Sunday, November 13, 2005

Hokies Bowled Over - To The MACs

Some college basketball news for you from over the weekend. After losing to Western Carolina on Friday, Bowling Green came back to beat Virginia Tech 72-71 on Saturday. This coming on a last-second shot, tipped in by a VT player, off of a broken play. Any time a MAC school goes into an ACC school's arena and comes back with a victory is monumental, but this was much more stunning than if MAC powers Miami (OH) or Ohio had accomplished the same feat. Bowling Green was picked by the MAC media to finish last in the MAC's East Division, and 11th out of 12 teams overall. (Last season BGSU was 3rd in the Division, and 8th out of 13 teams).

Virginia Tech was predicted to finish 8th out of the 12-team ACC. Last season, Virginia Tech finished 4th in conference. The MAC was 9th in conference RPI, sending only one team to the NCAA tournament (Ohio). The ACC was 1st in conference RPI, earning 5 NCAA tournament bids, including eventual National Champion North Carolina.

Another neat part of this victory is that Bowling Green has a great logo. Always good to see a logo like that get a big W. It gives this blog a good excuse to post a neat-looking logo too.


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