Archive for March 19th, 2010



March Madness was in full swing yesterday.  Here were the choice highlights.

Jimmer Fredette#7 seed BYU took on #10 seed Florida in the first game of the day.  This game was back and forth the whole way and needed not one but two overtimes to be decided.  And in the second overtime, BYU simply tookover behind an incredible performance from BYU standout Jimmer Fredette (a name to watch in this tournament).  He scored 37 points on the night as the Cougars edged the Gators.  BYU 99, Florida 92.

Later in the afternoon, the mighty Big East conference took the floor.  Their representative:  Villanova.  Villanova is a #2 seed and hoped to win an easy game against #15 Robert Morris.  But boy did they have their hands full.  Robert Morris led almost the entire game, but Villanova had a late surge to tie the game and send it to OT.  For some reason, whenever lower seeds have a big lead, they get nervous and can’t protect it.  In OT, Villanova finally became Villanova and edged out Robert Morris.  But a sloppy start for the Big East conference.  Villanova 73, Robert Morris 70.

And… things would get worst for the Big East.  #3 seed Georgetown took the court next against #14 seed Ohio.  This was supposed to be an easy win for Georgetown, but Ohio was hot from the gate.  They led Georgetown the entire game, but unlike Robert Morris… they didn’t let up when Georgetown turned on the gas.  Nope, Ohio just kept on scoring.  Armon Bassett was the hero for Ohio with 32 points, as they rolled into the second round.  Can they win one more and head to the sweet sixteen?  Ohio 97, Georgetown 83.

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