Thursday, March 5, 2009

Crisscrossing the Nation for College Hoops - Washington, DC

There was no view of the Capitol building from my hotel room in DC, my destination after my game in Austin, Texas, as the windows faced the hotel's indoor atrium.  It's still a nice view.

I was in DC for the hoops game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Georgetown Hoyas.  The usually fearsome Georgetown team has suffered through a horrible season of conference play.  Although they have a win against Connecticut to their credit, the Hoyas find themselves near the bottom of the Big East standings.  This night would again prove that the Big East is the most unforgiving conference in men's basketball, as John Thompson III's team would lose its fourth game in five tries.  Louisville, behind 22 points from New Jersey product Earl Clark, powered past Georgetown 76-58.

Walking through the biting wind of the nation's capital, I was happy that the hotel was a close distance from the Verizon Center.  I was happy to have a couple of days off before flying across the country for my next game:  UCLA vs Cal in Berkeley.

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