Rhody and Steph Advance [NIT]

dave@friarblog —  March 18th, 2009 1:44 AM
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Two #6 seeds picked up upsets over #3 seeds on Wednesday night in the first round of the NIT (2-0 in the NIT Bracket Challenge baby!).  Is the #3/#6 game akin to the #5/#12 games of the NCAA Tournament?  It appears so!

URI beat #3 Niagra 68-62 thanks to Kahiem Seawright’s 20 2nd half points (23 overall), and Jimmy Baron, who scored 20 points overall — including 6 big foul shots in the final 40 seconds.

(AP Photo/Don Heupel)

#6 Davidson also won, defeating #3 South Carolina 70-63.  Some guy named Stephen Curry led all scorers with 32 points (9-19 shooting, 5-9 from downtown).  Apparently this guy is a postseason MACHINE, no matter what the tournament is.

If St. Mary’s can beat Washington State (11PM ESPN2), we will get a Patty Mills vs. Steph Curry game!  Who said the NIT was lame!?!

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