Dribblings 11/13/2004 (Backdoor Edition)

by Kyle Whelliston


Saturday, November 13, 2004 (Season 1)


The Official Wife Of The Mid-Majority™ was held up at the Boston airport due to the inclement weather, so I was able to surreptitiously grab some beer and pizza and fire up the internet radio for two mirror-image games: Syracuse vs. Princeton and Birmingham Southern vs. Mississippi State. Both underdogs play Pete Carril's famous high post alignment/backdoor cut system, and both were just a few minutes away from pulling huge upsets. Sometime in the future, I'll devote some column inches to why these specific types of collapses tend to happen to Princeton Offense teams.

St. Mary's pulls the first official "upset" of the year against Cal in the Coaches vs. Cancer tournament, and will play on national teevee next weekend.

One of the greatest stories in college hoops history, Texas Western's (now UTEP) 1966 title run, is being made into a movie.

The AP previews Oral Roberts' (excellent) chances of winning the Mid-Continent Conference. Don't count Valparaisoor Mid-Majority darlings IUPUI out quite yet, though.

Exhibition roundup: Montana and Southern Cal and Pacific and UNC tune up, San Jose State is is blown out by NAIA powerhouse Azusa Pacific.

This is very sad news. South Florida guard Bradley Mosley has been diagnosed with cancer and will miss the season.

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