|Pitching with Pritch...Another week, more sports to watch|
By Larry Pritchett
Past PCHS Activities Director
Another week and a lot of happenings in the sports world while we wait for the winter sports season to start and the fall season to come to an end.
The volleyball state tournament was finished and some more football playoffs were completed. Plus there were plenty of things going on in the college scene and the professional area.
One of the most outstanding efforts from an individual came in the professional basketball arena where Kevin Love of the Minnesota Timberwolves had a 31 point outburst and a 31 rebound total in a game against the Knicks.
It was the first time anyone in the NBA had been able to do that since 1982 when Moses Malone had 32 points and 38 rebounds while playing for Houston. Love had a 23-point and 24-rebound effort earlier in the week against the Lakers. That’s not a bad week at all.
I caught myself watching an entire pro basketball game again and that is two already in a season—and we’re only about nine games in. It was almost like a repeat because the first one was the Celtics against the Heat, then I watched them again, only this time the game was at Miami. The results were the same with the Celtics winning and the Heat only 5-4 after nine games into the season.
There was a lot of talk about how the Heat would be able to win about any game, anytime, anywhere, because of the group of players that had been put together over the off season.
Well they are still a work in progress and there appears to be a lot of work to be done. We’ll just have to wait and see if they can blend all the talent or make up for the lack of talent that they might have or not have.
The Huskers won over KU, but didn’t look real dominant. Winning is what is important and that is what they did. KU and the return of Turner Gill back at NU as KU head coach was just another important game to win and try to earn that Big 12 North title.
Now it’s down to Texas A&M and the Aggies look like they are playing well enough to beat the Huskers if Nebraska doesn’t bring their best effort.
Colorado is the last regular season game and they handled Iowa State really well so you can bet they will be ready to play the Big Red.
How did Nebraska lose to Texas? That is the biggest question of the season. If the Huskers can win out and actually win the Big 12, that Texas loss is going to haunt them and there will be a lot of “What ifs” asked when the season is over.
Texas can’t seem to beat anyone now and might not even make it to a bowl. That would be some kind of strange year for the Longhorns. The Big 12 South it appears is coming down to the OU and OSU winner.