In case you missed it, Gary Parrish noted on his blog page the exchange between Miami (OH) coach Charlie Coles and a Lexington UK game announcer after their game:
Q: "How did this one get away from you?"
A: "I can't believe you asked that question; I really can't believe it," Coles said. "Let me see here. Kentucky Wildcats. No. 4 in the country. I'm hearing four first-round draft choices. And you're asking me how that got away from me ? Why don't you ask John why it was so close?"
"They're the Big Blue. You ought to know that," Coles continued. "I'm not mad at you. But where have you been? And where are you from, sir?"
Gabriel then told Coles he's from Lexington.
"You're from Lexington?" Coles said. "Oh, my Lord. How did it get away from me ?"
Classic. Way to keep it real with the Big Blue, Charlie.
It just hit me, Gus Johnson was the color man for the IU game, are you kidding me? dude was a CBS fixture during the tournament, and now he is with the B10 Network? wow.Yep. He did games for BTN last season too. He's still doing games for CBS also. Nice upgrade for BTN based on some of the lousy play-by-play guys they've had.
Ouch... Tough to watch the Hoosiers struggle in nearly every phase of the game today. Ole Miss is solid, but IU failed to get back on defense too often, turned the ball over way too many times, struggled offensively in the half court... Fortunately, there are more athletes this year and with time for everyone to get know each other's game, this team will get better and better.