Saturday, March 8, 2008


The University of North Carolina is having a very difficult week, as the Student Body President, Eve Carson was shot and killed Wednesday, less than a mile from campus.

Under the terrible circumstances, it becomes more and more evident how insignificant this game really is, but it will be played, and the Duke community will honor UNC and the life of Eve Carson before the game.

Given everything that is going on, I think there is more than enough motivation for Carolina to come out swinging and win this game. Even though they're on the road, the atmosphere at Cameron Indoor Stadium will be somber and unlike it usually is for a game like this. Ty Lawson is back to full strength, and Tyler Hansbrough is still unstoppable.

UNC 80
Duke 75

I apologize for an earlier post saying that Marist's Julianne Viani was out for the season with mononucleosis. She was cleared by a doctor only 11 days after being sidelined indefinitely, and she returned to action last night in the Red Foxes' 54-44 win over Canisius. Today she looked like she was back to her old self, scoring 12 points, though only 1-3 from long range. Marist beat St. Peter's for the third time in two weeks, winning 78-67.
The Red Foxes set a school record, winning their 30th game of the season. Standing at 30-2, Marist can lock up their NCAA Tournament bid with a win over Iona tomorrow in the MAAC Tournament Finals.
In their first meeting this season, Marist beat Iona 81-55 at the James J. McCann Center, and then 86-78 at the Gaels' house.

Neutral court, packing heat in the form of Rachele Fitz, Viani, Meg Dahlman, Nikki Flores, and company? I got the Foxes. Word.


Sean T. McMann said...

Just wondering ... where did you get that new info about Julianne????

Travis Miller said...

From Sean T. McMann!