Singeril wrote:However, I can't say that the game brought much to the Valley's national reputation (not that the reputation is glowing at this time in the first place). If I wasn't so "invested" in the game, I probably would have turned it off early. That second half was brutal to watch with all the fouls and no flow whatsoever.
I agree. Weird game. Sometimes tournament games are like that, after all people are tired and these teams know each other. Add in 2 great, physical defenses and an officiating crew that generally likes to run up the foul totals, and it made for some fairly ugly basketball. And I say that as a fan of the team that was happy with the result.
It certainly wasn't some great game won on a buzzer-beater that left anyone wanting to see more of the loser of the game.