Mike Nesmith's mom has nothing on the scene out my window this morning. I confess that I'm in danger of cabin-fever induced hallucinations. For the life of me, I could swear I just saw a snow/tree version of Larry Sanders standing in my backyard (note the NBA-length wingspan).
At the time of this writing, tonight's Tribe/Delaware game in Williamsburg is still on. G:TB's Tidewater correspondent expresses his skepticism, however, so plan your evening accordingly. W&M scored 7 points in the final 32 seconds of their first matchup with Blue Hens to keep their splendid early-season run going. Tonight's game is a must-win if our Green and Gold hope to avoid a first-round CAA Tournament pairing.
VCU's giveaway loss to Mason last night means the Tribe (16-7, 8-5) can tie the Rams for no worse than 5th win a win tonight. Drexel takes its 9-4 conference mark on the road to Hofstra to face the improving Pride. This evening's game becomes all the more critical for W&M with conference-leading Northeastern coming to town on Saturday and a trip to Fairfax scheduled for next Tuesday. George Mason's won 18 straight at the Patriot Center, and while a gaggle of G:TBers will be in attendance, the hill, she is steep.
The Tribe closed with a 10-1 run to overcome Georgia State over the weekend and keep their slim hopes for a bye alive. Quinn McDowell paced W&M with 17 points. The Tribe is currently #52 in the RPI, one of 5 CAA schools in the RPI top 100. That, in and of itself, is the stuff of Tom Yeager's fever dreams.
W&M closes with Iona (Bracketbusters), Towson, and UNCW. Haymaking time begins this evening. Hope your power stays on long enough to follow along.