Sunday, March 26, 2006

Pizza Parlor Madness: George Mason

Nickname: Patriots
Colors: Green and Gold
Location: Fairfax, VA
Enrollment: 29,728
Conference: Colonial Athletic Association
Distinguished Alumni: Karl Rove (never graduated), Former CNN Anchor Susan Rook, White Sox Catcher Chris Widger, Josh's friend Catherine :o) -

Head Coach: Jim Larranaga
Record (Conference Record): 27-7 (15-3)
Regional: Washington D.C.
Seed: #11
Advanced by: Beating #6 Michigan State, #3 North Carolina, #7 Wichita State, and #1 Connecticut to win Washington D.C. Regional
Best Player: G Tony Skinn
No. of Seniors: 3 (all starters)
NCAA Tournament Appearances (in four years): 4 (1)

If you aren't rooting for George Mason at this point, either your team is still alive in your pool or you have no soul. For one they are tied for the lowest seeded team ever to make the Final Four (1986 LSU was an 11), they are the first team from the Colonial Athletic Association to make it to the Final Four and they're named after the man who wrote the Bill of Rights. How can you root against the Father of the Bill of Rights? You'll hear a lot of "Hoosiers" references but at an enrollment of 29,000 "Mason" as the students call it is no Hickory High. Anyway, this is VERY good team, great shooting team. I've been very impressed with Jai Lewis. I'm not ready to say they can't beat Florida or LSU or UCLA right now.

The proposed 11th Amendment, the right to a Mid-Major At-Large Bid was voted down by the Constitutional Convention


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