Hogan's Alley

Friday, March 24, 2006

Two Buzzer Beaters In NCAA Tournament

It doesn't get any better than this. First we have the decisive defeat of the top rated team in the country, Duke by LSU. Do the events of Katrina make them the emotional favorite of the tournament? Then the University of Texas beats West Virginia with a three point shot that drops in just after the clock has expired. Barely recovered from that excitement, CBS switches the venue to the UCLA- Gonzaga game, which Gonzaga has led all night. Unbelievably, UCLA pulls this one out with a three pointer with a little over one second on the clock and wins by two points, leaving Gonzaga's star player and leading scorer in the nation, Adam Morrison in tears in the middle of the court. This is the reason that March Madness has become one of the biggest events in sport.

More of the same on Friday night? Designated Cinderella teams George Mason and Wichita State could easily go down to the wire. In Villanova vs Boston College this match of two former rivals in the Big East Conference is practically guaranteed to be exciting. Finally, if Georgetown plays up to the peak of its ability, Florida could face a very tough game. The only probable laugher of tomorrow's schedule will be in UConn's likely win over Washington. But one never knows, do one?