The Drake And WKU Save The Tourney's Opening Round

Friday, March 21, 2008


Man I was dragging until this overtime game between the Hilltoppers and the Bulldogs. WKU was up big in the 2nd half before an awesome run in regulation by Drake that included an amazing dunk and about fourteen 3-pointers.

The end of Overtime included an idiotic foul by WKU with the game tied and 30 seconds left, but it worked out for them somehow....



While this game did destroy my bracket (well it sort of already was) it restored my faith in the Tournament's Opening Round. Great Basketball today and bravo WKU. Also, Tim Brando....could you step it up a notch perhaps? If I'm yelling in my apartment by myself then you could give it a little bit of inflection. Good lord....it's okay to get excited.

101-99 is a heck of a score too. Beats the hell out of 10 points in a half.

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 3:30 PM

13 Comments:

why does Gus have to be in Denver? This was taylor made for him

Bdavis said...
Mar 21, 2008, 4:02:00 PM  

First round. First round! Don't you know the meaningless play-in game is the "opening round" game?

And I guarantee that if the assignments had been made even after Selection Sunday, Craig Bolerjack and Bob Wenzel - the seventh out of eight teams - would NOT have been in DC, just for Duke alone. You would have gotten at LEAST Kevin Harlan if not one of the Sweet 16 teams. (I can't vouch for kicking Brando out of Tampa, though Clemson-Nova and San Diego-UConn would have given them a reason to do so. But I agree that Bolerjack on Duke/Belmont sounded like Gus Johnson compared to Brando; I didn't really even pay attention to the finish and didn't realize just how good it was until just after the buzzer. Tim Brando, take your seat next to Joe Buck on Manning-Tyree, you just proved why you're CBS' last-place play-by-play man.) But I think CBS makes the assignments before Selection Sunday and they figured UNC and Duke would both be in Raleigh and so stuck Nantz and Packer there, and assigned the other teams pretty much at random.

Morgan Wick said...
Mar 21, 2008, 4:17:00 PM  

Bdavis, what are you doing? You know Joe D doesn't like us when we slang Gus' D.

ssreporters said...
Mar 21, 2008, 4:18:00 PM  

my bracket in the west is offically toast

Anonymous said...
Mar 21, 2008, 4:23:00 PM  

Tim Brando's a hack who would rather make puns than call the game. I can't stand him on the ACC game of the week, I can't stand him on the tournament, get him away.

Anonymous said...
Mar 21, 2008, 4:35:00 PM  

brando has had the best 2 games so far. more of timmy to come tonight w/ siena-vandy and clemson-'nova.

Anonymous said...
Mar 21, 2008, 4:47:00 PM  

For some reason I took WKU...got to loooove the Drake!

joepadon said...
Mar 21, 2008, 4:53:00 PM  

it's the Uconn/USD game, and I forget which one said it but

"It's not Carmen sand Diego!"

I just d/l'd a dos emulator so my fiancee could play Where in the World on her Laptop because it has vista.

philip said...
Mar 21, 2008, 5:40:00 PM  

59-56 SD, 28 seconds left

Brando - " They can tie with a two and win with a 3 "

and even after he made the 2 pt basket

" And were tied "

Marc said...
Mar 21, 2008, 5:44:00 PM  

Drake should be ashamed for letting such a streaky shooter get that open. Spacing on defense was terrible.

Mar 21, 2008, 5:57:00 PM  

Disagree, t.u.n.

The paramount need is to make the dribbler stop his dribble. Ask Belmont. Ask ND about Danny Ainge.
The guy hit a rushed shot from at least 24 feet.

How awesome was it just a minute ago when Calhoun thought it was more important to argue with an official about bench decorum than to concentrate on his team who had the ball right in front of him, down four in OT?

Ed said...
Mar 21, 2008, 6:03:00 PM  

Was he taking lessons from Joe Buck? If that's not an "Oh shit!" moment, I don't know what is.

Mar 22, 2008, 3:02:00 PM  

Marc, great post on the tie with a 2, win with a three by Lame Ass Brando. My brother and I caught this right away and just had to shake our heads. I sent that one to Bill Simmons,hopefully he will man up and post in his email bag. Also, I liked Verne Lundquist's "Punctuation Point!" gaff. WTF is a punctuation point? Was the slam dunk reminiscient of a comma or a semi-colon?

CycloneCrazy said...
Mar 23, 2008, 9:31:00 AM  

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