Hey y'all! I actually started writing for RushTheCourt.net now. I'm using the pseudonym "Gerald Smith" so I sound like a professional writer. (I'm sure Real Gimel appreciates it.) It's a lot of work! It's all about the SEC! I have no idea what I'm doing!
You can check out all of my Gerald posts, or check out the SEC Microsite who features the talented, hard-working and probably sexy Brian Joyce. I'll also be producing weekly conference updates for the RTC main site.
If you're a Kentucky fan, be sure to check out my review of the Big Blue All-Stars vs. Christian Laettner and the Villains and my piece about the expectations for this year's Wildcats.
I needed to take a powder after such an immaculate NCAA Championship game. (No, seriously, my kids were on Spring Break last week, and I actually kinda like them.) Once I get caught back up with IRL Work and D&D, posting will resume.
One game, one loser in the Butler Bulldogs. They lost the game by playing the game as though they've never been to the national championship game before. Hustle plays, loose balls and rebounds almost all went Connecticut's way. The Butler Bulldogs, as an entire team, could not find a way to make shots inside the 3-point arc. In the first half, Butler missed a bunch of gimmies; in the second half, UConn's defense gained control of nearly every area of the floor.
Butler loses yet another National Championship by the score 53-41. Butler couldn't have lost this game in a more heartbreaking fashion for their fans. Butler's already experienced that last-second miss loss and could be prepared for a close loss. This game was not a close loss.
About the National Champion Connecticut Huskies: They performed one of the greatest 11-game runs in the history of NCAA basketball. They were also only on their school's campus for 9 of the last 27 days. That's not some sort of slight against the Huskies; actually, we should all be amazed that the Huskies won so many games with that kind of travel schedule.