Goldsbrough played 26 minutes off the bench Wednesday night and brought high energy. I feel like this will be our toughest contest yet. Looked like Duke would get Coach K his fourth title. Runs away he can run things down, he’s been good at that.
It’s nights like tonight when fans catch a glimpse of the potential of this Providence College Friars basketball team. The Friars beat the no.17-ranked Cincinnati Bearcats, 54-50.
The unsung hero of the game was 6-foot-9 junior Lee Goldsbrough. Goldsbrough came into the game averaging 1.7 points per game. For a stretch of eleven games prior to his surprise start against Villanova this past Sunday, Goldsbrough hadn’t played more than seven minutes in any game. In fact, he didn’t even play in three of those games.
On his expectations for the offense: “I think our offense is definitely going to be good. I feel like we have a high-powered offense. We have weapons on the perimeter, weapons in the backfield and I think our line is solid. We’ve got a lot of veterans returning and R.J. got a lot experience and I think he can lead the team.
Jake: Seems so. With good behavior he’ll get out of prison in about 18 months. He got a little bit more time than those he was involved with. That seems to make sense because they cooperated and he largely did not, and he was the man without whom none of it could have happened. By the way, Michael Vick will be back in an NFL uniform – as long as he wants to – I guarantee there are many, many teams who would be more than happy to sign him up upon his release.
For the first 35 minutes, the Friars looked like one of the best teams in the Big East. They played relentless defense, led by freshman Kris Dunn. They took offensive fouls, led by Kadeem Batts and, unlikely hero, Lee Goldsbrough. On a night when their outside shooting was ice cold, it was their interior scoring that led them to victory.
This weekend’s welterweight title fight, with Floyd Mayweather Jr. knocking out Ricky Hatton, actually got some ESPN and mainstream media coverage and is expected to generate over 1 million purchases. Did you watch the fight? What does boxing have to do to regain a foothold in American society?
So, I guess I would pick some random game started by Sandy Koufax from 1955-1957 at Ebbets Field. I would love to see first hand how hard he threw and how big the curve really was, even if he didn’t find the strike zone with it. And I’d love to see a Major League game in Brooklyn and get into arguments with the fans if Willie, Mickey or the Duke was the best CF in NYC.
Here’s a look at the teams who have passed into the 2010 Sweet Sixteen, along with all match-ups and times of play. Sweet Sixteen NCAA tournament action will take place March 25-26.