Dear Gary (on the best games I've seen this year)
Posted on: February 19, 2010 2:14 pm
Edited on: February 19, 2010 2:17 pm
Here's Friday's Dear Gary ...
Dear Gary: Now that the season is nearly over, what is the best game you've seen this year in person?
Nice question, Dan.
Now let me think.
I was at the Kentucky-Connecticut game at Madison Square Garden when John Wall made that ridiculous play in the final minutes. It wasn't a well-played game, exactly, but it was fun and memorable because of the atmosphere and intensity. The Kansas-Kansas State game in Manhattan was also terrific. The Jayhawks won in overtime, and I wrote about Sherron Collins' testicles. Seemed like a reasonable thing to do at the time. Now, I'm not so sure. Either way, fun night. But I think I'd have to go with Tennessee's improbable win over No. 1 Kansas as the best game I've attended this season, the one where walk-on Skylar McBee hit the clinching shot, just nine days after four Vols were arrested and suspended.
Plus, I got a chance to talk to Skylar's mother, and she was delightful.
So put me down for Kansas-Tennessee.
But the season isn't over yet, Dan.
I've got Kentucky-Vandy this weekend.
Hopefully, that'll join the list of great games.