Gardner-Webb (Atlantic Sun) vs. Connecticut (Big East)
Madison Square Garden - New York, NY (Neutral) - Coaches vs. Cancer Tourney Semifinals
7:00 PM EST
This will be the first of two shots at the Huskies that Rick Scruggs and his Kentucky-conquering heroes will get, the other coming up at UConn next Tuesday. That one won't have a full ESPN crew, Dickie V eating cupcakes
, and the name "Grayson Flittner"
being read repeatedly to a nationwide television audience.
Because tonight is what G-Webb earned with that win at Rupp last week: a trip to The World's Most Famous Arena. Tonight's telecast will be a two-hour celebration of all things G-Webb, a day when everybody everywhere is a Runnin' Bulldog From Boiling Springs, and perhaps the school's last chance to bronze itself in the national spotlight for quite some time.
Oh, there will be another team out there too... almost forgot. In its opening wins against Morgan State and Buffalo, Connecticut would seem to be a young squad still just finding itself, so G-Webb's Kentucky strategy of smacking the top of the defense and sneaking through the backdoor for buckets might bring them some success. The Bulldogs don't match up well at all in a talent competition, but that didn't stop them last week. Let's see if they have any more magic left.CONN 78, GWEBB 66