Friday, March 19, 2010
Ohio University Messes Up My Brackets
A few days ago, I disclosed publicly on this blog that I was picking the third-seeded Georgetown Hoyas to meet Villanova in a rematch of the 1985 NCAA final which has been deemed a classic though former Hoyas center Patrick Ewing who played in the the game that the Wildcats won (in a major upset) says he refuses to watch the game when it's on ESPN Classics.
Well, there will be no 2010 Georgetown-Villanova final after all as The Ohio University Bobcats from Athens, Ohio, knocked off the Hoyas 97-83 in the opening round of the NCAA tournament in Providence, RI, last night. Villanova barely escaped an upset themselves as they narrowly beat Robert Morris University from Pittsburgh in overtime.
The Bobcats were lead by Armon Bassett (we believe he is pictured here) who scored 32points and D.J. Cooper who added 27 points.
It is the school's first NCAA win since 1983. The will next face Tennessee who advanced by beating San Diego State. The Ohio-Tennessee game will take place on Saturday.
Hopefully, President Barack Obama who picked Kansas to win it all (see earlier entry) will have better luck with his brackets though assuredly he is more concerned about on-the-fence Democrats such as Cong. Tom Perriello (D-Va) supporting the current edition of the health care bill.