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MaizeAndBlueWahoo

According to iwl.me, I write like Arthur C. Clarke. I used to do so at my own little corner called From Old Virginia.

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When faced with a David vs. Goliath matchup that is so in both seeding and actual size of the players, the path of least resistance in analyzing the game is to say something like the underdog will "come out firing", or "spread the floor and shoot", or something along those lines.  Meaning, the 16-seed that is Gardner-Webb, they whose "center" is 6'6", 230, is going to try and bury UVA under a barrage of three-pointers, and UVA will be too big and slow to defend five guards, any of whom might cut loose a shot from downtown at any time.

Success

Posted on March 13, 2019, in The Team by MaizeAndBlueWahoo.

What's it mean?  How is it defined?  That's a question that everyone asks every season in every sport, all season long.  It's a little overplayed.  But if you're going to ask, there's probably no better time than right now: on the eve of tournament play.  Every game from here on out defines the season - and might end it.  So we'll get an answer to the question very shortly.

Well, hopefully not too shortly.  Like, uh, you know.&...

Dangerously Diverse

Posted on February 28, 2019, in The Team by MaizeAndBlueWahoo.

Duke lost the other night.  That won't do anything for the (meaningless anyway) rankings, since the Hoos had already leapfrogged them.  Should UVA not stumble too badly (and assuming Gonzaga's bus doesn't hit a land mine or something) it makes the fight for the last two #1 seeds very interesting.

That's a polite way of saying UVA is thisclose to locking up yet another #1 seed.  This shouldn't surprise anyone given the talent they returned, but UVA...