2011 NCAA Tournament Pictures

April 4 - Houston


Some big balls in front of the Galleria mall. Surprised they weren't crystal.

Me on press row with UConn warming up behind me.

Butler students ready to go. Love the net hats.

UConn students dressed as towels.

OK, not all UConn students dressed as towels.

The Huskies warming up before the game.

The Butler Bulldog everybody loved this weekend.

This one - not so much love.

Butler cheerleaders in a happier moment.

UConn on the floor right after the win.

The Huskies with the spoils of their hard work.

Jim Calhoun cutting down the net.

The MOP holding court.

Jeremy Lamb sporting some new bling.

Calhoun, Walker and Oriakhi huddle up right before the postgame presser.

We were warned.

And sure enough, it got on my computer.

Hey! Nobody said anything about confetti in my coke!

April 3 - Houston


A view of the area where the concerts and Bracket Town are.

Minute Maid Park, where the Astros play.

Matt Dougherty getting ready to go on Sirius radio.

The Seth Greenberg-Roy Williams Cook-Off.

April 2 - Houston


VCU Students were behind the CBS set.

Unusual girl - she accessorizes her hair to match her dress, but not her shoes.

Butler Students were across the floor from the VCU students
Not as much fun there. Their fun came later.


Best signs I saw.

The VCU band was the top seed by far.

And their director gets into the groove.
What you can't see is that he's wearing flip-flops with that suit.


The view from my seat. That guy is open!

The Butler Bulldog on the floor postgame - probably wagging his tail.

Oh, NO, Ashley!

Oh, YES, Ashley!

April 1 - Houston


No, Butler isn't playing in wheelchairs.

The scoreboard.

Kentucky got the one double-door locker room.

The UConn student section.

Shaka takes a charge.

A VCU assistant dives for a loose ball.

Shaka is a big star now...

...but he had nothing on the Butler Bulldog.

Even Jim Nantz wanted a picture with the dog.

UK shooting free throws.

The media bathrooms - just like Wrigley
complete with troughs and a locked exit door.


They take security seriously here!

The Galleria Mall has an ice rink in it.

Gigi's welcomes VCU fans.