JOB3 then peeled out to the top of the key, received a pass and took the open three which he missed as time expired.
We maybe could have gotten a worse look out of that if we tried....but that's the only way.
LSU was never able to get it going in overtime and ended the game down nine.
For all of the how hard we've played and how much effort we've given all year statements, that overtime was the antiithisis of that. We mailed that O.T. in other than Hickey, whose always high energy if not always thought out.
LSU was plagued with foul trouble. Johnny O'Bryant fouled out, and Charles Carmouche, Anthony Hickey, Andre Stringer, and Shavon Coleman ended the game with 4 each. Johnny O'Bryant and Anthony Hickey each had their 4th with more than 8:00 minutes left in regulation. Shavon Coleman picked up two early first half fouls in less than 10 seconds. Without LSU's best players on the floor, they weren't able to extend their lead, which they had most of the game.
USC was supposed to be the team that had issues with fouling too much. They were right up there in all the measurable categories in that regard....yet here we were setting the table they had been heretofore setting.
While LSU had opportunities to win the game, it was lost with turnovers.
That's been our M.O. most of the year.
After being nearly non-existent playing less than 10 minutes in 4 of the 5 previous games, Malik Morgan has really shown up the lat two games. Last night, he had 27 minutes, 7 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 0 turnovers
Morgan's been there on defense from jump. If he gives us anything at all on offense he needs to play that 27 minutes or more.
We've already blown 2 winnable games on our schedule in the SEC. We can talk about all the recruiting rankings we want to, but I've been down that road before.
Dale and Brady both put multiple top 10 recruitng classes on the board with varied success, more often not leading to quite the success we expected.
I've traveled this road enough. I'm too old and too frickin' tired to count on what might be.
I just want to get the most out of what we can be with what we have every year. We ain't getting that right now. I'll stay open to the possibility that this can still happen this year and beyond.
But I ain't gonna blow sunshine when I'm seeing crap and it's been crap the last 5 games.
When I see something to blow sunshine, then I'll start blowing sunshine.
Please start showing me something Johnny. I want so much to hang my hat on but you gotta give me something.
The last 5 games ain't gettin it.