"LET'S GO NOVA!"
I spent the majority of Saturday night chanting that phrase down at the TD Banknorth Garden. I was lucky enough scalp a ticket 30 minutes before game time. I was able to get a loge seat and have a great view of the game. And what a game it was! Back and forth, like two heavy weight fighters in prize fight. Dejuan Blair was killing us inside, but we were able to answer back, and make clutch free throws down the stretch. With under 2 minutes left in the game, I came to the realization, win or lose, I was witnessing one of the greatest college basketball games of all time. With the game tied, 5.5 seconds left, and Nova under their own basket, tensions were running high. Reggie Redding gets the ball the Dante, who dishes it to Scottie Reynolds at half court, and Scottie drives to the bucket hard. He lays the ball up, it swirls around in the rim, and falls in with 0.5 left on the clock! To my right were dejected Pitt fans, and to my left were a grand father and his grand son celebrating the Nova victory with me. A truly amazing night!
Looking forward to UNC in the Final Four :)