Louisville basketball player Kevin Ware underwent successful surgery Sunday night to repair the gruesome open fracture of his right tibia he suffered during the Cardinals’ 85-63 win over Duke in the Midwest Regional final, and he is expected to remain in Indianapolis until at least Tuesday, Louisville announced. Ware had the bone reset, and a rod was inserted into his leg during the operation that lasted about two hours. The wound caused by the bone puncturing through his skin in his lower leg was closed. [Continue Reading]
Just a Ware update. It’ll be a long road back, but I’m sure this kid will do what it takes. It amazes me how quickly this stuff gets done.
Kevin Ware had long ago left on a stretcher; the gasping of 34,657 fans and the retching and bawling of the few who were too close to the horrific scene of his broken and protruding tibia had long subsided; and in the final minute of Louisville’s Elite Eight rout of Duke, while the Cardinals and their fans permitted themselves a few moments of bittersweet joy, their sophomore guard’s No. 5 jersey reappeared on the bench. The one Ware wore when he tumbled to the floor in front of Louisville’s bench with 6:33 left in the first half was with him at nearby Methodist Hospital. [Continue Reading]
I’m very happy Louisville pulled this one out. I have no special love for the Cardinals nor Duke, but after this injury I wanted the kids to win for him. Absolutely as bad of an injury as you will see in basketball. We all hope Kevin Ware makes a full recovery and is back on the court as soon as possible.
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Limiting the No. 1-seeded Hoosiers to their lowest output of the season while forcing 19 turnovers and blocking 10 shots, fourth-seeded Syracuse used Michael Carter-Williams‘ 24 points to upset Indiana 61-50 on Thursday night and reach the East Regional final. [Continue Reading]
I think that was the best zone performance I’ve seen from ‘Cuse in the first half last night. Indiana looked terrible. The Orange are a strange team, but last night it was blatantly obvious they have the tools to win a National Championship.
By the time Miami began playing with emotion and desperation, they trailed by 19 points with less than a quarter of the game left, and even a furious rally was too little to save Larranaga’s party. Marquette choked off Miami’s rally, never letting the ‘Canes get closer than 14 points until the final minute, and inducing the obligatory “Over-rated” chant from fans of Marquette, itself a No. 3 seed that finished off a 71-61 victory. [Continue Reading]
This article sums it up perfectly. The game was actually pretty crappy, but Marquette outworked Miami by a long shot. The Golden Eagles aren’t glamorous, but they have some talent and work their asses off. They’ll be outclassed by ‘Cuse, but could win on effort.
The loyalty continues to grow for the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles, as a local radio station claims to have the first ever Dunk City, FL tattoo. [Thanks to The Victory Formation]
I love it. Except what happens when FGCU returns to oblivion next year?
The Arizona Wildcats’ road to the Sweet 16 is actually a loop. Just 2 miles from the Staples Center, where they will appear Thursday against Ohio State, the Wildcats suffered arguably its worst loss of their season, 89-78, at USC on Feb. 27. [Continue Reading]
How about my boy just doing work right here? Sure he has reason to celebrate.. Arizona is looking strong to quite strong in the West Regional. Sometimes you just have to let it go.
The basketball blue bloods from Louisville, Kansas and Indiana made it through. So did the iron men from La Salle.
Then there’s Florida Gulf Coast, a school hardly anyone had heard of just a few days ago. Improbably, they’re still playing, too — a tongue-wagging, heel-clicking, arm-flapping collection of no-names who turned the opening week of the NCAA tournament into their coming-out party. It was impressive enough being the first No. 15 seed to advance to the round of 16. But the Eagles really grabbed everyone’s attention with their running, dunking style and the unbridled joy they showed on the court. In a way, they were like the Harlem Globetrotters, charming the crowds while a pair of supposedly superior teams took on the role of the Washington Generals. [Continue Reading]
How much fun is this team to watch? They even have fun watching themselves. Quite frankly, I don’t remember seeing so many amazing dunks out of a college basketball team. The alley oop dunk in the first half vs. San Diego State was filthy. Here’s to continued success for FGCU.
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The 75th anniversary of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament provides more reason than usual to think about the shooting stars the Big Dance has produced over the years. Chris Mahr of our friends at Lost Lettermen update the whereabouts of 30 one-hit wonders who helped make March Madness what it is today. [Continue Reading]
This was a nice little journey down memory lane brought to you by Lost Lettermen. It’s interesting to see where most of these dudes end up. Most of them stay in basketball, some of them go back to school to finish their degree, and some of them made the NBA. Kevin Pittsnogle, Yinka Dare, Ali Farokhmanesh.. they’ve got them all.
Now we look for ways to entertain ourselves while we wait for the Sweet Sixteen to begin. This is always such an awesome time of year. We go from the NCAA Tournament to the start of baseball to the Masters. It totally makes up for the lull after the Super Bowl.
One of the ways we can pass that time is oogling some sexy cheerleaders from the tourney. Obviously NFL cheerleaders lead the way in hotness, but you’d be surprised what the college coeds can bring.
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