Madison Square Garden is nothing to get excited about, only the most hallowed basketball facility in college basketball. New York City the home of the sports media elite where a good performance is rewarded with unrivaled recognition.
Nothing to get excited about for Edgar Sosa. He knows the Garden like the back of his hand, having played there numerous times in his high school days. This was his seventh trip back with the University of Louisville basketball team. A few good memories, especially the three-game sweep of the Big East Tournament last season.
But that accomplishment must seem an aberration. Overall, Sosa has far more bad vibes than good ones about Madison Square Nightmare. His U of L teams have lost four other games there, and he has yet to play a good one. Though seven games, Sosa has managed only 35 points and made 13 assists while committing a ghastly 16 turnovers.
A chance to redeem himself. Nothing to get overly excited about. Only St. John’s attempting to break a five-game losing streak. No sweat. No intensity required. A cakewalk for sure.
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Rick Pitino looking rousedÂ from his own nightmare, having indeed awakened to a bad dream, the New York Daily News with a “fabricated” story about an alleged flirtation with a dead end National Basketball Association job.
Fending off the national media while trying to keep his team focused on one of the worst teams in the Big East.
Good luck with that one.