Posted by greenhawks on 7/15/2013 11:45:00 AM (view original):
Posted by mduncanhogs on 7/15/2013 8:31:00 AM (view original):The first meeting was great, with Longwood winning 65-64.
The game between St. Mary's TX and Longwood tonight could be one of the ugliest games in basketball history. Both teams are built around defense and athleticism. Very interesting matchup for us.
The other semi is interesting, as well. It matches the Derby City champ, Valdosta, vs the Yam Jam winner, CSU-San Diego
The Final Four aka "Teams That Beat Incarnate Word Invitational."
We had the good fortune/bad luck of playing all four final four participants this season in a total of 6 games:
Incarnate Word 81, Longwood 71: In non-con IW plays above its head and shoots out of its mind, resulting in Longwood's stingy D surrendering a season-high 81 points.
Valdosta St 75, Incarnate Word 65 & Valdosta St 93, Incarnate Word 92: IW drops two to Valdosta, the second coming on our home floor on a shot with 0:03 remaining.
St Mary's (TX) 72, Incarnate Word 66 & Incarnate Word 88, St Mary's (TX) 86 (OT): We split with conference and cross-town rivals St Mary's, although it took OT on a neutral floor to get it done.
California, San Diego 76, Incarnate Word 65: Cal SD knocks IW out of the tournament, holding us to sub 40% shooting.
Based on the above, I'd say the winner of the Valdosta-Cal SD game has a slight edge for the title.
Incidentally, Nostra-Filby picked 5 of the Elite 8 teams. For some reason, I only made one pick in the South, but I'll take 5 out of 7.
Good luck to all the remaining coaches!