Friday, March 19, 2010

Throwback: Vermont Beats Syracuse in 2005 NCAA Tournament (DROPPIN' BOMBS)

One of the most anticipated matchups for Day 2 of the 2010 NCAA Tournament (at least in the New England area) is #16 Vermont vs. #1 Syracuse which tips off tonight at 9:30 PM ET.  Anyone affiliated with UVM is all fired up because they might get the chance to relive this moment above from the 2005 NCAA Tournament. 

Germain Mopa-Njila and T.J. Sorrentine hit back-to-back threes in the final minutes of overtime as #13 Vermont upset #4 Syracuse 60-57 in the first round of the 2005 NCAA Tourney.  T.J. Sorrentine took and hit one of the ballsiest shots I've ever seen in my life.  He was literally 10 feet behind the three point line and there was still about 8 seconds on the shot clock but he drained it like he was just shooting free throws in an open gym.  Just insane.  

This was one of the best games I have ever seen in the first round of the tournament because it was a David and Goliath type situation.   A bunch of pale white kids with long hair from Vermont came out of nowhere and knocked out one of the top basketball programs in the country and completely took everyone by surprise.

Even though UVM is a #16 seed this year, there has been some rumblings that they got screwed with their seeding and should actually be closer to a 13 or 14 seed.  If that is the case, this might be one of the best chances that any #16 seed could finally beat a #1 seed in the tournament.  I'm expecting a good one tonight, especially since center Arinze Onuaku will be out with an injury.  If Vermont is draining threes like they can, this could be a very close game. 
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