Every college basketball team that had either qualified for or had a chance of qualifying for the 2013 NCAA Tournament parked themselves in front of the TV last night to watch the "Selection Sunday" show on CBS. But, some of them did it in stranger places than others.
Take the Saint Louis Billikens, for example. While most other teams out there opted to watch the selection show in their home arenas, Saint Louis won the Atlantic 10 tournament at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn just a couple of hours before the show started. So, they weren't able to make it back to St. Louis in time to celebrate with their fans. Instead, they planned on watching the show at their terminal at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey. But, that plan was quickly derailed when they hit a ton of traffic between BK and Teterboro and had to make alternate arrangements:
Traffic has prevented us from getting to airport to see selection show, so yes, we are watching at a Best Buy in Jersey.— SLU Men's Basketball (@SaintLouisMBB) March 17, 2013
Selection Show watch party at Best Buy in New Jersey! twitter.com/SaintLouisMBB/…— SLU Men's Basketball (@SaintLouisMBB) March 17, 2013
Back on the road to Teterboro. Thx to the fine folks at the Secaucus Best Buy for your hospitality. twitter.com/SaintLouisMBB/…— SLU Men's Basketball (@SaintLouisMBB) March 17, 2013
A Best Buy in New Jersey?! That's probably not where the Saint Louis squad imagined learning that they would be a No. 4 seed in the tourney this year. But, at the same time, it provided for a story that none of the Billikens will soon forget.
[via Huffington Post]