Saturday, March 10, 2007

And a Mighty Fearful Roo It Is.

Hell of a game last night. In the first half, they looked like a team counting the minutes to go home. They played flat, slow and confused. We don't know what Keith Dambrot said to them at halftime, but safe to say: 1) It didn't include the N-word and 2) It worked.

That was a completely different team in the second half. Generally I get nervous when a team that is trying to come back plays fast, but it's there game and it worked. Down 33-19 at the half, they outscored Kent State 42-21 in the second half.

Whatever heights Keith Dambrot and Jeremiah Woods reach in their careers, they surely will look back on this game as a defining moment.

Now on to Miami with whom they split the season in a pair of one-bucket games. If they win, they dance. If not, they don't have the resume to go in at-large, and may miss the NIT if that committee doesn't want two MAC teams since Toledo lost their semi.

For now, bask in the glow and consider this: If LeBron James had gone to college, this would be his senior year.

2 comments:

ohdave said...

Senior year... at Ohio State.

redhorse said...

Unlikely James would have split with Travis and Joyce, fwiw.

I missed most of the second half dozing. They looked great when I would briefly wake up, though!

You're right about winning tonight: win and dance. Otherwise, it's a battle to get into the NIT.