By Mel Greenberg
Here we go with the last of it all.
Games of special interest are in the America East (to Philly folks) because of Kelly Greenberg coach Boston U.; the Colonial Athletic Association title game (because of the slayer Dragons of Drexel who dethroned Old Dominion), the Big 12 because of NCAAs seeds involving Baylor and Texas A&M and spectators Oklahoma, the Horizon League because Wis.-Green Bay hits the bubble list with al loss; the Mid-American because Bowling Green does likewise to Wis.-Green Bay; and the Pac-10 to see if Stanford can stay in the discussion for a No. 1 NCAA seed, which the Guru wouldn't award, but that's another post to come.
And finally, there's Sylvia Hatchell's special post-ACC tourney experiment trying to keep UNC fresh by hosting Division I newbie South Dakota State in a regular season game. Imagine if the Tar Heels lose this one.
Here's the schedule:
Sunday, March 15, 2009
America East at Hartford, Conn. (Chase Arena)
1-Boston U. vs. 3- Vermont, 6 p.m.
Big South at High Point, N.C. (Millis Center)
1-Liberty vs. 6-Gardner Webb, 4 p.m.
Big 12 at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (Cox Convention Center)
4-Texas A&M vs. 2-Baylor, 1:30 p.m.
Colonial Athletic Association at Harrisonburg, Va. (JMU Convocation Center)
1-Drexel vs. 3-James Madison, 3:30 p.m.
Horizon League at Green Bay, Wis.
7-Wis. Milwaukee vs. 1-Wis. Green Bay, 2 p.m.
Mid-American at Cleveland, Ohio (Quicken Loans Arena)
E1-Bowling Green vs. W1-Ball St., 1 p.m.
Missouri Valley at Saint Charles, Mo. (The Family Arena)
9-Evansville vs. 2-Creighton, 4:05 p.m.
Northeast Conference at Fairfield, Conn.
3-St. Francis, Pa. at 1-Sacred Heart, 3 p.m.
Pacific-10 at Los Angeles, Calif. (Galen Center)
6-Southern Cal vs. 1-Stanford, 9 p.m.
Regular scheduled game
North Carolina vs. South Dakota St. 5 p.m.