This Is Bear Country

By Eric D. Graham, BASN Staff Reporter
Updated: March 18, 2010

NORTH CAROLINA (BASN) — It’s March Madness, baby!

And I am ready for an endless amount of basketball.

I just put my strait-jacket on and duct taped the remote control to my left hand. Next, I ordered two medium cheese pizzas from Domino’s, cooked a patch of chocolate chip cookies, and took out 24 bottles of water from my refrigerator.

Now, there is about 30 minutes to tip-off.

As a result, I position myself in front of my small 19 inch flat-screen television, kick-back in the lazy-boy recliner while pulling out my 64-team NCAA bracket with a couple of pencils and pens.

Now, let the games begin. I can’t wait to see Kentucky’s John Wall.

Since Disney produced Princess and the Frog, I’m going to make a bold prediction that Morgan State will win it all. I told you, March Madness will make you Crazy!!

The Morgan State Bears, who won the MEAC Championship by defeating South Carolina State (68-61) received an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament and will be facing the Big East Champions the West Virgina Mountaineers in the first-round of the East Region on Friday in Buffalo, New York.

Morgan State, who will be entering the contest as a 15th seed for the second consecutive season, have had a tough-time against Big East competition in the past and have a 2-27 all-time record.

Friday’s game, however will mark the second meeting between Morgan State and West Virginia. The Mountaineers won the first meeting, 108-80, on Dec. 22, 1995, in Morgantown, W.Va.

The Bears of Morgan State are led by 2009 MEAC Tournament MVP Reggie Holmes, who is averaging 16.8 points per game and 2009 MEAC All-Rookie Team Kevin Thompson.