Saturday, February 7, 2009


Please allow me to rant for two seconds.
How can you lose two overtime games IN A ROW?! One at home, no less. Dearest Rebels, you had the chance to sit atop the mountain with a home win over SDSU, and you didn't capitalize on that. Okay, we can get over that, since we do still have that great BYU road win under our belts. Just make like the Beatles, let it be. Move on. Now, in what's basically a must-win game in The (arm)Pit at New Mexico, you NEED to bring your A-game. But wait! We decide to tease everyone by leading basically the whole game, letting Danridge have the second half of his freakin life and then hand it to the Lobos, once again in overtime. Tre, must you insist on stepping out when we're down 2 with 5 seconds left? REALLY, TRE?! Come on. You know I love you, but it's crunch time. Rebs straight CHOKED, BYU style. It would've been great to steal a win at the pit, and I understand it's a tough place to play. I went there a few years ago, and it's pretty much all drunk rednecks yelling at nothing, led by the creepy tattooed guy that sits in the front tow. It's loud and it's tough, but we HAD it. Multiple times. UUUUGGGGHHHH. I will always and forever be loyal to my Rebs, but this one hurts. Note to MWC media and coaches: DON'T VOTE UNLV AS THE PRESEASON FAVORITES. Actually, if you hate us, you probably want to. The Rebels thrive in the underdog position... see the Sweet Sixteen season (picked to finish 6th), last season (picked 2nd, I believe), and this year's wins at Louisville and in Provo. But make us the favorite and we stumble. Thank Heavens the tournament is on our court, even though this year, with home losses to Cal, Cincy and SDSU, it doesn't mean as much as it once did. But still. They don't call it a home court advantage for nothing. 3 days in March is what we need. Just three solid, hard fought days and we'll get a shot at the NCAAs. I'm worried. You never know what you're gonna get with this team... frustrating as... you know.

That is all.


Michelle said...

hey this is aubrey... i'm so with you on that post. we really should of won that game. how frusterating. two overtime losses in a row. we do have to win the rest of the season and win the mountain west conference tournament. I'v got to go to the NCAA's for my 14th birthday and the seniors really deserve it. these rebs just need to step it up another notch and go, fight, win!!!

Keith A. Runyon said...

I know Alyssa, these last 2 games were crazy bad luck although the argument can be made that Rougeau cost us both games: he missed layup versus SDSU and was called for a technical foul at NM. The guy is so good and is such a positive playa, it was tough to watch SDSU intimidate not only him but the whole team. Gotta win the tournament....again. Or else it's NIT City. Pressure? Nah