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Sweet Sixteen

It’s been awhile since I’ve covered an NCAA Tourney, but I had a chance this weekend to jump right back into the swing of things with the Tufts Jumbos women as they hosted the first two rounds of the Division III Dance. Tufts being the host also gave me the opportunity to strobe the otherwise dim and cavernous Cousens Gymnasium and have a little more forgiveness with my remote cameras.

But more importantly, I got to make pictures of the Jumbos as they advanced to the Sweet Sixteen with two hard-fought wins, characterized by their tough, nationally ranked defense. Here’s a selection of photos from the second-round game between Tufts and Johns Hopkins.

03/03/2012 - Medford, Mass. - The Jumbos celebrate Tufts' 55-46 win over Johns Hopkins in the second round of the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championship at Tufts University's Cousens Gymnasium on March 3, 2012. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

03/03/2012 - Medford, Mass. - The Jumbos celebrate Tufts' 55-46 win over Johns Hopkins in the second round of the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championship at Tufts University's Cousens Gymnasium on March 3, 2012. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

03/03/2012 - Medford, Mass. - Johns Hopkins forward Alex Vassila gets her shot blocked by Tufts guard Liz Moynihan, A14, in Tufts' 55-46 win over Johns Hopkins in the second round of the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championship at Tufts University's Cousens Gymnasium on March 3, 2012. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

03/03/2012 - Medford, Mass. - Johns Hopkins forward Alex Vassila gets her shot blocked by Tufts guard Liz Moynihan, A14, in Tufts' 55-46 win over Johns Hopkins in the second round of the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championship at Tufts University's Cousens Gymnasium on March 3, 2012. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

03/03/2012 - Medford, Mass. - Johns Hopkins guard Chantel Mattiola gets her shot blocked by Tufts guard Liz Moynihan, A14, right, in Tufts' 55-46 win over Johns Hopkins in the second round of the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championship at Tufts University's Cousens Gymnasium on March 3, 2012. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

03/03/2012 - Medford, Mass. - Johns Hopkins guard Chantel Mattiola gets her shot blocked by Tufts guard Liz Moynihan, A14, right, in Tufts' 55-46 win over Johns Hopkins in the second round of the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championship at Tufts University's Cousens Gymnasium on March 3, 2012. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

03/03/2012 - Medford, Mass. - Johns Hopkins forward Maggie Fruehan loses possession of the ball in Tufts' 55-46 win over Johns Hopkins in the second round of the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championship at Tufts University's Cousens Gymnasium on March 3, 2012. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

03/03/2012 - Medford, Mass. - Johns Hopkins forward Maggie Fruehan loses possession of the ball in Tufts' 55-46 win over Johns Hopkins in the second round of the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championship at Tufts University's Cousens Gymnasium on March 3, 2012. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

03/03/2012 - Medford, Mass. - Johns Hopkins guard Stephanie Fong falls after Tufts guard Bre Dufault, A13, steals the ball in Tufts' 55-46 win over Johns Hopkins in the second round of the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championship at Tufts University's Cousens Gymnasium on March 3, 2012. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

03/03/2012 - Medford, Mass. - Johns Hopkins guard Stephanie Fong falls after Tufts guard Bre Dufault, A13, steals the ball in Tufts' 55-46 win over Johns Hopkins in the second round of the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championship at Tufts University's Cousens Gymnasium on March 3, 2012. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

03/03/2012 - Medford, Mass. - Johns Hopkins forward Alex Vassila boxes out Tufts forward Hayley Kanner, A15, with some help from Johns Hopkins guard Fatu Conteh in Tufts' 55-46 win over Johns Hopkins in the second round of the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championship at Tufts University's Cousens Gymnasium on March 3, 2012. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

03/03/2012 - Medford, Mass. - Johns Hopkins forward Alex Vassila boxes out Tufts forward Hayley Kanner, A15, with some help from Johns Hopkins guard Fatu Conteh in Tufts' 55-46 win over Johns Hopkins in the second round of the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championship at Tufts University's Cousens Gymnasium on March 3, 2012. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

03/03/2012 - Medford, Mass. - The Jumbos bench cheer in the closing seconds of Tufts' 55-46 win over Johns Hopkins in the second round of the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championship at Tufts University's Cousens Gymnasium on March 3, 2012. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

03/03/2012 - Medford, Mass. - The Jumbos bench cheer in the closing seconds of Tufts' 55-46 win over Johns Hopkins in the second round of the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championship at Tufts University's Cousens Gymnasium on March 3, 2012. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

No More Tebow-time

In case you haven’t been paying attention to the hype, there’s this guy in the NFL named Tim Tebow who everyone is talking about. I got to see him in person, covering the AFC Playoffs as the Denver Broncos took on the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium over the weekend. Much like the experts were predicting, things did not go well for the young quarterback against the heavily favored Patriots, who did exactly what they were supposed to do as the No. 1 seed.

Here’s a selection of my images from the game, featuring a whole bunch of scoring. Much thanks to the folks at the European Pressphoto Agency, who hired me for the game. Most of what you see here can be licensed through them.

1/14/12 -- FOXBORO, Mass. -- Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow walks off the field after turning the ball over on downs late in the fourth quarter in the New England Patriots' 45-10 win over the Denver Broncos at Gillette Stadium in the AFC Divisional Playoffs on Jan. 14, 2012. (Kelvin Ma)

1/14/12 -- FOXBORO, Mass. -- Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow walks off the field after turning the ball over on downs late in the fourth quarter in the New England Patriots' 45-10 win over the Denver Broncos at Gillette Stadium in the AFC Divisional Playoffs on Jan. 14, 2012. (Kelvin Ma)

1/14/12 -- FOXBORO, Mass. -- Photographers swarm Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow as he prays before the New England Patriots' 45-10 win over the Denver at Gillette Stadium in the AFC Divisional Playoffs on Jan. 14, 2012. (Kelvin Ma)

1/14/12 -- FOXBORO, Mass. -- Photographers swarm Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow as he prays before the New England Patriots' 45-10 win over the Denver at Gillette Stadium in the AFC Divisional Playoffs on Jan. 14, 2012. (Kelvin Ma)

1/14/12 -- FOXBORO, Mass. -- Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow fumbles the ball as he is sacked by Patriots linebacker Rob Ninkovich in the first quarter of the New England Patriots' 45-10 win over the Denver Broncos at Gillette Stadium in the AFC Divisional Playoffs on Jan. 14, 2012. (Kelvin Ma)

1/14/12 -- FOXBORO, Mass. -- Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow fumbles the ball as he is sacked by Patriots linebacker Rob Ninkovich in the first quarter of the New England Patriots' 45-10 win over the Denver Broncos at Gillette Stadium in the AFC Divisional Playoffs on Jan. 14, 2012. (Kelvin Ma)

1/14/12 -- FOXBORO, Mass. -- Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski makes a touchdown catch in the first quarter in the New England Patriots' 45-10 win over the Denver Broncos at Gillette Stadium in the AFC Divisional Playoffs on Jan. 14, 2012. (Kelvin Ma)

1/14/12 -- FOXBORO, Mass. -- Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski makes a touchdown catch in the first quarter in the New England Patriots' 45-10 win over the Denver Broncos at Gillette Stadium in the AFC Divisional Playoffs on Jan. 14, 2012. (Kelvin Ma)

1/14/12 -- FOXBORO, Mass. -- Patriots wide receiver Deion Branch hauls in a touchdown catch ahead of Broncos cornerback Andre Goodman in the New England Patriots' 45-10 win over the Denver Broncos at Gillette Stadium in the AFC Divisional Playoffs on Jan. 14, 2012. (Kelvin Ma)

1/14/12 -- FOXBORO, Mass. -- Patriots wide receiver Deion Branch hauls in a touchdown catch ahead of Broncos cornerback Andre Goodman in the New England Patriots' 45-10 win over the Denver Broncos at Gillette Stadium in the AFC Divisional Playoffs on Jan. 14, 2012. (Kelvin Ma)

1/14/12 -- FOXBORO, Mass. -- Patriots wide receivers Deion Branch and Wes Welker celebrate Branch's fourth quarter touchdown catch in the New England Patriots' 45-10 win over the Denver Broncos at Gillette Stadium in the AFC Divisional Playoffs on Jan. 14, 2012. (Kelvin Ma)

1/14/12 -- FOXBORO, Mass. -- Patriots wide receivers Deion Branch and Wes Welker celebrate Branch's fourth quarter touchdown catch in the New England Patriots' 45-10 win over the Denver Broncos at Gillette Stadium in the AFC Divisional Playoffs on Jan. 14, 2012. (Kelvin Ma)

1/14/12 -- FOXBORO, Mass. -- Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski hauls in a fourth-quarter touchdown pass in the end zone while shedding a tackle from Broncos defensive back Rafael Bush in the New England Patriots' 45-10 win over the Denver Broncos at Gillette Stadium in the AFC Divisional Playoffs on Jan. 14, 2012. Gronkowski's touchdown, his third of the game, tied him with the all-time record for touchdowns in a single playoff game by a tight end. (Kelvin Ma)

1/14/12 -- FOXBORO, Mass. -- Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski hauls in a fourth-quarter touchdown pass in the end zone while shedding a tackle from Broncos defensive back Rafael Bush in the New England Patriots' 45-10 win over the Denver Broncos at Gillette Stadium in the AFC Divisional Playoffs on Jan. 14, 2012. Gronkowski's touchdown, his third of the game, tied him with the all-time record for touchdowns in a single playoff game by a tight end. (Kelvin Ma)

1/14/12 -- FOXBORO, Mass. -- Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, left, congratulates tight end Rob Gronkowski on their fourth-quarter touchdown as Broncos cornerback Aaron Goodman looks on in the New England Patriots' 45-10 win over the Denver Broncos at Gillette Stadium in the AFC Divisional Playoffs on Jan. 14, 2012. Gronkowski's touchdown, his third of the game, tied him with the all-time record for touchdowns in a single game by a tight end. (Kelvin Ma)

1/14/12 -- FOXBORO, Mass. -- Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, left, congratulates tight end Rob Gronkowski on their fourth-quarter touchdown as Broncos cornerback Aaron Goodman looks on in the New England Patriots' 45-10 win over the Denver Broncos at Gillette Stadium in the AFC Divisional Playoffs on Jan. 14, 2012. Gronkowski's touchdown, his third of the game, tied him with the all-time record for touchdowns in a single game by a tight end. (Kelvin Ma)

1/14/12 -- FOXBORO, Mass. -- Patriots safety Patrick Chung breaks up a pass intended for Broncos wide receiver Eddie Royal in the fourth quarter in the New England Patriots' 45-10 win over the Denver Broncos at Gillette Stadium in the AFC Divisional Playoffs on Jan. 14, 2012. (Kelvin Ma)

1/14/12 -- FOXBORO, Mass. -- Patriots safety Patrick Chung breaks up a pass intended for Broncos wide receiver Eddie Royal in the fourth quarter in the New England Patriots' 45-10 win over the Denver Broncos at Gillette Stadium in the AFC Divisional Playoffs on Jan. 14, 2012. (Kelvin Ma)

1/14/12 -- FOXBORO, Mass. -- Patriots cornerback Sterling Moore wags his finger after breaking up a Broncos pass in the fourth quarter in the New England Patriots' 45-10 win over the Denver Broncos at Gillette Stadium in the AFC Divisional Playoffs on Jan. 14, 2012. (Kelvin Ma)

1/14/12 -- FOXBORO, Mass. -- Patriots cornerback Sterling Moore wags his finger after breaking up a Broncos pass in the fourth quarter in the New England Patriots' 45-10 win over the Denver Broncos at Gillette Stadium in the AFC Divisional Playoffs on Jan. 14, 2012. (Kelvin Ma)

1/14/12 -- FOXBORO, Mass. -- Patriots linebacker Rob Ninkovich tries to tackle Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow in the New England Patriots' 45-10 win over the Denver Broncos at Gillette Stadium in the AFC Divisional Playoffs on Jan. 14, 2012. (Kelvin Ma)

1/14/12 -- FOXBORO, Mass. -- Patriots linebacker Rob Ninkovich tries to tackle Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow in the New England Patriots' 45-10 win over the Denver Broncos at Gillette Stadium in the AFC Divisional Playoffs on Jan. 14, 2012. (Kelvin Ma)

1/14/12 -- FOXBORO, Mass. -- A Patriots fan dressed as Jesus Christ mocks Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow and his faith in the New England Patriots' 45-10 win over the Denver Broncos at Gillette Stadium in the AFC Divisional Playoffs on Jan. 14, 2012. (Kelvin Ma)

1/14/12 -- FOXBORO, Mass. -- A Patriots fan dressed as Jesus Christ mocks Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow and his faith in the New England Patriots' 45-10 win over the Denver Broncos at Gillette Stadium in the AFC Divisional Playoffs on Jan. 14, 2012. (Kelvin Ma)

1/14/12 -- FOXBORO, Mass. -- Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow is swarmed by photographers after the New England Patriots' 45-10 win over the Denver Broncos at Gillette Stadium in the AFC Divisional Playoffs on Jan. 14, 2012. (Kelvin Ma)

1/14/12 -- FOXBORO, Mass. -- Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow is swarmed by photographers after the New England Patriots' 45-10 win over the Denver Broncos at Gillette Stadium in the AFC Divisional Playoffs on Jan. 14, 2012. (Kelvin Ma)

1/14/12 -- FOXBORO, Mass. -- Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow is swarmed by photographers as he kneels to pray following the New England Patriots' 45-10 win over the Denver Broncos at Gillette Stadium in the AFC Divisional Playoffs on Jan. 14, 2012. (Kelvin Ma)

1/14/12 -- FOXBORO, Mass. -- Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow is swarmed by photographers as he kneels to pray following the New England Patriots' 45-10 win over the Denver Broncos at Gillette Stadium in the AFC Divisional Playoffs on Jan. 14, 2012. (Kelvin Ma)

Crosstown Chippiness

It’s well known in this town that there’s very little love lost between Boston University and Boston College. That rivalry is showcased in crystal clear fashion whenever their top flight hockey teams square off on the ice.

Their latest tilt took place Sunday night, with the visiting then-No. 16 Terriers taking on the then-No. 2 Eagles at Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill. Penalties, fights and goals — for BU, anyway — were plentiful as BU cruised to a lopsided 5-0 win.

Chestnut Hill, Mass. -- Boston University and Boston College players get into a fighr against at Conte Forum Nov. 13, 2011. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

Chestnut Hill, Mass. -- Boston University and Boston College players get into a fighr against at Conte Forum Nov. 13, 2011.

Chestnut Hill, Mass. -- Boston University forward Yasin Cisseé, right, and forward Ben Rosen put a hit on Boston College forward Tommy Atkinson against at Conte Forum Nov. 13, 2011. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

Chestnut Hill, Mass. -- Boston University forward Yasin Cissé, right, and forward Ben Rosen put a hit on Boston College forward Tommy Atkinson against at Conte Forum Nov. 13, 2011.

Chestnut Hill, Mass. -- Boston University forward Wade Megan celebrates his first-period goal against Boston College at Conte Forum Nov. 13, 2011. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

Chestnut Hill, Mass. -- Boston University forward Wade Megan celebrates his first-period goal against Boston College at Conte Forum Nov. 13, 2011. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

Chestnut Hill, Mass. -- Boston University goaltender Kieran Milner makes the save on the shot from Boston College forward Chris Kreider in BU's 5-0 win over BC at Conte Forum Nov. 13, 2011. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

Chestnut Hill, Mass. -- Boston University goaltender Kieran Milner makes the save on the shot from Boston College forward Chris Kreider in BU's 5-0 win over BC at Conte Forum Nov. 13, 2011.

Chestnut Hill, Mass. -- Boston College forward Bill Arnold punches Boston University forward Alex Chiasson after BU scored its fifth goal in a 5-0 win over BC at Conte Forum Nov. 13, 2011. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

Chestnut Hill, Mass. -- Boston College forward Bill Arnold punches Boston University forward Alex Chiasson after BU scored its fifth goal in a 5-0 win over BC at Conte Forum Nov. 13, 2011.

Chestnut Hill, Mass. -- Boston University forward Wade Megan (18) is congratulated by forward Ross Gaudet after scoring against Boston College in BU's 5-0 win at Conte Forum Nov. 13, 2011. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

Chestnut Hill, Mass. -- Boston University forward Wade Megan (18) is congratulated by forward Ross Gaudet after scoring against Boston College in BU's 5-0 win at Conte Forum Nov. 13, 2011.

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