Saturday, January 9, 2010

Game Face

Walked out of the elevator at the hotel this morning and there were Jim Calhoun and George Blaney, waiting in the lobby for the rest of the team to come down. I waved to the coaches; Calhoun looked back at me with a "what-are-you-doing-here?" look.

At 9:30 a.m., the coach already had his game face on. Always does on gameday. I'm told not to even bother trying to acknowledge him at any time prior to a game, he'll essentially look right through you.

Apparently, Calhoun's game face transferred over to his players. That was a "Wow!" first-half performance by the Huskies, who shot 50 percent, ran the court beautifully, got 12 points (including three jaw-dropping dunks) from Stanley Robinson and 10 from Jamal Coombs-McDaniel (who hit his first four shots, including a pair of 3's).

Meanwhile, Georgetown shot 8-for-27 (29.6 percent), and went nearly the last 10 minutes without a field goal, going 0-for-10 in that span as the Huskies outscored them, 22-2.

Maybe the Hoyas really aren't that good. Maybe the Huskies are a lot better than a lot of us (myself included) thought they were.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

way to jinx them dude

January 9, 2010 at 2:36 PM 

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