December 10, 2008
Can't stop, won't stop...he'll get his, eventually
Four things were made apparent tonight at MSG:
- Stephen Curry knows how to share (10 Assists)
- Stephen Curry needs to shave the ‘stache
- Stephen Curry will take an average Davidson team back to the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament
- Dexter Pittman is fast becoming a Dexatrim success story.
Yes, Davidson pulled off another attention grabbing victory with Curry providing the last minute heroics once again. You saw it coming. He couldn’t of been more off with his shot for the first 38 minutes, but it was just for effect and Curry flipped on the switch for the last two minutes, sealing West Virginia’s fate, 68 – 65.
We shouldn’t look past the fact the Mountaineers were a fairly depleted unit tonight. No Joe Mazzoula and no Alex Rouff, which you can attribute their lackluster 33 percent from the field. They did get 24 points and 14 rebounds out of emerging star The Da’ Sean Butler– who looked stellar in-person, according to our correspondent who was on hand.
The night cap proved to be very uneventful. Texas was clearly the better team, teasing the ‘Cats all game long, but pulling away to win 67 – 58. AJ Abrams did his part in the cause, again, with 18 of his 26 coming in the second half. Had Texas shot free throws “granny style,” the ‘Horns might have finished off ‘Nova midway through the second half.
Now we love this event, and the Jimmy V speech never gets old. But we don’t understand why it’s not a true tournament, because Curry vs. Abrams would be appointment television.
November 17, 2008
So there was a bevy of games on the slate last night. For those of you looking for some drama and hoping for something like Miami of Ohio following up their effort against UCLA–well nothing of the like really happened. Pittsburgh turned it on in the 2nd half and steamrolled those Red Hawks, UCONN scored two more points in the 2nd half than their opponent put up in the entire game, and Stephen Curry is doing his best to extinguish any doubt that moving to point guard will prevent him from scoring points, dismantling a trifling JMU squad. Villanova also put up an impressive 107 points to annihilate Fordham. Er scratch that…Fordham would struggle against Division III teams, they’re atrocious
The closest game on the Top 25 scoreboard was Georgetown (probably on auto-pilot) with a nine point win over Jacksonville. Boring.
Yes, I (Nick) am aware that it appears I am purposely overlooking Sunday’s Duke-URI outcome, where Jimmy Baron nearly single-handedly snapped the Blue Devils 62 game home non-conference winning streak. My response…this time of the season is like Spring Training: If you win, great. If you lose…well it’s just Spring Training. Right? RIGHT? Anyone?
Anyways we’re looking forward to the first big matchup of the season…UNC and Kentucky. The Wildcats still suck but at least it’s a “brand-name.” Tyler Hansborough is still out with that injury, so we won’t need a big bottle of Aleve handy just to watch the entire 40 minutes of play.