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DIME SMACK: March Madness in the East

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We love March. The Arizona vs. game was as good as it gets. You will not see a better basketball game in the tournament. No. 9 vs. No. 1, David vs. Goliath, double OT, clutch shot after clutch shot. Props to Arizona for surviving, but the real props goes to a squad that seems to find a way to make us love them every single season. If the Arizona and game wasn't enough for you, how about the game winning three by of Wisconsin? Owens wasn't even supposed to ball in the game because of a sprained right ankle. We think that Freddie's ankle felt OK as the entire arena rocked a chant of his name after the game. Chilling. must have been jealous at his ex-squad 's success because he had a breakout game for . How hot were the Irish? Illinois had never allowed more than 10 threes in a game and the Irish hit 11 in the first half. Hard to win when a squad is shooting like that. On a side note, may be the grumpiest looking dude that has ever headed to the Sweet 16 How ridiculous of a shot blocker is ? Pro scouts were drooling over his performance against . ... Mizzou might have lost to , but don't blame . Paulding dropped an absurd 9 threes in the overtime loss. We love it when a big player steps it up. ... If you have Oklahoma winning it all in your pool you may not want to read ahead. Oklahoma beat Cal, but their squad is beaten and battered. has a partially torn groin and says he is only 65 percent (which really means he is probably about 40 percent). Price is a tough S.O.B and played within his injury and dropped just five points in 30 minutes. With already playing hurt, Oklahoma had to count on a freshman who has strep throat to beat Cal. Oklahoma should cancel its reservation at its hotel and crash at a nearby hospital. Duke and Kansas had to ruin our fun by whopping up their opponents ... JJ Redick has range form Tobacco Road to Honolulu. He hit two threes from about 10 feet behind the line. ... We are already giddy for the Kansas vs. Duke battle in the Sweet 16. Did we mention we love March? Just because we can, we fill you up with the latest from the League ... The Eastern Conference is getting more and more bizarre. The are beating the , the are losing to the , the -led are fighting with the -led for the final playoff spot. Very odd. How the Atlanta win at home when it looks like their Arena is completely empty we don't know, but somehow the have won 22 games at home, including a win over the last night. ... The didn't need any help last night against the , but expects back next Saturday. ... All the needed to do to get the win over the was wear their old school rainbow jerseys from the early '80s. We're gonna guess that if the uni's help them win, Kiki will choose to hold off wearing them 'til next season. ... Sneaking his way back into the smack, LeBron James finished his high school career with his third title in three years. James scored 25 in the game. 25? That's it? ... We're out like every month that isn't March.

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