One Against Four , Four Against One, Someone’s Got To Win ?
Well tonight the number one ranked University of Connecticut take on the number four ranked Pitt Panthers in a game that’s meant to be one of those that’ll either make or break the Huskies’ season. The men’s college basketball season has generated a great deal of interest. And when you’ve got a number of teams playing a highly competitive brand of basketball. It’s games such as these that we all look to , to see what progress is being made by the teams. Whose names are being bandied about as serious contenders for national honors. Never mind the fact that conference and in some cases divisional titles will be up for grabs by way of tournaments.
Hasheem Thabeet of Connecticut and one of the nine blocked shots that he recorded in the game played against Seton Hall. picture appears courtesy of ap/photo/Bill Kostroun ……….
But the daddy of them all offcourse is the national championship known to us as all as the NCAA Tournament. March Madness and all that it brings may well be just about the most exciting time of the year in sports , other than the Superbowl itself. To my mind it is by far the best sporting event in the country. It may well not garner the viewership overall of that of the Superbowl itself. But in sheer terms of intensity and excitement the event itself cannot be beaten.
Craig Austrie (24) and Thabeet celebrate after their 62-54 victory over Seton Hall in Newark , NJ. picture appears courtesy of ap/photo/Bill Kostroun …..
The game itself tonight will see a matchup of two of the most heralded players in men’s college basketball. For the Huskies we’ll see Hasheem Thabeet whose defensive play asides apart from demonstratively ferocious. It can be said that he also possesses a brevitas on the offensive side of the ball as well. For the Panthers we will get to see DeJuan Blair who’s making a real name for himself with the program. This not only bodes well for the aspirations of the team in the regular season . But also to the postseason as well. Where it’s expected that they’ll make their presence felt.