Boiler/Musketeer Appreciation Open Thread

By Jason Priestas on March 26, 2009 at 8:00 pm

One half of the Big Ten's Sweet 16 contingent will be in action tonight when Purdue meets Connecticut at 7:07PM ET. We realize some of you have a tough time rooting for other Big Ten teams, but we've been caught up in the solidarity fever for the past year and a half or so and there's nothing we'd like to see more than JuJuan Johnson put up about 50 as the Boilers coast. UConn has a bit of a storm hanging over the program's head right now, so the timing is right and the natives are optimistic.

Twenty minutes after tipoff, the only Ohio team left dancing takes on another one seed when Xavier meets Pittsburgh (don't call us Pitt). You can do worse than cheering on one of Matta's boys, Sean Miller, and the Musketeers.

Unfortunately, both of the teams we'll be pulling for are comfortable dogs, but this is March and madness will happen. Or we hope.

On the bracket challenge front, C. James and his/her entry is currently leading the Eleven Warriors group, putting him/her in a good position to get their read-on. How is your entry faring?