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Basketball is beautiful and Kyle Weaver is awesome

Posted by Jeff Nusser on February 11, 2008

I finally got a chance to watch the USC game in its entirety today on ESPN360, and all I really want to do is watch it again. At the risk of offending Jo-Jo, soccer is not the beautiful game — basketball, when it’s played the way the Cougars played it on Saturday in dismantling USC, is.

I say that not because we ran roughshod over USC, because we really didn’t, despite what the final score said. No, it was beautiful because this was Cougar basketball at its finest — methodical and opportunistic. Somewhere, Dick Bennett was smiling broadly. (Despite what we saw for three years, he does smile.)

The performance was most impressive for its sheer, cold efficiency. Check out the game flow from ESPN.com:

ESPN WSU-USC

Notice how the graph steadily gets wider as the game goes along? That’s our offense just being steady-eddie, sharing the ball to the tune of 17 assists. Notice those long flat spots for USC? That’s our defense turning up the juice. Just awesome on all fronts.

Right now, though, nothing is more awesome than Kyle Weaver. Read the rest of this entry »

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