1-Man’s Opinion on Sports-Monday. “MARCH MADNESS = MAYHEM”

Posted by on March 25th, 2024  •  1 Comment  • 



There’s a big distance between San Diego and New Haven.

There’s a big different in spring weather-sunshine here-sleet there

There’s a big difference between the level of talent from the MWC to the Ivy League

The end result was a dominant performance by San Diego State, an overwhelming beatdown of Yale, and a ticket to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tourney.

The Aztecs came out firing, Jaedon LeDee put on a dazzling show of complete basketball, and the SDSU bench bunch buried 3-point shot after 3-point shot in knocking out the Bulldogs.

SDSU hit 7-3’s in the first half.  LeDee went (6-for-7) shooting to start and swept the boards.  And the Aztecs roared to a (10-0) start and then added another (11-0) run to put the game away early.

LeDee finished with (26P)..his team a season high 13-3’s and did what SDSU always does, boards and beats you up on defense.

James Jones, the venerable Yale coach, knew it would be hard.  He knew he was not playing Harvard-Princeton nor Brown.  His players now know what a true 1st round draft pick looks like and plays like, in LeDee.

SDSU had the benefit of an easy schedule, putting away UAB and facing an undermanned Yale team, that had shocked Auburn.

On they go, and look who they play next, U-Conn, last year’s national champion, which will roll into Boston with a (33-3) record.  And it will be complicated with a short work week, and a Thursday early game. (4-30pm) against Dan Hurley’s Huskies.

This has been a successful weekend, next weekend will really be hard.

At least it was not like what happened other places in other regionals.

That’s how you explain 11-upsets in the first two rounds this weekend.

Gonzaga rocked Kansas.
Clemson sent Baylor home.
Grand Canyon eliminated St Marys
Oakland shocked Kentucky

And it went on and on, and included a couple of near upsets, that almost claimed #1-Houston, and a couple of 100-point shootout games.

Of course the stunning lst round wins for Yale-James Madison-Duquesne-Dayton and others came to a pretty fast crashing conclusion as the wheels fell off Cinderella’s carriage on Saturday and Sunday.  But it was exciting and the little guys got 15-minutes of fame.

It was hard to see 4-Mountain West teams get stomped in their opening games, but that’s what happens this time of the month.

Everyone loves March Madness, though it might be dangerous to a coaches health.

What a job SDSU has done in what could have been a rebuild year.

What a job Brian Dutcher has done taking a new breed of players to replace the team that got to the finals.

Good kids, good team, great leadership.  The Aztecs and March Madness, fun to watch.


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One Response to “1-Man’s Opinion on Sports-Monday. “MARCH MADNESS = MAYHEM””

  1. Mark says:

    Mark 42 Blissfield mi. Born raised San diego. Grew up listening to you. Mighty 1090. Watch you guys daily 🤙

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