So far, March Madness has been more like March Mellowness. Except for Marquette’s victory over Kentucky, most of the games have been blowouts by the higher seeds.
And it really doesn’t make for exciting viewing when you can only manage 10 total points in the first half.
That’s just what Kent State did against UNLV, as the Golden Flashes tied a tournament record for lowest-scoring half in a first-round loss to the Runnin’ Rebels. The horrendous half equals Wake Forest’s futility against Butler in a 2001 game.
It didn’t help that Kent State committed 8 turnovers in the first 8 minutes of play, and went another 8 minutes without scoring a point midway through the half. But the Flashes did come back somewhat in the second half to notch a more respectable 71-58 defeat.
No wonder Tourney TV ratings have been slipping. Come on, Belmont, Cal State Fullerton, George Mason and Winthrop - make Thursday evening more memorable!