NCAA Tournament: Staying at Hyatt is an Unfair Advantage

As the number two-seeded Cincinnati Bearcats take on the Georgia State Panthers in the first round, Panthers coach Ron Hunter thinks Cincinnati has an unfair advantage.

Hunter says, “Cincinnati stays at Hyatt and we stay at Comfort Inn.” Hunter says, “Cincinnati eats at @RuthsChris … we got to eat at @Wendys.”

But he promises Georgia State will overcome those odds and be ready.

The game is being played this Friday in Nashville, where there are myriad Hyatt Place properties and only one full service Hyatt, Unbound Collection’s Holston House.

Compared to Comfort Inn, Hyatt House is an advantage, although less so since they replaced their breakfast skillet sandwiches with breakfast bowls last year.

(HT: Ryan C.)

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  1. Ron Hunter knows all about crushing disappointment in the NCAA tournament. He should forget about where they’re staying, and make sure his small school team is drilled to the nth degree on how to execute an inbounds pay under pressure against the big guys.

    Miami (O) vs. Len Bias’s Maryland, 1985.

  2. I need a million men — well, 999,999 plus me — to march on Washington to protest this outrage.

    Who’s with me?

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