After a slow weekend of college basketball, we can only be excited for what lies ahead; the Maui Invitational, the Old Spice Classic and the O’Reilly Auto Parts College Basketball Experience (No, we’re not joking, that is the name). So, between overweight Samoan women dancing in grass skirt’s, the over exaggeration of how “manly” a particular deodorant stick is, and Irish car parts – All fitting Basketball Tournament Sponsors, eh? – Almost sounds like the that should be followed by, “All this can be your’s if the Price is Right…” Anyway, tonight’s best bet comes from the car parts classic in Kansas City, Missouri (couldn’t they pick a more Irish city?).
Syracuse vs. # 19 Florida Gators 7:30 pm ESPN2
Jimmy Boeheim’s Syracuse Orange will meet the #19 Florida Gator’s in the first of two semifinals of the College Basketball Experience. The victor will face the winner of the nightcap, Kansas vs. Washington. Expect points, and a lot of them. Both team’s come into tonight’s game undefeated, with the ‘Cuse posting over 82 points a clip and the Gator’s pouring in 75 per showing. For Florida, everything is run through Nick Calathes, filling the stat sheet and leading the team in all major categories (points, rebounds, assists and steals). The Orange will be lead by Sophomore PG and dark horse for “First Team All American,” Jonny Flynn.
Monday’s Second Option (MUST READ ARTICLE, see link):
MNF: I thought the Saint’s were doing their part with the United Way, cleaning up New Orleans in the wake of Katrina, but wait…oh yeah…they are just selfish, whiny, spoiled professional athletes. Saint’s host the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football, 8:30 pm on ESPN. (I really just had to find a way to put this article on the blog, it’s my job).