March Madness Live-Blog- Wisconsin/TAMCCU

Friday, March 16, 2007




We've good a fresh face for this contest as Marco from JCMJ joins us for his first game. It's Alando Tucker.....it's Izzy the Islander.....IT'S MADNESS!!! (After the jump).

Wisconsin #2 Midwest Region:

Conference Big Ten
Location Madison, WI
Coach Bo Ryan (since 2001)
Arena Kohl Center
Record 28-4 (13-3)
RPI 5
NCAA Appearances 12
NCAA Record 16-11 (.593)
Last Bid 2006
Last Win 2005

Texas A&M Corpus Christi #15 Midwest:

Conference Southland
Location Corpus Christi, TX
Coach Ronnie Arrow (since 2004)
Arena Coliseum
Record 25-6 (14-2)
RPI 82
NCAA Appearances 0
NCAA Record 0-0
Last Bid Never
Last Win Never



Hey kids, It's Marco from Just Call Me Juice. You might remember me from such live-blogs as "The Play-In Game", "Ohio State vs Wisconsin" and "Christmas Ape Goes to Summer Camp". I'll be your guide for today's match-up between 2 seed Wisconsin and 15 seed Texas A&M Corpus-Christi. This tournament is still due for a good upset (Duke sucked this year)and TXCC is better than you think, so this has potenital.

When I saw this game on the bracket, I almost picked TXCC because I think this game is set up perfectly for them.....they are the perfect Cinderella team based on mascot, name and the fact they have had a team for only 9 years. Perfect Cinderella story. Not to mention the fact that Wisconsin is reeling and Tucker is their only player capable of scoring


Thank you Extrapolater for the story and picture of the TXCC mascot (above). He kinda looks like that giant head that used to have on MTV back in the day. That mascot is a national story if the Islanders pull off the upset.


Got Winthrop-ND on right now, Winthrop looks better than I thought in the comeback. And Tennessee is all over LBSU. Somewhere, Snoop is crying....or smoking weed.


Notice no one is live-blogging Crieghton-Nevada, which might be one of the better opening round games. I might do double duty and keep you updated on both.


Big snowstrom here in PA today...Noticed that most of the schools got out early from school today. Getting out of school early + Afternoon NCAA Tournament Games = the greatest day ever.


How long before we see the TXCC Mascot in an Sportscenter commerical? And while I'm at it, how did Texas A&M CC come about really. Not enough Texas A&M? I'm waiting on Penn State-Hazleton to the make the Tournament in 2015



And we are ready to tip from Chicago....TexasAMCC comes out strong with the first two buckets to take a 4-0 lead. Wisconsin looks out of whack.


Nice Hawaiian shirts by the TXCC Band



Holy hell.......anthoer 3 by Texas AMCC......It's 10-0.....TXAM is ready to play


17:00 TXCC 10 Wisconsin 0


TXCC looks like theyjust wants it more thus far, jump ball goes to the Islanders. Mitchell already has 6 points for the Islanders


TXCC looks like they are going to press this entire game.....Wisconsin looks complety uncomfortable....still a shut-out....don't want to jinx this one


16:00 TXCC 10 Wisconsin 0


The uniforms, style of play, mascot, nickname, name of college....I love everything about TXCC


I think the Sonic commercial about the Breakfast Burrito and "Charlie" is winning the "Applebees Three Hour Annoying Commercial Award" this year


Not sure what exactly happened to the comment section, blogger has been completely out of whack today, emailed AA to see if he knows whats up


Wisconsin finally makes a bucket, but TXCC responds quickly with a jumper from Daniels


Creighton - Nevada update: Creighton is up 14-13 in a game that looks like it is going down to the wire


TXCC comtinully to outplay and outhustle Wisconsin is every way shape and form. It's now 17-4 follow and and-1 by the Islander. Let's just hope they don't flame out at the end like Davidson yesterday


Did I mention I like the Hawaiian shirts?

12:00 TXCC 17 Wisconsin 4


AA is trying to fix the comments thing.....Blogger is awful today. I had two pots just disappear on my blog. Still 17-4 Islanders


Congrats Wisconsin, you managed to score 4 points in 10 minutes (and counting) against a team from the Southland Conference


2 free throws by TXCC, first points in almost 4 minutes. Basically, this game is the complete opposite of the LBSU-Tennessee game S2N is blogging.


Good lord, the comments are back. If your a Wiscons fan, you havn't missed much. TXCC just hit two straight buckets to extend te lead to 23-7


Wisconsin 2-19 from the floor....just wow


Another miss, the way that Daniels and the Islanders are playing, they might run away with this game


Just thought about this, I'm now really likeing my UNLV Sweet 16 pick


Anyone think Wisconsin can crack double-digits before half?


7:00 TXCC 23 Wisconsin 7


Daniels from TXCC might become the 'It" player of the tournament if this continues, even ahead of Maynor. He's got 3 blocks a few dunks already. He's fun to watch


Bo Ryan's head looks like his head might actually explode


TXCC is doing a great job getting to the line today....


The crowd in Chicago is all about TXCC....steal by Wisconsin and they actually have a chance to crack double figures.



4:00 TXCC 25 Wisconsin 9



WISCONSIN HITS DOUBLE FIGURES.......AT THE 3:54 MARK


Player falls down on the center court decal for aout the third time today...what is the point of that


Wow, Wisconsin puts together back to back baskets following Tucker's three....TXCC calls a panic TO


TXCC 25 Wisconsin 13


God, I love Landry's construction googles


TXCC hasn't hit a shot in 5 mintues, and they are still up 12


Another block by Daniels.....but then the Islanders turn it over again.


This is Wisconsin's chance to swing all of the momentum in their favor heading into the half......and Tucker is fouled and heading to the line


Tucker hits a pair, the lead is down to 10 but Wisconsin has all of the momentum.


Daniels responds with a dunk, I think I've got a man-crush on him


Tucker responds with a bucket to cut the lead to 8 heading into the half. Tucker seems like he may be heating up. Bad news for the Islanders


HALF TXCC 27 Wisconsin 19



J
ust ventured out into the snow, not so much of a good idea. It's really snowing here in Central Pennsylvania

Let's see if TXCC can hang on to pull the shocker. I'm not so certain following their play in the last 8 minutes


Back to the game (was switched to ND-Wintrhop)


First 3 by Wisconsin of the game, it's now 33-26 TXCC


Technical called on Steiemsma from Wisconsin, still not exactly sure why yet


For the first time this game you can really hear the crowd from Wisconsin...


Two technical free-throws are good for the Islanders....Daniels (my man) hits a jumper form the foul line, TXCC back up double-digits


16:00 TXCC 37 Wisconsin 26


3rd foul on Daniels, this will be a big strench for TXCC to see if they can hold on


Well then, Daniels replacment comes in and has a chance for a three point play. Adn converts...



Tucker hits a three....he's really playing well now


Gotta make a complaint about CBS, we need more shots of Izzy. Seriously, located right behind the basket. Need some close-ups guys


3 by Bohanyen, lead is down to 6, All of the mo is with the Badgers


Bucket by Tucker, place is going nuts. TXCC needs a TO BABY (sorry)


12:00 TXCC 42 Wisconsin 38


I'm back, had to make Charlie go away (tell that's in your head by now)


Billy Packer is loving the Wisconsin comeback. I think he would have had a heart-attack if TXCC ran away with this one

BIG three by Mitchell of TXCC....


TV TO 11:00 TXCC 45 Wisconsin 38



3 by Tucker, he's playing like a man possessed. Lead is down to 4 for the first time today.


Hate to say it, but I can't see TXCC hanging on to win this game


There we go, close up of Izzy....and some god looking TXCC cheerleaders. Honestly, what else could the mascot have been with a nickname like Islanders


Tucker heads to the bench with 3 fouls


BACK TO BACK THREES by Taylor, so much for needing Tucker. Game is tied


10:00 Wiscosin 47 TXCC 47


Two missed free throws by TXCC.....and Wisconsin responds with it's first lead of the game. Izzy needs to summon some island powers to trun this one around


Missed free throws are killing the Islanders right now. When you can hit a field goal, you've got to hit the foul shots to keep it close


What you have to think if yuo are TXCC is that as bad as you are playing right now, you are only down by 2.


God, make some free throws....thats now 4 misses in 5 attempts

8:00 Wisconsin 52 TXCC 50


And we are back, switched to Creighton-Nevada


Googles man blocks Mitchell breakaway lay-up that would have tied it


And we are gone again...


For now Wis 53 TXCC 51


Ok well....Creighton-Nevada is in OT....doesn't look we are going back to Wisconsin-TXCC anytime soon. What I can tell you is that it's 61-56 Wisconsin right now at the under 4:00 TO


Wisconsin looks like they are pulling away (from what I can tell) 65-56 with 3:00 to play


The give a quick flashback to the Wisconsin-TXCC game, Wisconsin is up 68-58 with 1:30 left.....Damn, there goes the major upset. And there goes Izzy becoming a national story


Great OT game between Creighton and Nevada.....Nevada looks like they are going to win this with 10 seconds left


And Wisconsin pulls it out....have to admire both the effort by the Islanders as well as the comeback by the Badgers


And how did Wisconsin manage to score 76 points?



FINAL WISCONSIN 76 Texas A&M Corpus Christi 63

Thank you for all of the comments...I'm off to start the St. Patrick's Day holiday. Don't forget to check out Just Call Me Juice...

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 1:27 PM

21 Comments:

That mascot is fantastic

mark said...
Mar 16, 2007, 2:02:00 PM  

Seriously. I hope TAMUCC has nine of them surrounding the court.

Mar 16, 2007, 2:09:00 PM  

Skunk Rule! Go TAMCCU Izzies!!!

Mar 16, 2007, 3:24:00 PM  

Just a heads up, at the top with all the team info it says Winthrop instead of Texas A&M-CC. All the info is right though.

BD said...
Mar 16, 2007, 3:40:00 PM  

Easy temp fix if the comments disappear: click on the "Post Options" when you edit, and select "Allow" under comments and backlinks. It takes care of it. I've been doing that.

Guhhhh...Wisconsin. At least I didn't have 'em going to the 16 if this holds.

Signal to Noise said...
Mar 16, 2007, 3:42:00 PM  

You sound a little frustrated Marco. Well not sound but I think you know what I mean. If Wisco loses Im in good shape because I had Ga. Tech beating them anyway. Yes I know Ga. Tech lost.

BD said...
Mar 16, 2007, 3:46:00 PM  

Actually, I have UNLV in the Sweet 16....I was just about the comments...Wisconsin looks BAD

Marco said...
Mar 16, 2007, 3:51:00 PM  

I was going to watch Creighton v. Nevada, but this is too awesome to miss.

By the way, these games sound cooler when you name them like Supreme Court cases.

Grimey said...
Mar 16, 2007, 3:55:00 PM  

My thought was the Ga.Tech - UNLV winner would knock of Wisconsin. I just picked wrong in the first round. My bracket's upset heavy today and its not going well so far...heh

My buddy's a Wisconsin fan and he's losing his mind as I type this.

BD said...
Mar 16, 2007, 3:57:00 PM  

TAMUCC: Hey Wisky, what kind of cookies you guys like, Snickerdoodles or Sandies?

WISC: Sandies.

TAMUCC: How'd you like to try some San-DEEZ NUTZ?

(Yeah, lame, but I'm watching the LBSU game and "Deez Nutz" is the best rap skit ever.)

Signal to Noise said...
Mar 16, 2007, 3:59:00 PM  

Damn I was hoping they wouldn't crack double digits in the first half. TAMUCC would've had one for the record books. They might still but non the less.

BD said...
Mar 16, 2007, 4:02:00 PM  

Sure, Izzy the Islander is cool. But can he... skateboard?

Grimey said...
Mar 16, 2007, 4:11:00 PM  

Marco, did the penny pick Corpus Christi?

DigitalHeadbutt said...
Mar 16, 2007, 4:44:00 PM  

No, I think I picked a lame penny

Marco said...
Mar 16, 2007, 4:46:00 PM  

Texas A&M-CC's coach Ronnie Arrow was the best coach my hometown South Alabama Jaguars ever had, for what that's worth.

The biggest win in South's history was against Alabama in the first round of the 1989 NCAA tournament. Alabama had a decent lead at halftime and as coach Arrow was giving his speech, he punched a couple of holes through the chalkboardset up in the locker room. The guys came out inspired and Jeff Hodge hit a 3 pointer w/ 4 seconds left in the game. I was young but I can remeber everyone going ape shit after he hit it. South lost in the next round to Michigan (the eventual NC).

Mike said...
Mar 16, 2007, 4:52:00 PM  

All that shit means I'm pulling for TA&M-CC!

Mike said...
Mar 16, 2007, 4:53:00 PM  

Ballgame.

Mar 16, 2007, 4:56:00 PM  

Someone at T A&M-CC should have convinced Greg Brady to return that mascot to Vincent Price.

Mike said...
Mar 16, 2007, 5:10:00 PM  

Who's blogging the Creighton-Nevada game? It's in overtime now.

I picked Creighton for the Sweet 16. Nate had better get out of his Funk...

How does someone from Compton wind up going to a school in Omaha?

DigitalHeadbutt said...
Mar 16, 2007, 5:21:00 PM  

Thanks for liking my mascot....I go to TAMUCC and am one of the three mascots for Izzy....it's nice to see people cheering the mascots on too hehe

www.myspace.com/laactingbabe

Anonymous said...
May 29, 2007, 8:01:00 PM  

So Duke is having a down year huh? Well they're going to look to take it out on VCU tonight. Maynor from VCU is a standout, but can he get the help he'll need to topple the Blue Devils.
-----------
Dhananjay

Wisconsin Drug Addiction

ROOPA said...
Aug 26, 2008, 1:28:00 AM  

Post a Comment