Ita tournament time again in the NCAA Mens and womens Division’s
basketball….Yet remember the NCAA and NIT were on a par with teams playing in both but the gambling scandels in the early 1950s end that….Big name college players bit the dust and were tainted forever! Players like Alex Groza(brother of all-pro Cleveland Brown kicker Lou Groza) Ralph Beard,Ed Roman.
,etc, were banished from the game….It was downhill for the NIT and up for the NCAA…The NCAAs are now the TOURNAMENT…I have a rooting interest in Georgia in this one because Georgia’s Coach Dennis Felton played his high school basketball at Surrarrsville High School in Clinton,Maryland(the same high school that State Senate President,Mike Miller graduated from)…..Felton also was an assistant at Charles County Community College to the ledgendary John Mappas…Notre Dame’s coach Mike Bray is a DeMatha man…Morgan State Coach Todd Bozemann is from McNamara in Disatrict Heights,Md….Of course Minnesota which lost to Maryland in the NIT is coached by Orlando”Tubby” Smith from Great Mills H.S.in St.Mary’s County…Georgetown coached by John Thompson III, UCLA,Drake,Wisconsin,Texas,UNC and Duke are in the title mix….Say didn’t Georgetown’s Roy Hibbert grow up within 10 miles of the University of Maryland?(Why didn’t the Terps recruit him after all he’s 7’3…The Terps are no longer getting the blue chippers like they used to!
I am going out on a limb and picking the Maryland women to win the Women’s division….Brenda Frese
Does get Blue Chippers!!In the Mens I like Georgetown or UCLA with Pitt being my dark horse pick