Photo essay: HoopsHD at the A-10 tourney

Yeah, it’s a month late, but I’ve been busy and you ain’t paying to read it, so here we go:

There were not a lot of people in attendance for the opening round games on Wednesday night:

…but HoopsHD was LIVE!:

The 14 teams were not just playing for pride and an automatic bid to the NCAA tourney, but also trying to get their hands on a pretty sweet trophy:

The A-10 placed me in a corner above a tunnel, but my friends who are UMass alumni had a MUCH nicer view of the action from the 5th row:

I always feel safer with the Minuteman standing watch:

A-10 associate commissioner for men’s college basketball/1982 NCAA tourney champ Matt Doherty was also in the house:

This shot at the end of the La Salle-UMass game had the potential to be a beautiful buzzer-beater but La Salle’s Pookie Powell could not get it to drop:

Pookie Powell shot at buzzer

I have seen are a lot of slimy creatures in DC but this is ridiculous; at least the Gecko found some space in the stands to stretch out:

I am still unsure what a Billiken is but I do know that the camera loves him!:

Matt Mobley put on the performance of the weekend with a conference tourney-record 9 threes in the Bonnies’ 6-PT win over Richmond in the quarterfinals on Friday night:

The Spiders’ Jacob Gilyard is my pick for future MVP of this tourney: 18 PTS/4 STL against St. Bonaventure as a 5’9″ FR PG means the future is bright:

As we get closer and closer to Selection Sunday, the intensity increases:

The Hawk is in the House…but shouldn’t his arms be flapping!?:

How many cheerleaders does it take to lift a Ram? All of them:

My up-close-and-personal video of the postgame celebration after Davidson hung on to beat Rhode Island 58-57 in the title game and clinch a spot in the NCAA tourney:

Coach Dan Hurley was left to wonder if his title game loss meant that Davidson would steal a bid from his brother at ASU a few hours later (spoiler: it did not):

There was not enough room for all of the Wildcat heroes at the podium but all SR SG Rusty Reigel needed was a folding chair and a necklace made of net:

I even got a glimpse into the winning locker room:

Last but not least, what picture is in the dictionary under “satisfaction”? Coach Bob McKillop after making his 9th NCAA tourney in the past 2 decades…while trying to not get run over by cars streaming out of the parking garage:

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