Women's Hoops Blog

Inane commentary on a game that deserves far better

Sunday, March 29, 2009

"Missed it by *that* much," blogs Mechelle:
There’s something we see in every sport, but never so achingly often as each year in the NCAA tournament. To lose stinks, sure. To lose a close game stinks worse.

But nothing stinks more than to lose after giving up a decent-sized lead.

To get blown out is no fragrant affair, either, but the emotions are usually muted then. Getting beat soundly tells you something worse about your team than losing 69-68, as Michigan State did to Iowa State on Saturday. Getting your tail kicked leaves you with less to feel proud about than falling 78-74, as Vanderbilt did to Maryland. But …