Sunday, March 24, 2013

Shocker Shock the Nation

The Butler Bulldogs had quite a wild ride against the Marquette Golden Eagle, it was a back and forth game. It would end with an inbound pass thrown out of bounds by the Golden Eagles with 2.9 seconds left. But, Butler couldn't get it to Rotnei Clarke who had 24 points, and with no time-outs they gave it to Andrew Smith who bricked a 3. That would end Butler's tournament and they would go home on a 74-72 loss. Vander Blue was the man who made the 3 to put the Golden Eagles up and gave them momentum at the end. He had 29 points that game and was 3-4 on the 3 ball.

The Syracuse Orange have been lead to another victory by James Souterland. This game against the California Golden Bears, Southerland had 9 rebounds and 14 points not taking as many shots. C.J Fair was though, the junior had 18 points and 6 rebounds at forward. But, when Richard Solomon got hot he started cutting Syracuse' leads from 10 to 5 and the Golden Bears were back in it. Solomon played amazing this game with 14 rebounds and 22 points. This added up to a 66-60 loss for the Golden Bears.

Overrated, Overrated, Overrated, that is what half the nation sees number 1 Gonzaga to be. They have just lost 70-76 to the ninth seeded Wichita State Shockers. The Shockers were winning nearly the whole game, but keeping it close, then Cleanthony Early helped the Shockers yet again run away with it as time expired. Early had 7 rebounds and 16 points. Not even Kelly Olynik could win it for the Bulldogs, he had 26 points and 9 rebounds, sadly for the Bulldog fans that wasn't enough. Not even Kevin Pangos's 19 points was enough, not even Mike Hart's 14 rebounds was enough. My point is Wichita State played to well as a team for any singular star to beat them alone.

As Marquette moves on who do you think they will play, Miami or Illinois? I believe that the Illinois will win because, they have already beaten Ohio State, Gonzaga, Indiana, and Butler. I think they can add Miami to that list. Post your opinion in the comments.

1 comment:

  1. Great job recapping these 3 must be glued to multiple tv's this weekend....I tend to agree with you that Illinois will beat Miami and then take on weekend maybe they'll be able to get all the games on two channels instead of the four that we keep going back and forth on!