Sunday, March 30, 2008

Sunday 03/30 (Very) Quickie

Two down, two to go: Fans are wins by Kansas and Memphis away from college basketball's one-and-only doomsday scenario: All 4 1-seeds making the Final Four.

Be honest: These regional games have not been particularly fun or satisfying. Xavier? Sure. Davidson? Absolutely. The rest? Lame throttlings. (Yes, Louisville made a game of it in the second half, but you just knew Hansbrough wouldn't let UNC lose -- and I usually loathe psycho-babble constructs like that.)

UCLA and UNC were no exception. UNC looks amazing; the only team I could see stopping them (if anyone can stop them) is UCLA. Congrats to Tyler Hansbrough: After two disappointing tournament exits, he finally gets his Final Four, thanks to those 20 2nd-half points.

As for today, you are not a fan (or are a fan of Kansas) if you aren't rooting for Davidson. Alternatively, I am rooting hard for Texas -- not just to avert the "doomsday" scenario, but because I love seeing Memphis and John Calipari fall just short in a regional final... again.

Meanwhile, it's MLB Opening Night! And the opening of Nationals Park! And tomorrow is full-blown Opening Day!

Loved the Dodgers and Red Sox in the L.A. Coliseum last night, if only for its Biggest. Attendance. Ever. novelty. 115K+ in attendance!

NBA: Nuggets beat Warriors head-to-head to take over the 8-spot in the West... The Suns aren't cooked yet: They are in a tie for the Pacific lead with the Lakers... Rookie Al Thornton led all scorers yesterday across the NBA with a career-high 39.

1 comment:

Lou Pickney said...

I look forward to seeing what efforts Kansas will take to keep Stephen Curry from landing many open looks.