There have been some nail-biters this basketball season! As you may know, we beat Harvard in the NCAA playoff game with an AMAZING buzzer-beater by Douglas Davis, final score: 63-62.
We won by one glorious point. And Harvard STILL hasn't been to the NCAA since 1946. Mwahahahaha.
If you haven’t seen the buzzer-beater, check out the following video.
http://vimeo.com/20973769?SPSID=46553&SPID=4231&DB_OEM_ID=10600 (this is my favorite of all videos I’ve seen. Harvard’s #10 looks pretty silly when he is trying to heckle Dan Mavraides teeheehee).
I have watched this video so many times. They are so exciting. But it was so much more exciting in person you wouldn’t believe it. I will relive for you how it happened:
1.) There were 2.8 seconds left on the clock, we were down by one. I don’t think that I had given up hope, although I chose to watch the final seconds when usually I choose to look away during the stressful parts, so who knows.
2.) Douglas Davis went all over the place with the ball. But eventually it left his hands.
3.) I remember seeing the ball arc through the air as the backboard lit up red.
4.) The shot was good.
5.) Everyone went crazy.
6.) I was afraid the Harvard fans were going to beat us up but they didn’t.
7.) NCAA BABY!
And, let’s go to Tampa!
Private jet. You know, the usual
And of course we went to the game! Kentucky University versus Princeton University. We played tough. We slowed them down. The Band rushed at least 4 Kentucky shots by mis-counting-down the shot clock. UK didn’t know what hit them. Plus their band was way less cool than ours. Like, infinitely less cool. We may have lost 59:57, but Kentucky is now in the Final Four. So not too shabby, if I do say so myself.
Later that week, the women’s team played in the NCAA tournament in College Park. They put up a good fight, but lost to Georgetown 65:49. The Band had a great time wandering around DC.
And now, drumroll, Reunions are coming up!! Alumni should fill out their attendance surveys if they will be “go[ing] back to Princeton at commencement time, sampling each Reunion, that’s the life for mine oh baby” etc.
I hope to see you all very soon!
-Elizabeth Shoenfelt ’13 AC