Monday, March 04, 2013

Almost the BEST night of my life...

I love basketball!  I mean, I LOVE BASKETBALL.  This is my favorite time of the year...MARCH MADNESS is upon us.  For years (like over half of my life) I have been a HUGE Connecticut Women's Basketball fan.  I was a fan before I even knew how great they are.  I have been a fan through the good times and bad (which are few and far between).  Even more than that, I am just a fan of basketball.

I live about 45 minutes away from Notre Dame.  My dad and I have tried to catch a few games there over the past couple of years, especially when Uconn comes town.  However, the last 2 years, we have missed the Uconn game due to it being sold out.  This year was different.  This year we got season tickets, despite not really being ND fans.  We just LOVE basketball, good basketball.

Tonight was the highlight of the season....Uconn was in town.  So much was on the line for the game tonight.  ND beat Uconn earlier in the season, an overtime game, Uconn lost by 1 point!  Tonight did not let me down.  Tonight's game was a triple overtime game.  Uconn had several chances to win at the end of regulation, the end of OT #1, and the end of OT #2.  Their chances were so good that about 15% of the fans LEFT THE GAME!

But, darn that ND team.  The third OT was the charm and they ended up winning by 10.  The score did that game NO JUSTICE.  It was so much closer.  I was yelling and cheering and sweating and worrying that my heart was going to burst out of my chest throughout the whole game.

So, it was almost the best night of my life...had Uconn won, it would have been.  I still love my Huskies and I still LOVE basketball.  I felt like a kid tonight.  I got to watch MY TEAM play some pretty great basketball.  My heart hurts for their loss (and the fact that ND won the regular season Big East title).  But true March Madness begins next weekend.  I'm sure you'll be hearing more from me!

Uconn in their pregame huddle.  

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1 comment:

Pam Rensberger said...

I was watching The Game on TV .....even tho it played out way past my bedtime...it was a nail-biter!!