February 26th, 2010
yes, the end is near. Not for the blog, although the new ownership of the Advertiser may have a different idea, but for the Bows season. After Boise State's huge upset of La Tech in Ruston, and Hawaii's expected loss at home to Utah State, it will take close to a miracle for UH to make the WAC Tournament. The Bows are a game behind Boise, and still has to go to Boise and Idaho, a huge mountain to climb for a team that hasnt won on the road all year.
A win Saturday on Senior Night against Nevada is not out of the question. Nevada has struggled on the road all year, just getting by San Jose last night. And with 5 seniors not wanting to leave their home careers on a ten game losing streak, an upset is possible. Last night, the Bows played hard in its loss against a far superior team. There is no doubt in my mind that the Aggies are easily the best bteam in the WAC ( once again), and an NCAA at large worthy team. They wil have to win out and make to the WAC Championship game to get the bid.
Rod Flemings was frustrated from the opening whistle last night. Except for a two minute stretch early in the second half when he scored on three straight possessions, he couldnt buy a basket. He was doubled teamed for much of the night, and in my view, should have looked for his teammates to score. Another strong game from Brandon Adams ( he is easily the guy who made the biggest improvement this year), and a solid game from Hiiram kept the game within reach. But once again, poor free throw shooting and an inability for create on offense doomed the hometeam.