Thursday, January 11, 2007

Pandemonium in Memorial: Commies Beat Vols

From an inside source close to my heart in Nashville, who did not rush the floor with the students when it was confirmed that we beat #16 UT, but did lose his voice cheering for the black & gold:

"You would have gone crazy over the game last night. The final shot was sheer luck (I had to see it replayed several times on TV to be sure what happened). Derrick Byars took an inbound pass with 3.7 seconds to play, drove the baseline and missed an easy layup. The shot was so bad that it went over the hoop without touching, and Shan Foster just tapped it back into the basket from the side opposite Byars. The crowd went nuts, then had to wait several minutes while the officials checked the TV replay to be sure that time had not expired before the shot. Then everyone erupted all over again. A great win!"


Bobby O'Shea said...

I guess I have to eat a little crow on this one. I would certainly rather win and be wrong, than lose and be wrong. Big win for the Commies (although it does make the loss at Auburn that much more disappointing) at home. Dan Cage deserves a lot of love, putting up 15 points and 7 boards. Derrick appears to be back, netting 25 and grabbing 7 rebounds himself. Ross Neltner continues to disappoint. 3-5 from the field for 6 points. While he did add 5 assists, he had as many personal fouls as rebounds (4).

Overall though, a great night for Commodore Nation. Not only did Vanderbilt pull off the big win, but Georgia Tech upset Duke, making Vanderbilt's win earlier in the season aganist the Yellow Jackets appear that much more impressive. Vanderbilt has won 10 of its last 11, and is 11-5 overall. Here's to hoping I eat crow the rest of the season!

Seamus O'Toole said...

Stat of the game:

Rebounds - VU 40, UT 33