Friday, March 21, 2008

Toréador, en garde !

Congrats to USD for beating UConn in a huge upset in the first round of the NCAA basketball tournament!

Someone from the Toreros...playing someone who's not UConn.

In a thrilling overtime win, the Toreros beat the Huskies 70-69. USD was ahead by as many as 11 points earlier in the game, but UConn closed the gap, eventually pushing it to OT on freethrows.

But five extra minutes was all USD needed. As a 13 seed, USD's win is the biggest upset of the tournament so far. In a crazy twist of fate, it came right after 12 seed Western Kentucky upset Drake with a 3-point buzzer beater, also in overtime. Continuing with the crazy, USD and Western Kentucky play each other in the next round!

Since they're playing a 12 seed, USD actually stands a chance of getting to the Sweet 16. Not bad for a team who's coach even said it would be tough to get out of the first round.

Go Toreros!

1 comment:

Red said...

I'm so glad you wrote about this. Ah-mazing upset. I'm rooting for those Catholics to be the Cinderella team this year.

Go Toreros!