Well that was not so good, but I knew going into it that it would all end here. Illinois hasn’t been ranked #1 most of the year for no reason, and they were only one 3-pointer away from a perfect record.
Louisville stayed with them most of the game, and even held the lead for a little. The Cards just looked out of it tonight, not hitting open shots, and not showing that hunger they had over the last couple of months.
I’m happy with a final four appearance by Louisville, knowing that this will be the start of many more in the near future. And thanks to Ma & Pa for the t-shirt.
Oh, and Happy Birthday Dad!
I wonder if the NCAA selection committee still thinks UofL should have been a #4 seed.
93 – 79 over the number one seeded Washington Huskies!
I actually got to see about 1/3 of this game! Why on Earth CBS felt we should be watching the Illinois game is beyond me. At least it wasn’t a Duke game this time, even though Jay Bilas was announcing.
Oh yeah, New Pics from my handy-dandy cellular telephone camera have been posted 🙂
I would never have predicted this outcome, a 76-54 thrashing of Georgia Tech. I had actually prepared myself to see the end of the season today, for I thought a healthy GT was certainly a better team than Louisville. But 76-54!
It was bittersweet though. The only part of the game they showed here was the last minute of the first half. I faithfully sat and watched the little sidescore box on CBS during the Puke game again, getting up to check the computer every commercial. HOW ANNOYING!!!
Hopefully, with only 16 teams left, there will be no need to have two games going on at once, and I will be able to see Louisville take on Washington.
When Dick Vitale writes an article about it, you know it’s bad. Mr. ACC doesn’t give out props to other teams than Duke that often.
So every sports writer, fan, and opponent thinks the Louisville Cardinals got utterly hosed in the NCAA Tournament seedings. They got a number 4 seed after having THE best resume of any team since January. Look at this:
- They won their regular season conference
- They won the conference tournament
- They won 18 of their last 19 games
- They were 8-2 against teams in the tourney
- They played better on the road, defeated Marquette twice, Memphis twice, Cincy twice, and Charlotte twice. Oh, and won at Florida.
- They ended with a better record than many of the teams placed ahead of them (29-4)
What gives??? The only consoling factor is that they are in the easiest bracket and have been picked by many, including myself, to be in the Final Four. In fact, I have them facing Duke in the championship game.