Monday, February 28, 2011

Kent Scraps

We will have a full-fledged preview of Kent coming up soon, but in the meantime here are a few scraps....

First, the whole MAC is all OMG over Michael Porrini's Death Star dunk to finish off Buffalo.  Kent was up 1 when the PG, who, his coach says, "cannot dunk," did this.

So, that's a nice play.

Kent is chasing a piece of history that I was not aware of.  If they win the regular season, they will be the first team in 20 years to win back-to-back MAC regular season titles.

With KSU's immediate goal fixed on making history by becoming the first MAC team in 20 years to repeat as regular-season champions, the Flashes cannot afford to let their guard down during the remaining three games on the schedule — Ohio tonight at 7 p.m., at Bowling Green on Tuesday and the season finale against the University of Akron at home Friday.

Which might explain their disappointment at losing at home to OU on Saturday and letting Miami back into a tie. Coach Ford:

''I understand they're tired, I understand they're sore and I know we got guys hurt,'' KSU coach Geno Ford said. ''But now we're tied for first and we blew a great opportunity in a home game in front of a great crowd with a great atmosphere. We stunk the place up.''

Stunk the place up?  Wow, if I was John Groce, I wouldn't appreciate that very much.  More Ford:

''We were all kinds of bad in a lot of ways,'' Ford said. ''But to blow a five-point lead in overtime because you can't make a free throw? You just gotta make 'em. You can't be 3-for-6 at the foul line in overtime. They were 5-for-5; there's the game.''

Anyway, for Falcons fans here is the relavence. If BG is going to beat a KSU team on Tuesday, they're going to have to beat a team that has been listening to talk like that every single minute since Saturday afternoon.

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