Seth Davis discusses Tournament seeding, bubble, coaching carousel
— Here are his four No. 1 seeds right now:
4. North Carolina
— Davis made a strong case for Drexel, even though they didn’t win their conference tournament.
— Davis talked about the struggled of the Pac-12. He said that they added football schools to the conference, and different programs had issues. It just happened that way. “It’s a down cycle, but it’s been a big down cycle,” Davis said. Davis said the coaches in the league have started playing conservatively and made it a less attractive conference.
— Davis commented on the Illinois job. He thinks it’s a great job. Davis thinks it’s VCU coach Shaka Smart’s job to turn down. He’s connected to the Illinois AD. And Davis said Illinois may be interested in hiring a minority coach. Davis said Chris Collins, a Duke assistant, would be an interesting choice as well.
— Davis said he doesn’t hear a lot about point shaving. He said odd betting patterns are usually picked up automatically. Still, Davis said gambling is definitely a huge presence in sports.