Even without Doug McDermott, Creighton upends Oklahoma

Another mini-edition of Stock Up, Stock Down starting off this Thursday:

Creighton in front of their usual packed crowd of nearly 18,000 screaming fans stormed back from an 18 point deficit to stun Oklahoma 65-63.  The Sooners led by 12 at the half and appeared to have coasted to an easy win before the Bluejays made their big push in the final minutes to pull off the victory.

At the Puerto Rico Shootout:
Dayton used a last second tip with .9 seconds to go in upending Texas A&M 55-53 in a quarterfinal game.

This is why the early non-conference, intersectional games are so important to building an overall team’s resume.

And yes, many journalists and bloggers have been taking stabs at the NCAA if there is going to be a mini-selection (how about revealing teams 5 through 16?) show for ESPN or CBS (like they really need more sports programming, after seeing Jim Nantz nearly lose his voice a couple of times on a typical NFL Sunday–this after doing the Thursday night games since September 11 in their new combined prime-time package with the NFL Network).

My brief thoughts on why the NCAA should follow Popeye the Sailor’s logic from the 1930’s cartoon, “Leave Well Enough Alone” in my next blog.

In the meantime, please continue to pray for those millions of people affected around the Buffalo/Niagara region of Western New York as by the time this gargantuan blizzards ends over the weekend, upwards of 7 feet of snow would have fallen causing major headaches and travel nightmares.

I bet the Niagara women’s basketball team will be thinking long and hard about their next road trip after their recent 25 hour plus ordeal being stranded on I-90.  But that’s just me, and I have survived my share of blizzards dating back to 1979.

However, those were mostly tamer affairs in comparison to what just took place on Monday and Tuesday.

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