(The KU starting five of l-r Chalmers, Robinson, Rush, Jackson, and Arthur proved to be too much in OT last night for Memphis)
Congrats to (Ar)Kansas last night for not giving up down the stretch and putting the screws to Memphis who couldn't make a free throw to win the championship when it was in the palm of their nervous, shaky hands. I kind of feel bad for Memphis who had that game won. It's pretty tough to lose a game when you're up nine with 2:12 remaining, but Chris Douglas-Roberts missed the front end of a one-and-one, missed two in a row, and Derrick Rose missed one of two in that fateful final minute and fifteen seconds. Missed free throws by good shooters = mental block in my opinion. But give credit to KU's Sherron Collins and Mario Chalmers for hitting the big threes to get the Jayhawks to overtime. Was there any doubt that KU was going to win it in OT after Memphis essentially blew it? I didn't think so.
I'm happy for Bill Self, but now we are going to have to start enduring the will he go or won't he questions about his alma mater, Okie State. Rumor has it that the money tree, aka O-State booster T. Boone Pickens, is prepared to offer Self in upwards of five million per year and a piece of his company for Bill to return home and coach the Cowboys.
When asked about this last night after the game, Bill just responded with:
"I could give a st about Oklahoma State right now. I'm just really pumped up right now about the New Kids on the Block reunion. That's my main focus now that basketball is over. I hope Tiffany is the opening act too, because I plan on being front and center for every show possible. It's in my contract to let me fly in the University's private jet to any concert I want if NKOTB ever re-united. Donnie Wahlberg is the man!"
By the way, what do you think the UNC fans thought about this?
If I ever see Pelphrey wearing a UK sticker on a sweater at a national championship game, I'm starting the petition to have him - not fired, but demoted to assistant coach instead.