Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Turn, Turn, Tournaments!

Have you had time to catch your breath from the many conference tournaments across the nation--or at least enough so that you can jump into the national tournaments?

The Big South Women's Basketball Championship this past weekend had a thrilling finish, with Conference Player of the Year Megan Frazee putting in the winning basket at the last second to defeat Radford by one point. What a game--back and forth--and what an ending! Only a finish like that could top the double-overtime game in the opening round, when Radford needed everything it had to get past a resilient short-handed UNC Asheville squad.

Now the slates are set for the Big South representatives to take the national stage:

Men's Tournament Champion Winthrop (a 13-seed) opens its NCAA hopes in Denver, taking on 4-seed Washington State out of the Pac-10 (Thursday, 7:20pm, CBS).

Men's Regular Season Co-Champion UNC Asheville goes to Columbus to begin the NIT against Ohio State (Tuesday--TONIGHT--7:00pm, ESPN2).

Women's Tournament Champion Liberty (a 12-seed) opens its NCAA efforts at Norfolk, facing 5-seed Old Dominion from the Colonial Athletic Association (Sunday, 7:00pm, ESPN2).

Women's Tournament and Regular Season Runner-up Radford travels to Harrisonburg, Virginia, to face James Madison, also out of the Colonial (Thursday, 7:00pm).

If you need to recap the events from the Big South Tournaments, you may want to visit BigSouthSports.com and check out the Advance Auto Parts Media Center with links to all the game articles, press conference and game video, and more--all put together in one place for you!

Good luck to all the Big South reps--make us all proud!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

RU was cheated