Friday, March 16, 2007

Fly Like an Eagle…

Winthrop 74, Notre Dame 64

Photo courtesy of Charlotte Observer

Not an ACC team, but of regional interest.

Props to Winthrop for finally winning a first round NCAA game when it looked like they were going to fall victim to the CBS game-switch curse. Remember the UNCW – George Washington game in last year’s tournament? With the Eagles up by 20 with about 13 minutes left in the game, CBS switched WRAL to the Texas A&M Corpus Christi – Wisconsin game, triggering a 29-8 Notre Dame run. CBS switched back to the game at about the 8-minute mark with Winthrop clinging to a ten point led. Notre Dame eventually took a 63-62 led, but the Eagles outscored the Irish 12-1 in the final 2:21 to advance.

The win was Winthrop’s first NCAA Tournament win in 6 tries. Last year, the Eagles lost their first round game to Tennessee on a last second shot.

1 comments:

Ken White said...

Fantastic win.