Monday, March 9, 2009

Tonight, tonight

It all comes down to this. At 9pm tonight in Albany, Niagara and Siena will tip with a shot at the NCAA Tournament on the line.

As much as I hate to say it, a final other than these two would've been a disappointment - they really are the two most talented and complete teams this year. Fairfield is evolving into a top team, and Rider boasts the league's top talent, but these two are the creme of the crop.

Despite head coach Fran McCaffrey's warnings, it appears as if MAAC Player of the Year Kenny Hasbrouck will play. Hasbrouck ran into a defender yesterday against Fairfield and severely bruised his lower right leg. Will it affect the game? Based on McCaffrey's post-game reaction (When asked if Hasbrouck could have returned late in the game if it was closer and their season as in doubt, McCaffrey bluntly responded, "Absolutely not.") yesterday, I'm almost positive he will not be 100%. The kid may limp the entire game.

Check out ESPN2 (and Ben Doody's live Trentonian blog!) at 9pm for the game. That's what I'll be doing, now back in good ol' Fairfield, Connecticut.

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