Overtime 3-11-15

BILL NEAL
BILL NEAL

:10—Lord knows we’ve talked enough about Pitt and Duquesne basketball.  Here’s the long overdue props for Robert Morris, right now the best college basketball team in Pittsburgh Conference Semi-Finals, Saturday, March 7 against Bryant College. Yep, the same  Bryant College that gave Pitt trouble. Look for Robert Morris to advance.  Great team.  Great coach.
Editor’s Note: Rodney Pryor scored 17 points and Robert Morris denied St. Francis, Brooklyn, its first NCAA Tournament bid, beating the Terriers 66-63 in the Northeast Conference tournament championship on Tuesday night. Second-seeded Robert Morris (19-15) is going back to the tournament for the first time since 2010 and for the first time period under coach Andy Toole, who had lost three NEC title games in his first four seasons since taking over at the school in suburban Pittsburgh–AP
:09—Alright, my bad!  So about Pitt and Duquesne. Pitt should have beaten Wake Forest and they clearly were the best team on the floor against Miami. But you know that old saying…If my uncle had prettier legs, he would be my aunt! (Let it sink in.)
:08—So you think the NBA is a non-contact sport do ya? How about this. Kobe out for the season for the second straight time. Wesley Matthews torn Achilles. LeBron James in and out with a bad back.  Kevin Durant out with foot surgery. Derrick Rose down again with knee surgery.  Dwight Howard sidelined as usual, and down south at Miami, Chris Bosh is gone for the year and “D” Wade limps to the finish line.  Think again!
:07—The University of Kentucky will not go undefeated.  They will win the NCAA Championship however.  Take it to the bank!
:06—This just in, and you heard it here first.  Brandon Marshall traded to the Jets for an     undetermined draft choice!!!
:05—High school basketball is in full stride.  Catch these games if you can and support our student athletes.  And please behave – you wanna be – never-was be-hine!  Yeah, I said it!
:04—High school basketball…you gotta love it! The young and up and coming Obama girl’s team shook off the nervousness and gave the Penn Hills Indians a bit of a run, but when you have to face Jade Ely and Desiree Oliver at the same time, it’s gonna be a tough night. Indians win.  But trust me on this, Michaela Porter and crew will get it going next year. The night cap proved to be the same as the Obama boys fell victim to Ambridge in a bad game turned good down the stretch.
:03—By now you know of and probably have seen double-double with the Allderdice Dragons, but if you don’t know what you don’t know, you gotta see the Jackson-Jackson show.  Running, jumping, shooting and dunkin is what they do and well.  They, along with the other twin set, the Robinsons and company, did away with a very game and scappy Fox Chapel team that came to the Big City to play.  Dragons live to play another day.
:02—Let’s call him “The City Slicker”…another guy out there that thinks he knows more about basketball than me. Man, please!!! To my surprise, The City Slicker revealed himself at the Allderdice game and once I knew who he was…well, let’s just say game over.  But here’s the update.  Correction on the Big “O” stat and not my error.  Everybody and their mother knows Oscar Roberson averaged a triple double for a season not a career.  That would be absurd.  And here’s the exacts that I know you don’t have.  30.2 points – 12 rebounds and 11 assists a game. Run that by Russell Westbrook and see what he says.  And if you want Chris Mullen and Bill Bradley over Connie Hawkins, you got-em both, no problem.  The Hawk would beat them both one on two. That you can be sure of.  Hollar back City Slicker and remember, the man with the pen gets the last word!
:01—Pitt had three chances to win. One game they had to have and they couldn’t do it.  Case closed.  Let’s go win the N.I.T.
~ GAME OVER ~
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