Thursday, February 16, 2006
Hogs break Ole Miss losing streak
Oxford - Just when it was time to get excited about March madness, the Hogs are again self-destructing towards the end of the season as Stan's boys are playing without the intensity required of a post season basketball team. I hate to get down on the boys but it seems like we don't really have anyone to step up and take command of the team when we are down the stretch.
Rick Schaeffer, of course, blamed bad officiating and bad luck, but we have to face the fact that this isn't 40 minutes of hell or hard charging Eddie Sutton ball. this is Stan "play not to lose, i don't want the ball", Heath ball... i hate to be such a downer but basketball is my sport and i used to cherish this time of year when Hogs were manning up and thumping other teams. no one wanted to play Arkansas down the stretch for our tenacious defense and inside play coupled with some pure perimeter shooting was enough to keep any coach up at night. no we are welcomed in any gym in February. i feel like a fan of the Washington Generals....