C’est la vie

That’s life as a Mountaineer fan. If it’s the big game, chances are, they’ll find a way to lose.

It happened in the first Big East game against Georgetown, in Dec. of ’95. It happened again the next year against Georgetown in January of ’97. The Hoyas repeated the act again in the Big East Tourney in 2000, at G’town in 2003, and now, you can add 2008 to the list of last second losses.

Patrick Ewing, Jr. is a prick. Let’s just put it out there. And I wish that John Beilein had finished the job last year when he started to choke him out.

But he didn’t, and Ewing was able to block Da’Seans finger roll at the buzzer. After Sapp hit the clutch 3. After senior, Darris Nichols, missed another FT. To go along with the 2 he missed ealier. To go along with the ELEVEN free throws WVU missed, in total.

So, even if Smalligan got his 1st half 3 off in time (he didn’t, but it was nice of him to show up for a game this season), or Butler’s shot was goaltended (it’s too close to call….and Butler should have either dunked it or put it off the glass anyway to avoid getting blocked), WVU still blew the game at the charity stripe.

Hey, look, I’m a basktball, I think I’ll go into the basket. It’s your home, why won’t you go to your home?

If your name is WELLINGTON, you ought to be able to shoot FT’s. If you’re a senior, you ought to be able to make FT’s when they count.

So you can chalk Georgetown up with Oklahoma as games WVU snatched defeat from the jaws of victory, and will keep us out of the tournament in March.

Mad props to Alex Ruoff and his black socks, and shoes. I dig.


6 Responses

  1. I like to think that no one commented in protest of the French title.

  2. I have not commented because I haven’t been in front of my computer since Friday, better late than never I guess….the free throw shooting is sickening to watch, to lose by one knowing that had they hit even half of the ones they missed it would have ended in a win makes me ill. There is no excuse for that, none, especially on your home court, and where it is known that each practice ends with a free throw shooting contest makes it worse. Oh well, bring on the Bearcats.

  3. Chris Brooks needs to come back and teach these guys a thing or two about free throw shooting.

    I was also basking in the glory of all my one handed passes during my game last night.

  4. Lost to Oklahoma b/c they couldn’t make free throws. Make the damn things

  5. Phenomenal Chris Brooks reference 5thyearsenior. Perhaps my first memory of Mountaineer basketball is Jack Flemming talking about Brooks’ inability to make a free throw.

  6. The most disturbing issue is that the refs spend a few minutes after the half to review the 3-pointer made by WVU center Smalligan (which upon review he did not get the shot off in time). Which asks the question why didn’t the refs review the call at the end of the game? Why did they sprint off into the locker room? Why wasn’t there a review? Why wasn’t the coaching staff given an explanantion? The refs made a conspiracy ending to this basketball game.

    And by the way, Georgetown might have won the game, but they are surely not a top 10 team.


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