Shuck and Jive

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Here Kitty Kitty...

It will happen some time.

Maybe tonight. No number 16 seed has ever beaten a number 1 seed in the NCAA men's basketball tournament. If any team can do it, the ETSU Bucs can. They have come close on a number of occasions of achieving the upset of all time.

Tonight the Bucs are the underdogs as they take on the Kentucky Wildcats. The game starts at 7:15 on CBS. From the Johnson City Press:
The Bucs (20-14) are certainly battling tall odds in their ninth trip to the NCAAs. The Wildcats average 6-foot-7 per man — they’re the tallest team in the country — and have already rolled to 32 wins and the Southeastern Conference championship. They are also the youngest team in the field, with five freshmen on the roster and three who are prime-time guys. That includes point guard John Wall, the SEC player of the year, and DeMarcus Cousins, the 6-11, 270-pound man-child.
The odds of the Bucs winning this game are about the same as Glenn Beck saying something intelligent. But there is always hope...

Go Bucs!