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I'm from Houston, a graduate of the University of Texas, a fan of the Houston Astros and Houston Texans. But this blog will be about the "greater sports", whatever that means.
March Madness (c'mon NCAA, sue me) was in full effect this week. For a tournament that features 67 games, 52 are already in the books. And while there weren't any impossible upsets, a lot of favored teams went home. Like the Duke Blue Devils. Duke was a vogue pick for the Final Four until they ran into a buzz saw in South Carolina. Led by Sindarius Thornwell, the Gamecocks took advantage of a partisan home crown (and maybe just a few North Carolina Tarheels fans joining the bandwagon) in Greenville, SC, to oust the favored Devils 88-81. It was never competitive the final 10 minutes. Thornwell 24 points, 6 boards, and 5 assists in the stunner. Combine this with a 29 point, 11 rebound game in a 93-73 demolishing of Marquette in the first round (in what was a pick'em game). Did we mention that the senior Thornwell was the SEC player of the Year (in a league that features pretty good Kentucky players). Playing a full four years and leading your school to their first tournament victory since 1973, that's big. Worthy of our Sportsman of the Week!