Okay I’m sitting courtside for the Michigan State/ Kansas game, so I can check these teams out live and in person. But, of course, I left all my notes back in the media room, so I’m wingin’ it even more than usual on the Cards game.
At the post game press conference, there were no questions for Arizona’s Chase Budinger or Nic Wise. Literally, as in zero. Not even their home town beat reporters had anything to ask.
How about Edgar Sosa’s stat line? Five of 6 from the field. Two of 3 from beyond the arc. 1/1 at the line. Two boards. And, most impressive of all, SIX assists against only 2 TOs.
Is it a bad day for Wildcats or what. Cards bash ‘Zona by 39. Cats lose their most recent coach, Billy Clyde Gillispie, and their future coach, Billy the Kid Donovan. I’m told that Donovan did indeed indicate to UK that he would come if the job came open, then, after that flirtation, played the runaway bride yet again. I’m further advised that Lee Todd and Mitch Barnhart are somewhat beside themselves over that development.
Back to the Cards. U of L had 29 assists against only 9 TOs. That is not a typo. They hit 62% in the second half, 58% for the game.
Kansas is up 11 with 4:00 to go in the first half. They look like a very good team. But they are young, starting two freshman, two sophomores and a junior.
Earl — as in E5, not my car — was magnificent. 19 and 9 with only one turnover.
The big background apparently didn’t affect U of L’s shooting. 14 of 29 from beyond the arc. Of course, those are easier to make when you’re not guarded, but the guys still need to knock them down.
More later. Or actually, maybe tomorrow.
– Seedy K