Apologies to Jim Nantz for beating him at his own game.
For the 9th time in 11 years, Winthrop is your Big South champion.
The Eagles managed to implore their plodding, physical brand of basketball on Coastal Carolina, stunning their hosts 64-53, before a star-studded record crowd of a thousand? No, more like 1,030!!
Winthrop lacks star power and pizazz but they could potentially be a worthy test for a number of projected 2 and 3 seeds, due to their ability to slow down the tempo and defend.
Tough ending to a banner season for Coastal and head coach Cliff Ellis, who tumbles back into 'that old Auburn coach.' Honestly, I watched pretty much every play of this game and none of them were very memorable, nor any single performance spectacular, but some might argue it's not really about what I want.
In a rather ironic twist, a building on the Winthrop campus nearly burned down this afternoon, it's cause unknown, it's presence, symbolical. You know, a mattress or sofa would have been just fine. Much more controlled and still hammers home the same point: Winthrop, Big South Champs.
March, how did you get so mad?