BC’s run in the NCAA tournament ended in the second round yesterday, dropping a very winnable game to Georgia Tech. Michael Vega and Mike Shalin wrap up the game for us, a 57-54 loss out in Milwaukee. The Eagles had the ball, down one with 12 seconds left and turned it over. Bob Ryan says this wasn’t the best BC hoops team he’s ever seen, but it could play with any of them. Michael Gee looks at Craig Smith assuming responsibility for the season ending loss.
As we come into the final two weeks of spring training, roster spots are still up for grabs. Sean McAdam looks at those who have all but guaranteed themselves a spot on the final roster. Michael Silverman looks at the open utility and bullpen spot that are still being contested. Nick Cafardo looks at those who will be going all out over the next two weeks to earn a spot. David Heuschkel and Tony Massarotti look at lefty Frank Brooks, who made his Sox debut yesterday. John F.J. Sullivan says that the “curse” is a self-fulfilling prophecy. David Borges says that when Trot Nixon is ready to play, he’ll likely start the season in Pawtucket. Massarotti says that Sox have some good prospects. Cafardo’s notebook looks at a sharp performance by Bronson Arroyo yesterday. McAdam’s notebook and Silverman’s notebook follow a similar theme.
Nancy Marrapese-Burrell says that the Bruins have made great strides this season, in great contrast to last year’s squad. Steve Conroy says that the Bruins are ready to take on a challenging stretch of the season. Russ Conway takes a look at the games teams play with injury reports at this time of the year.
No Celtics games until Friday. However, links will continue each day over at Fox Sports Net.
David Scott wraps up NCAA coverage, Sunday night sports shows and Bob Ryan’s seemingly incurable foot in mouth disease. Rudy Martzke says that Ryan received a slap on the wrist for his comments on ESPN Radio last week.
From last week, The Hardball Times’ Alex Belth has an interview with the Herald’s Howard Bryant.
Joe Sullivan reports on Bethel Johnson and Ty Warren showing off the Lombardi Trophy in Manchester yesterday.
ESPN and ESPN2 are carrying the NCAA women’s tournament tonight. ESPN2 mixes in NIT coverage with Oklahoma and Michigan at 9:00.