Mark from the fine Illinois blog The Champaign Room answers some pregame questions.
The Texas Longhorns are one of the seven lucky teams that travel to Hawaii November 19-21 to compete in the 2012 Maui Invitational. Burnt Orange Nation provides an in depth breakdown of this year's island tournament.
Fran and Gary Go Sideways - after a long season, Fran McCaffery and Gary Barta decide to finally cut loose.
The Nike money proves too strong for Altman. Now the Huskers focus on trying to convince Ohio's John Groce. If not Groce, then it's probably Colorado State's Tim Miles.
Interviews on Tuesday with three coaches who are still in the NCAA tournament or have direct ties to such teams said the coaching grapevine is in virtual agreement in the following thoughts on VCU's Shaka Smart and Ohio's John Groce:
Both are expected to stay at their schools if they don't find jobs they want at higher-profile basketball schools than Nebraska.