Buzzer Beaters Get Us Ready For March Madness
That there is Byron Reaves, a sophomore for Albertus Magnus, a Division III school, hitting a half-court buzzer-beater to give his team the win over William Patterson in the first round of the DIII basketball tournament. While the particulars will be forgotten rather quickly, if not already, these are the types of plays that get me completely in the mood for March Madness and all it has to offer.
Will there be something that dramatic in next week’s tournament? Who knows? It’s the possibility of one that so motivates me, however.
Unfortunately, Albertus Magnus’ good fortune didn’t carry over to the second round. The Falcons were ousted by DeSales University, 82-49. Judging by the score, that buzzer beater was the last of the Falcons’ good fortune for the current basketball season.
One last note, is it just me, or do DIII schools have the best names in the world? Who wouldn’t want to see a hard fought contest between two combatants named “Albertus Magnus” and “William Patterson?” It sounds more like a duel to the death instead of a basketball game.