Baseball Crank
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March 1, 2007
BASKETBALL: Have Team, Have Wins, Need Fans

I'm guessing that alumni of places like Duke and Kansas don't get email messages like this one I just received from Holy Cross:

Your men's basketball team is having a fantastic season, and they need your support as they are now just two wins away from another trip to the NCAA Tournament!

The Crusaders are 23-8 after a victory over Lafayette in the Quarterfinals of the Patriot League Tournament on Wednesday night, and now will face American University in the Semifinals this Sunday, March 4th, at 2 PM at the Hart Center.

Unfortunately the academic calendar has the student body -- who have made the Hart Center an unbelievable home court advantage this year -- away on spring break. WE REALLY NEED YOUR HELP! The weather forecast is good so please give some thought to making the drive to Worcester and supporting the team. You can call the ticket office in advance (508-793-2573) or you can buy tickets at the door.

The Crusaders' excellent regular season efforts were well recognized by the League - as senior Keith Simmons won Player of the Year, senior Torey Thomas was the Defensive Player of the Year, and head coach Ralph Willard was selected as Coach of the Year.

But now all that matters is the next two home games. A victory on Sunday would lead to a championship game against the Bucknell/Army winner on Friday, March 9 at the Hart Center . It would be a 4:30 p.m. tip off with the winner guaranteed a spot in the NCAA Tournament.

We need your support and we hope to see you, and hear you, at the Hart Center this weekend.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 2:31 PM | Basketball | Comments (3) | TrackBack (0)

Hey, wow, two more wins and you get the opportunity to lose to Florida or Ohio State by 30!

At least your league is competitive, though; in my alma mater's league, only two teams have won the title in the last 20 years.

Posted by: Al at March 1, 2007 5:32 PM

Maybe they're being boycotted because of the politically incorrect name.

Posted by: jimbo at March 2, 2007 4:46 AM

Go Cross!!

next Friday will be a sell-out at the Hart; the C Cross will beat Bucknell and then be awarded a higher seed than those gutless thugs at BC.

(and Al, I'll bet against your point spread anytime and for any amount))

Posted by: Maryland Conservatarian at March 2, 2007 9:03 AM
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