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NCAA Tournament:

LAJ's Jeff Walker does an excellent job of breaking down this basketball season and previews the returning players. I was planning on doing this after some time had passed and I couldn't help myself and wrote a piece on the less than inspiring Red Raider frontcourt. Remember, the only sport we got going is baseball so the only thing to keep us busy between now and then are reviewing the players who have left and previewing the returning players. Patience. Patience.

I have completely worn myself out over the past week trying to preview each NCAA Tournament game. Not only that, but a couple of weeks ago I had large oak tree fall over in my backyard. No one was hurt, and I've cut up the branches, but now I've got a 12 foot long and 84 inches in circumference (I don't do math) trunk of a tree that is going to be cut up this morning. Good times. Despite my time-consuming project, there are certainly some games of interest today:

  • Butler v. Maryland: I expect the Terrapins to roll over Butler. I wasn't too impressed with Butler in their first round game. Maryland is long and deep and that's a good combination.
  • Vanderbilt v. Washington State: I think Vandy gets the upset here. There's something I really like about Vanderbilt and I just can't get excited about Washington St. I like the upset here.
  • Boston College v. Georgetown: I expect a my beloved Hoyas to whip up on the Eagles today (I would have expected the same had Tech advanced) and nothing less from Georgetown. There's no way that Dudley can cover Green and I expect Green to have a huge day.
  • Indiana v. UCLA: Although I'm not a huge fan of the Bruins, there's no doubting their overall talent. I like UCLA to outclass the Hoosiers today. Check out Bruins Nation for all of your UCLA news and previews.
  • Louisville v. Texas A&M: Probably my favorite matchup today. These teams are so similar it's almost scary. I think Louisville has a little more depth, but the Cardinals don't have an Acie Law, IV. Give me the Aggies, but this is going to be a close one. Also, check out The 12th Manchild a Texas A&M Aggies blog, now part of the SB Nation. I should also plug Card Chronicle a Louisville Cardinals blog.

Texas Tech Baseball:

Nebraska clobbered Texas Tech, 13-1 Friday evening to even the series 1-1. No pitcher was very good, Aaron Odom only lasted 4.1 innings, giving up 7 hits and 6 runs. Relief pitchers didn't fare too well either. Shortstop Kyle Martin had the Tech's lone RBI. From all appearances, a very ugly game. LAJ's George Watson has a game review.

The final game of this 3 game series is today at 2:00 p.m.