Monday, March 5, 2007
You should be dancing, yeaahhhh
With a 59-49 victory yesterday over Boston University, the SUNY Albany Great Danes are on the verge of their 2nd (consecutive) NCAA tournament bid. Standing in the way is the venerable, top-seeded Vermont Catamounts in a rematch of last year's conference final. The Danes have a tough fight ahead of them, as they will be playing in Burlington where they haven’t won in 9 tries. The conference final will take place this coming Saturday at noon and will actually be aired on ESPN2, giving hundreds of followers another reason to wake up and drink this coming weekend. With senior guard and repeating America East Player of the Year Jamar Wilson leading the way, can my alma-mater create confusion once again in the brackets by leading the uninformed to assume UAB means the University of Alabama Birmingham? Time will tell. Here’s hoping they take it easy on the Ben & Jerry’s, pot, and maple syrup and come away from Vermont with a victory. Maybe this year they can do more than put a scare in a top-seed. It’s never happened, but one of these days a 1 seed will lose to a 16. God help them when it does.