The Dunk was filled. Adrenaline was pumping. Game 1. Ten seed Gaels taking on the big, bad Seven-seed Spiders from Richmond.
I knew we had it in the bag. I could feel it.
There's a pageantry about a NCAA Tourny game you can't feel unless it's actually happening. Maybe it's the black and blue floors. Maybe it's the esteemed announcers. Maybe it's the feeling that there's seven other teams in the stadium hoping the same exact thing as your team and knowing seven other cities are seeing the same exact thing. You're one of 64.
It only takes six wins to be the champion. But only team can win it all.
It starts with one.
The Associated Press snapped this winner of a picture that made it to the New York Times. I think that was the highest that Omar's ever jumped in his life. And I'm ok with that.