Another upset almost took place in Hawaii.
Two close shots would not fall for Dayton in the closing seconds. Baylor led only for 2 minutes and 8 seconds. The 67-66 close shave victory for the Bears sets up a meeting with Syracuse late Wednesday night for the championship. And guess who was relaying statistics behind the Baylor bench?
The father figure of Valparaiso basketball, the retired coach Homer Drew–of course in that really cool neon green T-shirt (my only fashion comment for the entire season, sorry to any ladies that might be reading–since the coaches did not decide to mostly wear any tropical attire unlike in years past).
The Orange easily blasted Cal 92-81, led by a huge game from Tyler Ennis who complied 28 points in the semifinal win.
Syracuse shot over 53 percent from the field and was a near perfect 23 out of 24 from the free-throw line.
Should set up to be quite a championship tilt. Usually, the Maui champion along with the Preseason NIT winner in New York the day after Thanksgiving usually have the early leg up as far as gaining respectable tournament seeds come March.
But many things can change between now and then.
That is why I like watching the games. Stick around and find out on your favorite cable channels of choice, plenty of fun games to choose from.