30 Days of Madness: Jordan Crawford From Somewhere in Nevada

Posted by rtmsf on March 26th, 2010

We’ve been anxiously awaiting the next thirty days for the last eleven months.  You have too.  In fact, if this isn’t your favorite time of year by a healthy margin then you should probably click away from this site for a while.   Because we plan on waterboarding you with March Madness coverage.  Seriously, you’re going to feel like Dick Cheney himself is holding a Spalding-logoed towel over your face.  Your intake will be so voluminous that you’ll be drooling Gus Johnson and bracket residue in your sleep.  Or Seth Davis, if that’s more your style.  The point is that we’re all locked in and ready to go.  Are you?  To help us all get into the mood, we like to click around a fancy little website called YouTube for a daily dose of notable events, happenings, finishes, ups and downs relating to the next month.  We’re going to try to make this video compilation a little smarter, a little edgier, a little historical-er.  Or whatever.  Sure, you’ll see some old favorites that never lose their luster, but you’ll also see some that maybe you’ve forgotten or never knew to begin with.  That’s the hope, at least.  We’ll be matching the videos by the appropriate week, so all of this week we re-visited some of the timeless moments from the regionals of the NCAA Tournament.  Enjoy.

NCAA Regionals

Dateline: 2010 NCAA Regional Semifinals – Kansas State vs. Xavier

Context: How’s this for real-time reporting?  Since we were there live tonight, and since it was one of the nastiest long-range shots we’ve ever seen in the NCAA Tournament, we’re putting it up.  In case you somehow don’t know how it got to this point, Xavier sent the game into overtime when Terrell Holloway hit all three free throws after he was fouled on a 30-footer at the end of regulation.  As they’d done all night long, K-State again took control and held a three-point lead when Xavier brought the ball up with nineteen seconds left.  This is where we pick it up on both of the below videos (two different fan angles).

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2 Responses to “30 Days of Madness: Jordan Crawford From Somewhere in Nevada”

  1. Jack says:

    Unbelievable game…. Xavier fans should hold their heads high this morning. So far, this has to be THE game of the tourney!

  2. jstevrtc says:

    Jack:

    Agreed. I got to see a few games at Xavier this season and was impressed with everything from the team, to the media relations people, to the arena itself…and most of all, the student section. I’d put them up against any student section in the country. GREAT environment.

    And that game will go down as an all-timer. I don’t just think that’s “recentism” or the Shock of the New. Great individual performances, underdog team vs Big 12 squad seeded second, Elite Eight on the line, Gus Johnson/Len Elmore on the call…amazing stuff.

    Brad Stevens’ quote last night after his Butler team beat Syracuse is fantastic, and certainly applies to the Musketeers’ effort last night and their entire season:

    “There is no mid-major. Just guys playing basketball.”

    John Stevens
    RTC

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