On a night when Culpepper and Moultrie were finding it hard to score, the Miners found a way to top UAB. That last play was amazing. With 5 seconds left, I was just hoping UTEP would get off a shot. Instead, they got the slam dunk.
UAB coach Mike Davis went crazy demanding a technical on UTEP because some players entered the court after the slam. In fact, instead of shaking hands like a man after the game, he ran off the court, chasing the referees, yelling at them the whole way. I think he was running to call the Waaaaambulance.
Watching some video highlights of the game, it is clear some players rushed the court (as did El Paso Times photographer Mark Lambie, LOL), but did Davis really want to win the game on a technicality? He should have been mad at his players for allowing a dunk.
-- Coverage of the game talks about "fans rushing the court" after the game. Those of us at the game know it was more of an "El Paso rush." For some reason, the fans waited until the game had been over for about five minutes before rushing the court. Oh well, better late than never.
-- You might have noticed the halftime "media showdown game" didn't include anybody from the El Paso Times. I can't blame them for not inviting Pablo and me. They didn't want to get schooled by some serious ballers.
-- Note to callers into the 92.3 FM post-game show: Being the 99th, 100th and 101st person to call in to say this UTEP team has "Caracter," just makes you sound like a fool. It's not clever anymore. I'm not sure it ever was.
-- Here's some post-game video from Ivan Pierre Aguirre of Randy Culpepper's march through the jubilant crowd.
-- You've probably seen those rather funny Hitler videos, taken from the fantastic movie "Downfall," where they make funny translations of what Hitler is saying. Well, someone made one of Hitler being mad that UTEP basketball is doing so well. I saw the link over at Joe on Utepia, but you can check it out here.
-- And finally, I'm sure you are all looking forward to the C-USA tourney. Should be fun. I glad to see UAB is not on UTEP's side of the bracket. You can download the C-USA tournament bracket here.