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Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Hailing Dook, Beat Up By My Little Step-Sister, and Other Post-NCAA Basketball Thoughts

Great game last night, a couple quick thoughts this morning:

-Dook was the best team of the past ten days. They played great, they peaked at the right time which is what college basketball is all about. It pains me to write it, but there it is. The better team won.

-Butler was able to dictate the game--they got exactly the game they wanted. But here's the deal: you can't go 9-plus minutes without making a field goal and expect to beat one of the top teams in the country. Give Dook lots of credit for that, they played great defense all night.

-Since only three of us watched, just wanted to let you all know that UNC lost in the NIT championship game against the Dayton Flyers on ESPN 62 last week. If a championship game end-game buzzer goes off and no one's there to hear it, does it make any noise?

A football coach once famously said that ending a game in a tie is like kissing your sister. Losing the NIT championship game is like getting beat up by your little step-sister. Hooray for a great recruiting class for next year.

-Memo to the NCAA tourney as they consider expanding to 96 teams next year. Please read "How the Mighty Fall" by Jim Collins. In his vast study of great companies that stumble into oblivion, the number one reason why they fall is...OVER-REACHING! Please, spare us.

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