Thursday, March 13, 2008

I seem to have company now, in commmenting upon unusual streaky occurrences. In this AP/ article about Oklahoma State's 76-72 win over Texas Tech in the opening round of the Big 12 men's basketball tournament, the writer observed the following:

In a weird, streaky start to the game, Oklahoma State took a 6-0 lead and then missed its next 10 shots as the Red Raiders went on a 14-0 run for a 14-6 lead.

Oklahoma State, with [James] Anderson hitting the Cowboys' first 3-pointer, then unleashed a 7-0 run for a 14-14 tie.

[Obviously, OSU would have needed an 8-0 run to tie the game 14-14.]


UCLA big man Kevin Love (6-foot-10, 271 pounds) hit three straight three-pointers, all within 1 minute and 16 seconds, to open up the second half, as the Bruins crushed Cal, 88-66 (second half play-by-play sheet).

The Georgetown men used 17-of-28 (.607) shooting from behind the arc in thrashing Villanova, 82-63.

Alabama darted out to a 32-8 lead over Florida in SEC men's action. The Gators, however, put together a 21-2 run in the second half to cut a 55-30 deficit to 57-51. Ultimately, though, the Tide washed out Florida, 80-69

Finally, in Big 10 men's action, Michigan and Iowa each experienced spells of coldness and moderate hotness, with the Wolverines prevailing, 55-47.

And there are still a lot of games remaining tonight!

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