Friday, December 22, 2006

And there will be much rejoicing (and fist-pumping)

In the above picture, SMU's Donatas Rackauskas crushes TCU's dreams like a bug. Notice you can actually see the moment when the TCU' player's heart breaks.

DMN version.

Star Telegram version.

Let's be honest, Dez Willingham's 3-pointer at the buzzer was a gift from Santa.

SMU played up and down all night, trailing by as much as nine in the first half and leading by as much as eight in the second. Ike Ofoegbu was in foul trouble much of the night but was subbed in and out effectively. I liked the way Matt Doherty stuck with Rack on the inbounds play despite two turnovers at the end. It shows confidence in the player.

This was basketball win number 100 over TCU. I like that. Symmetry. This was a win SMU needed to keep momentum in the metroplex. I still say SMU is struggling for relevancy in this town and beating the cross town rival is a good way to establish itself as the dominant basketball team within a 100 mile radius.

Matt Doherty, you are my hero. Now go beat Oklahoma. Of course, OU already beat TCU 63-35. Eeeeee.

Wow, three basketball entries in a row.

When Baylor fans come to Ford Stadium in 2011 and 2013, they can also check out the George W. Bush Presidential Library.

SMU signed Rock Dennis, a defensive back from Garden City Community College. The more I hear about this kid, the more impressed I am; he sounds like a true athlete. I don't know if he will start, but at a minimum, he will provide needed depth for a weak secondary. Still, most SMU football fans were hoping for more.

Merry Christmas everybody.


Anonymous said...

The best part of the game was when the rim blocked the TCU attempted dunk. hahahahahaha

Anonymous said...

When your basketball team is 9-1, you are allowed to talk about them.

Anonymous said...

A very good 10-1 Dayton team is playing at #7 Pitt tonight and at #2 UNC on New Years' Eve.

Dayton has already defeated Louisville. There only loss was at Moody.

My Christmas Wish for SMU fans is that Matt Doherty can finally return SMU to prominence in a major sport. How cool would it be to play Tech, Baylor, A&M and Texas at a sold-out Moody with the outcome unknown before tip-off?

Anonymous said...

SMU is 17th in the RPI rankings. Next up is Oaklahoma.

If we win in Norman, we might actually get noticed.

Note that conference rival Memphis is right behind us at 23rd and Florida St is right ahead of us at 15th.