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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Temple gets 11 seed; Nova will play at home

Villanova, due to their earning of a 3-seed, will play American University at the Wachovia Center in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Thursday. Temple, A-10 champs, will play Arizona St. on Friday in Miami.

Mr. Graham is a Villanova fan. However -- as much as I enjoy Jay Wright and his all-around beauty -- I've been a Temple fan since birth. As a result, The Manuel will feature more college basketball than usual in the coming weeks.

If Temple wins their first-round game against 6-seed ASU, they will face the winner of 3-seed Syracuse vs. 14-seed Stone Cold Steve Austin. Both ASU and Syracuse play a zone defense. Coach Dunphy and his mustache should give the green light to Dionte Christmas' jumper. If Christmas plays like he did in the A-10 final, considering Jim Boeheim's history of underacheiving and disappointment, do not be shocked if Temple makes some noise this year.

The NCAA Tournament falls at a perfect time: while we wait for the Phillies season, we will have thousands of basketball games to watch. I will post my Final Four picks in the coming days, and I'm sure Mr. Graham will do so as well.


Scott Graham said...

Thanks for making me the enemy. I'm not pure evil. I will be rooting for Temple as well. Anyway, Jay IS beautiful, and I love that Jimmy Rollins commercial (it was just on).

Anonymous said...

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