Thursday, March 26, 2009

At the sports desk: favorite teams update

Well, 3 cheers for the Notre Dame men's hoops team--they beat Kentucky 77-67 and advanced to the NIT final four.
No, it wasn't what the program or we fans wanted at the beginning of this season. Yes, this team has flaws, and the Big East regular season exposed them. But you had to feel good at the way the team executed last night, for the most cutting and screening well, making shots, and staying in front of the Kentucky guys defensively. They hung in there and fought. Now they have a chance to win something in New York, in Madison Square Garden. Not a bad thing.

In other news...the Dallas Mavericks beat the defenseless and wounded Golden State Warriors 128-106. The Warriors had only 9 healthy players. The Mavs meanwhile shot well, and still have a chance to move up their playoff positioning in the tightly-bunched Western Conference.