Hitting The Boards

I swear, this isn't a college basketball blog, but I can't resist talking about the games last night. Did you stay up to watch? That might have been some of the most exciting hours of college basketball I've ever seen.

First Duke and LSU go to the wire and, when Coach K's kids forget how to block out, the Tigers pull away with an impressive victory.

I picked West Virginia to be NCAA runner-up in my bracket so I watched, with great interest, their game against Texas. The Mountaineers rallied in the second half, with Pittsnogle [no kidding with that name] tying up the game on a three-pointer with five seconds left. However elated I was, I was soon deflated as Texas hit a three-pointer as time expired to win the game.

And just when it couldn't get any better: Gonzaga, who had maintained a lead over UCLA throughout the game, thoroughly choked and let the Bruins score the last eleven points of the game to push them to the Final Four.

And, this might be cruel of me, but we got to see J.J. Reddick and Adam Morrison cry in the same night.

It was awesome, even if my brackets did take a huge hit. I need UConn to pull it out to look respectable.