Friday, March 7, 2008

Poetic predictions for Southern Conference

Predicting college basketball events shouldn't be this easy.

Before the season, I said here that Davidson would be 23-6 at this point in the season, and that's exactly where Davidson is entering the Southern Conference tournament. O.K., so the Wildcats got to that mark a little different than I expected, but that's still pretty good.

Ah, but people doubted and called me crazy on Feb.1 when I said here that Davidson could go undefeated in conference play, get ranked and earn an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament. Yet, the Wildcats have done the first two things, but they might not need the third. That's because Davidson is the heavy favorite in the conference tournament.

But will the Wildcats win their third straight conference title when the tournament opens today? Let me give you hints through haikus.


No. 8 Wofford vs. No.9 Western Carolina, 3 p.m.
Winner gets Wildcats
Western - eight players; more heart
W-C-U moves on

No. 7 Elon vs. No.10 Furman, approx. 5:30 p.m.
Elon slows it down
Furman won't be that patient
Phoenix wins ugly

No. 6 College of Charleston vs. No.11 The Citadel, approx. 8 p.m.
City rivals clash
Bulldogs' freshmen improving now
But Charleston wins


No.1 Davidson vs. Western Carolina, 2 p.m.
Davidson Wildcats
Won 19 straight, best in land
Streak goes on with ease

No. 4 Appalachian State vs. No.5 UNC Greensboro, approx. 4:30 p.m.
Spartans' Kyle Hines
Best player not named Curry
App. State learns why here

No.2 Chattanooga vs. No.7 Elon, 7 p.m.
Chattanooga Mocs
Not so good away from home
Elon takes stunner

No.3 Georgia Southern vs. No.6 College of Charleston, approx. 9:30 p.m.
Eagles fading late
Charleston has talent, crowd
Another upset


Davidson vs. UNC Greensboro, 6 p.m.
Stop Stephen Curry?
Spartans haven't done it yet
Wildcats take thriller

Charleston vs. Elon, approx. 8:30 p.m.
Cougars want rematch
Wildcats won in last final
Charleston gets wish


Davidson vs. Charleston, 9 p.m.
Wildcats focused now
McKillop exploits tired teams
Curry M-V-P

What do you think of these predictions? Bonus points for comments in haiku style.


Anonymous said...

Kevin Cary rocks
His predictions are awesome
The wildcats will dance!

Anonymous said...

Davidson Wildcats.
All others mere pretenders.
Why play the tourney?

Anonymous said...

Davidson College.
Alone among contenders.
Grads can write haiku.

Anonymous said...

In a big surprise
You have all North Carolina teams winning
How about using your brain
To make some real predictions

OK, not a haiku but it sounds good

Anonymous said...

South Carolina
Do they even play hoops there?
Nope. Not this season.

Anonymous said...

O Chattanooga.
Sharp elbows and thugs abound.
All that, and no dance.

Anonymous said...

Did someone mention
Non N. C. schools in hoops games?
Hardly worth the ink.

Anonymous said...

Rush of air brushes
The outstretched hands of Kyle Hines.
The wind? No. Curry.

Anonymous said...

It's raining again.
Like thund'rous bolts. Like daggas.
Curry's bombs in flight.

Anonymous said...

L O L, Wofford.
Thirty point leads are boring.
Want to use ten guys?