Thursday, February 15, 2007

North Carolina can't stop the almight Zabian Dowdell; Huskies get another win.

On Tuesday night, Virginia Tech defeated North Carolina 81-80 in overtime. This win gave the Hokies 18 overall and more importantly two against conference rival UNC. Part time superstar and full time P-I-M-P, Zabian Dowdell scored a career high 33 points and after the game he did us all a favor and ripped off Howie Mandel's stupid soul patch.

The Tar Heel's big man, Tyler Hansbrough had a good game with 22 points and 8 boards but
Dowdell and Deron Washington(who scored 12 and grabbed 14 rebounds) forced Wayne Ellington to throw up an awkward looking three after the buzzer had sound and preserved the victory and all but guarantee them themselves a top 10 seed in the NCAA tournament with yet another impressive road win against a Top-5 team.

"Something special brewing around the program," Dowdell said.

In case you missed it, Connecticut won again Wednesday raising their season total to 16 and brings them within 1 win from a .500 record in the Big East. The Huskies finally had a convincing win, beating Seton Hall, 67-55. Despite missing his first 8 shots, Jerome Dyson scored a career high 22 points and tied his season's best with 7 rebounds. Jeff Adrien found time in between satisfying a plethora of women that would make the likes of Wilt Chamberlain blush to score 12 points and 15 rebounds, that is his 14th double-double of the season and his seventh in the last eight games. Hasheem Thabeet didn't have a great offensive game with just 6 points, but he contributed with 9 rebounds and 7 blocks.

The Huskies next game is Saturday against their rival, Syracuse at 3:30 ET on ABC. We need this win bad, if we defeat Syracuse for a second time it could resurrect an at large bid for the NCAA tournament if we do well in the Big East they plot thickens.

*side note, I used the word plethora and didn't get beat up...I see that as a win. Yay me.

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