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Wowsers ... DII title game

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by JayFarrar, Mar 24, 2007.

  1. jagtrader

    jagtrader Active Member

    Barton's run to the title was incredible. It should have lost in the second round, could have lost in the semis and should have lost the final.
  2. Precious Roy

    Precious Roy Active Member

    As the designer building the home-paper Barton wrap, I am just happy it was Atkinson who made the shot.... He was money all year. I'm even more excited that our writer there got the layup on film, this will be one of the greatest fronts I'll ever have the privilege to design.
  3. Stupid

    Stupid Member

    Actually Barton trailed West Virginia St. in the regional semifinals by 13 with 4 and a half minutes and won by 1. Atkinson scored the final five points as the team went on a 16-2 run.

    Last year in the first round of the Elite Eight, Barton lost to Winona in OT. Barton went on to win all 9 of its 9 OT games this year, an NCAA record (as well as 4 in a row and 6 on the road). Barton lost one of its best players for 2 months (Alejo Barovero, not Atkinson) and he came back just before the season's stretch drive. Barton lost its top recruit to a broken ankle.

    That the Bulldogs even made it back to the Elite Eight, much less won it in thrilling fashion over 3 games just boggles my mind. As the ASE for the paper that covers Barton regularly, the challenge has been writing about something that goes beyond description.
  4. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Your writer got the layup on film? ? ?
  5. Stupid

    Stupid Member

    Not really film since it's a digital camera but he was the only photog on the screen as Atkinson went in for the winner.
  6. joe_schmoe

    joe_schmoe Active Member

    One of the best finishes ever. A few days earlier I watched the four OT NAIA semifinal. Some good college hoops is being played right now. Lets hope Final Four weekend can provide some as well.
  7. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    I covered one this year.
  8. Stupid

    Stupid Member

    I'm sure there are quite a few of the offensive-rebound-and-putback-buzzer-beater variety but not as many uncontested layup variety.
  9. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    You can make a distinction between a buzzer-beating layup and a buzzer-beating tip-in/follow shot. Cosmo, the game you covered didn't involve a follow shot?
  10. fmrsped

    fmrsped Active Member

    I liked Atkinson's celebration. .. It was World Cup-esque. Either way, I'll concur. ... Fantastic finish.

    Can you imagine if Gus Johnson would have called this one?
  11. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

    "The NCAA Division II Tournament. On CBS! HA HAAAAA!!!"

    (I'll cut Gus Johnson a break ... he can overdramatize, but I'd take him over Jim Nantz and Billy Packer, who sound as if they'd rather attend a series of funerals.)
  12. fmrsped

    fmrsped Active Member

    Oh no doubt; I don't mind Johnson.

    But you forgot, "MARCH MADNESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
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