We rolled into
Houston on Wednesday afternoon for the regional we are in.
In the playoffs,
there are 64 teams and 16 host sites. The Rice Owls are hosting the regional as
the No. 1 seed and No. 2 in the nation. We are the No. 2 seed for this regional.
The Baylor Bears and Prairie View A&M Panthers are the 3- and 4-seeds in our
We face Baylor
tonight, which will be the fourth time we have met this season. We played a
three-game series against Baylor in Waco earlier in the year, and won two of the
I think we have a
good shot of winning this regional, but by no means will it be easy. We have
beaten Baylor and Rice already this year, and it does give us some confidence
going into the weekend. All I know is it's going to be a lot of fun competing
against some great teams.
When the playoffs
start, our team likes to do something fun and together to create unity, like
growing playoff beards. Last year, we grew playoff beards and did well, so this
year, we decided to grow playoff beards and mustaches. The guys who can grow
beards are growing them, and the freshmen who can't are growing out their peach
fuzz. Personally, I'm growing a mustache right now, and it looks disgusting. It
is three different colors, but I love it. If it can help us win a national
championship, then it is worth it. I'm not growing this mustache as a fashion
statement, but rather to bring some good luck to our team in the playoffs.
Once again, my
pop’s high school team has won another game and is headed to the CIF Southern
Section Finals. I can't wait for them to win it all. I wonder if any of those
kids are growing beards or mustaches for the playoffs. Probably. The Sea Kings
play El Segundo tomorrow.
I can't wait to get
this tournament underway, and bring a victory back to Tempe. Go Devils!