One More Homecoming Wreck For Edgar Sosa
One could see it coming early.
Edgar Sosa pumping his chest, waving his arms, winking at the camera, the kind of stuff players usually do when a game is in the bag.
Doing it in the first half, acting as if a 10-point lead was 25, and it was only a matter of time before Rick Pitino would clear the bench.
The Louisville basketball team was playing well in the first half, probably one of the better halves this season, sticky quick on defense, challenging every pass, every shot, every defensive rebound.
Feeling good about themselves. Real good. Especially Edgar Sosa.
Danger time. That’s when bad things begin happening for this team.
Second half, different Sosa, over-confident, making circus passes, NBA-distance three-point attempts. Throwing the ball to wrong people — Terrence Jennings and Jared Swopshire — at the worst possible times, neither of them known for hitting shots at clutch time.
Sorry, Sosa, no Kyle Kuric around for much of the second half to bail anybody out this time around. His hot shooting hands relegated to the bench. Pitino’s most predictable decision this day.
Sosa with 20 points in the first half, lucky to get eight in the second.
Still, just another bad night for Sosa in Madison Square Garden. This is the one that will hurt the most.