The first half of tonight's opening game of the NCAA tournament featured awful shooting by both teams, and President Obama rightly called out both Western Kentucky and Mississippi Valley State on it during his halftime conversation with Clark Kellogg. While some players might have considered that demoralizing—if…
Congratulations to the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils, who in beating Texas Southern 71-69 won the SWAC tournament and punched their ticket to the dance. [ESPNU]
In sports, everyone is a winner-some people just win better than others. Like the MVSU Delta Devils, who will play their entire nonconference schedule on the road, because the program really really needs the appearance fees.
UCLA Bruins (31-3) vs. Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils (17-15)
When: Thursday, 9:40 p.m.
1. Nine in a Row. The Delta Devils haven't lost a March game this season. In fact, they were sporting a dreadful 8-15 record on February 16, and they have won every game since to get to 17-15. Their overall record didn't get above .500 until their SWAC semifinal win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff.