I'm so proud of the young men that represent my alma mater. My youngest son & I took the opportunity to see them play (and narrowly defeated) Oklahohma State in Stillwater.
There was one thing that jumped out at me after the game: they're a group of the most down-to-earth men I've ever seen. They enjoyed taking pictures with a few of the fans that hung around to greet them after the game. The first one's my son & Kelly Olynyk, followed by Elias Harris.
I know we haven't played Kansas (yet), but we're 5-0 against the Big 12 so far this year. I like our chances...if you focus too much on Kelly, Elias will make you pay. Pangos and Bell are genuine 3 point threats, and Mike Hart will drive the opponent crazy with his offensive rebounding and defensive skills. Our bench is deep, and we've been tested at very tough venues.
I was at that Gonzaga v. OSU game, too. I kept hoping my Cowboys would get it done but they still hadn’t gelled the way they did later in the season to defeat KU. However, I don’t begrudge Gonzaga anything as I always enjoy watching them. I first got to see them in person in Las Vegas at a holiday tournament where the Cowboys were also playing against another team. It was a good night of basketball and I was able to return to the casino sports book to collect winnings on all three games I had bet that evening. I took the over on the Gonzaga game, the Cowboys laying the points, and whoever OU played that night. It was the only time I bet in a sports book.