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Early observations from Alabama

Posted on: March 20, 2008 4:10 pm
Edited on: March 20, 2008 4:11 pm

BIRMINGHAM, Ala -- Friday-Sunday pods really are the worst.

They place writers in a dilemma, force us to act like we care about what is happening in some interview session when we're really most interested in the actual NCAA tournament games starting elsewhere. I mean, Ronnie Arrow is great, just a splendid coach and wonderful story. But Kentucky and Marquette are in a tight game, and it's right there on the TV. And this must be what Amy Winehouse feels like when somebody puts a pipe in front of her. She knows what she's supposed to be doing (and not doing). But it's difficult, I tell you, and I'm sure Coach Arrow understands.

Anyway, her are some early observations:

  • Michigan State snapped a pattern of producing first-round wins backed by first-round losses every other year that began in 2001. The Spartans cruised to a 72-61 win over Temple. Next up is Pitt, which is destroying Oral Roberts.
  • Georgia's dream run is over. I'm not surprised. But I was stunned when the Bulldogs jumped to an early big lead over Xavier before ultimately falling 73-61. I have Xavier going to the Elite Eight. I was concerned at the half.
  • Kent State looks terrible.
  • Purdue does not look terrible.
  • When is our first notable upset coming?
Category: NCAAB

Since: Mar 12, 2007
Posted on: March 20, 2008 4:20 pm

Early observations from Alabama

And an early observation from Memphis, Looks like Kansas is in this to win it. What a great job of teaching basketball to the Vikings today!

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