Post by HoyaSinceBirth on Jan 29, 2011 14:27:26 GMT -5
SCREW ESPN for cutting away from our game. We clearly fall to pieces when our fans aren't allowed to watch on TV. I flipped out when they switched away and flipped out even more when we came back to that mess we created.
Huge Game by our bigs: Julian, Henry, Nate played great games.
Austin Freeman is the Beast of the Big East! Phenomenal game by Austin.
Post by centercourt400s on Jan 29, 2011 14:29:31 GMT -5
Great win, great Austin and Julian... those free throws!
If you haven't seen it already, head over to CasualHoya.com and read Aaron Bowen's in- game tweets... pretty good stuff there and there is no doubt about that kid's heart. Examples: (re: Austin's big shot): "that shot jus made my damn shoulder hurt BIG shot Boi!" and later: " I think I have to go back into surgery... good win y'all boys"
Also, a well officiated game, in my opinion. When we get fair officiating, we have always been a force. Not a lot of stupid hand check calls, not a lot of blocks called every time a player got inside against us. Fair game. Nova cant say anything about it. We pwned them.
Last Edit: Jan 29, 2011 14:54:52 GMT -5 by GUJook97
Hearing Pasch say during a break that after the Pitt game, some people were wondering if we were going to make the tournament was laughable not because of how we were playing, but the absurdity that a team with our RPI and SOS, even after that loss, would've been in danger of missing the tournament.
Post by stonehandssam on Jan 29, 2011 15:08:17 GMT -5
In hindsight, I think we should all be thrilled that they cutaway during the near collapse. I would have surely broken my remote and possibly the TV itself when Chris Wright threw the ball away. What we got to see afterwards though was a spectacular stand against a re-energized top ten team at their house. Composure!
- Great defensive effort again. If we can continue playing well on defense, we can be scary good.
- Still absolutely LOVING the big lineups. Our offense has not collapsed, and our defense plays MUCH better with the bigger lineups. According to ESPN box, Vaughn/Lubick/Sims/Benimon played a combined 77 minutes, which means Hollis was playing the vast majority of his minutes at the 3 again. I feel bad for Hollis that he is playing fewer minutes overall, but it is best for the team.
- What is it about our team taking NBA range 3-pointers? I swear it seems like every time there is an NBA 3-point line we just can't help it. The first 5 or 6 3-point attempts we took today were beyond the NBA line.