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Thursday, November 16, 2006

America Least Or America Beast?

Don't look now, but our traditionally doormat conference has been turning a few heads early in the season. We know about our young Terriers holding their own against a tough G-Dub team that was ranked in the top 10 last year. But some of our fellow A-Easters have found even more success:

  • First, it was Hartford nearly taking out the #8 ranked Georgetown Hoyas (um, what's a hoya?) down here at the Verizon Center in DC. Natalia, a U-Ha alumna friend of mine down here who witnessed the action in person, described it as "the most exciting game I've ever seen!!!" You can bet the G-town fans weren't nearly as fired up about it.

  • Then, Albany defeated mid-major superpower Bucknell at home. Bucknell has won games in the NCAA tourney the past two years and is perennially looked to as a possible upset pick. Could the Danes take their place this year??

  • Finally, the coup de grace, the University of VerMont defeated BC (sucks!) in an absolute blowout. The final margin was 14, and it wasn't any closer during the game. This game presented a bit of a dilemma for me, because I've had a healthy hatred of Vermont ever since they took out BU on our home floor in the AE championship game a few years back. But if any school's teams are more hated on the BU campus, it's BC (sucks!). So in this case, I think an embarrassing defeat at the hands of the lowly AE is a satisfying outcome.


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