Sunday, March 11, 2012

Big (L)East Sets Dubious Scoring Record In Championship Game

In the file labeled “Hard To Watch,” add in the 2012 Big East tournament championship game.

Playing on the biggest stage available, the Louisville Cardinals (clad in their new adiddas ClimaCool unis), managed a whopping 50 points on 35% shooting both overall and from behind the arc.

This, of course, begs the question “Why were the Cardinals uniforms orange?”
(Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
Cincinnati, which earned a trip to the finals by knocking out top-seeded Syracuse, put up 44 points. It appeared that the Bearcats thought the game was actually a one-on-one competition.

Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin admonished his team during a halftime ESPN interview sarcastically saying, “It’s a new thing in basketball, it’s called a pass. You got to pass the ball. Nobody will get off the ball.  Our whole game plan was passing the ball and nobody will pass the ball.”

Ouch.

The total point tally of 94 was 16 less than the previous mark set by Syracuse and Georgetown in 1992.

The good news is that an already-watered-down ACC will be welcoming two of these iceburg-paced behemoths to the league in the very near future. 

*In case you hadn't figured it out, items in italics are purely sarcastic. 

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