Monday, December 11, 2006

Hoops - Great.....

Yyyeeaaaahhhhh................ooooooooooo....kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk................ Sooooooo you're saying that you play for Miami U, you didn't even know the play, but you still spanked the Jackets. Nothing but slight eye-rolling going on in my living room as I read this:

Coral Gables · Miami freshman Dwayne Collins looked lost.

His team was trying to hold a lead against No. 21 Georgia Tech in its Atlantic Coast Conference opener on Dec. 3, but he didn't know the play. Collins wasn't at practice when the team installed a new offense the day before, so he improvised.

"I didn't know what I was doing. All I heard was they called `spread,' so obviously spread is going to be open. So I just ran to a corner," Collins said. "I just heard [UM coach Frank] Haith and them yelling, `Do something! Do something!' And I was like, `What do I do?'"

Collins, a 6-foot-8 power forward, may have been confused, but he still corralled an offensive rebound and dunked to put his team up 79-75 with 2:21 left. On the ensuing possession, he grabbed a defensive rebound, ran the floor and was fed by Anthony Harris for another dunk to seal the upset.
I guess at the end of the day, you either make plays or you don't. He did, even though he had no clue what he was supposed to do in the offense. I don't know if I should feel embarrassed or hopeful that our "lose" defenses and offenses can continue to succeed based on players making plays. After all, our 2004 national championship finalist team struggled during the ACC season at times, and got criticised for the lack of offensive production at times. Ultimately it was their defensive efforts and enough guys who could make plays when they were needed.......