I told you this game would be worth a watch, didn't I?
Too bad I didn't listen to my own advice. I admit: I was a bad fan. I came home at about the 10:00 mark. Walking in, I read about the nightmare on Twitter and decided against firing up the DVR/ESPN2 to catch the remaining horror.
Luckily, I got a text from a friend in time to tune into the final minute and overtime. So yeah, I missed the comeback (to be watched tonight), but caught the Myck Kabongo circus shot and the J'Onions! closeout in OT.
Ball don't lie: I got chills at the end.
I could talk macroviews and platitudes about what this game meant for the Texas Longhorns, Rick Barnes, Myck Kabongo, Sheldon McClellan, et cetera and so forth. Sure, this could be a turning point for the program. This season is already lost (barring a shocking Big 12 Tournament title run), but maybe the future is brighter than we thought?
Forget all that. Here is what counts as important today.
Myck Kabongo: 31 points, 6 assists, 4 steals. 9-13 from the field. 11-14 from the line. Money.
Sheldon McClellan: 18 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals. 13-13 from the line. Iceman.
Ioannis Papapetrou: 9 points, 2 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 very clutch 3-point dagger. Stones.
Connor Lammert: 7 points, 5 rebounds. Rock.
DeMarcus Holland: 10 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals. Solid.
Jaylen Bond, Jonathan Holmes, Javan Felix, Prince Ibeh, Cameron Ridley: 17 points, 8 rebounds combined. Keep working your tails off, guys.
Julien Lewis: Get well soon, sir. Join the party.
Amath M'Baye: Horns down? How derivative. Thanks for the motivation.
Quoth the Bean: Horns go up.
Way to give 'em hell, boys.