Posts Tagged ‘March Madness’

Seth Greenberg’s Virginia Tech Hokies robbed again, fail to make NCAA tournament

March 13, 2011

Five teams from Virginia made the NCAA tournament, but Virginia Tech wasn’t one of them, and Georgetown qualified for the fifth time in the last six seasons.

Coach Seth Greenberg’s Virginia Tech Hokies were robbed for the third time in four seasons, failing to make the NCAA tournament despite a winning record in the Atlantic Coast Conference. As the end of the selection show drew near, the unthinkable was happening.  A winning record in the ACC is usually a lock for the NCAA tournament.

The Hokies also failed to make the tournament in 2008 and 2010 after having winning records in the ACC.   The Hokies (21-11, 9-7 ACC) lost their final two regular season games but redeemed themselves by defeating Georgia Tech and Florida State in the ACC tournament.  The Hokies also had a signature win against top-seeded Duke, a team that had only four losses in 34 games.

The Hokies beat NCAA tournament invitees Florida State (twice) and Penn State, although it appears that a March 5 loss to Clemson may have been the difference between the Hokies and Tigers getting in. Clemson also had a 9-7 conference mark. Hokie seniors including guard Malcolm Delaney (18.6 points per game) and forward Jeff Allen (13.6 points and 10 rebounds) will leave Virginia Tech never having played in the NCAA tournament.

Teams from the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and Virginia that made the tournament include Georgetown, George Mason, Hampton, Old Dominion, Richmond, and Virginia Commonwealth.

To read my article on Examiner.com, click here.

 

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March Madness: Third-seeded Georgetown to play Ohio, #4 Maryland to face Houston in NCAAs

March 16, 2010

The third-seeded Georgetown Hoyas (23-10) will face the 14th-seeded Ohio Bobcats (21-14) Thursday in Providence, Rhode Island in the first round of the NCAA tournament’s Midwest region.

The Maryland Terrapins (23-8) received a number four seed, also in the Midwest, and will take on the 13th-seeded Houston Cougars (19-15) in the first round Friday, in Spokane, Washington.

For the rest of the article, see http://www.examiner.com/x-37753-DC-Sports-Headlines-Examiner.

March Madness: Older Women?

March 10, 2010

Heard Mike Wise on 106.7 “The Fan” today (my Sirius Satellite radio wasn’t working) talking about seeding older women (I prefer not to call them “Cougars”) as if in an NCAA-style March Madness tournament.  Only problem is, it has already been done – by me more than a year ago: mikefrandsen.org/2008/12/05/most-beautiful-tv-news-women-2008/.  How about some credit?

There were a few older women on that list and even more on this one: mikefrandsen.org/2009/11/23/20-most-attractive-actresses-in-movies/.

So in no particular order (who am I kidding – Linda Hamilton and Lynda Carter are tied at No. 1), off the top of my head, here are a few older women.  Don’t talk to me about 40 or 41 – that’s not older.  Even when I was 35 I wouldn’t have said that was older.  You have to bee at least in the mid-to late 40s to make this list.

  • Christine McVie
  • Hannah Storm
  • Susan Lisovicz
  • Jill Clayburgh
  • Lynda Carter
  • Linda Hamilton
  • Michelle Pfeiffer (listening to the song “Tequila Sunrise” as I write this)
  • Karen Finerman (“The Chairwoman)
  • Anne Archer
  • Katty Kay
  • Sandra Bullock (reluctantly)
  • Sharon Stone
  • Jacqueline Bisset
  • Sigourney Weaver

I’m sure I missed a ton but that’s just a combo of my first two lists and also a little off the top of my head.