By Charlie Springer
Long overdue, a non-buzzer breather. Actually enjoying a game, laughing it up at times. No sweaty palms, no holding of the breath, no admonishing of anybody, no resorting to game time superstitions. How long has it been, a couple of decades?
Making it possible for Terrence Williams to do what comes naturally, one colossal dunk after another. Give T-Will an inch and youâ€™ll regret it most of the time. Not always, but just often enough.
— Wondering if T-Will has passed Darrell Griffith yet as the all-time leading dunker at the University of Louisville, or whether UofL even keeps statistics on dunks. If Griffith was the doctor of dunk, T-Will has to be the Cleveland Clinic.
— Big East games arenâ€™t supposed to be easy, especially in New Jersey where there are so many natural distractions for Louisville players from the area. You know, friends, family members, old girl friends. And you just know that Derek Caracter was somewhere in the vicinity of this game. Not even the great distracter could have tempted his old teammates on this trip.
— Speaking of focus, Samardo Samuels is going to keep perfecting his post moves until he gets them down. Keep watching, youâ€™ll see. One gets the image of Samardo going up against Walter McCarty daily in practice, Samardo not allowed to go to the dorm until he has dunked on McCarty.
— Andre McGee, the defensive specialist, possibly more pesky than Roger Burkman of the 1980 champs, enjoys being the mosquito, nipping at the heels. A technical on Andre McGee? One of the nicest guys youâ€™ll ever meet, a technical? Heâ€™s a man of few words, a lot of smiles, and non-stop feet. A technical for an incredulous look? Come on.