Eye of the Hurricane

March 30, 2010

Xavier Women’s Basketball

Filed under: Uncategorized — joeyheld @ 10:23 am

As there was not a whole lot of meaningful games going on in the way of south Florida sports Monday night (save for the Panthers choking away another lead and the Sony Ericsson), women’s basketball put on a clinic of close games, with Baylor edging out Duke 51-48, and Stanford slipping by Xavier, 55-53. I say close, not necessarily good, because for the most part each of these games were sloppy. Very sloppy. In fact, go about 44 seconds into this video to see possibly one of the biggest blown opportunities, well…ever.

Keep in mind Stanford’s only losses in the past 56 games have been to UConn (twice). Xavier had a huge opportunity, and unfortunately for poor Dee Dee Jernigan, wide open layups were not her forte that night. It’s even worse seeing someone on the opposing team go coast to coast, essentially uncontested, in four seconds for the game winner. But that’s exactly what Jeanette Pohlen did. That’s what distinguishes good teams from great (love cliches), and that’s how Stanford distinguished itself from Xavier Monday night.

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2 Comments »

  1. Is there another choke in sports even remotely comparable to this one? I cringe every time I watch this highlight.

    Which is many, many times.

    Comment by Austen Gregerson — April 1, 2010 @ 12:51 am | Reply

  2. Unfortunately, this does very little to help validate women’s college basketball.

    Comment by robbieshiver — April 1, 2010 @ 9:31 am | Reply


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