Sunday, March 8, 2009

Updating The Road To March Madness (UPDATED!)

Seeing as it is useless to create a whole another post for updating the entrants to the tournament, I figured I'd just update this one with Northern Iowa as the kings of Arch Madness.

And just to update on the big breaking story from the mid-major tournaments. Davidson lost in the semifinals of the SoCon tournament to College of Charleston. They were a great story last year, but they should not be in the tournament this year. They've had a few bad losses (College of Charleston twice, including today) and their only signature win was against an Alex Ruoff-less West Virginia. As much as I hate to pimp the Big 10 (aside from Penn State), if it comes down to it, one of the numerous Big 10 teams hovering around a .500 conference record should make the tournament before Davidson.

America East:
Atlantic Sun: East Tennessee State
Atlantic 10:
Big East:
Big Sky:
Big South: Radford
Big 10:
Big 12:
Big West:
Colonial Athletic:
Conference USA:
Horizon League:
Ivy League: Cornell
Missouri Valley: Northern Iowa
Mountain West:
Ohio Valley: Morehead State
Pac 10:
Patriot League:
Summit League:
Sun Belt:
West Coast:

To be determined by the end of Monday Night: CAA, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (a.k.a. MAAC - if any expert on the conference out there knows why its called the Metro Atlantic please tell me), SoCon (minus Davidson), and WCC (49er16 and I will be live blogging that one over at his site.

Update:I was not sure if I would be able to find this, but with the luck of the draw, I did the search 8 minutes after the video was posted on YouTube. The quality is not great, it's a SportsCenter recap and not the live-action, however, it has everything on it that is worthy of being embeded on this blog and it's all I can find at this hour.. The highlights of the OVC Title game. It's these types of whacky endings to conference tourney games that lets you know that MARCH MADNESS IS HERE, BABY! (Sorry for that channeling of Dickie V).

Update: Here's the best that I can find of the Alabama buzzer beater. This is the best non-highlight package I could find (I only turn to those in last resort, as I did with the OVC game). If I find better, I'll post it up. FYI, right after the buzzer beater the people who made this video scream really loud, so if you turn it up to hear Harlan, you will jump out of your seat at the buzzer beater. Yes, the camera picked them up 300,000x better than it did the game. If I ever come across better, I'll post this one with that.


  1. Gus Johnson is actually making this Big Ten game seem exciting.

  2. My 2 favorite college basketball announcers, Gus Johnson and Bill Raftery are doing a game together. WHY MUST IT BE A BIG 10 YAWN FEST!?!?!

  3. Too bad Gus wasn't doing the Alabama-Tennessee game, but Kevin Harlan on the call of a 30-foot game winner isn't bad, either.

  4. @JFein, I need your e-mail address. Just send me a message at

  5. @49er16: I sent you the email.

    Re Harlan: Damn, I am yet to find a good video where you can distinctly hear the Harlan call. The best one is a TV video and it has people screaming in the background. And sure enough, they go nuts right as Harlan's making the call.


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