Sunday, March 15, 2009

No Gonzaga in Boise equals BORING.

I can foresee the Wisconsin Badgers sneaking by the Seminoles of Florida State, only because it is 12 seed vs 5 seed!
Here are my kneejerk reaction/predictions to the Tourney visit to Boise ( teams in bold will win according to this basement dwelling blogger). Really want to root for Portland State but this is not your usual Boise Upset-savvy Mojo Tourney. I blame the recession.

West Regional

No. 6 Marquette vs. No. 11 Utah State
No. 3 Missouri vs. No. 14 Cornell

East Regional

No. 5 Florida State vs. No. 12 Wisconsin

No. 4 Xavier vs. No. 13 Portland State


team matchups supplied by the Statesman
With Mizzou coming back to the hardwood of Boise, the last time the Mizzou Tigers were here in town, the 1994 ending was an instant classic. I was in attendance and whenever I see the clip, I can see myself with a stupid white shirt about 50 feet to Tyus Edney's right as shoots the rock for the coast to coast layup. I am standing up the aisle and had the perfect angle. Still one of the best moments I have ever witnessed firsthand in person( I admit I was not at the 2007 Fiesta Bowl, unlike every other BSU fan.) I just do not see Mizzou losing this time around.

Final note on the 1994 flashback- a lady from my high school class,Amanda Avis, ended up an UCLA cheerleader there, and loved the city of Boise.

Final Final Note, with regards to the lack of Boise Upset Mojo, there is no way, that there will be 3-4 upsets again this year in Boise, right? Can Portland State impersonate the 2001 Hampton Pirates over Iowa State ( Coach Larry Eustachy's career was never the same afterwards)?
Youtube has removed all vid's of the upset over Iowa State due to copyrights...oh well, we lose in the end.