Monday, March 9, 2009
Siena, who won a game in the NCAAs last year, is back, but forget them. Forget Chattanooga, who made the Sweet Sixteen in 1997 (leading famous alum Dennis Haskins to put a team photo on his desk on the Saved By The Bell set). #12 Gonzaga has no place in this conversation. Indeed, Cinderella entered the building tonight. VCU looks to fall into that magical twelve to thirteen range where they are more than capable of winning a game or two. As an eleven in 2007, they knocked off Duke (yay!) before losing to Pitt in overtime. The Rams are powered by the most underrated guard in the country, senior Eric Maynor, who hit the winner over Duke, and sophomore 6-10 forward Larry Sanders, who had eighteen and twenty(!) with seven blocks tonight in their win over George Mason. A great point guard and a beast in the middle, plus a couple of other guards who can shoot from long range? Purdue, Florida State, and the other potential five seeds have something to fear.