March Madness has arrived a week early for me. As I begin to get excited about filling out my bracket and having no clue, since I don’t start paying attention to college hoops until March, the madness has started already for a couple of my favorite schools.
Worthington Christian after advancing to the Final Four
Today the Worthington Christian High School (the school is a ministry of the church where I am employed) boys basketball team played in and won their State Semifinal game against some team from the Cleveland area, 66 to 58. I think this was the closest game they’ve played during the entire playoffs. That means on Saturday at 2pm they toss up the ball and play for the Division IV State Title!
After walking about a mile (literally) if not more from the Schottenstine Center on the OSU campus to my car, I quickly drove home to catch the second half of the Grace College Lancers NAIA playoff game…they haven’t been to that tournament in 15 years. They got an at large bid as the 18 seed (the seeding is not quite the same as the NCAA) in the field of 32. After being down 30-31 at the half they battled back to defeat Embry-Riddle (Fla) 75-65!
The 2007-08 Grace College Men’s Basketball Team
The Worthington Christian men are playing for a State Title and Grace College has advanced to the Sweet Sixteen. Oh, and Pitt beat #13 Louisville in OT, in the Big East Tourney! Yes, a great day for basketball!