Saturday, January 17, 2009

War of words

Syracuse's Nicole Michael threw down Maya Moore midway through the second half, and during a timeout that immediately followed the play, Geno Auriemma spent the 30 seconds starring down at the Orange bench. After the game, it escalated as Auriemma exchanged words with Michael, who on her way back around, barked back at the coach. Both needed to be pulled away.

Auriemma doesn't like to punish the kids on the opposing team by running up the score, but today, he clearly did that.

Maya Moore became the fastest player to reach 1,000 points in school history, made the most 3-pointers in a game by a Husky with 10 and scored 40 points and 13 rebounds in the 107-53 win.

Renee Montgomery had 14 points and 11 assists, Tina Charles scored 20 with nine boards and Caroline Doty, who left with a knee sprain in the first half, scored 17.


thehondohurricane said...


I didn't see the first half, but in the second half Syracuse seemed more intent on creating mayhem, then playing basketball. What I didn't understand is why the officials didn't move to calm things down. There was a lot of shoving after whistles by Syracuse.

The TV people also said they wouldn't be surprised if Geno ran the score up and, boy, did he.

EmmatheMan said...

You know, there just seems to be a lot of "likeness" between Auriemma and Bob Knight. They're both very knowledgeable, successful coaches who both exhibit fiery personalities.

However, Auriemma should not be participating in such activities as attempting to "trip" a girl in line after a game. The purpose of forming a line and passing each other at the conclusion of a game is to show good sportsmanship and manners. Unfortunately, these are two areas that Auriemma apparently knows little of.

I understand Maya Moore was thrown to the floor. This should be addressed with conference officials within a few days following the game. We don't need any man with a name like "-Emma" attempting to stare one down. Or does he think he's a full-fledged member of the World Wrestling Federation? What a classless dirtbag!

"You people" up there must be real proud of this character heading up your program.

There's only one good thing I can think about you coming down and playing in North Carolina. After it's over, hopefully you will return to Connecticut with the rest of the "northerners."

When you come down here, it seems impossible to get rid of you.