Monday, January 21, 2008

Coast to Tyus Edney against Mizzou

Nothing like a high of 11 degrees to get you going. What a weekend of college hoops. #1 North Carolina went down. As did #4 UCLA. So did #9 Texas A&M. #15 Ole Miss, who we have been stroking for weeks, inexplicably lost at Auburn, a team who's two best players are out with injuries. Seven ranked teams went down, six to unranked teams. Of those seven teams, perhaps the most bizarre loss had to be Miami's choke job against NC State. Up by two with five seconds left, not only did they allow the Wolfpack to tie it, but then the Canes Anthony King threw the inbounds pass right to Gavin Grant who layed it in for the win. Check it out.

More Good youtube stuff this morning. This was courtesy of ESPN's College Gameday, which for some odd reason chose to be at the Kentucky/Florida game, a battle of unranked teams. Florida's QB and Heisman winner Tim Tebow "pumping up" the locker room before the game. Don't Miss Hubert Davis.

Speaking of the Carolina loss to Maryland, the Tar Heel faithful took the loss a little too hard. A lost a lot of respect for the "wine and cheese" crowd in Chapel Hill after this one.

Mr. and the future Mrs. Deuche bag
hosted a big bash in Toronto.

A real shame that the 2008 Stepford Wife's
movie completely flopped this weekend. I miss Joey Potter and the Pacey/Dawson love triangle.

R.I.P. Sam the Butcher. That guy was the whup.

Chuck Norris says
John McCain is too old to be President. says the Big Ten Network is weak for one reason:
No Erin Andrews.

Our next post will be dedicated to the NFL.

Connecticut 89 #13 Marquette 73 - Nothing like scoring 49 points in a half and still getting smoked by 16. Seems like nobody can win on the road in the Big East this year. Not a great week for Marquette. They lost back to back games against unranked teams by a combined 36. The three guard attack (James, McNeal, Matthews) for the Golden Eagles shot just 11-32, while five Huskies scored in double figures. UConn shot 54% and won the battle of the boards 31-19. How does a team grab only 19 boards for an entire game?

#10 Indiana 81 Penn State 65 - IU shook off a game Penn State squad and ran way with it in the second half, outscoring the Nittany Lions by 13. Eric Gordon led the Hoosiers with 25 and nailed five threes. The key man was Armon Bassett who came off the bench and nailed five triples of his own on just six attempts. Jamarcus Ellis also went 5-6 from the field, dished out eight assists, and grabbed five boards. DJ White was superb again with 22 points and seven rebounds. If the voting was today, he would be our Big Ten Player of the Year.

#11 Michigan State 78 Minnesota 73 - Once again the Gophers were game, but in the end, they just didn't have the talent to take down the Spartans. They overcame 19 turnovers to gut one out in the Barn in front of friend of MTAC B. Kaitz. Good news for MSU fans, Drew Neitzel may have finally woken up. He nailed five threes in the second half and finished with 19 points. "It's just a matter of time," Neitzel said. "That's my role on this team: to make big shots, especially in the second half, and I was fortunate enough to do that tonight." Goran Suton grabbed 13 rebounds to go with 11 points.

#8 Washington State 69 Oregon 60 - One thing we love about the Cougars is they aren't going to lose to anyone they shouldn't. They are such a disciplined, smart team. That was evident again last night as they didn't let Oregon dictate their running style. Wazzu laid back, made the extra passes and took good shots. Derrick Low led all scorers with 27 including four three-pointers. They also locked down ball hog extraordinaire Tajuan Porter to 4-13.

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