Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Hoops - Jackets Win #2 in Maui

Well, I don't have time for a full analysis, but the Jackets pull out an improbable win against a tough Memphis team 92-85. The Jackets once again looked terrible early, going down as much as 19 pts in the 1st half. They cut that lead to 16 but things didn't exactly look overly promising. But on the back on their rebounding and the upperclassman, particularly Jeremis Smith and Ra'Sean Dickey, the Jackets roared back and imposed their will.

"We got spanked," Memphis coach John Calipari said. "I can't remember the last time a team of mine got outrebounded 29-9 or gave up 62 points in a half. I will watch the tape and look at 23 offensive rebounds and about 12 loose balls we didn't get and let our guys know that's how we lost the game."

Coach Hewitt said it wouldn't be the freshman that lead this team to success - it would be the guys who have been there before:

"It wasn't their young guys, it was their veteran guys," Calipari said. "They know how you have to play and they got it done."

Here's the boxscore and re-cap. Amazing. Just amazing............