Only Ty Lawson’s toe (why won’t the announcers ever mention it?) and Tyler Hansbrough’s will stand in the way of complete conference humilation, after Villanova’s 77-54 curb stomping of Duke tonight. This game was not as close as the final score indicated. It was like the Magic Johnson-era Lakers against a 12-and-under team from the local YMCA.
Nice punk move by Elliott Williams to steal the ball with 2 seconds left, and Nova showing mercy. I’m sure Greivous Vasquez would be proud. Shithead. Uh, yeah.
I think the Big East might have been a hair better than the ACC this year after all. My apologies for my assertions otherwise earlier in the season.
I was thinking about all of the ACC losses, and it’s really even worse than it first seems. Please note the following: – Clemson loses to Michigan. Wolverines bow out the next round. – USC annihilates Boston College. Trojans lose 2 days later. – Wake Forest completely shits the bed against Cleveland State. Arizona dispatches the Vikings with ease in Round 2. – Wisconsin edges an unprepared, energy-free Florida State squad. Yep, the Badgers are quickly sent home by Xavier. – After notching the ACC’s only win as a lower-seeded team, Maryland gets killed by Memphis. The Tigers get run out of the gym by Mizzou in Round 3.
That’s right, not only is the ACC 5-6 in the big dance, but teams knocking ACC squads out of the NCAA tourney have also yet to win a single game afterwards. 0-5, pending Villanova’s date with Pittsburgh on Saturday. That’s some kind of suckage.