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Baylor: Shouldn’t We Have Known All Along?

There is but small comfort knowing I’m among the many erstwhile college hoops scribes, with a delusional belief in the power of our observations of the game we love so much, who misfired. Or, were leery of pulling the trigger.

We woke up this morning with egg on our faces, before even heading into the kitchen to make breakfast.

It’s not that I picked Gonzaga to win the title. I did not. You can go look.

But I certainly did not listen to myself.

If only I’d had the confidence to listen to my convictions, I’d be able to lord my “expertise” over all this morning after.

On Sunday, after the national semis, I wrote this about the eventual champion: “In its semi-final smackdown, Baylor looked, well, let’s be frank here, UN BEAT A BLE.” Continue reading Baylor: Shouldn’t We Have Known All Along?

Hoopaholic’s Gazette: Cards & Cats, Cats & Cards +

ukuoflPop Quiz.

The astute among you should be able to quickly answer this question.

What do the Georgia State Panthers and Gonzaga Bulldogs have in common this season?

Very good, class, each of those school’s squads has a former U of L Cardinal, as well as a former UK Wildcat.

The leading scorer for the 15-7 Panthers, who currently sit 2d in the Sun Belt, is one Ryan Harrow. Who has the singular distinction of being the only former Coach Cal PG of the last, oh, decade or so, not to be talked about in hushed, reverential tones.

Harrow’s averaging 20.6 ppg, while hitting 49.7% of his shots, and 4.3 apg.

His more nationally renown teammate Kevin Ware is the school’s third leading scorer, at 8.3 ppg in 29+ minutes of action per. Continue reading Hoopaholic’s Gazette: Cards & Cats, Cats & Cards +