We are also basketball fans, especially college basketball. Couple of notable games:
- LSU vs. Kentucky, Marovich Assembly Center, February 15, 1994. Kentucky executed the greatest comeback in college basketball history, rallying from 31 points down with 15 minutes 30 seconds to play to defeat LSU, 99-95. My wife, an LSU alum, looked less stunned during childbirth. It was like watching a half-hour train wreck.
- 1993 NCAA basketball tournament final North Carolina vs. Michigan, Louisiana Superdome. Chris Webber, a member of Michigan's famous "Fab Five", got the ball with Michigan down by two points with only 20 seconds remaining in the game, dribbled the ball downcourt and with just 11 seconds remaining called a timeout. Only problem was, Michigan had no timeouts left, and a technical foul was called. UNC hit their free throws, kept the ball and won the national championship. I was sitting at the very top of the Superdome with my friend George; we couldn't figure out what had happened until after the game was over.
I went to Tulane undergrad 1985-1989 and the basketball program was suspended during the entirety of my college experience. I also attended law school at Tulane 1989-1992 and thankfully Green Wave basketball returned then.
Living in the Washington, DC area we've also seen our share of Washington Wizards games, even when the Wizards were called the politically incorrect "Bullets."
We've also been fortunate to see some games at the University of Virginia, where two of my kids have seen action mopping up sweat off the court. John Paul Jones Arena is beautiful and has incredible energy. The UVA band is fantastic.