Fade to Blacksburg
So here's what you do in Blacksburg (actually, Christianburg, about five miles away) on a Monday afternoon: sit in your hotel room and watch 'The Sixth Sense', then 'Deuce Bigalow, Male Gigolo.'
Couldn't get to Cassell Coliseum fast enough -- even if it is for an NIT game. The Huskies had a couple of good practices over the past two days -- Stanley Robinson in particular, I'm told. Kemba Walker hasn't been able to get it going in practice lately, for whatever reason. Maybe watching his friends on TV in the Big Dance has him a bit down.
Looks like a decent crowd tonight that will look better on TV. Hardly anybody in the upper rows, but enough in the lower ones to make it seem OK on ESPN. Writers here are expecting about 7,000 (building seats 9,847). They only got about 4,500 for Quinnipiac (about 5,200 announced).
The Huskies fly out tonight, but assistant Patrick Sellers will hang back and fly out of Roanoke tomorrow on a recruiting trip. Wouldn't tell me where -- or who.
Talk later ...