Basketball season is officially over in the Palmetto State. The College of Charleston became the last team to bow out of postseason play last night, losing to VCU 83-86 in the quarterfinals of the CBI tournament. Now we must all live vicariously through the teams in our NCAA brackets, or what is left of them and wait for next year.
The Cougars finished the season with a very respectable 22-12 record. They won 14 games in the Southern Conference. Coug’s coach Bobby Cremins believes he has the program on the cusp of returning to the NCAA tournament.
Bobby Cremins postgame on Kirkman Broadcasting
Here’s hoping that we can have another postseason filled with local team next year too. It was a real treat watching Winthrop, Wofford and Clemson get into the NCAA tournament and Coastal Carolina into the NIT. The only bummer was watching them all lose in the first round. Charleston actually won its first round CBI game, but not many people pay attention to that tournament. With all due respect to the Cougars, it is hard to blame them.
Hopefully next year we will be able to cheer a little deeper into March and perhaps next year’s NCAA Cinderella will find her slipper here in our basketball rich state.