Watching SportsCenter on ESPN and catching up on some news on the net this morning. Gosh, how I love this time of year. Between the cool nights, the mild days, and the non-stop basketball, I am in heaven.
Want a quick run-down of yesterday's conference games? Sure! Got it! Can do! But first I would be amiss if I did not start off by mentioning Kansas beating Texas Tech in their Big 12 Tourney opener yesterday. You might ask why this is noteworthy. After all, Kansas is the number one team in the nation and the top seed in their conference tournament. This win is worth mentioning because it is the Jayhawks 2,000th win. Only two other teams have reach that point; North Carolina and of course, Kentucky. Congrats Jayhawks!
The biggest shocker of the day yesterday was Syracuse (last weeks #1 team) losing it's second game in 4 days. Loss number one came to Louisville on Sunday and loss number two came yesterday in the quarterfinal found of the Big East Tournament when they lost to the Georgetown Hoyas. Final Score: 91-84
The unranked Marquette Golden Eagles beat Villanova the #10 seed in the country and the #3 seed in the Big East Tournament. Final Score: 80-76.
Staying in the Big East, the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame knocked off #16th ranked Pitt, the #2 seeded team in the Big East. With this loss, only one of the top four ranked teams (#3 West Virginia) in the Big East remains in the conference tourney. Final Score: 50-45
In SEC play, Tennessee (#13) cruised to a win over LSU. Final Score: 59-49
Hope that gave you your basketball fix for the morning!