Editor's Note--So let's see.....the last SIX things Big D has told you to do? ALL made you cash money! Did your stockbroker do that for you the last few days? How about your significant other? Your momma? Um nope. Sizzling hot in the March InsaneNess!! He's got 2 more again this evening. Hurry to the windows. Like as SOON as you read this. Goooooooooooo--R.B.
Yes, Richie we will not wallow in the mire. Or rest on our laurels. Or any of that other mutha jazz. Just 2 more winners. That's all.
The challenge for a lot of these coaches and players is to figure out mismatches on both sides of the ball. "Vanillanova" has breezed through the 1st 2 rounds. Enforcing their will on the other teams. So has their opponent tonight however, "West Virginnie". These 2 used to face off against each other all the time in the Big East. Now the Mountaineers are in the Big 12. But they both have the same coaches. West Virginia knows they must slow Villanova down from getting open 3 point shots. It'll have to force turnovers too. Nova will have to stop all everything guard Carter for the Mounties. Old man Huggins knows his boys will lose the game if the 'Cats get to the high 70s. Sure, these 2 go over a lot, but 152 is an awfully high number. (Like last night's 154 total in Florida State/Gonzaga, yes? Ye$$$$). We see De-fense as the key here. UNDERRRR in Beantown.
Call it Superstition. Call it hocus-pocus. Call it whatever you want. We do NOT lay 2 in a basketball game (Like last night's LOYOLA-ILLINOIS+2 vs Nevada, yes? YE$$$$). Sometimes we take 2. Like tonight. Don't look now but who seems to the baddest conference in the land these days? Yep. It's the Big 12. Purdue's big guy has a broken elbow and is listed as questionable.....um let him in the game if you want. The RED RAIDERS of TEXAS TECH have been winning gritty games with one of the best defenses around. The Senior Guard Evans has been carrying them on the offensive side. We like Seniors at this level. And we like good Guards. We get both here, baby. Wrong team favored, pal. RED RAYYYYYYYYYYYYDUUUUUUHSSSS near the Chahhhhhhles Rivaaaaaaaaah. Wickedddd awesome!
So the happy "2nd games of the Sweet Sixteen" recap: UNDER 152 WVA/Vill, TEXAS TECH+2 vs Purdue.
Check back tomorrow for Elite 8 selections! Good luck! God bless. Now remember last week we had "Skinny Stevie"? Well, this is "less skinny Stevie"....Enjoy...Hocus Pocus indeed.