Posts Tagged ‘Texas

23
Mar
08

Texas A&M Deserved that Win

In probably one of the worst officiated games that I’ve seen in awhile, albeit the calls going both ways, the number 1-seeded UCLA came out on top because of a no-call with 5 seconds left. If you don’t believe me check out the picture. As I said, I think bad calls went both ways but leaned towards UCLA. Kevin Love had 7 blocks for UCLA and I counted 3 that I would have called fouls had I been the referee. UCLA played stone-cold defense for the last 10 minutes of the game and you have to give them that, but even still most of the turnovers were because of the blocks I just mentioned. I think this game deserved to go to Texas A&M, if not at least overtime. I suppose UCLA will just ride on the refs to the final four, as they don’t really have any competition left until then.

What the hell.

31
Jan
08

DeAndre Jordan

Texas A&M BasketballTexas A&M Basketball is a powerhouse of talent with my man DeAndre Jordan at the leading edge. Any 7’0″ human being is going to be better than most at basketball, but DeAndre would be better than most even if he was 5’7″. In high-school, he scored over 30 points in a game and blocked 20 shots. Yes, as in twenty- more than his age.

Last night, #23 Texas A&M knocked off #10 Texas in a blowout game of 80-63. The Aggies led by more than 10 for nearly the entire game. DeAndre didn’t start, though he played 21 minutes and had 10 points and 5 rebounds. DeAndre Jordan

While last night’s game wasn’t the best example of DeAndre’s overwhelming skill, he sure helped and gave his two cents to a team effort that really paid off. If the Aggies play like this for the rest of the season, I can almost guarantee a trip to the Final Four, if not further.

I think DeAndre Jordan will be a great player over the next couple of years if he doesn’t go pro after this one. In addition, I don’t believe that he is NBA-worthy from a maturity standpoint quite yet, though as his first college season unfolds my opinion could very well change.