re the closest thing we’ve got to a mid-major left in the NCAA tournament, and they’re also the lowest seed left in the dance.
That said, where’s the love for Michigan State? No one wants to talk about Sparty?
And you know what may be more surprising? The only state where Kentucky is mentioned the most is … Kansas? Even in their home state, the Wildcats are out-mentioned by Louisville, although I have a sneaking suspicion that quite a few of those mentions are something along the lines of “Louisville stinks at basketball.”
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The injury Stephen Zimmerman suffered on Saturday will keep the star UNLV freshman out for at least a week, a source told NBC Sports.
The injury is not thought to be serious, however. Zimmerman may be kept out for longer as a precaution, but that’s a result of the Runnin’ Rebels being in a situation where the rest of their regular season is relatively meaningless.
They’re not getting an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament regardless of how they finish out league play. With back-up center Ben Carter out with a torn ACL, it’s more important to make sure that Zimmerman, who is averaging 10.6 points and 9.1 boards this season, is totally healthy for the Mountain West tournament.
That tournament, mind you, will be played at UNLV’s Thomas & Mack Center.
So the Runnin’ Rebels, regardless of how poor they’ve played this season, will always have a chance to land an automatic bid.
Anyway, the more interesting aspect of this story is how Zimmerman injured the knee. It was a completely avoidable play that came after the whistle, but I’m not sure it was what you would call a “dirty play”. You tell me: