NCAA Division Shocker Highlights Championship Friday At Session I Day Camp
June 18, 2010
How important is Championship Friday to this week's Session I Day Camp participants?
All the casual observer would have to do was ask a camper brought to tears on the Al McGuire Center court after his team was eliminated from the postseason tournament. With all of the week's hard work and dedication coming to a head, emotions were running high through all four divisions.
The biggest shocker of the day came in the NCAA division, where David Cubillan's UCLA squad was upset by Kansas in the championship game. The Bruins had cruised through the regular season with a perfect 9-0 record and advanced to the title matchup with relative ease. While Cubillan had plenty to say before the final whistle, he skipped the mandatory postgame press conference and was unavailable for comment.
While South Florida and Miami were able to sweep the regular season and tourney titles in the BIG EAST and NBA divisions, respectively, Greece upset top-seeded Senegal in the Olympic Division. Obviously inspired by its country's first-ever win in the World Cup, the Greeks followed the strong leadership of head coach Darius Young to the title.
CAMP PHOTOS: Photos from each day of camp will be available through the official website, GoMarquette.com. Just visit the men's basketball page and click on the link "Session I Daily Buzz." There are a large assortment of photo printing options, including 12 sizes to choose from with four different types of finishes and other options. The password protected gallery (musummer10) is available to camp parents only. Photos of individuals will be available at the conclusion of each day, as will the camp's group photo.
CAMP STORE: Check out the official Camp Store on the main concourse level of the Al McGuire Center all week long. Food, drinks and Marquette gear will be available all week long. The "Camp Combo" returns in 2010 and features a trio of specials. Campers can purchase a T-Shirt/Shorts for $30, headband/wristband duo for $12 and with every media guide purchase a team poster is free. The store will also feature several "retro" items, including practice gear worn by the players in previous seasons, media guides and much more at discounted prices.
TEXAS STYLE BARBEQUE: Join head coach Buzz Williams and the Marquette men's basketball team for a Texas Style Barbeque on Wednesday, June 23 at Marquette's Central Mall (behind Raynor Library) from 5-9 p.m. Cost is $10 per person. For more information call Special Events at (414) 288-7431.