Tuesday, April 06, 2004

National Champs

The last time the men's and women's NCAA basketball champions were from the same school was for a 24 hour period in 1994. Between Charlotte Smith's buzzer-beater to give the UNC women the championship and the Arkansas win over Dook in the men's final, technically the UNC men's team was still the men's champion. That's the case for UConn today, as the women are still champs until the results of the game tonight - obviously they'd like to share that championship with the men's team for a lot longer, like another year. I've got to pull for Tennessee, but won't really be too disappointed either way - mostly hoping for a more competitive game than last night. Despite losing to GaTech earlier this year, the Huskies were clearly the better team on Monday.

With both UNC programs having such a talented bunch of young players and recruits, it's not unreasonable to think that we could have both teams in the Final Four within the next couple of years, but for now hats off to UConn for supporting two programs capable of making the Final Four.


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