Yes, that play-in game was last night. Mount St. Mary's won, and we're sure you didn't watch it. But the guys at Flyers Fieldhouse were there, like they always are for the annual play-in game in Dayton. Here's their report from the event.
The NCAA tournament is starting tonight, and even though most people don't consider it the real start — you can't even pick the game in tourney pools — we do. We admire any game that gives us a coach named "Fang" and allows us the opportunity to pretend a team's logo is an imperative verb.
On most tournament pool brackets it will be indicated as "play-in winner," a stirring tribute to a successful season if ever there was one. Presenting once again the play-in game, which has become the NCAA's little joke on the smaller Div. I schools. This year was especially awkward, as Coppin State — the first…
Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers (18-14) vs. Coppin State Eagles (16-20).
When: Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
1. Is That Record Inverted? Located in Baltimore's inner city, Coppin State is the first 20-loss team ever to make the NCAA tournament. The Eagles lost their 20th game at Morgan State to end the regular season. After an improbable three-game run through the MEAC tournament, they faced the same team and won this time,…