“It was definitely a gritty win,” LU coach Robin Harmony said. “I think our young kids decided it was time to win one of these close games. These kids grew up today.”
I told ya the Horizon was interesting: Valpo upset Detroit, 94-91. (Happy Debbie!)
Sorry about the WHB jinx, Elon.
Well, well.. remember when I was saying “Look at the Herd!” and everybody looked and then that tripped them up? (Well, they have won the most games since ’86-87 season). They regained their footing and pulled off a huge upset: Marshall 66, Western Kentucky 63.
“We just keep growing up,” said Marshall coach Matt Daniel. “I’m very proud of our resiliency as a group. We were very balanced on both ends of the floor. Anyone who knows me, know I like to play cards, so we always talk about winning at least 21 games and hitting BLACKJACK and I’m happy to say we have accomplished that.”
Mountain West Final: Fresno State v. #22 Colorado State, 3PM. If the Bulldogs win, they could pop some bubbles…
American East Final: Maine v. Albany, 4:30PM ESPNU
C-USA Semis: ODU v. UTEP, 11AM, Marshall v. Middle Tennessee, 1:30PM
MAC Semis: Buffalo v. Akron, Eastern Michigan v. Central Michigan (classic rivarly game), 2:30PM
MEAC Semis: South Carolina State v. Coppin State, 12PM, Hampton v. North Carolina A&T, 2:30
Sun Belt Semis: Troy v. Arkansas State, 12:30PM, UL Lafayette v. Arkansas-Little Rock, 3PMEST
SWAC Semis: Texas Southern v. Southern (classic rivalry game!), 1PM, Grambling State v. Alabama State, 7PM
CAA semis: Delaware v. JMU, 1:30, Drexel v. Northeastern, 4pm
WAC semis: Utah Valley v. New Mexico State, 3PM, CSU Bakersfield v. UT Rio Grande Valley
Big Sky Semis: Idaho State v. North Dakota State, 3:00PM, Idaho v. Eastern Washington, 5:30PM
Big West Semis: UC Davis v. UC Riverside, 3PM, Long Beach State v. Hawai’i 5:30PM
Patriot Semis: Lehigh v. Army, 5PM, Loyola (MD) v. Bucknell, 7:30PM
Just a note about bubbles and popping…Honestly, I know what the numbers say about some teams, and that means they should go in.. and it’s probably the best, fairest way to make the decisions. But dang, choosing between a team of top quality players that have stumbled through the season v. a bunch of high quality players that have kicked ass through the season? No brainer for me.
Which is why I’m not on the selection committee.