Thursday, November 23, 2006

All-Bulldog NIT Final, and Happy Thanksgiving...

'Zags pulled it out, upsetting the #3 team in the nation UNC. Frosh Matt Bouldin scored 14 with 6 assists off the bench, the same Matt Bouldin who turned down a Notre Dame offer to go to Spokane. Tyler Hansbrough ended up with a subpar night for the heels, 9 points mostly from the charity stripe.

UCLA won in Maui. It hurts to watch that team in action. Just two seasons ago, the Bruins came into town for a winnable game on national television. Last year they went to the NCAA final and are currently ranked in the top 5. Talk about programs heading in different directions. In many ways, the game in '05 was a turning point for both schools. The Irish won one game the rest of the season, lost in the first round of the Big East Tournament to Rutgers, and played their way out of an NCAA bid. The Bruins won their final two regular season contests to solidify an NCAA at-large bid and have since gone on to the aforementioned success.

Apart from that painful memory, I hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy the food, fellowship, and football. I'll be back tomorrow with a preview of the Butler/'Zags game.

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