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Archive: March, 2009

Villanova-Duke viewing party

Monday, March 23, 2009, 3:18 PM
Looking for some good people to watch Thursday night's Villanova-Duke game with? Well, I might just have a few. I'm pleased to announce that I'll be liveblogging the Wildcats' big Sweet 16 showdown in Boston from Tir Na Nog at 16th and Arch in Center City, and I want you to join me there. Over the... Read more

Lundquist, Raftery to call Villanova-Duke

Sunday, March 22, 2009, 8:22 PM
Good news: Verne Lundquist and Bill Raftery will be CBS' announcing team for the East regional semifinals and final in Boston, according to a release I just got from CBS. Dick Enberg and Jay Bilas are heading to (suburban) Phoenix for the West regional games, while Gus Johnson and Len Elmore will... Read more

How far will Villanova go?

Sunday, March 22, 2009, 4:10 PM
The Inquirer's sports department just posted a poll asking how far Villanova will go in this year's NCAA Tournament. I figured I'd link to it here to give it some extra play. Cast your vote and post your opinion in the comments too. Read more

Game 38: Connecticut 92, Texas A&M 66

Saturday, March 21, 2009, 6:42 PM
It was, as harry sig aka the mack daddy commented on the previous post, "remarkably uneventful." Six games in two days, and only the middle two of them were all that entertaining. Even if you're a supposedly objective journalist, you come to an NCAA Tournament venue instead of staying on... Read more

Of numbers and words

Saturday, March 21, 2009, 5:36 PM
Jay Wright said he didn't want Villanova "to get into a three-point shooting contest" with UCLA. The Wildcats didn't, and as a result they're headed to the Sweet 16 for the fourth time in five years. Wright's players scored 46 points from inside the paint and added 19 more at the free throw... Read more

Game 37: Villanova vs. UCLA

Saturday, March 21, 2009, 12:40 PM
PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE JOINING THE CHAT As was the case during the Villanova-American game, I am only allowed to post five times each half because of NCAA-imposed restrictions on liveblogging at NCAA Tournament venues. As such, once the game starts, I will only write one post during each media timeout... Read more

Live blog: Temple vs. Arizona State

Friday, March 20, 2009, 2:12 PM
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Game 36: UCLA 65, Virginia Commonwealth 64

Friday, March 20, 2009, 12:51 AM
For the longest time, UCLA had the clamps down on Virginia Commonwealth. After a 23-23 tie with 4:39 left in the first half, the Bruins took command and led by as many as 12 points before taking a 10-point advantage into the locker room. VCU made little runs, but with 6:39 left UCLA was up 57-46 after... Read more

Surviving

Thursday, March 19, 2009, 11:25 PM
Jay Wright insisted Villanova was not panicked at halftime. "We did not have to yell and scream," he told the horde of reporters assembled before him. But something happened in that locker room, regardless of the decibel level. Something cause the Wildcats players to step up their games... Read more

Game 35: Villanova vs. American

Thursday, March 19, 2009, 7:03 PM
PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE JOINING THE CHAT Because of NCAA-imposed restrictions on liveblogging at NCAA Tournament venues, I am only allowed to post five times each half. As such, once the game starts, I will only write one post during each media timeout and once at halftime. I will allow you all to... Read more
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