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Last Night's Games: John McCain and Greenberg's Hand

(By Lawrence Jackson - AP)

Busy night in Atlantic 11 hoops; eight of our ranked teams played, and seven of them won. The exception was that team that won a national championship a few years back. A few highlights:

* John McCain checked out the Georgetown game, as seen above. So did the entire NCAA Tournament Selection committee, in town for NCAA meetings. And Syracuse fans have big plans for the return engagement in lovely Upstate New York:

I know the next game vs Georgetown is a month away, but I wanted to mention per their request that there is an effort being organized by some fans out there to "Orange-Out" the Carrier Dome when the Hoyas visit again on Valentine's Day. I mentioned the idea to Daryl Gross in a radio interview I did with him on Wednesday and he likes the idea and may get the University's marketing machine behind it.

Hard to imagine many things more intimidating than a building full of orange t-shirts. Maybe that's why UW-Platteville is holding an Orange Out for the big rivalry game against UW-Whitewater this month. Scary.

* As longtime Bog reader Curtis noted, Seth Greenberg flipped out during Tech's win over Richmond, and needed to get his hand examined afterward. Seriously. From the RTD:

Looking at Greenberg with 6:13 left in the game, his team up 19, you would have thought this was a late-February ACC game. After forward Terrell Bell's errant pass led to a Gonzalvez layup, Greenberg spun around, smacked his right hand on the scorers table and stormed down the sideline as if he were going to walk out of the gym.

He spent the rest of the game rubbing his hand (a postgame exam determined no broken bones), but still pleased with the balanced play provided by Thompson (10 points, eight rebounds) and Bell (eight points, five rebounds).

"I thought Bell was solid," Greenberg said, "until he forced me to break my hand."

The more restrained Roanoke Times noted that "the only bad note for Tech was that Greenberg hurt his hand."

* Navy won thanks in part to a technical foul against Lehigh for six-men-on-the-court. But that's not as good as this bit of prose: "Navy forward Adam Teague essentially sent a bullet through Lehigh's collective heart."

That must have collectively hurt.

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 15, 2009; 11:33 AM ET
Categories:  Atlantic 11 , College Basketball  
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Hey Dan, did the Hoyas AD cancel your tickets this season? We got used to your smiling face last year, but this year it seems you're too busy covering that other team that "plays" on the VC hardwood. Very bloggable crowd last night, replete with great signs dedicated to juicing and ragging on very bloggable, although not overly lovable, Eric Devendorf. Come back soon!

Posted by: bubbrubbhoya | January 15, 2009 1:10 PM | Report abuse

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