Nice Chicago Trib opinion

  • @wissoxfan83 pretty sweet little article, and couldn’t be more true. ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY

  • Very nice article. This line made me puff out my chest a little (like I had something to do with it)

    The setting: Allen Fieldhouse, the holiest of college basketball arenas.

  • @wissoxfan83 Copy paste that wont you please? Site wont let me see it for free.

  • @Lulufulu You can see it for free but you will have to sign up for an account.

  • @Lulufulu

    Here’s the text of the article:

    The only shame when Monday night’s Kansas-Oklahoma game ended was that we didn’t see a fourth overtime.

    Everything else was perfect.

    The setting: Allen Fieldhouse, the holiest of college basketball arenas.

    The circumstances: No. 1 Kansas against No. 2 Oklahoma. (Or, if you consider the coaches poll, it was the writers’ No. 1, Kansas, versus the coaches’ No. 1, Oklahoma.)

    The atmosphere: The crowd was still rocking at 11 p.m. Central time as the game spanned into a third overtime. The ESPN broadcast duo of Dick Vitale and Brent Musburger could barely hear one another. ESPN reporter Holly Rowe said Kansas players were straining to hear coach Bill Self in the huddle.

    The result: Kansas’ 109-106 triple-overtime victory against the formerly undefeated Sooners.

    Self and Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger, who have coached 1,668 combined games, struggled to come up with a better game they’ve witnessed or participated in. Like most sportswriters, I’ve racked my brain and can’t come up with a more electric regular-season game in college basketball.

    Oklahoma at Kansas Wayne Selden and Frank Mason celebrate the Jayhawks’ 109-106 triple overtime win at Allen Fieldhouse. (Rich Sugg / TNS) The games we revere the most weren’t played during the regular season. “The Shot” game between Duke and Kentucky happened during the 1992 NCAA tournament. The six-overtime game between Syracuse and Connecticut took place in the 2009 Big East tournament. North Carolina State’s 1983 buzzer-beating win against Houston was in the NCAA tournament.

    Up until Monday night in Lawrence, Kan., the best regular-season games in history were usually upset victories.

    Indiana defeated top-ranked Kentucky 73-72 on a buzzer-beating 3-point heave by Christian Watford at Assembly Hall in 2011. Notre Dame ended No. 1 UCLA’s 88-game winning streak on Jan. 19, 1974.

    For longevity purposes, Gonzaga’s triple-overtime game against Michigan State at the Maui Invitational stood out in November 2005, but many of us have forgotten about that game.

    I suspect we’ll remember the Kansas-Oklahoma game forever.

    The players were gassed at the end but still smiling, and nobody seemed to beam so brightly as Oklahoma star Buddy Hield, despite being on the losing side. He finished with 46 points, having played all but one minute of a 55-minute game.

    Hield told reporters afterward that he planned to watch the game immediately to help himself get better.

    The rest of us? We were fortunate to have witnessed a game so special even once.

  • @nuleafjhawk Someone the other day posted a great picture of Allen Field House which I posted onto my facebook. I put the caption with it, “The greatest venue in all of sports”. One of my friends said “can’t be, it’s only basketball”. Well I should say one of my former friends! He’s one of these southern SEC fans who think the only sport is college football. I tried to set him straight. So I saw that line in the article, and on Sportscenter the guy said it’s the best venue in sports!

  • @wissoxfan83 think it was me

  • @wissoxfan83 Strange. Earlier I could read the first article with no problem. Now can’t read either. What’d the Hinrich article say?

  • @wissoxfan83 Thanks WI

  • @brooksmd

    Here’s the Kirk article. I have no account with them, but I see some articles, not sure why.

    Kirk Hinrich aging well, shooting a career-best from 3-point range

    Doug McDermott turned 24 Sunday, one day after Kirk Hinrich turned 35. What did McDermott give his fellow Iowa native?

    “A bunch of you know what,” McDermott said, laughing.

    Razzing equals respect in pro sports, and plenty of it exists inside the Bulls’ locker room for Hinrich, who quietly has crept up to prominence in several all-time franchise categories.

    In his 11th season with the Bulls and 13th overall, Hinrich trails only Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen in games played at 737. He’s the all-time leader — by a wide margin over Ben Gordon — in 3-point field goals made. He’s fourth in minutes played behind Jordan, Pippen and Jerry Sloan. He’s third in both steals and assists behind Jordan and Pippen and eighth in points.

    “The big thing with Kirk is he’s always going to be solid,” said coach Fred Hoiberg, another Iowan. “You’re going to get a great effort on the defensive end and he’s not going to make mistakes on the offensive end. He can get you into something. He’s very cerebral coming down the floor based on where the players are and getting us into one of our actions.”

    Hinrich likes talking about his own play about as much as a teenager likes listening to parents. But he entered Tuesday night shooting a career-high 47.2 percent from 3-point range, albeit on limited attempts, and provided solid minutes in three straight starts for Derrick Rose before Rose returned to the lineup in the 117-106 victory over the Bucks.

    “I feel good,” said Hinrich, a free agent after this season. “I don’t feel any different than the day before (turning 35).”

  • @wissoxfan83 A little sidebar to that article’s mention of the 1974 game when Notre Dame stopped UCLA’s 88-game winning streak:

    I was at AFH when the Irish played their next game, against KU a few days later. KU trailed most of the game but got to within two points late. We fouled Adrian Dantley, who missed the front end of a one-and-one Unfortunately we couldn’t get the rebound, and ND got the win.

    KU still made it to the Final Four that season but got beat by Marquette in the national semis. (The other game is the one everybody talks about…UCLA with Bill Walton vs. NC State with David Thompson. The Wolfpack beat the Bruins in double OT, on their way to the national title.)

    Back then they still played a third-place game, so we had to face a pissed-off Walton. He was still upset about the NC State loss and Coach Wooden had to talk him into playing even 20 minutes. Didn’t matter though…KU couldn’t hit a shot and lost big.

    This was the last season that you had to win your conference to make the NCAAs. The next year they started letting in at-large teams.

  • @nwhawkfan Cool memory!

  • @nwhawkfan

    Great Memories. UCLA had beaten UNC State earlier in the season (only loss for UNC State) and the game was a rematch Both team were loaded.

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