So far today, the Tampa pod has seen upset wins by Western Kentucky (best game of the tourney so far), San Diego (guttiest performance of the tourney so far, winning after 2 best players fouled out in OT), and Siena (surprising rout of Vandy). We’ll see if the court has enough mojo to lift the Wildcats past the Tigers…but I don’t think it does. I feel confident that this will be the rarest of rarities around here – a happy liveblog.
10:01 – I like what I see so far. Great defensive intensity and an early 9-2 lead. Clemson playing with such passion you might think Nova slapped their mothers or something.
10:08 – 12-7 at the first media break. Nova has withstood the Tigers’ opening fury. We’ll see how effectively Clemson punches back. Personally, think Booker needs more looks in the low post.
10:17 – So far, a good case study of why the Big East wanted out of the ACC/BE Challenge. 22-12, Clemson. Refs just missed a blatant Nova travel, too – should still be 22-9.
10:25 – Tigers up 13 now. It could easily be 20. Nova looks absolutely shell shocked.
10:31 – All the CBS feeds cut to Louisville/Boise. WTF?
10:34 – Fucking CBS and their Wal-Mart level of technical sophistication. The ticker has Clemson up 18.
10:36 – This must feel like a conference game for Memphis. But who cares – we want Clemson carnage!
10:44 – Nova has cut the lead to 10. Not sure whether a feed of the Clemson game is going to be available to keep live blogging, though. Very irritating.
11:08 – Pretty clear no CBS feed (at least any of the 4 I have access to) will be going back to Clemson/Nova. I guess I will be able to blog the last 7 or 8 minutes once the dull Indiana/Arkansas game ends. Damn it.
11:15 – Tiger lead down to 5, Arkansas extends its lead to 9. Still, CBS won’t switch back on any feed. Assholes.
11:19 – Think WRAL finally switching back.
11:23 – Wow, this is a vintage NC State-like collapse.
11:30 – Nova travels constantly, and it’s never whistled.
11:34 – Nova takes the lead. Not looking good at all. Sorry if we jinxed you, Tiger fans.
11:48 – Yep, we jinxed ‘em. And have to listen to the moronic ramblings of Tim Brando while Clemson can’t buy a basket. Oh well, at least we have “team playing Duke” and “team playing UNC” left to cheer for.
11:51 – I care about David Beckham even less than The Masters.
11:57 – Forget Midas, we have the Wolfpack Touch – everything we touch turns to shit. I’m checking out of this disastrous live blog.