The NCAA Tournament is under way. A quick recap shows the following Jewish athletes participating in the March Madness:
- Jon Scheyer, Duke
- Brandon Reese, Syracuse
- Ethan Chemerinski, Cornell
- Carmel Couchman, Temple
- Steve Pearl, Tennessee (little nepotism here?)
- Nimrod Tishman, Florida
- Jordan Weiner, UC Santa Barbara
In addition, Tennessee is coached by Bruce Pearl and Ben Jacobson leads Northern Iowa.
In last’s night’s opening round, Tennessee beat San Diego State 62-59. They’ll take on Ohio in the second round.
Tishman and his team fell to BYU, 99-92, in double overtime.
In the Southern Region Duke (#1 seed) faces Arkansas-Pine Bluff. In the East, Temple (5) takes on Cornell (12). In the Midwest, Ohio State (2) goes against UC Santa Barbara (15) while Tennessee (6) vies with Ohio (14). And finally, in the West, it’s Syracuse (1) vs. Vermont (16).