Saturday, March 17, 2007

So many games, so little time

Are we tired of this yet? Not quite. In case you blinked, here is a quick recap.

GaTech is just too young, it just didn't come together quick enough this year.

The Southern
UNLV 67, Georgia Tech 63
San Jose Mercury News, CA - 4 hours ago
The Runnin' Rebels beat Georgia Tech 67-63 Friday behind 19 points each from Michael Umeh and Wendell White in a first-round Midwest Regional game. ...

It was SCARY, but VaTech comes back

Virginian Pilot
West Regional Roundup: Virginia Tech refuses to quit
Daily Breeze, CA - 1 hour ago
Virginia Tech waited 11 years -- and most of its first-round game against Illinois -- to win another NCAA Tournament game. After trailing by as many as 13, ...
Virginia Tech ugly winner over Illinois The Herald-Times (subscription)
Virginia Tech 54, Illinois 52
Virginia Tech Rallies as Illinois Turns ColdNew York Times

The Team I was most worried about, UVA, cruises

Uneventful day perfect for UVa
Roanoke Times, VA - 6 hours ago
An even cooler sight for UVa was taking a 19-2 lead in the opening eight minutes of the game, kicking David into the gutter and watching all those neutral ...
Fans Cheer on UVA
Virginia-Albany: A closer lookLynchburg News and Advance

The Wolfpack's return to Reynolds was very long and sloppy, with a final 2 minutes that may not quite be over yet.

N.C. State's Ben McCauley elevates for a baseline basket as Marist players get a bird's-eye view during Friday's NIT game at Reynolds Coliseum. (subscription)
Wolfpack proves strong enough to push forward
Long Beach Press-Telegram, CA - 5 hours ago
Ben McCauley scored 19 points and the Wolfpack continued their exhausting, exhilarating postseason run with a 69-62 victory over Marist on Friday night in ...

State plays probably Tuesday at WVU.

Saturdays games:

Saturday's Schedule

TimeWRAL-TVOver-the-Air 5.1 (Cable 257/150)Over-the-Air 5.2 (Cable 256/151)Over-the-Air 5.3 (Cable 258/152)Over-the-Air 5.4 (Cable 259/153)
1:10 PMOhio St. vs. XavierOhio St. vs. Xavier
3:20 PM*Maryland vs. ButlerMaryland vs. ButlerTexas A&M vs. Louisville
5:45 PM*Georgetown vs. Boston CollegeGeorgetown vs. Boston CollegeWRAL News @ 6Pitt vs. VCUWashington St. vs. Vanderbilt
8:15 PMUNC vs. Michigan St.UNC vs. Michigan St.Indiana vs. UCLA
*approximate tip-off time


Anonymous said...

I know this is an ACC blog, but remember how it was supposed to track ACC referees in the tournament? Look no further than OSU-Xavier and referee Les Jones, who missed what appeared to be a blatant intentional foul on Greg Oden with 9 seconds left in the game. I'm sorry for all you ACC fans, for having to put up with mediocre officiating like this.

Ken White said...

It is an interesting one. When you watch the replay, you come away thinking that it should have absolutely been called intentional. And, let me preface this by saying I was big-time pulling for Xavier. I love Sean Miller and really, really wanted them to win. But, in the heat of the moment, I didn't think intentional for some reason. Part of it was the live camera angle didn't show the full extent of the push, but part of it was, in the heat of that moment, where you knew a foul was coming, it didn't jump out as truly intentional in the typical flagrant type. I'm just not sure.

I really wish he had just hit the free-throw.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, just hitting the free throw would have done the job...I didn't immediately think intentional either, but then just seeing the replay of Cage flying into the front row of photographers, plus the other referee running in as if he were expecting a fight was enough...Plus watching the replay 25 times on youtube from different angles really shows that it was definitely a flagrant, that Oden made no play for the ball, it was a frustrated shove, and even possibly came after the whistle was blown...