Saturday, March 18, 2017

Pictures from South Carolina's 90-40 Win Over UNC Asheville

My wife Michelle and my older son Matthew were at the First Round Regional of the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament at Colonial Life Arena Friday evening.  They got to the see South Carolina defeat UNC Asheville 90-40.  The halftime score was 48-22.    In the second half, the Gamecocks over the first five and half minutes outscored the Bulldogs 16-1.   The Gamecocks now play Arizona State on Sunday.

Here are some pics Chelle took from the game. Enjoy.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Pictures from CAA Tournament Semifinals

The CAA Tournament Semifinals featured two different styled games.  The first semifinal was a game that Paul Westhead would love.  End to end action, lots of three pointers and points galore.  The System personified.  UNCW outlasted William and Mary 105-94 in absolute clinic of offense.  It's not too often you shoot fifty six percent, hit twelve three pointers, score ninety four points, and STILL LOSE by eleven points.  Un. Real.

Then we had the complete antithesis in the second semifinal.  Towson and Charleston engaged in a classic #CAAHoops rock fight.  And for a good part of the game, Towson's relentless defense had Charleston on the ropes and the Tigers led for most of the game.  But Joe Chealey was a one man rally cat, scoring twenty nine points to lead a comeback.  The Cougars finally took the lead for good with 4:45 left and went on to win the game 67-59.

Charleston now plays UNCW for the CAA Championship tomorrow night at 7:00 PM.  Here are the pictures from Sunday.

Pictures from CAA Quarterfinals

It was a fun day full of #CAAHoops Championship Quarterfinal action.  Two of the four games, Elon vs. William and Mary and, surprisingly, James Madison vs. Charleston came down to the last minute.  Delaware did their best to hang in there with UNCW before fading at the end.  The only game that was truly a blowout was Towson's start to finish dismantling of Northeastern 82-54.  

The semifinals are all set with William and Mary vs. UNCW and Towson vs. Charleston.  All of the top four seeds made the semifinals.  The Tribe and the Seahawks split their season series, as did the Tigers and the Cougars.   Should be an entertaining Sunday.   Here's a look back at Saturday's action in pictures.