This is the first installment of The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, a semi-regular series focusing on the area's college basketball teams. I want to thank Mike Prada and Sam Chamberlain for giving me the opportunity to bring this feature to you. The first game on our list, American's 69-47 win over Navy, was a game short on good and heavy on the ugly for long stretches.
The crowd at American was pretty good tonight, considering the opponent -- 1,219 people. However, I'd say about half the students left after the halftime announcement of which fraternities and sororities got their points for being at the game. Covering Maryland for the last 3 years, I don't think I've ever seen that kind of exodus - even in a blowout.