Thursday, December 6, 2007

Are you kidding me?

LSU led Villanova 54-33 with about 10 minutes left in the fourth and final game of the SEC-Big East Invitational. And then the unthinkable happened. The stunned look on Anthony Randolph's face said it all. Villanova went on an unfathomable 35-13 run and Dante Cuningham's putback with 5 seconds left sealed the incredible comeback for the Wildcats. Poor Anthony Randolph. The freshman forward for LSU had a dominant game, and his four blocks and 12 points helped build the huge lead for his team. But when the lead was cut under twenty he started to look distressed picking up his 4th and 5th fouls within a minute. Then Villanova really went on a run and as the lead shrunk to single digits they kept panning to Randolph on the sideline, squirming in pain as his team took bad shots and committed stupid fouls.

On the flip side, this game was all about the emergence of the next great Villanova guard. Freshman Malcolm Grant was already averaging an astounding 1.87 points per shot before tonight. And tonight all he did was score the marjority of his 18 points in the most memorable comeback of the year so far.