Friday, March 16, 2007

What To Look For On Day 2 [David Stefanini]

Here are a couple of things that may be worth watching during today's set of games:

- 12:15 - #13 Albany tries to upset #4 Virginia. Albany was a newbie to the NCAA Tournament last year and held a big lead against then ranked #1 UCONN. This year they are experienced and are talented enough to pull off the upset. This should be a good game.

- 2:30 - #11 Winthrop takes on #6 Notre Dame. Notre Dame is a very talented team that is fun to watch, however I am looking for Winthrop to win this game. Several college analysts, which I have seen on ESPN and CBS, have said Winthrop can pull off a couple of wins in this years tournament.

- 7:25 - Kevin Durant and #4 Texas battle #13 New Mexico State. This game should be a win for Texas but that is not the reason you should be watching; Kevin Durant is. Durant has become a house-hold name already as a freshman. He will probably be named NCAA Player of the Year later this month and should be the #1 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft, if he decided to leave early. He can do everything on the court and we all should be watching.

- 9:30 - #13 Holy Cross could pull off the upset of the tournament if they can get past #4 Southern Illinois. Holy Cross has a chance to show the world they truly belong here. I have a feeling when this night is complete we will be in the full swing of March Madness. There are several games where the underdog matches up well with the favorites; this looks to be one of those games. I would look for Holy Cross to shock the world and beat Southern Illinois.

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