As much as we love the NBA, though, nothing beats the excitement of a down-to-the-wire college basketball game on a big stage. Last night pretty much all of the Dime crew was at Madison Square Garden for the 2K Sports Classic semifinals, which featured #5 Pitt vs. Maryland, and #13 Illinois vs. Texas … Pitt found themselves in a battle with the unranked Terrapins, but eventually pulled away to win by nine as star guard Ashton Gibbs had 13 points and 7 boards, and big man Talib Zanna added 14 points and 12 boards … But the main event was worth the price of admission alone. It looked like Illinois PG Demetri McCamey (22 pts, 6 rebs, 6 asts) — a Deron Williams clone from the tats to the name on his jersey to the “Get the eff off me” disdain in which he treats the guy guarding him — could take over the game by himself, but Texas freshman PF Tristan Thompson‘s defense (20 pts, 5 blks, 3 stls) and sophomore SF Jordan Hamilton‘s offense (25 pts) kept the Longhorns right there. In the final seconds of regulation, Texas frosh PG Cory Joseph hit a cold pull-up J for a two-point lead, but then Illinois frosh wing Jereme Richmond got to the rim for a bucket to tie it back up. In overtime, Texas got out to an early lead, and while Illinois’ Bill Cole (think Matt Bonner without the hair or the sammiches) knocked down some threes to keep it close, the Longhorns hung onto the lead and scored the upset … Evan Turner and Jodie Meeks came up from Philly to watch the game and were sitting near the Dime contingent. Turner and McCamey were high school teammates … Coolest moment of the night may have been Texas’ pep band playing Waka Flocka Flame‘s “Hard in Da Paint” in crunch-time late in the second half. This was just minutes after they’d been playing Lady GaGa joints … Freudian slip or mean joke? Here is LeBron‘s tweet from yesterday: “Man i seriously feel for Greg Olden! Keep your head up man and put all faith in the man above. Best of luck.” Olden? … We’re out like Lopez #2 …
Smack / Nov 19, 2010 / 4:35 am
Pages : 1 2
Breaking News & Rumors
"Tell Me How My Rings Taste" and 19 Other Titles For Kobe Bryant's Book
Earlier today, after some back and forth with his Twitter followers,...
NBA Rumors: Dwight Howard Interested in Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks
When we last saw Dwight Howard, he may or may not have been letting ...
First Look: Is This the New Nike LeBron XI?
Check out this pic that surfaced last night that supposedly shows a ...
Jay-Z Surprised Skylar Diggins With a Brand New Mercedes (Photo)
Skylar Diggins (photo. @skydigg4) Life is good when you're part of t...
Scottie Pippen: "LeBron Would Kick MJ's Ass" (Via Alonzo Mourning)
Here we go. With an anti-LeBron James sentiment stronger than we ha...
LeBron James: I Can Be a 90/50/40 Player If I Want To
LeBron James (photo. Nike Basketball) Would you doubt LeBron James i...
- 2011 Free Agency
- 2012 Free Agency
- 2013 Free Agency
- Baller's Blueprint
- Dime 1-on-1 NBA Tournament
- Dime Training
- Fantasy Doctor
- Featured Gallery
- Free Agency
- High School
- Hit List
- Latest News
- Mock Draft
- NBA Draft
- Pat's Sixers Blog
- Playoff Blogger Faceoff
- Style – Kicks and Gear
- The Champs Sports Game Plan
- The Court Grip Difference Maker of the Week
- The NBA's 30 Best Go-To Players
- Video Games
- We Reminisce
- Where Are They Now?