Sunday, March 18, 2007

Your Late Night Fix 3.18.07 [J. Mark English]

NCAA Basketball Update
  • Yet another Big Ten team goes down...the Wisconsin Badgers were upset today by the UNLV Running Rebels, 74-68. Yoni Cohen writes: For a second consecutive game, the Badgers fell behind early and shot worse than 42 percent from the field. The result, a 74-68 UNLV win, left only one Big Ten team in the Sweet 16 — one better than the number that made the NCAA tournament's second weekend last year.
  • Kansas breezes past Kentucky to advance to the Sweet 16, winning 88-76.
  • Florida outlasted Purdue, still very much alive going into the Sweet 16 with the chance to become the first team since Duke to repeat as NCAA Champs.
  • Check out ESPN for the rest of the scores. Today's games were somewhat subdued compared to the thrills that yesterdays games provided.
As for the rest of the sports world...
  • The New York Knicks not only won a game today, but they won decisively without giving up a big lead like they did Friday against the Sonics. Bench player, and rookie, Renaldo Balkman played a key role in propelling the Knicks to victory.
  • Houston Rockets absolutely dominate the Philadelphia 76ers (sorry Chrissy), winning by 50 points...124-74.
  • The Dallas Mavericks showed that they are not just the best in the west, but also are probably the beast of the east, as they took care of the Detroit Pistons, winning 92-88.
  • Vijay Singh wins Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hills, while Tiger Woods shoots a 76 and finishes out of the top 20.
  • Jimmie Johnson pulls a fast one, "jukes" past Tony Stewart, on his way to winning NASCAR's Atlanta Motor Speedway.
  • Bode Miller, the U.S. skier who failed to win a medal in last years Olympics, wins the World Cup super-G title.
  • There was a tragedy in the world of Cricket: Sport is meant to be fun, inspirational and uplifting. But of late it was anything it was that for Bob Woolmer. Celebrations at the Cricket World Cup in the Caribbean have been overshadowed by the death of the Pakistan's coach...A Pakistani official says 59-year-old Woolmer was found unconscious in his Jamaican hotel room.
  • Sporting News offers up a report on the AFL's wheelin's and dealin's this off season.
  • Dallas Cowboy's super fan, "Crazy Ray" passes away. Somehow this made national headlines...
  • I can only hope this occurs...Ron Dayne may be a Philadelphia Eagle next year. I better not laugh yet though...given the Giants luck he'll probably burn them for a hundred yards next year...

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