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Now that we’re done disproving all the haters who always say we don’t play anyone before January, it’s nice to finally doing what we do best: Namely, ritually sacrificing vastly inferior opponents as we slowly build strength in preparation for world domination the Big East season.

But glancing at the box score, I can’t help but wonder what the story is with the Colgate dude who somehow amassed 7 blocks. Who stuffed us 7 times while his team was getting blown out by 35? Anyone who saw the game who can shed some light on this guy? Colgate fans?

5 Comments

  1. Daz
    Posted December 1, 2008 at 9:42 pm | Permalink

    Yeah, the surprising shot-blocking stood out during the game. He even got a block on AO at one point that I saw.

  2. Posted December 1, 2008 at 11:54 pm | Permalink

    The dude was a freak of nature. He wasn’t any taller than our guys, and certainly was way less bulky. He wasn’t even a sky-high leaper. He just had crazy good instincts, a super quick re-jump, and amazing timing. An Etan Thomas-like natural ability. In other aspects of the game he was totally average though.

    Some of it was from overconfidence by our guys, who otherwise were scoring at will and generally showing off. Woodhouse probably isn’t as good as we made him look, it’s just that our guys weren’t treating their inside shots like there was a legit shot-blocking presence to worry about — so Woodhouse got some easy blocks. Given how weak the rest of Colgate was, you can understand how some of the guys wouldn’t exactly think to take the precautions in the lane they might take if Hasheem Thabeet were back there.

    Then again, the stuff of AO was totally legit and right in his face. So don’t take anything away from him.

  3. Posted December 2, 2008 at 12:53 am | Permalink

    86!

  4. Posted December 2, 2008 at 1:29 am | Permalink

    “Colgate fans?” - HA!

  5. Posted December 2, 2008 at 11:42 am | Permalink

    Well, if the guy is the same height as Arinze, he’s probably got more hops than AO so you gotta expect that once in a while.

    I’m seriously looking forward to the Onuaku-Thabeet matchup, from a purely scientific standpoint. Will Arinze’s bulk be enough to thwart the shot-blocking of a 7′3″ NBA-type?

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