Tag Archives: March Madness

Illinois Can’t Get Smart

Shaka Smart has apparently rejected the overtures of the University of Illinois in favor of remaining the head coach of the VCU Rams. Any good news for VCU is anathema to most ODU Monarchs fans, but I take the view … Continue reading

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I Pushed the Buzzer

Although the NCAA Tournament has already begun with the “opening round” games, the action gets underway in earnest tomorrow afternoon. To celebrate, here are my three top March Madness buzzer beaters. Off the top of my head, the greatest buzzer … Continue reading

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Who’s the Fairest of Them All?

Syracuse sophomore forward C.J. Fair has started only five of Syracuse’s 33 games this season, but he is an important piece of the puzzle for coach Jim Boeheim and the Orange. The Orange, the number one seed in the East Region … Continue reading

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Wishlist: XI Games to Hope For

CBS will air the NCAA Tournament Selection Show at 6:00 p.m. today and unveil the NCAA Tournament bracket. The following are the Top 11 games that the bracket might bring: 11. Cincinnati v. Xavier: Because we’ll never get Pacquiao – … Continue reading

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Hope Lost

T.S. Eliot wrote that “April is the cruellest month.” Eliot was born in Missouri, but he must not have watched much basketball. Otherwise, he would have chosen March. The Flying Dutchmen of Hope College (Holland, Michigan) would certainly tell you that … Continue reading

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Half Man, Amazing Half

Christopher Newport University (23-5, 12-0 USA South) won the USA South conference tournament last weekend, earning an automatic bid to the Division III national tournament. On Friday, the Captains traveled from Newport News to Lancaster, Pennsylvania to play Western Connecticut State … Continue reading

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What You Know About the Big South?

Yesterday’s Big South Conference tournament semifinal game between VMI (17-15, 8-10 Big South) and Winthrop (12-20, 8-10 Big South) had a distinct 757 flavor. VMI won 75-55, and advanced to Saturday’s conference final (noon, ESPN2) against top-seeded UNC Asheville (23-9, … Continue reading

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