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So your team didn’t make the tourney? Or perhaps your college didn’t have a Division I Men’s Basketball program? Or maybe you’re just not that into March madness overall?
Well luckily, Georgetown University’s Vox Populi has come up with a robust, Hoya focused drinking game, just in time for tonight’s game against Ohio.
Even if you’re not a Georgetown fan, at least the game will jump start your Thursday night and could, potentially, get you back into the March Madness.
When you think of college basketball in DC, one of the furthest things on anyone’s mind is the American University Eagles. But — once a year — students don their red, white, and blue apparel inside Bender Arena for the “BIG” game of the season i.e. Phil Bender.
This year’s game is a rematch of last season’s Patriot League championship between the 2008 defending champion Eagles and the Holy Cross Crusaders. Granted, this is no “We Are Georgetown” packed house at the Verizon Center, but it’s as close as AU gets.
AU Men’s Basketball made it to the NCAA tournament for their first taste of March Madness in school history in 2008, followed by a repeat appearance in 2009. They were knocked out in the first round, but if there’s anything that could have and should have been learned it’s that school pride reigns supreme when sports are involved.
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The hopes were not high for American, seeded at #14, and up against NCAA
Powerhouse #3 Villanova, but here they are, exceeding expectations massively. Halfway through their first round game, they’re up on ‘Nova 41-31. I’m going to repeat that, because it’s not a typo: American is beating Villanova by ten at the half. Tell your friends. Cinderella’s bucking for a night on the town.
Update: Ten minutes remain and they’re still up by 8. Hang tight, Eagles!
Update 2: Three minutes to go, and now AU is down by 5. Time to get back in the game, Eagles! Gotta make it count!
Update 3: And it’s over. AU can’t hold on to a halftime lead, and goes down in the first round.