Check it out!

Of course, now we have to play Indiana. Considering that it was a minor miracle that JMU made it to the tournament at all, while Indiana is among the favorites to win the whole thing, I’m not optimistic about our chances. History is against us, since no 16th seed has ever beaten a 1st seed in the history of the tournament. Then again, everything never happened prior to the first time it happened, so maybe we have a chance after all!


  1. #1 The Phytophactor
    March 20, 2013

    Wadaboutit? Come on. No sticks. No hitting. Not a sport.

  2. #2 JimR
    March 21, 2013

    Has JMU ever been in the NCAA tournament before?

  3. #3 Jason Rosenhouse
    March 21, 2013

    The last time we were in the tournament was 1994, well before my time. Apparently in the early eighties we played a couple of times, but I don’t think we ever made it past the second round.

  4. #4 Forrest
    March 21, 2013

    May the Dukes defeat the Hoosiers, and forevermore establish James Madison University as a huge part of NCAA hoops lore!

    JMU will be the answer to the biggest hoops trivia question for decades to come should this come to pass. Would LUV to see this!

  5. #5 Lynn David
    March 21, 2013

    If ever there was a #1 seed that would flub up and lose against a #16 seed – that would be Indiana. But since I am from Indiana, I’m not going to be rooting for that to happen.

  6. #6 JimR
    March 21, 2013

    NC A&T in Greensboro, NC i made the NCAA tournament for the first time, won a game and now faces Louisville. I have no doubt about the outcome of that game.

  7. #7 Peter Fessel
    Greensboro NC
    March 21, 2013

    In 1982 16th seed JMU played eventual Champ North Carolina (avec Michael Jordan) real close in the first round: 50-52. Some day a 16th-seed will win and I will be pulling for JMU to be the first since I am originally from VA.

    PS: Also pulling for A&T. Go Aggies.

  8. #8 Lenoxus
    March 21, 2013

    Of all the chess tournaments you’ve discussed, Jason, this one looks the strangest.

  9. #9 JimR
    March 22, 2013

    Louisville made 20 steals from NC A&T, so you might say Louisville “stole” the game. Pretty lopsided.

    I’m pulling for JMU this afternoon.

  10. #10 JimR
    March 22, 2013


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