MEAC Tournament: From 31-1 to 0-2? Madness Ensues As Dominant Seeds Get Shocked Early
Did you know that it’s March?
Okay good, because that means it’s time for some madness. And where else would you look other than the MEAC?
Not familiar with the MEAC? Well, you should be.
Norfolk State won the conference tournament a season ago and then shocked second seeded Missouri in the Round of 64.
Okay, now that you got the relation between the MEAC and March Madness down, let’s dive into the big story from the league’s opening round. Well, those same Spartans, who lost double-double machine Kyle O’Quinn off last year’s magical squad, finished the season at 16-0 within the conference this season.
Pretty impressive and undoubtedly, they earned the league’s No. 1 seed in the MEAC Tournament. Right behind them sat North Carolina Central, who finished the regular season with a 15-1 mark within the conference.
With the stats out of the way, fans of the smaller conference were more than anticipating a showdown for an automatic bid between the two aforementioned squads.
On Wednesday night however, someone forgot to relay that news to their quarterfinal round opponents.
Both Norfolk State and North Carolina Central were a combined 31-1 in league contests this season, but in the quarterfinal round of the MEAC Tournament, they were both upset.
That’s one loss between the two all season long in league play, and then two in one night.
I guess that’s why you play things out down the stretch. Neither will dance, so the door is now open for another potential Cinderella squad to make their dreams come true later this week.
NASCAR | NASCAR Upholds Amended Penalty for No. 31 Team
NASCAR upholds amended penalty for No. 31 team Read More
PGA TOUR | Rory McIlroy on his approach to competing at THE PLAYERS
Prior to THE PLAYERS Championship 2015, Rory McIlroy talks about his rocky career start at THE PLAYERS and how he has adopted a more conservative strategy the last few years, which has served him well. Read More
PGA TOUR | THE PLAYERS Championship 2015 Preview Show
The PGA TOUR Digital team previews all the hot topics for discussion at THE PLAYERS, including fantasy golf advice, the latest on course conditions, players to watch, and more from TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Read More
PGA TOUR | First Timers comment before THE PLAYERS
Prior to THE PLAYERS Championship 2015, Amanda Balionis talks to first time participants of THE PLAYERS and their perspectives on the event. Read More
First Timers comment about TPC Stadium’s 17th hole.
Prior to THE PLAYERS Championship 2015, Amanda Balionis talks to first time participants of THE PLAYERS about the iconic 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass. Read More
Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby On Why No Football Championship
In an interview with Wendell Barnhouse from the Big 12 Digital Network, Commissioner Bob Bowlsby explains why the conference ultimately decided not to add a championship game to the football schedule. Read More