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  • Cavaliers, Aztecs ponder offensive woes in Charlotte

    Cavaliers, Aztecs ponder offensive woes in Charlotte

    Day Six of the NCAA Tournament kicked off with two potentially strong match ups in Charlotte, but at the doubleheader’s end, offensive precision was not in the cards.  Virginia was totally tied up by Michigan State’s defense and was left pondering how it could have better attacked the Spartans’ defense in a 60-54 loss that was a surprise to some. Travis Trice and Michigan State ambushed the Cavaliers out of the shoot as he scored 13 of the Spartans’ first  15 points to pace Michigan State to a 15-4 lead just 5:09 into the game.  Virginia never led as it […]

  • Charlotte regional offers two epics

    Th Cavaliers look to avenge last year's Sweet 16 loss to Michigan State today in Charlotte.

    CBS picked Michigan State-Virginia and San Diego State-Duke and with little question.  The two match ups which begin at 12:10 today offer a rematch of last year where Michigan State expelled the Cavaliers from the Sweet 16 while it’s the undervalued San Diego State Aztecs facing off against Duke.  The Aztecs feature three fifth-year graduate students with lots of experience vs. the youthful Blue Devils who can play only six people comfortably. (2) Virginia vs. (7) Michigan State Tip: 12:10 – Eastern Region – Charlotte,  NC – Time Warner Cable Arena How they got here:  Virginia used the consistent play […]

  • An offensive Aztecs team spells danger

    Steve Fisher has had lots of huge wins in his 24year career which features 15 NCAA appearances and 21 postseason dates.  He gets another Sunday afternoon against Duke. Credit: SDSU Athletics

    Friday night’s late game in Charlotte was considered  a test of wills between a defensive-oriented San Diego State team and a St. John’s squad that gets the ball up and down the floor at break neck speed. The obvious didn’t happen. San Diego State had the offense in their 76-64 victory over the Red Storm at Time Warner Cable Arena.  The Aztecs, who came into the contest winning with defense and rebounding, shot 47.4 percent from the floor and nailed 9-of-22 three-balls.  Their 76 points were the most they had scored since a 77-45 blasting of Air Force on January 20. […]