Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Oh How The Meek Can Fall

Well, it was exciting for a little while. it was exciting to think that the Hokies were in the top half of the ACC in Men's Hoops. It was exciting to think of the posibilities of the NCAA tournament. It was exciting to watch the boys knock of Duke.

What's not fun to watch the Hokies blow a late (0:10 left on the clock) three point lead. What's not exciting is watching the Hokies blow a chance to go to the Big Dance for the first time since 1986.

The Hokies, having lost their last two games, are all but eliminated from the NCAA tournament. Currently, analysists' calculations would says their only chance now involves the nearly impossible task of winning against Maryland on Saturday AND making at least the finals of the ACC Tournament but more than likely they would have to actually winning the ACC Tournament to gain that locked spot.

The Hokies host Maryland this Saturday. They may not be going to the Dance. However, all things being equal, the Hokies have proved that they can succeed in the ACC... in both major sports.