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(Editor's note: Senior Morgan Valley, a 6-foot reserve guard at Connecticut, has shared a diary with throughout the season.)

March 15, 2004

Morgan Valley
It's tourney time, my favorite time of year. Not only is it spring in New England, but it is also basketball, basketball, basketball.

For the next month, every channel will have a hoops game on, and when I am not practicing, going to class or studying for a test, you can bet I will be watching.

Yesterday was Selection Sunday, and as you already know we are in the East. I just cannot wait for all this to finally get started. I can't stand these long breaks without a game.

We just finished Spring Break and everyone has come back all tan and tired. We are fresh, though, and we are excited to get back on the court. This is the final go around for Dee (Taurasi), Maria (Conlon) and me, and we really want to make this one special!

School is almost done. We have about another month and a half left before finals. It's kind of cool that we get out so much earlier this year. I like it more than getting out in the beginning of June. Then I have no clue what my life will hold. I need to get a job or make a plan for the summer.

For now, I am going to enjoy my last month as a student-athlete and have some fun with my teammates.

1 Penn State
2 Connecticut
3 Houston
4 North Carolina
5 Notre Dame
6 Colorado
7 Auburn
8 Virginia Tech
9 Iowa
10 North Carolina State
11 UC Santa Barbara
12 Southwest Missouri State
13 Middle Tennessee
14 UW-Green Bay
15 Penn
16 Hampton
1 Duke
2 Kansas State
3 Boston College
4 Texas Tech
5 Louisiana Tech
6 Ohio State
7 Minnesota
8 Old Dominion
9 Marquette
11 West Virginia
12 Montana
13 Maine
14 Eastern Michigan
15 Valparaiso
16 Northwestern State
1 Texas
2 Purdue
3 Georgia
5 Miami
7 Villanova
8 Michigan State
9 Arizona
10 Mississippi
11 Temple
12 Maryland
13 Austin Peay
14 Liberty
15 St. Francis (Pa.)
16 Southern
1 Tennessee
2 Vanderbilt
3 Oklahoma
4 Baylor
5 Florida
6 Stanford
7 Rutgers
8 George Washington
9 DePaul
10 Chattanooga
11 Missouri
12 New Mexico
13 Loyola Marymount
14 Marist
15 Lipscomb
16 Colgate