Friday, March 17, 2006

Jim's recap from Greensboro

Hey there. It's 4am Friday and my Thursday still isn't over yet. Had to give out props for the great basketball we saw Thursday in Greensboro. And to everybody who checked in on the live web chat. What a day (and night).

After Wichita State laid waste to Seton Hall, Winthrop nearly showed 2nd seeded Tennessee the door. If not for a rather fortunate, timely shot by a guy who had not made one the entire second half, the Eagles might still be alive. At the very least, they earned some respect.

Best game of the day, hands down, UNC Wilmington versus George Washington. Needed overtime. Back and forth..big time shots. Looked like the Seahawks had it in hand midway through the second half. But to GW's credit...they fought back and eventually outlasted UNCW.

Duke survived, but did not look good against Southern. Shelden Williams and JJ Redick looked good...29 points apiece. But those freshmen who were the toast of the town in last week's ACC tournament were MIA last night. They know it. I expect a better effort Saturday against GW. They'll need it.

Until next time.

Jim C.

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