Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Coast to Coast...like Tyus Edney against Mizzou

Finally, people are starting to follow suit about the most annoying man in College Basketball, Dick Vitale. This time it was our friends at The Big Lead piling on. Per the blog: Down the stretch was vintage Vitale - chock full of generalized, surface observations, offered up with his usual heaping of verve and gusto. You could have muted the game and done your own effective commentary. There is much more in the link, plus another great photo of Erin Andrews.

C-Town gets ready for the big Democratic Debate tonight at 9 PM EST at the Wolstein Center on the campus of Cleveland State.

Alycia Lane is free! Beware Suzy Shuster Eisen.

Don't miss the uber-creepy Amy Winehouse and her classy tats.

Anyone who doesn't know who Keeley Hazell is, click here.

According to a New York Times/CNN poll, Barack Obama is seen as the Democratic candidate best able to defeat John McCain.

Melissa, the American Gladiators Champ was once a Portland Trail Blazers dancer. These are the kinds of important info you find on blogs these days.

Valerie Bertanelli is releasing an autobiography. Who in the hell would buy that piece of crap?

Stern fans take a look. Kendra and Eric the Midget's photos together!

Former steroid user...errr....all star second basemen Bret Boone has copped to an alcohol problem and that is why he hasn't been in the majors for two years. Eother that or he is washed up.

Barry Bonds, a Tampa Bay Ray? We guess losers attract losers.

Jimmy Kimmel gets his revenge on girlfriend Sarah Silverman. Don;t miss the bevy of cameos. Very impressive.

#5 Texas 74 Kansas State 65 - Watching this game gave me even more reason to worry about my Kansas Jayhawks. The Texas three point shooting and Guard play are far superior to that of KU. D.J. Augustin was once again sensational, scoring 24 points and abusing Clent Stewart and Jacob Pullen all night. K-State led by as many as five early in the second half, but the Longhorns fought back with a 9-0 run thanks to three triples, two from Connor Atchley, who was 6-6 for with 14 and seven boards in just 14 minutes. He was saddled with foul trouble all night.

As we said yesterday, good teams finish games when they make a comeback and that is what Texas did. A tie game at the half, UT outscored K-State 44-35 in the final stanza. They hit 10-22 threes for the night. The difference was Rick Barnes going zone in the second half to stop Michael Beasley (Bill Self - take a note). Beasley did finish with 30 and 15, but other than Jacob Pullen's 19, nobody else did a thing. Second-leading scorer Bill Walker went 0-14 in 32 minutes. The Wildcats looked nothing the team that knocked off KU three weeks ago. They shot 32% for the game and forced up 27 threes, making just seven. It would take a monumental collapse for Texas to not win the Big 12 title.

#21 Marquette 85 Villanova 75 - Trailing by seven at the half, Marquette PG Dominic James decided enough was enough. He took over hitting five threes on his way to 25 points, leading the way for the Golden Eagles. "Dominic James was great," Villanova coach Jay Wright said. "He played with great toughness. He hit big-time shots. His 3s in the second half were just killers." James received help in the post (for once) as Lazar Hayward chipped in with 15 and nine boards. Marquette is now 21-6 and 11-5 in the Big East. They sit fifth, just one game behind UConn for one of the coveted four bye's in the Big East tournament.

#23 St. Mary's 61 San Diego 54 - It wasn't pretty, but the Gaels bounced back after their loss to Kent State to gut out a win and stay tied for the WCC lead with Gonzaga. Star G Patty Mills was inexplicably silent all night, taking just three shots in 32 minutes, but Todd Golden and Tron Smith stepped up with 10 and 15 respectively. Diamon Simpson had 15 and 10 in the post. Normally a three point shooting club, the Gaels had to find different ways to win, as they couldn't get good shots off. They were just 2-9. "Teams have really started sitting on [Mills] and making it tough for him to get shots," Saint Mary's coach Randy Bennett said. "We didn't shoot it great, yet we were still able to score and separate down the stretch. Our depth wore on them a little bit, and that's been a strength of our team all year."

Gonzaga 73 Portland 51 - Yet another team on this night started slow before exploding in the second half. The Zags trailed 8-20 Portland at the half 29-27, but in the last eight minutes, they finished on a 26-11 to finish off the Pilots. David Pendergraft and Jeremy Pargo both had 13 and Micah Downs added 12 off the bench to pace Gonzaga. Up next is the game that will decide the WCC regular season title St. Mary's comes to Spokane with an 11-1 league record.

1 comment:

Hiphopopotamus said...

Really liked (disliked) watching Texas last night. I'm not sure where all of this defense came from out of that team (especially Atchley), but they play damn hard.

With that said, if a team does the same to them, they (Augustin) are prone to being very undiscplined on the offensive end and jacking up horrible shots.

Speaking of terrible shots, where was Fred Brown in the game against Kansas? We've got to get that guy some minutes on Saturday. I have never seen a worse shot from a college guard. He threw up 8 shots last night, 2 were badly missed free throws and 6 were 3's, he made 1, hit the rim on 1 and broke the backboard on the other 4.