Thursday, March 15, 2007

Survive and Advance 2007 Round I


In a game that was a lot closer than it should have been, Maryland kills the popular upset pick by downing Davidson 82-70. Davidson coincidentally is now 0 -6 in the NCAA Tournament since former Maryland Head Coach Lefty Driesell won an NCAA game there in 1969. Lefty departed after that season to take over the job at Maryland.

The first half looked like playground basketball and Maryland tried to self destruct in the second half by refusing to run their offense for the first few minutes and then profusely throwing the ball away for a few minutes.

However, if you live by the three, you die by the three and Davidson couldn't hit three pointers as the game wore on finishing 10-37. Some of it was fatigue but Maryland also tightened up on the defensive end, especially in transition.

Finally, I don't know what was more painful. Was it the officiating that called everything on Maryland and only about half on Davidson (almost making All Carolina Conference Refs look competent) or the play-by-play and color commentary of Kevin Harlan and Dan Wetzel?

I think I'll go with the See-BS announcers because I'll have to endure them again on Saturday when Maryland plays the winner of (The) Butler (did it)- Old Dominion in Buffalo.



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