I'm not sure whether to make a joke or voice how pissed I truly am. I'm not sure whether this will serve as a wake-up call or a catalyst to the disappointing season we feared and so many predicted. I'm not sure if the first eight games of the season were completely misleading or if the team that showed up out of nowhere this evening will be banished for good by the time Big East play rolls around.
The only thing that's clear after tonight is that my feelings toward Puerto Rico have been drastically altered for the first time since I read Clemente. It's not as positive this time.
We talked before the season about the probability of some bad home losses in December, but there was absolutely no excuse for what happened this evening. The Cards were coaxed out of their game plan, they took inexplicably poor shots (didn't make many), and they got absolutely outworked in the paint. One rebound. That's what Terrence Jennings finished Tuesday night's game with. This is was Drexel, not the 2004 Connecticut Huskies.
Then there's also the fact that the referees did us plenty of favors (I'll say it), and we responded by clanging 13 free-throws. That's lack of focus, and that's something this group wasn't supposed to fall victim to.
Drexel came to the Yum Center and scored 52 points, turned the ball over 22 times, and went 12-of-25 from the free-throw line. They walked out with a six-point victory over the No. 20 team in the country. Nothing Rick Pitino might have said in the post game press conference he stormed out of could have explained that.
This is your immediate overreaction and slightly tempered early morning reaction thread.
It's not your fault.