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cbertsch
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Worth Our While
It's rare that a game lives up to the pre-game hype, but the Arizona-Oklahoma State contest actually managed to exceed it. I was surprised how enthusiastically I was rooting for the Wildcats. I hollered. I leaned forward in my seat. I felt my stomach ball up. Salim Stoudamire's game-winning shot was both predictable and surpassingly wondrous. I know that the idea of the "clutch" performance is largely illusory, as Steven keeps reminding me, but Salim sure seems like the exception to the rule. On to Illinois!
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pissang From: pissang Date: March 25th, 2005 05:11 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I've found it hard to form an emotional attachment to the Wildcats. Even last night, I was not overly hopeful of an Arizona win. But Stoudamire's shot may have finally changed that. It communicated not only his talent (hopefully no more J.J. Reddick comparisons) but, to use hackneyed sportscaster lingo, a hunger I didn't see around this time last year. I think I might be able to truly root for the cats when they play Illinois.
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