I’ve been to some good games at some great venues â€“ Madison Square Garden for the NBA, CenturyLink Field in Seattle for the NFL, Busch Stadium in St. Louis for Major League Baseball â€“ but I doubt there’s a better place to watch a big game than Assembly Hall at Indiana University.
The house that Bob Knight turned into NCAA hoops holy ground was the site of not only the best college basketball game of the season on Saturday, but maybe the best game of any sport in 2011. Sports Illustrated writer Seth Davis tweeted afterward that Indiana’s buzzer-beating upset of No. 1 Kentucky might have been the best regular-season game he’s ever seen. Read More »
Last night was almost a perfect night for basketball in Philadelphia. Up in North Philly, the Temple Owls scored an upset win over No. 9 Georgetown — coach Fran Dunphy‘s 400th career victory — that ended with the home fans storming the court. Had the 76ers been able to hang on for one last defensive stop and beat the Celtics in their first national TV home game in what seemed like forever, Philly would be the talk of the basketball world this morning.
College or pro, Ramone Moore was the city’s star of the night. Temple’s 6-4 junior guard dropped 30 points against G’town, hitting 12-of-18 from the field and scoring 44 percent of the Owls’ total output (68 points). Read More »