By: Drew Franklin
As you can see, it is a packed house at Allstate Arena for the DePaul-Louisville game and the roof is rocking! The first half was a back and forth battle of unbelievable basketball. There is certainly a March Madness vibe in the air! I'm sitting next to a scout for the Maine Red Claws (one of the many NBA D-League scouts in attendance) and he says Samardo Samuels could be the next great big man overseas. I can't believe we're surrounded by all of this talent in such an electric atmosphere!
And just when I thought this game couldn't get anymore exciting, the Red Panda acrobat performed at halftime! This is what college basketball is all about!
I haven't seen dishes knocked around like that since Rick Pitino... nevermind.