Saturday, March 07, 2009

Louisville at West Virginia

The "ESPN All Stars" were there for the last regular season "Gameday". Jerry West was there. Senior Night was there. The Big East regular season championship was there. Disappointment was there too though, as Louisville managed to hold on and hold off and keep the Mountaineers just far enough away for them to win the game.

Sadly for senior Alex Ruoff this was the worse type of a senior night, one that you would only wish upon a Dookie and no one else :(

T-Will willed Louisville into the game in the first half, with critical three-pointers and dunks. However, the Cardinals showed why they will likely not make it to the Final Four. Inside game is suspect on offense, the perimeter is too three-point-heavy, point-guard play is just not Final-Four caliber, and things like that. But when you have a super-versatile player like T-Will, and a pure-talent that randomly turns on and off in Earl Clark.

West Virginia, which we are for ever in debt to for beating Duke in the 2008 NCAA tournament, has a good chance of making it in the second round of the NCAAs assuming they can get a favorable matchup. Likewise, they could sneak into the Sweet-16 if the opponent is right.

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