Thursday, November 17, 2011

Summitt in Norfolk? Hampton vs. Stanford? Don't rule it out

Coming to town?

With the season turning a whole week old on Friday, ESPN Charlie Creme has unveiled his inaugural Bracketology.

*The lowdown: No. 1s go to Baylor, Stanford, Tennessee and Notre Dame. For what it's worth UConn is a 2 in Bridgeport. What, can't they play every game in Storrs or Hartford?

*Creme gives Hampton a 16, sending the Pirates to Ames to slay Stanford. We'd like to think the Pirates can do better than a 16.

*Creme gives Liberty a 14; we can't argue with that at this point.

*His nod goes to Delaware as CAA champion, which he prognosticates would make the Blue Hens an 11. Delaware's nonconference slate doesn't overwhelm us, but they could do a lot by knocking off Penn State tonight. The marquee opponent on the sked is Maryland in the Terrapin Classic after the holidays (yes, we're assuming the Terps beat Lafayette first).

*Pat Summitt in Norfolk? Remember the Constant Center is hosting NCAA Tournament first and second rounds. If Creme is right on, Pat Summitt will bring her Lady Vols here. Given what this season represents for Summitt and her program, we'd be giddy to see that happen.


  1. Pat Came to Norfolk as a No 2 in 2006 they played Army in its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The game produced Candice Parker dunking for the first time in the NCAA Tournament. It turned out to be the last game for Army Coach Maggie Dixon who died of an enlarged heart a month later. RIP Maggie.

  2. Remember it well. Parker actually dunked twice in that game.