Friday, March 21, 2008

Miss St. and 9 o'clocks

Another bad pick for yours truly, as the Oregon Ducks blow a double-digit half time lead and miss 15 consecutive three-point shots. Mississippi State advances in a solid 8/9 game in the South Region. Charles Rhodes was a beast in the post and totaled 33 points. Next up: Memphis (probably).

Here's my outlook on the night games:
  • Villanova/Clemson (5 v. 12, Midwest) - Probably the best game of the night. Bonus points for being the first of many ACC vs. Big East games we'll see in this tournament (Duke tomorrow is another). I think this one goes down to the wire. It's in St. Pete's - already two OT games there today.
  • Louisville/Boise State (3 v. 14, East) - More Boise State magic? Unlikely. Still two of the three 3/14 games this year have been intriguing.
  • Memphis/UT-Arlington (1 v. 16, South) - Ouch.
  • Arkansas/Indiana (8 v. 9, East) - Solid, solid game. Both teams are in interesting positions: Indiana is looking to ease the pain of a crazy second half of the season (on and off the court). Arkansas is looking to build off of a solid SEC tourney.

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