Preparing for UT-Martin
A couple items of business:
STAYING HOME: I will not be attending the women's tournament at Piscataway, N.J., later this week. After calculating funds needed for hotel, air travel and associated activities (trip to Atlantic City not included), I decided the endeavor was just too expensive. We'll re-assess if Auburn qualifies for the Sweet 16 in Oklahoma City.
I like to be forthright with the HABOTN Nation about what I'm covering. If a tough decision has to be made, I do my best to explain it here.
I'm planning to live blog the game from Montgomery. Lame on my part? You betcha. Still, I think the team deserves coverage and I'll do what I can to make that happen.
HOT HAWK: I'll be covering tonight's NIT game between Auburn and UT-Martin. If you're going, you'll be treated to what could be an exciting offensive performance from a visitor.
Skyhawks guard Lester Hudson is second in the nation in scoring. He averages 27 points per game. He once notched a quadruple-double -- 25 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists, 10 steals. I'm not sure his team has enough to challenge Auburn, but Hudson should cause some fits.
Hudson is a 6-foot-2 shooting guard. He is a 24-year-old junior. He struggled with the transition from high school to college, you might say, but eventually earned a GED and made his way to college. Good for him.
FOOTBALL REMINDER: Spring practice begins Tuesday, March 24.