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This Home Cooking Leaves a Bitter Taste in the Mouth
The Cal women lost to USC today in the most excruciating fashion, after fighting back from a thirteen-point deficit with a little over six minutes to go. Despite the fact that Ashley Walker obviously never came down before directing the ball into the basket and had her fingertips off the ball before time expired, the officials ruled that her shot was impossible because one only has time to make a tip-in in the three tenths of a second the Bears had to work with. That decision was galling enough. But what made it even worse was that the play before it had also been tampered with by the officiating crew. Although several tenths of a second expired between the time the first official signaled for a jump ball and the time the clock stopped, no time was put back on the clock. Even a tenth of a second would have been enough to remove all doubt about whether Walker's shot was "possible." All I can hope is that the Cal players and coach are seething to such a degree that they start the NCAA tournament fired up and ready to go.

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pissang From: pissang Date: March 15th, 2009 06:02 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
At least it wasn't against Stanford.

I'm going to be in Tucson for a day a week from tomorrow. Any chance you'll be around?
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: March 16th, 2009 08:38 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I'll be here. Morning to midday or later in the evening/night are best for me. It would be great to see you. Unless, of course, the Terps prevail. . .

Seriously, I hope we can meet up.
pissang From: pissang Date: March 17th, 2009 02:24 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Whoever wins will probably get mauled by Memphis anyway.

Why don't you pencil me in for the evening. I think the ladies are going to 80s night which I can do without. So maybe we could have a drink in the lobby or somewhere else nearby. I still have your number if it hasn't changed since our last rendez-vous in Kentucky.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: March 17th, 2009 02:54 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Number hasn't changed. I actually enjoy going to 80s night and hanging out on the margins or in the taproom, so we could do that, if you're game.

Memphis will maul the winner. That's for sure. A team like Pitt could handle Memphis. Syracuse beat them. But outside shooting, guard-focused teams like the Terps and Bears haven't a prayer.
pissang From: pissang Date: March 17th, 2009 07:13 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Sounds good to me. I'll see you in a week.

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