All 1′s, 2′s, and 3′s are still alive. Gus Johnson still has a magnificent voice. And CBS still stinks at switching to and from games.
Most Exciting Game
I can’t quite remember right now, that cbssportsline feed is off the hook good. However, I do not know if this is weird or normal, but I might have burned myself out these last two days. All the competitive games are running together in my mind as the same. I will have to go with Siena v. Ohio State just because I remember the two extra sessions pretty well. They’re fresh in my mind. Conshohocken, Pennsylvania native Ronald Moore hit two clutch shots at the end of both overtimes that had me hollering for joy. Shortly thereafter a college basketball watching novice near me said “Darnit Siena, they’re screwing up my bracket!” I looked at the person and scolded them not for the fact they had Ohio State beating Louisville in the next round, but for the fact they pronounced Siena wrong.
Most Surprising Game
None really… until Cleveland State mooned Wake Forest on Friday night, and I mean mooned. It just so happens I picked Wake to go far, Final Four far, championship runner up far. Anyways.
Best Individual Performance
I could go with Nic Wise’s 29, Chase Budinger’s 20 points, 8 boards, 6 feeds and 4 swipes, Ben Woodside’s (NDSU) 37, Sherron Collins 32 and 8 dimes, Chris Wright’s (Dayton) 27 points and 10 boards, Taj Gibson’s 10-10 from the field en route to 24 points (3 swats), Greivis Vasquez’s 27, Marcus Thorton’s (LSU) 30, or Dwayne Anderson’s (Nova) 25 on 9-10 from the field (he averages 8.8ppg), but I’ll go with a performance just too improbable to overlook. And that’s 35 big ones (10 trifectas) in 36 minutes from Roburt Sallie, 6’5 guard from Memphis, averaging 5.4 ppg in 14.7 min/gm. I think Roburt might ask to have a repeat of the pre-game meal before the Maryland game.
The WWF smackdown of Blake Griffin during the Oklahoma-Morgan State thrilla. But it gets better, Morgan State players are seen throwing tantrums after the game.
Game I Cared Most About
Michigan v. Clemson. Always been a University of Michigan sports fan, can not put a finger on why, but it is what it is. Maybe living in Michigan all my life has something to do with it, just a guess. It also does not hurt that the fine institution accepted me for the fall of 09′. Big leagues baby.
A Prediction For Round Two
Western Kentucky over Gonzaga. I like WKU’s wing players as well as 6’9 skinny bean Jeremy Evans (190lbs).