If someone would have told me a month ago that I would spend the latter half of my Spring Break covering NCAA Tournament basketball, I would have laughed at them.
But this past weekend, the unexpected happened as Ohio advanced to the Sweet 16 in St. Louis. I couldn’t pass up the historic opportunity and made the 7-hour trip from Columbus with some fellow Posties.
The game was close — an overtime heartbreaker in which Ohio ran out of steam after mounting a huge second half comeback — and I definitely had the experience I was working for. Just walking into the Edward Jones Dome gave me the chills a little bit, and shooting the game will be one of my favorite memories from my freshman year, I’m sure.
The trip itself was as enjoyable — a typical road trip marked by cheap food, a van and a sketchy Ramada Inn. I hope there’s many more to come in the future.
Here’s some shots from the games I shot (I stuck around for the NC State-Kansas game too.) Let me know what you think.