Sunday, April 05, 2009

Michigan State Topples UCONN Men

Michigan State booted the University of Connecticut men's basketball team from the NCAA tounament by a score of 82-73. Their bench outscored Connecticut's 33-7. Poor free throw shooting and the inability to sink the free throws were more than enough for Magic Johnson's alma mater. Magic himself was at the game, cheering loudly. Connecticut was also outscored 22-10 in fastbreak points. Congratulations to UCONN for their tremendous season. Now, the state turns its eyes to the Uconn women, number one in the country the whole season long. They will face the always tough Stanford Cardinal, who at times will have three players six feet four or taller on the playing floor. Their star player is Jayne Appel, who had a school record 46 points against Iowa State in their Elite Eight game. Good luck to the women Huskies, who play tonight on CBS and CBS HD at 9:30pm EDT.

The Boston Red Sox, powered by a six run first inning, including a grand slam by their starting shortstop, Jed Lowrie, defeated the New York Mets by a score of 9-3. Daisuke Matsuzaka's control was off and he was only able to go four innings, which is about right considering his first regular season start will be in five days. He said this after the game...

“The wind affected my concentration more than the cold, and I even noticed the wind in the bullpen warming up. Once the game began, the wind didn’t affect me as much. What affected me more was the trash on the field.”

The 2009 baseball season starts TOMORROW...it's a little hard to believe, but true. The Red Sox will play the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park, where rain is a distinct possibility, heavy at times with the sound of intermitent thunder. That's at 2:05pm EDT at Friendly Fenway.

Have a wonderful Sunday, enjoy the NCAA Tourney, women only today, and as always, BE WELL. Shalom, aloha, l'chaim and ciao. As always, BE WELL. You can click on this post's title for more on the UCONN men's loss, ending their season. Thanks for stopping in...your comments are always welcome and always answered.

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