Xavier pulled off another upset in the NCAA tourney last night, trouncing #3 seed Florida State 91-66 to punch their ticket to the Sweet 16. It’s been a rough season for the X-men. Senior guard Myles Davis started the season with an indefinite suspension, missed the first 15 games, returned for 3 and then left the program for good. Their super soph point guard Edmond Sumner blew out his ACL halfway through the year, and leading scorer Trevon Bluiett hurt his ankle and missed a couple of games and was ineffective in a few more after returning. Not surprisingly, those injuries led to a six-game losing streak toward the end of the regular season in the brutal Big East.
However, the Musketeers showed signs of life in the conference tournament and squeaked into the NCAAs as a #11 seed. They upset #6 Maryland in the first round, and yesterday they played what was easily their best game of the season.
I couldn’t understand a word of the above post – and you said you didn’t speak foreign languages…
Funny you should mention that. When I was in Slovenia visiting you in 1990, the Cincinnati Reds (baseball team) were in the playoffs and World Series. I distinctly remember thinking “there’s an entire continent that doesn’t care about my favorite sports teams” and it put things in perspective. But I know there have been Slovenian players in the professional basketball league in the U.S., so you must have a bit of knowledge about it.
Haha, I’m sure Slovenes feel the same about alpine skiing but I meant the strange sport lingo, unfamiliar schedules and constant statistics that you live by, like an antient ritual that makes the world go round (which it probably does). Trevor Noah said it best: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0eg6uDf0PZA
Nice video! I used to be a lot more obsessed with statistics, if you can believe that.