Yes, it is almost April and we are
still talking about basketball. Lately in
But this, the last week of March, we are talking men's hoops.
The Tigers will face UCLA Saturday
That's right, no stutter there.
LSU's men's basketball team is two games away from a national championship. Yep,
the same basketball team that couldn't get 10,000 fans to show up for a February
The storylines are endless as LSU
has reached the Final Four for the first time since 1986. From Garrett Temple's
masterpiece versus J.J. Redick, to Tyrus Thomas' victory lap, to longtime sports
As for the tournament, if you still are holding onto your NCAA Bracket, you either are psychic or have a very powerful eraser. Not a single No. 1 seed reached the Final Four in a NCAA Tournament riddled with thrilling upsets.
It is all here – and more – in our latest rant.
Well, well, well. Welcome back to college basketball's greatest stage LSU. The Tigers return to the Final Four for the time in 20 seasons. In 1986, Dale Brown took his 11th-seeded Tigers to the Final Four. Ironically, George Mason became the first 11-seed to reach the finals since LSU when they defeated UConn on Sunday.
This goes out to
John Brady. Finally, the bashing can end. Fans have been so critical of the
ninth-year head coach for a number of years now that the belly-aching is almost
unbearable. Maybe now (especially if Brady could bring a national title home to
To Garrett Temple.
Arguably the most valuable player so far for these Tigers,
To some 1,000 fans
that gathered at the
To Tyrus Thomas. What a tournament Thomas has had so far? Blocked shots, bone crushing dunks, Thomas has wowed the national media and fans alike as the Tigers have raced to the Final Four behind a flurry of athleticism. Many analysts believe Thomas could be headed to the NBA next season, but Thomas had other news for the crowd at Saturday night's impromptu celebration. As the crowd chanted "one more year" when Thomas stepped to the microphone, the redshirt freshman replied "I ain't goin' nowhere."
To longtime sports
To No. 1 seeds in
the NCAA Tournament. For the first time since 1980, the Final Four will be
without at least one No. 1 seed. Duke lost to LSU.
To the LSU Lady Tigers for advancing to the program's sixth and fourth consecutive Elite Eight. Pokey Chatman's team defeated Florida Atlantic, Washington and DePaul and as of press time was prepping for Stanford for a chance to reach the program's third straight Final Four.
To the way by
which the Lady Tigers went about reaching the Elite Eight. LSU has won 30 games
this season and pride themselves on blitzkrieg-type offense and a suffocating
defense. However, against its first three tournament opponents, LSU has looked
flat, emotion-less and totally unenthused having to overcome poor first half
efforts to win all three. It is hard to tell if the Lady Tigers are just bored
or lacking motivation.