Thursday, November 23, 2006

Hoops - Jackets Can't Make it 3 in a row

Well, another night, another big half-time deficit. Unfortunately the competition has gotten better each night and UCLA just wasn't going to let the Jackets back in. Not like they didn't try. They got it down to 13 with about 4 minutes to go, but just couldn't get it closer.

However, the real story is Jeremis Smith. He went down with about 2 minutes to go from having his knee bent backwards HARD. It looked very painful. The good news was that he was helped off the court and was putting a little weight on that leg. He was later limping around on his own. However, we'll have to keep our ears open on what the doctors say. My heart absolutely sank watching him pounding the floor with his fist. I had the flashbacks to his freshman season and the dislocation of that same leg. Our prayers are with you Jeremis. You just don't deserve that to happen. But there is no doubt you are the toughest guy on the team.

Well, a nice run in Maui. Three games in three days. and coming out of it 2-1 (5-1 overall). Honestly, you can't ask much more than that. The team really got a clear understanding on what it's going to take to compete at the highest level. the freshmen will benefit tremendously. This experience is going to pay off. Just wait and see.....

Coach, let the boys have some fun before they fly back Thursday night. Nice job team!!!!

Sorry, but it's late and I'm going to bed....