Friday Fire: What Was the Baddest College Performance In the NCAA Tournament You’ve Ever Seen?

Posted in Blogroll on March 20th, 2009 by Michael Tillery

Bo Kimble was a monster in 1990. His Loyola Marymount team came into the tournament averaging 124 points a game. It’s safe to say UNLV might have gone down if only Hank Gathers survived. My oldest, Mizzo Jr. was born in December a preemie at 1 pound, 14 ounces–so his Mother and I were fixtures in the Christiana Hospital NICU (one of the best in the nation) ward to feed him every day and obviously check on his progress. At that size, you could see the food go through him. Scary, but trust he’s a full grown rock head now and truly doesn’t surprise me with anything he does. So I’m feeding Mike and LMU vs. New Mexico State just so happened to be on the tube. I’d actually saw Hank Gathers collapse after a dunk live on (I’ll never forget seeing his aunt scream “Help my baby”) TV, March 4th, 1990 (WCC tournament semi-final against Portland), so despite being a Michigan fan, LMU was the team I most wanted to see cut ’em down. Bo was a scoring machine in games Hank missed during the year. I think he scored 50 five or six games in a row so his scoring binges weren’t shocking. Bo went off for 45 against state in a 111-92 win. He had four fouls at halftime and didn’t foul out. I’ll never forget that game because I knew I was seeing something special. Dammit if they didn’t blow out my Michigan squad (the defending champs) 149-115 the next game behind Bo’s 37. Goodness.

Notes from TNT’s Coverage of the NBA – Thursday, March 19, 2009: LeBron Goes Trip Dub…Again

Posted in Blogroll on March 20th, 2009 by Michael Tillery

(AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Personally, when we played the Bulls for the Championship, I really wanted to play the Clippers.  I ain’t going to lie, I wanted a championship and I wanted to see the damn Clippers in a heartbeat!”

–Barkley on preferring to play a weak team for the NBA Championship. NBA on TNT continues on Tuesday, March 24 at 8 p.m. ET featuring the Detroit Pistons @ Chicago Bulls followed by the Houston Rockets @ Utah Jazz

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Branson Wright Talks to Cleveland Cavaliers Coach Mike Brown

Posted in Blogroll on March 20th, 2009 by Michael Tillery

That’s my dawg! This is how it needs to be done.

Branson Wright talks to Cleveland Cavaliers Mike Brown