"My rule was I wouldn't recruit a kid if he had grass in front of his house.
That's not my world. My world was a cracked sidewalk." —Al McGuire

Monday, December 15, 2008

If a team devours another cupcake on Saturday

and the CS bloggers are busy conjuring up holiday cheer with their families --- well, you don't get much coverage of said victory.

Briefly -- MU stomped the IPFW Mastadons 69-50 on Saturday powered by Lazar Hayward's insane double-double of 19 points and 18 boards. Once again, the Fantastic Four each scored in double figures. Once again the rest of the roster was largely ineffective, contributing just 16 points (and 12 rebounds) in a combined 95 minutes of action.

With the win MU moves to 8-1 on the season. Next up is a high-profile out of conference tilt against the eighth-ranked Tennessee Volunteers tomorrow night at a 'neutral' site in Nashville. Tipoff for tomorrow's game is set for 8:30pm CT. More on that later.

Finally, congratulations to super-duper CrackedSidewalks contributor Kevin Buckley for being named the Season Ticket Holder of the Game this past Saturday. Months ago Kevin submitted a dissertation on the science of ticket package assembly to the athletic department, enabling him to beat back a talented field of several thousand Marquette fans to claim this esteemed honor. Below is a shot of Kevin and his youngest son accepting this major award at the Bradley Center.


Spam Dunk said...

hey your son kind of looks like coach williams.

Championships Matter said...

Headed down to Nashville (ice willing) to watch the Warriors kill the Vols.

We did it to the roadkill in red, so we ought to be able to do it to a team whose motto is, "No fruit sucks like a Big Orange!"

This would be a nice win on a number of fronts. The Vols are rated and have some of the same problems we do. On top of that to go into a neutral site and win would speak wonders to Buzz's coaching ability.