The NCAA Basketball Tournament begins today, and two Navigators will have a unique rooting interest.
Freshman Pitcher Michael Zaccardo attends the University of Connecticut, where the basketball Huskies are the #1 seed in the West Region.
Sophomore Infielder Chad Zurcher, who played for the 2008 Navigators as well, attends the University of Memphis, where the basketball Tigers are the #2 seed in the West Region.
Unfortunately, Tyler Thompson’s Florida Gators faded late in SEC Conference play and Mark Fraser’s Rhode Island Rams lost to Duquesne in the A-10 Conference Tournament.
As a side note, I’ll be pulling for my Michigan Wolverines tonight against Clemson.