Long Beach State swept Ohio State in straight sets, 25-19, 25-18, 25-21, in the second night of the AVCA Showcase.
As is the case most years when the NCAA Tournament rolls around The Wildcats earned the No. 1 seed in the tournament after one of the most dominant regular seasons and conference tourney runs in the last few years. The last college basketball team this impressive was the 2011-12 Kentucky squad that won the title. The roster changes annually, but the common denominator between the title winner three years ago and the one that has a chance to be only the second team in NCAA history to go undefeated is head coach John Calipari. For all his faults – a smug personality, questionable recruiting tactics and multiple NCAA violations – Calipari is one of the best coaches in college basketball. With a roster loaded with NBA quality players, he is poised to add a second championship to his mantle. The Wildcats have an absurd amount of talent, and could have as many as five first round picks in the NBA Draft. Karl-Anthony Towns, Devin Booker and Trey Lyles are just a few of the talented freshmen who have carried Kentucky to dominance. On the surface, there does not appear to be many teams in the tourney capable of knocking off the