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3/15/2008 08:19:00 PM

Saturday Gardening

Checking in from the final night at Madison Square Garden for the Big East tournament ...

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The Georgetown band was out early in the Garden lobby, performing more than an hour before gametime. Eddy Curry sang backup.

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Another street shot, from the corner of 33rd Street and 7th Avenue ...

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... and Pitt warming up for its fourth game in four days.

A prediction for tonight: After winning by raining threes on Thursday, and by feeding Roy Hibbert on Friday, Georgetown is forced to win the Big East title in yet another style: by out-grinding the Panthers in a low-low-scoring affair.

Postgame update: Well ... that was a little off. Pitt amazingly showed no signs of exhaustion, kept Georgetown's guards under wraps, and may have done enough to lock up a No. 4 seed. More later from the Garden.

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3 Comments:

Posted: March 16, 2008 8:43 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Winn you are an idiot. Why did Tennesse not get a one seed? Are you kidding? They lost a game. Just like Duke and Texas. You don't lose a game close to the end of the season and get a No 1 seed. You've been doing this long enough to have some form of a clue. Maybe you should actually leave the east coast and see some basketball that doesn't revolve around all the teams east of the Mississippi River.
Posted: March 17, 2008 10:37 AM   by Anonymous Anonymous
I agree with your Wisconsin observations, plus they beat Texas at Texas without Hughes. In this case #2 vs. #3 is a big deal. Duke should have been a #3 by all I see.
Posted: March 17, 2008 10:51 AM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Luke,

Look at a common opponent for Tennessee and Kansas and that would be Texas. Tennessee lost by 19 at Texas and Kansas lost by 3 and then beat them on a neutral court. Kansas lost their three games by a total of 12 points and the SEC is weak this year. Is that enough reason to put Kansas over Tennessee?
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