Saturday, March 7, 2009

danes redux

I spoke too soon about the virtue of the information highway. Indeed it is fast, but sometimes this just means that the wrong information gets to us quickly.

The website that listed the half time score for the Albany-Vermont game had it reversed. Albany was ahead by 14 at the half, and despite a Vermont comeback prevailed in overtime. This is the good news. Wonderful news if you are an alum. The bad news is that Albany a 7 seed has a chance to go to the dance and Vermont a 2 seed has no chance. Last night Tennessee-Martin, a one seed in the Ohio Valley conference was defeated by Morehead State. The wildness that is the NCAA is preceded by these preliminaries. In conferences like the AmericaEast, Ohio Valley, and Colonial Athletic--no matter how well you do during the regular season, you may become a loser on the basis of an early loss in the conference tournaments.