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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)

Dance Party

I thought I’d have seen my Northwestern Wildcats in the NCAA Tournament before the Boston University Terriers. But then there I was, sitting in T’s Pub on Comm Ave., watching as BU got selected to face Kansas in the opening round of the Big Dance.

Life is good in the America East Conference. Here’s hoping for an upset on Friday!

3/13/2011 -- BOSTON -- BU freshman guard Malik Thomas watches the start of the NCAA Tournament selection party with his teammates at T's Pub on Mar. 13, 2011. BU was selected as a 16 seed, drawing No. 1 seed Kansas in Tulsa, Okla. (Kelvin Ma)

3/13/2011 -- BOSTON -- BU freshman guard Malik Thomas watches the start of the NCAA Tournament selection party with his teammates at T's Pub on Mar. 13, 2011. BU was selected as a 16 seed, drawing No. 1 seed Kansas in Tulsa, Okla.


3/13/2011 -- BOSTON -- BU forward Patrick Hazel expresses his anticipation for NCAA Tournament selection show with his teammates at T's Pub on Mar. 13, 2011. BU was selected as a 16 seed, drawing No. 1 seed Kansas in Tulsa, Okla. (Kelvin Ma)

3/13/2011 -- BOSTON -- BU forward Patrick Hazel expresses his anticipation for NCAA Tournament selection show with his teammates at T's Pub on Mar. 13, 2011. BU was selected as a 16 seed, drawing No. 1 seed Kansas in Tulsa, Okla.


3/13/2011 -- BOSTON -- From left, BU guard Matt Griffin, forward Jeff Pelage, forward Jake O'Brien and forward Patrick Hazel joke around as they wait for their seeding announcement at their NCAA Tournament selection party at T's Pub on Mar. 13, 2011. BU was selected as a 16 seed, drawing No. 1 seed Kansas in Tulsa, Okla. (Kelvin Ma)

3/13/2011 -- BOSTON -- From left, BU guard Matt Griffin, forward Jeff Pelage, forward Jake O'Brien and forward Patrick Hazel joke around as they wait for their seeding announcement at their NCAA Tournament selection party at T's Pub on Mar. 13, 2011. BU was selected as a 16 seed, drawing No. 1 seed Kansas in Tulsa, Okla.


3/13/2011 -- BOSTON -- BU forward Dom Morris waits for the Terriers' seeding announcement at their NCAA Tournament selection party at T's Pub on Mar. 13, 2011. BU was selected as a 16 seed, drawing No. 1 seed Kansas in Tulsa, Okla. (Kelvin Ma)

3/13/2011 -- BOSTON -- BU forward Dom Morris waits for the Terriers' seeding announcement at their NCAA Tournament selection party at T's Pub on Mar. 13, 2011. BU was selected as a 16 seed, drawing No. 1 seed Kansas in Tulsa, Okla.


3/13/2011 -- BOSTON -- From left, BU guard Matt Griffin, forward Jeff Pelage, forward Jake O'Brien, and forward Chris Kurz celebrate their selection to the NCAA Tournament at T's Pub on Mar. 13, 2011. BU was selected as a 16 seed, drawing No. 1 seed Kansas in Tulsa, Okla. (Kelvin Ma)

3/13/2011 -- BOSTON -- From left, BU guard Matt Griffin, forward Jeff Pelage, forward Jake O'Brien, and forward Chris Kurz celebrate their selection to the NCAA Tournament at T's Pub on Mar. 13, 2011. BU was selected as a 16 seed, drawing No. 1 seed Kansas in Tulsa, Okla.