Writer: Andy Staples
Game: San Diego-Western Kentucky
Post Time: 6:10 p.m., Sunday
TAMPA, Fla. -- Don't feel too bad for the Siena and San Diego players who cracked their glass slippers Sunday. At least they didn't lose twice in one day like the band that played for them.
Siena's band volunteered to play Sunday for the Toreros, whose band had followed the USD women to Palo Alto, Calif. So after watching their Saints get demolished by Villanova, Siena musicians donned blue T-shirts and face paint with the hope that they could toot at least one team into the Sweet 16. Alas, it wasn't to be. Western Kentucky, whose band subbed for San Diego on Friday, reached the Sweet 16 and helped its band to a 3-0 weekend record with a 72-63 win.