Thursday, March 24, 2005


FINAL UPDATE at 9:30 p.m.

The games are only on CBS! It's all here.

6:40 p.m. Pacific
#7 West Virginia vs #6 Texas Tech

6:57 p.m. Pacific
#3 Arizona vs #2 Oklahoma State

Comments, as always, are encouraged.

Pat O'Brien is so f**king into the NCAA Tournament.

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#4 Louisville 93, #1 Washington 79

It is over.

Just like that.

The Washington Huskies' remarkable 2004-2005 season is in the pits, losing to Louisville 93-79 in Albuquerque. Before the East Coast media hits you with this stat, the Huskies are the first #1 seed to be eliminated from this year's NCAA Tournament.

Francisco Garcia, who will head to the NBA next season, led the Cardinals with 23 points, going 5-for-8 from 3-point range. Three of his 5 3-pointers were during Louisville's 14-0 run late in the 1st half. Of course, the run was helped by the fact that two of the Huskies' best players, Nate Robinson and Tre Simmons, were plagued by foul trouble. Both players had 3 fouls in the first half apiece.

Former New Mexico Lobo Jamaal Williams came back to the Pit to lead the Huskies with 18 points. He also pulled down 6 rebounds. Williams did more than Mike Jensen, the Husky that David and I have pegged as the weak link all year long. Jensen scored just 2 points with no rebounds. Once again, Sports and B's isn't full of it.

All kidding aside, Louisville was just way too much for Washington. They shot 54% from the field (31-for-57) and were 11-for-26 from 3-point range (42%). Oh, and they dominated the Huskies, rebounding wise, 40 to 27. How about 31 defensive rebounds for the Cardinals compared to just 17 for the Huskies?

What is there to say about this game that hasn't already been said?

---Louisville is a damn good ballclub and should be headed to St. Louis barring an upset.

---Washington doesn't have enough size in the middle.

---Gus Johnson is awful. Somebody set him up Pat O'Brien-style, please. Ugh.

As for the Huskies, it's too bad the season had to end like this. Tonight's loss shouldn't overshadow what they've been able to do throughout the season, however. 29 wins is 29 wins. If anything, this is only the start for Husky basketball. Who knew that we would be talking about Husky basketball in late March? Well, we are.

For the scandals that have plagued the Washington athletic program in recent years, it's nice to know that a story like this can happen. The Husky basketball program is in good hands with Lorenzo Romar. Should they have been a #1 seed? Absolutely.

They just ran into a bunch of ballers from Louisville, that's all.

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#1 Illinois 77, #12 Wisconsin-Milwaukee 63

I'm not able to say a lot about this game, because quite frankly, I didn't watch this game. My market had Louisville-Washington and that's the way it should be.

Anyways, the Fighting Illini will move on to face the winner of tonight's Arizona-Oklahoma State game on Saturday.

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#7 West Virginia 65, #6 Texas Tech 60

Sorry, R.D.

Hello, Bobby Knight tirade. (NSFW)

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#3 Arizona 79, #2 Oklahoma State 78

Sure, Salim Stoudamire is a big time player. His game-winning shot tonight proved that.

But his comments about Oklahoma State's Daniel Bobik also proves to me that he's still an ass. You see why I don't like the guy?

"Some reporter just told me the white guy (6-6 Daniel Bobik) is going to guard me," Stoudamire said. "I don't know his name.

Just shut up and play, Salim. And yes, you are a better shooter than J.J. Redick.

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I'm in a total fog right now.

1) Washington is out but Arizona is still in. It figures.

2) Louisville is damn good.

3) How about West Virginia? If there's someone out there with a bracket that had Louisville and West Virginia meeting up in the Elite Eight, I'd like to see it.

4) Salim Stoudamire is an ass.

5) Salim Stoudamire is better than J.J. Redick.

What else is going to happen in the Sweet 16?

For my sake, I'd love to see a Utah win over Kentucky tomorrow night. The Utes have to beat Kentucky one of these years. Why not this year?

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to rehab with Pat O'Brien. Maybe he and I can talk about busted brackets. Of course, he buried his face in his hands and cried.

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