Following up on my earlier post about the Syracuse/Pitt game...
...Pitt opened up the game with a ridiculous 19-0 run. Syracuse answered with a 17-0 run to make it a bit of a game, but I think the Orange spent too much energy coming back from the early hole they dig themselves. It was a black and blue (using my dude thormoo's terminology here) game - #3 at #4. What else would you expect from the Big East? A 74-66 loss without their top scorer Kris Joseph (14.6 PPG, 5.2 RPG) isn't all bad and neither is their 18-1 record. Losing to Pitt at Pitt, not terrible - they have won 51 of the past 52 at home.
#8 UConn - with a little help from their guy Kemba Walker - left the Gampel with a 61-59 win over #7 Villanova. He hit a runner in the lane with 2.5 seconds left to seal the deal for the Huskies. After a sluggish offensive first half for both sides (22-21 Villanova at the half), the offenses got in gear over the last twenty minutes. And the difference was the best player in the country hitting a big shot. How's it go, "Big players make big plays"? And he sure did.
(You didn't read it wrong, I just spoke on four Big East teams who are ranked #3, #4, #7, and #8 in the country)
As much as I hate the troll party members on the Jersey Shore, I do find comedy in most of what @VINNYGUADAGNINO says. I am not even sure it's what he says as much as it is how he says it. Oh, and Snooki is getting arrested right now, telling cops to "get the f*** off!" - claiming she's a "good person". Calling her a person is the loosest interpretation of the word.
JWow has the worst skin on the show. Blotches abound on that whore'ish face.
A day off turned into a full day at the gym watching a basketball game that was torturous for all in attendance. 51-49 Manhattan over Niagara.
After the game, I headed to grab a bite with Phil Martelli Jr., a friend of mine from when he coached here at Manhattan for a season. He's since moved on to the Great White North that is Lewiston, NY and is on the Niagara staff.
Headed to get some Zzz's. Later y'all. (cue the New Yorker's southern drawl)