(lordy I hate work – this is old news but…)
Upsets in the Big East:
A huge fourth quarter propelled St. John’s of #18 DePaul, 75-66.
They will face another upset-eer, Creighton, who stomped all over Seton Hall, 77-56.
What’s up today/tonight
Big East: 8pm tip for St. John’s v. Creighton
Ivy: Penn v. Princeton 5:30PM on ESPN3
Final Four teams tend to have a certain profile.
They arrive at the final weekend of the season, on the sport’s biggest stage bearing certain qualities.
They are often experienced. They have played in and thrived on challenging schedules. They have frequently experienced setbacks that have become the motivational impetus to achieve. Final Four teams play defense. And they can score inside and out.
Final Four teams look a lot like … Oregon State.
I remember feeling the blade slice across my hand, the blood starting to slowly stream through the tear in my disposable glove. I was working in the prepared foods department at Whole Foods in Los Angeles.
Why? I wanted to learn how to cook. I had also been working shifts at a 24 Hour Fitness, so whenever I needed a gym, being an employee meant I could go for free.
But back to my hand. I probably needed stitches, but the only thing I could think was, I’m glad it’s not my shooting hand.
How I survived that summer is beyond me. Grace, perhaps. At first, I was rehabbing a torn ACL and working minimal hours. Eventually, I was beginning the day at one job and finishing it at the other. I’d wake up at 5 a.m. before starting a five-hour shift at the gym, then drive through traffic — L.A. traffic, no less — to do a couple of hours of rehab. Then I’d jump back in my car and drive over to Whole Foods, where I’d work until midnight before heading back to the gym to get in a couple of hours of cardio, lifting and shooting. Eat. Sleep. Repeat.
To me, there was no excuses. Why would someone do all this? Because since I was two, I have had a ball in my hand.
Nikki Fargas– LSU
The Division II Women’s Basketball Championship field is out. Some very familiar #1 seeds: Union (TN), Bentley, Emporia State, Ashland, Azusa Pacific and Limestone.
Limestone and (relative) newcomer Lubbock Christian are both undefeated.