PHOTO OF THE DAY: Ten years ago, Glen “Big Baby” Davis was still deciding whether to play football or basketball in college. When he cut down the nets in LSU’s 2006 Final Four run, his selection had long since been justified.
#16/#18 Kentucky escapes back-to-back losses to LSU by the skin of their teeth: Julius Randle’s winning shot with 3.9 seconds remaining in OT. NCAA.com: “After Andre Stringer’s jumper with 12 seconds left gave LSU a 76-75 lead, James Young’s shot on the other end was blocked. Randle was able to grab the loose ball and hit the game-winning short jumper, sparking a delirious celebration with his Wildcats teammates piling on top of him on LSU’s end of the court. Randle’s shot provided a fitting end to a tight, tense game symbolized by the back-and-forth overtime period before Kentucky made good use of its last possession for an emotional win that earned a season split with LSU”
(Thursday) LSU trailed 48-32 with 16:09 left but turned it around for a 72-67 win which keeps the Johnny Jones era unblemished. The Pirates managed to commit 17 turnovers during the closing stretch, so I’m not sure how they found the time to score 19 points.
My senior year of high school as a sports fan, in a feature story
I wrote a little piece about former LSU basketball star and current NBA player, Marcus Thornton. Led the Tigers to an NCAA Tournament appearance, SEC title in 2008-09, and was the SEC Player of the Year.