Sunday, March 21, 2010

Ammunition for the Game Against Kentucky

From Jon Jaques' blog post two years ago:
We changed and waited for Billy Gilespie’s Kentucky squad to finish their 40-minute workout. As we left the locker room and headed out the tunnel towards the court, we walked past the Kentucky players. Apparently our team made an impression on the Wildcats; many of us overheard one of Kentucky’s players remark, “They look like a high school team.”

To be honest, I wasn’t completely surprised. Most Ivy League teams look no bigger than a lot of teams I played in high school. That doesn’t mean we can’t play. What I’m sure Kentucky didn’t understand was that our team does a lot of things well, things that a lot of N.B.A. teams would be jealous of. For instance, going into the tournament, Cornell is the only team in the top 10 in the country in field goal percentage, 3-point percentage, and free throw percentage. Plus, if the stars align, we could find ourselves playing Kentucky in the second round. That would gives us an opportunity to show them how a “high school” team plays.

Let's go, red.

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