by Joey Whelan
And then there were four. It’s taken three days, 12 games and 38 hours of blogging, but we’ve reached the Big East Semifinals. At least three of these teams will be in action after this week when the NCAA Tournament starts (Syracuse, Villanova and Louisville) and with a win over Pitt last night, I think West Virginia may have punched their ticket as well.
I got some much needed sleep after last night’s 6 OT thriller between Connecticut and Syracuse. I still can’t believe that happened to be perfectly honest; it went beyond anything you could conceive of in a move or even a video game. For the rest of this blog though I will be referring to last night simply as “The Epic” because I can’t think of any other phrase that comes close to doing it justice.
I just wolfed down some dinner and I’m all set for the (only) two games that are on tap for tonight. Random site note; if you did nothing else but eat the food at a conference tournament you would be able to tell what round is being played that day. The quality of the food is directly proportional to the round. Day one at the Garden was salad, a sandwich bar and hot dogs. By last night we were being given the option of grilled chicken and roasted potatoes. Tonight: we’re going with fish, always classy. Of course the never ending hot dog basin is still an option for those who wish to keep it simple.
About 15 minutes until we get underway with game one, I’ll be be back momentarily with a preview of Louisville and Villanova.
Previous Big East Tournament Live Blogs: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3
Game 13: No. 1 Louisville vs. No. 4 Villanova