With March Madness kicking off in a couple of weeks I wanted to recognize a couple of teams in our area.
The Univ. of Cincinnati Bearcats are currently 25-4 and 2nd in the American conference. They are ranked 20th nationally and are led by Jr. point guard and Wilmington Ohio native Jarron Cumberland. Jarron is averaging 20 points per game, and after watching him play last week, I can see him playing on the next level in the NBA.
The Univ. of Dayton Flyers are led by Forward Odadiah Toppin out of Ossining N.Y., along with 6’7 forward Ryan Mikesell out of St. Henry Ohio. Dayton is currently 12-5 and in third place of the American Athletic conference. Both teams are likely to be included in the 64 teams the NCAA will announce for the tournament on Sunday March 17th. The Univ. of Dayton facilities will host a game March 19th. The Championship game will be April 8th in Minneapolis. We wish the best for both teams.
(Calm down Xavier Musketeers fans, your turn is next week!)