NCAA Tournament Photo Essay – Floriani Takes NewarkPosted by Brian Goodman on March 29th, 2011
Ray Floriani of College Chalk Talk is an RTC contributor. Ray chronicled his travails at the Prudential Center over the weekend and shares some of the sights.
The fates of the Newark Regional decided it was Kentucky’s destiny to spend this week in Houston. The 16 teams entered with high hopes and aspirations, though only one would emerge victorious. Getting this far is an accomplishment in and of itself and the regional took on an entire festive atmosphere. Hosting its first regional, Newark went all out. From its ‘Hoopfest’ to some great games at the relatively new Prudential Center, this Newark Regional was one to remember. In a final between two of college basketball’s bluebloods, it was a game, fittingly enough, not decided until the final minute. A few sights and sounds from The Prudential Center, the day of the finals…
- It’s hard to believe this will be Kentucky’s first Final Four since 1998. A long time coming for the Wildcats, whose fan base virtually demand Final Fours come on a regular basis. Postgame excitement, joy and sense of achievement were evident for Coach Cal and his group. Still, Kentucky knows there is unfinished business.