Wednesday, November 22, 2006

The Butler Did It

Congrats to Butler for making the NIT finals. After going down 13 in the middle of the 1st half, the Bulldogs clawed their way back into the game and eventually shut down Tennessee 56-44. The Vols managed only 19 points in the 2nd half. The Dawgs will go on to face the winner of the...

Gonzaga/UNC game which is at the half. 'Zags up 40-37 after falling behind 10-zip early. Did I mention my love affair with this school? Mark Few has to be one of the best recruiters and motivators in the country to turn Dan Monson's Cinderella team into a national powerhouse. Admit it, everyone loves to see a mid-major go toe-to-toe with the big boys. So far, super-soph Tyler Hansbrough has been shut down, while Gonzaga sophomore Josh Heytvelt has scored 14. No one gave this team any respect after the Stache left, but Gonzaga continues to find a way to churn out big seasons as they did after the departure of Dan Dickau and Ronny Turiaf and Richie Frahm and...

Other games around the country:
UCLA up early against Georgia Tech in the Maui final,
Memphis beat Kentucky 80-63, and
Georgetown rolled over Fairfield 73-60

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