TUESDAY CARDINAL COUPLE
- NCAA Selection Committee places UofL WBB as a #3 seed
|Cortnee and Sara are surprised at the #3 seed. Aren't we all...|
When I arrived, I roamed the concourse level and got a chance to speak with Asia Taylor and Tia Gibbs before they went to court level to sit behind tables to sign fan items.
Both expressed an excitement about the event and the upcoming tournament. Both were looking forward to finding out where they would be travelling to in the first two rounds and were hoping Tennessee would be placed in the Louisville Regional...so they could play them.
I reminded Asia to smile (from Sonja). She really does have such a pretty smile, you know...
The girls got want they wanted..in terms of a potential, down the road
matchup. Tennessee is in the Louisville Regional. The kicker is that UT is the #1 seed, West Virginia the #2 seed and Louisville is the #3 seed. I couldn't see...but I'm pretty sure Asia wasn't smiling after the announcement.
Call the cops. The Cards got robbed.
The NCAA Selection Committee beatdown of Louisville basketball continues.
There are those that tell you that there really isn't much difference between a #2 and #3 seed. If you do your work in the first two games by beating the seeded teams beneath you...you get to the regional. Those seemed to be pretty hollow words last night, though...when the Louisville Regional information was revealed. First, seeing UT as the #1. There were some Cardinal fans holding out hope for a #1 seed. Then, when the bottom of the Louisville bracket was revealed and West Virginia was displayed next to the #2 slot.
|People were already seated when I arrived shortly after 5:30|
And, WVU could have an arduous path as they try to reserve a date in Louisville on March 30th. and April 1st. They start in Baton Rouge against Albany...a squad that went 28-4. They'll most likely defeat "New Albany" (as one attendee joked at the show) and then have to face either a dangerous LSU squad on their home court or a Georgia Tech team that held its own in the rough and tumble future home of the Cards...the ACC.
Louisville, by comparison, doesn't have it quite as bad as they try to get back home. Idaho awaits the Cards in Iowa City on Sunday. Louisville will advance over them to take on either Iowa, a #6 seed that is on their home court or Marist...a squad that seems to get in every year and has a great coach in Brian Giorgist.
Be advised that Tennessee will have a couple of tests as well once they skate through their first game in Knoxville. Southern Cal could give them all they want. Maryland and Texas are also in the top part of that bracket.
You play the cards you are dealt. You win one hand at a time. Louisville got robbed and dealt a less than desirable hand by receiving a #3 seed.
Time to go out and show the NCAA Selection Committee just how wrong they were.