Well, last night was pretty bitter sweet here in SwennyLand. Both of my teams representing Wisconsin went down and failed to advance to the Elite 8 in this year's version of March Madness! Now, do not get me wrong here, both teams had a great run and I am happy for that success, BUT you do not blow a chance to go to the Elite 8! The Wisconsin Badgers lost to the Syracuse Orange, how the heck to you lose to an orange?? So we lost to an orange 64-63, ONE STINKING POINT! But the worst part of this adventure was we had last possession and FAILED to get off a decent shot with 18 seconds left on the clock! OK, you are down 1, then DRIVE THE BALL to the BUCKET, even I know this!!! But no, they passed it around and got off two failed shots that never came close to hitting the basket!! I mean CMON, WE deserved BETTER then THAT finish, if you can even call it that. That was the WORST 18 seconds of the Badgers season and it came at the worst time!! Thanks Bo's Boys, The Grateful Red and a fun basketball team, but it is now OVER!!! Great RUN!!!
As for the #3 Marquette Golden Eagles, what a great run they had in the first year of Big East! 27-8 and 14-4 in Big East play is no small feat and doing it in your first year the Big East knows Marquette will be a force to deal with! They matched up against a tough #7 Florida Gators team from the SEC and won a really well played game on a night that Jae Crowder, the Big East Player of the Year for Marquette, never found his rhythm as Florida had one of there best games of the season!