Recap: Games 23 & 24
The 'Elite 8' of Cincinnati March(itecture) Madness is set. And history was made. Carew Tower becomes our first victor with a clean sweep - winning every vote and shutting out St. Peter-in-Chains.
In the East Region:
Game 21 – No. 2 seed Carew Tower beat and shut out the No. 7 seed St. Peter-in-Chains, 18 - 0.
In the West Region:
Game 22 – No. 7 seed City Hall beat the No. 2 seed Plum Street Temple, 13 - 5.
This set of games was interesting as three of the four "competitors" can be found at 8th & Plum Streets. In the end only one moves on. St. Peter-in-Chains was soundly defeated by Carew Tower and City Hall beats up on Plum Street Temple in, at least on paper, an upset. Plum Street Temple was roughed up in Round One by the CAC but survived. It came up short here in Round Two. To this observer, it was an upset. It is, after all, a National Historic Landmark and one of the city's finest structures. In this battle of Church vs. State, State won.
To view the entire 2008 Cincinnati March(itecture) Madness Tournament Bracket, click here.
Voting in all four games of the Regional Semifinals begins tomorrow.