Friday, February 22, 2008

Showdown in The River City

Must See.....TV.....

Normally, we don't
get so excited about a college basketball game played in February. We wait until the madness known as March is upon us.

However, come Saturday night at 9 pm, on ESPN, in the River City, on the banks of the great Mississippi, a very meaningful basketball game will be played.

The #1 ranked Memphis University Tigers are hosting the 2nd
ranked Tennessee Volunteers. And we're talking men's basketball....not the 7 time champion Tennessee Lady Vols. Memphis is undefeated (26-0) and looking to go into the NCAA tournament with a perfect record. The 1991 UNLV team, which lost to Duke in the semifinals, was the last team to go into the NCAA tournament undefeated. Tennessee is 24-2 and the pride of a weak Southeastern Conference, losing at Texas and at Kentucky.

The Tigers' regular-season streak is the longest since Indiana's 57 in a row from the 1974-75 season into the 1976-77 season, a winning binge that included the last undefeated season by a men's team, the 32-0 Hoosiers of 1975-76.

Tickets are out of control.

Premium seats are going for upwards of $1,000 apiece. Seats way up high are being sold for more than $400.

That’s more than Final Four seats.

Hype it up........and enjoy the game.

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