It is cliche to say that 2010-11 was a "great" season. In my judgment, it was not. There were no great teams, but several very good ones. It was not a year for great talent, but there were some very talented players and teams. However, this was a season of great and memorable moments, and it was a year of great competition. Here are a few of the things that I will remember from the 2010-11 season:
• Jimmer Fredette. The Stormin' Mormon was the nation's top scorer and, to some, came out of nowhere. The Glen Falls, N.Y., product looked like a boy scout, trained in a prison growing up and shot the ball from places on the floor that only he could get away with. Like his name, Fredette captured the imagination of fans and was a pleasure to watch.
• The disappointments. Much was expected of the Michigan State Spartans, Villanova Wildcats, Baylor Bears, Georgetown Hoyas and Minnesota Golden Gophers. Michigan State lost a key player, battled against a tough schedule and never played consistently at a high level. Villanova lost 10 of its last 15 and seemed to lose its mojo. Baylor didn't have the guard play to match its inside talent. Georgetown lost its point guard late in the season, got him back for the NCAA tournament but suffered another first-round exit. And Minnesota endured a key transfer, suspensions and an injury to Al Nolen. None of the above delivered on the promise expected.
• Harrison Barnes. The North Carolina Tar Heels freshman was voted first team preseason All-America, and was criticized for not living up to the hype early. But midway through the season, the talented newcomer found his stride and reminded us exactly why we weren't wrong to have expected so much from him. By the end of the season, he was North Carolina's best player and best prospect.
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