Seriously, what I saw of the game was hard-fought by both teams. My computer couldn’t handle ESPN360.com’s netcast very well. So, I was only able to watch the first and last five minutes. UMass took an early lead, but after losing the lead were unable to get it back. Although they hit some key threes toward the end, the Bucks were able to answer each time.
I’m happy for the team and especially for the seniors such as Jamar Butler, Othello Hunter and Matt Terwilliger. But now that they’ve won the tournament, it’s a bit of a let down. What did they really accomplish? Yes, they finished strong and added several wins to their record (24-13), but having missed the NCAA tournament makes it somewhat of a hollow victory.