(if you thought Brent Petway was bummed after the game, you should’ve seen his face when he found out the story about the Big Chief reunion was a hoax)
Much as I enjoyed the commercial that claimed the entire Apollo crew were Michigan grads (who knew Jalen Rose was into space travel?), the modern Wolverines could’ve used some rocket fuel down the stretch Saturday. Michigan blew a 6 point lead on their home floor to Ohio State, going scoreless for the final 3:54 and losing to the nation’s no. 1 team, 65-61. The Buckeyes were the beneficiaries of 16 points (12 of ’em in the 2nd half) from the 2nd best player in the country (sorry), Greg Oden. Whom it should be stressed, has a residency waiting for him at Gazzari’s if this professsional basketball thing doesn’t work out.
Congrats to the Eagles of Winthrop who clinched an automatic NCAA tourney berth, winning the Big South Conference Final with their 85-81 victory over VMI earlier today. Sophmore Travis Holmes scored 29 points (6 three-pointers) in the losing cause, but on the bright side, his choice of school should prepare him for a lucrative future guarding some Haliburton facility halfway across the world.
Virginia’s inability to do the business today against Wake leaves Carolina, BC and VT with a shot at the top seed in the ACC Tournament, pending tomorrow’s results. If that wasn’t grim enough for the Cavaliers, Adam Kilgore claims UVA F Jason Cain doesn’t know who AC/DC is, despite rocking a vintage tee.
To which I can only say, buck up, Jason. Unless and until these Washington Post pro bloggers start quoting Honor Role lyrics, you’re free to remind them what century we’re living in.