Congratulations to LaceDarius Dunn of the Baylor Bears, whom we just watched sleepwalk through a halftime interview on CBS! LaceDarius didn’t have what it takes make the NOTY field of 64 when he was nominated in 2008. But he’s just a game away from the NCAA Final Four. Better than nothing, kid.
As for other remaining NCAA tournament names, we also like LaceDarius's mellifluous teammate Quincy Acy (fellow Bear Tweety Carter's first name is, alas, actually Demond -- pronounced DEE-mond, his player bio helpfully reports); Cam Thoroughman of West Virginia; Shelvin Mack and Avery Jukes of Butler; and Melvin Goins and Skylar McBee of Tennessee, all of whom retain their NOTY eligibility for 2011. Duke, naturally, has no good names on its roster.
Breaking news in the bottom of the Bulltron Regional: No. 7 seed Two Willis has been INVALIDATED. Turns out his birth name is Charles Willis II. Take off your helmet, son. You, over there, you're in. Good luck. You'll need it.
No. 7 : Nu'Keese Richardson: Former Tennessee football wide receiver/attempted robber.
No. 10 Dr. Speedy Nutz: California dentist.
No. 2 X'Zavier Bloodsaw: NAIA Texas College QB. Not a very good team.
No. 15: Daron Populist: LSU guard.