Category Archives: College Basketball
I’m one of the 153 followers of Hasheem Thabeet’s protected Twitter account. His teammate, John Lindner, assured me it was real after I expressed doubts about his original announcement of his teammates’ Twitters.
Yeah, I enjoy doing these things. They’re fun, even if I’m doing them with an NCAA Tournament with the second-chalkiest Elite Eight since it expanded to 64 teams. (Only 2007, with three-seed Oregon crashing a top-two-lines party, beats 2009 in that respect, though the 2007 Final Four was much chalkier.)
As always, I rank these matchups in order of their appeal to me. Selected capsule previews and rankings follow.
Tonight, the UF women’s basketball team faces a team some are calling the best to ever play women’s college basketball. And, what’s more, the Gators have to play the UConn Huskies in Storrs, Connecticut. Can they avoid being more than lambs led to slaughter?
After that game, their Y-chromosomed counterparts will take the floor in Gainesville and play Penn State for the right to advance to their fourth straight Final Four. (What? Even though it’s the NIT, it’s still a Final Four, right?) Will the Gators continue their hot postseason shooting, or will Stanley Pringle and the Nittany Lions spurt past them?
I have no idea. But I’ll be live blogging as I find out. Join me, won’t you?
Find me here and lament as Dan Werner misses a few threes.
With just under four minutes left in the second half at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center, the Florida pep band started playing Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer.”