- Apr 20, 2009
1) And In spite of all your stats and our best player being way less than 100%, we go on a 25-11 run, reduce the lead to only 7 with less than 5 minutes left in the game causing UCF to call a timeout. Then on the next possession the refs missed an obvious offensive goaltending call by UCF (verified via replay) and Vince Williams followed that by hitting a free throw that would've made it a two possession game at 4:06, but we looked like we didn't belong and had the worse performance in the tournament?I wasn't going by the score, I was going by eye test and game stats, and a banged up Evans does not excuse them:
31% FG shooting
23% 3 pt shooting, 19 straight missed 3s
No FGs for over 10 minutes
Allowed 49% FG shooting
Allowed 63% 3 pt shooting
Please tell me who had a worse performance than we did in any round. We looked like we didn't belong in the Dance and it wasn't close.
2) Of course, the ole Hubert Davis "eye test" criteria. If you are going to tell me you watched every NCAA tournament game so you were able to apply this same "eye test" criteria to all of the games played I'm calling B.S. So let me get your "score doesn't matter" logic straight, we're down 7 with less than 5 minutes to go, Ole Miss was down 29 points at 5:50, but our performance was worse based on your "eye test?" GTFOH!
3) Even with a healthy Evans, UCF was ultimately a bad match up for us. We literally had no answer for their 7-6 center (13 pts, 18 rebs, 5 blocks). Considering both teams were considered relatively equal (8 vs 9 seed), the fact that you think having our best player significantly diminished shouldn't have any affect on our performance in an NCAA game (where only the top seeds get to potentially play a bum team in the opening round) is an indication that there's no reason to continue this ridiculous conversation with you.