Saturday, March 24, 2007
All right, get those heads up!
Last year, after going 33-4 and losing in the Elite 8 to UCLA, I was genuinely disappointed with the Tigers, as I thought we were better than UCLA, even if they did make the Championship Game. We then had Shawne Williams and Rodney Carney drafted, and Darius Washington, Jr. made the mistake of going pro.
This year, I thought, would be not nearly as good. Was I ever wrong.
CUSA Champions, winners of 25 in a row, we made it back to the Elite 8 and lost to a team that has a great chance to win the National Championship in Ohio State, a team that may have the man that saves the Grizzlies, Greg Oden. We went 33-4 again, due to a GREAT coaching job by John Calipari.
I wouldn't change a thing. Great year, fellas, you just lost to a better team, and there's no shame in that.