Thursday, March 16, 2006
The Afternoon Games
Tennessee - Winthrop: This game went down to the last seconds and Bruce Pearl did not sweat through his suit like he did against Florida. Pearl also was kind enough not to wear the orange blazer you can see from space. Neither team had a very big lead at any time. Winthrop gave a valiant effort and almost proved some Tennesse doubters right but, Tennessee pulled it out with an amazing last second shot.
Florida – South Alabama: I can’t say much about this game because CBS never even showed the game except for a brief update. Florida won. Must have been the absence of the sweaty beast that is Bruce Pearl.
Nevada – Montana: Upset City! This was a 12 over a 5. Montana looked good the whole game. Chappy is announcing this game too.
Marquette – Alabama: Alabama looked like it would coast to a victory after the bomb scare in San Diego. But, Marquette has clawed its way back into it with 10 minutes left in the second half. Another game down to the last seconds. This is why we all love the tournament. Despite almost throwing the game away, Alabama hit some late free throws and Marquette's best player, Steve Novak, missed a key shot in last 30 seconds. This makes the Big East 0 for 2 thus far in the tournament with Seton Hall's thrashing at the hands of Wichita State.