Shuck and Jive

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Here Kitty Kitty...

It will happen some time.

Maybe tonight. No number 16 seed has ever beaten a number 1 seed in the NCAA men's basketball tournament. If any team can do it, the ETSU Bucs can. They have come close on a number of occasions of achieving the upset of all time.

Tonight the Bucs are the underdogs as they take on the Kentucky Wildcats. The game starts at 7:15 on CBS. From the Johnson City Press:
The Bucs (20-14) are certainly battling tall odds in their ninth trip to the NCAAs. The Wildcats average 6-foot-7 per man — they’re the tallest team in the country — and have already rolled to 32 wins and the Southeastern Conference championship. They are also the youngest team in the field, with five freshmen on the roster and three who are prime-time guys. That includes point guard John Wall, the SEC player of the year, and DeMarcus Cousins, the 6-11, 270-pound man-child.
The odds of the Bucs winning this game are about the same as Glenn Beck saying something intelligent. But there is always hope...

Go Bucs!


  1. I almost always root for the under-dog. Unless it happened to be Glen Beck. But even then I'd have to consider who he was up against.

    But, you know, it's not Glen Beck that troubles me so much as it is the fact that he has a loyal audience. Know what I mean?

    Anyhow, Go Bucs!

  2. Not this year. Bucs got scratched by the Cats. Now I am rooting for my Montana Grizzlies!

  3. Nope, not Montana either. But my alma mater won. Go Washington Huskies!