Monday, March 12

Two Cinderellas-- Bring On the March Madness

Totally off topic, but how often do I get a chance to cheer on two basketball teams from colleges I received degrees? Unfortunately, if they do get to face each other (a guy can dream), I will have a hard time deciding who to root for.

Cinderella #1 Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (15) v. Wisconsin (2)

Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi Islanders
26-6 (14-2 Southland)

NCAA bid:
Southland champions
RPI: 81
Coach: Ronnie Arrow (8 years at Texas A&M-CC, 1st NCAA tournament)
Best Player: Chris Daniels. Voted Southland Player of the Year, the 7-foot junior* (Sports Illustrated, he's a senior) averaged 15.3 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.6 blocks while shooting 59 percent from the floor.
Notable Wins: Nevada, Utah State (2)
Record in last 10 games: 9-1* (CNN incorrectly reported the record as 7-3 )
Last NCAA tournament: first bid
NCAA tournament seed history: In the last 10 years, No. 15 seeds are 2-38 in the first round.

Cinderella # 2 Wright State (14) vs. Pittsburgh (3)
No. 14Seed in regionNo. 3
HorizonConferenceBig East
0-1NCAA tourney record15-19

Here's a thought--run the presidential primaries like The Dance--Obama v. Kucinich, Dodd v. Edwards, Clinton v. Biden, Richardson v. Gravel-- one-on-one debates followed by voting, final four get to face off in Atlanta...

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