Andrew Hamm: the Bipolar Express

Ruminations on theatre, music, and just about anything else that crosses my bipolar brain.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

VCU Wins the CAA Tournament!

Go Rams!

Led by Eric Maynor, the Rams went on a 13-2 run to close the game, erasing a 5-point deficit to claim the CAA crown from last year's national Cinderella sweethearts, George Mason. Maynor, a sophomore, turned steals after steal into a comeback, scoring 9 straight points in the final minutes.

VCU is 27-6, the best record in school history, and they are the CAA champeens! If you get a chance to see them, watch senior B.A. Walker extra-closely. He was a student in my Essentials of Public Speaking class three years ago, and he's a really good kid.

VCU's on the front page of SI.com and Verizon's sports page. Nice piece by Bill Trocchi on SI. Now if they can create a quarter of the excitement Mason did last year, maybe I'll actually start giving more than half a crap about college basketball.

6 Comments:

  • At 3/06/2007 11:17 AM , Blogger PhilBiker said...

    That was a 7 point deficit they overcame. And they had the lead for very few minutes in the game, probably less than 4.

    Great job VCU, I hope they represent the CAA well in the NCAA Tournament.

    GREAT game!

     
  • At 3/08/2007 1:37 PM , Blogger Andrew Hamm said...

    I only read about it. I'm not going to get to see any because of Twelfth Night.

     
  • At 3/08/2007 2:18 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    How's the show going? Are you happy with it?

     
  • At 3/08/2007 2:18 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    How's the show going? Are you happy with it?

     
  • At 3/08/2007 2:20 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Sorry...must have hit the go button 2x! Maybe you can just split your answer between both!

     
  • At 3/10/2007 11:07 AM , Blogger Andrew Hamm said...

    We opened last night in front of a HUGE house (for us). I'm completely exhausted. Two shows today.

    We lost an actor due to illness and we have two actors filling in. Grant Mudge has played Orsino four times before, so stepping into that role was like putting on a comfortable old shirt. The real wonder is Dave White, who joined the cast Wednesday night, two days before opening, and is playing the extremely challenging roles of Malvolio and Sir Andrew.

     

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