Valpo, coach Romar? Seriously?? VALPO?? Cats and dogs, living together, mass hysteria. What the hell is going on with UW's hoop program? Are they reverting back to what they really are? Were they just a fluke with Nate Robinson, Brandon Roy and Bobby Jones? After their sweet-16 run in 2006, they now have one post-season appearance, and it's a loss to Valpo.
Yes, UW screwed the proverbial pooch tonight, dropping the opener of the worst post-season tournament of all-time, the C-Blah-I. Oh yeah, Brockman gutted it out for 14 points on a bum ankle, but in a microcosm of a season gone wrong, he also bricked a pair of free throws with 4 seconds left in the 72-71 loss. Unbelievable.
After you stop laughing, ask yourself this - is this something to wring your hands about for tomorrow? Is this a bad sign for the Pac-10 overall? Granted UW was in the CBI for a reason this year. They were one of the worst free throw shooting teams in America (actually Winthrop is right there with them). They finished 16-17 and looked every bit the up-and-down, .500 team. But is this bad for what we actually care about, as in, WSU??
Hard to say. After all, we did need two OT sessions - at home no less - to finally dispose of UW. And UW did beat UCLA, Arizona, ASU and Oregon this year. I'm leaning it's not a big deal....but I can't help but feel queasy on the eve of March Madness!
Meanwhile, Cougfan has a FREE write-up of today's practice. Hooray FREE. In the FREE write-up, they talk about practicing indoors and - gasp - running the option with all the QB's? Wow. This really isn't your grandfather's (read: Doba) WSU offense anymore, is it? Anyway, enjoy.