Is a little history about to be made? <i>ON EDIT: Only if you're talking about the worst coaching performances of all time!</i>
Probably not a good idea to get too excited, inasmuch as you figure that the Tiggers have to have at least a ten-point lead with five minutes to go to withstand the inevitable Jailbreak Tool Three-Pointer or two, not to mention weathering their own almsmasonry.
62-47, 10:46 remaining!
<b>UPDATE</b>: 8:31 left, and Hammonds blows through four Tool matadors and draws the foul. His ensuing free throw looks like an assault attempt. Thomas misses on the other end. 70-56, 8:01, held ball, Clemson keeps it.
<B>UPDATE:</B> Under-eight deadball. Clemson's defense looks just like Duke's on Wednesday, smothering the perimeter. Looks like Ollie didn't trip over the "remote control cord" on *his* "VCR". Handjob to the line for two freebies after the break . . . and . . . DIDN'T SEE THAT COMIN'! (Short version.) That didn't take long.
<b>UPDATE</b>: Brando, back after the break, is actually taking up more space than Gminski. Jesus. When does the balloon go up? Handjob sinks both. Clemson dodges a transition turnover. Harry Potter misses a three that was halfway down. Smellingon caps one instead. Time out, Pussies. 70-61, 6:46.
<b>UPDATE</b>: Tony Greene invents an offensive foul call on Mays from whole cloth. Tools give it back, Hammonds lays it in in transition. Smellington comes back with a nifty scoop shot and is fouled. (Brandroid: A SEEEEING-EYE DEUCE!!) But Hammonds buries a threeeeeee. Dunk by Handjob in response. 75-66, 5:00.
<B>UPDATE:</B> Mays gets a dunk on the run after a pilfer. Green commits teaching-manual-level charge on the other end, no call, makes the close-in leaner shot, stoppage of play for some reason, presumably a UNC-CH timeout, since no ads. Brandro tells us nothing. 79-70, 3:00.
<B>UPDATE</B> The giveaway is on!! Three straight Clemson boners, leading to two straight Handjob chippies, and now we have the under-four deadball with the Tools in possession. They are absolutely dominant, but of course if Lawson was out there they would be winning by 50. Brandroid is yelling incoherently about history and great white sharks. 79-74, 2:02.
<B>UPDATE</B> Is Clemson just hysterical?? I don't really even care who wins at this point. Purnell: the worst coach in history. Green caps a wide open Jailbreak Three! And now the stage is set for the Tiggers to lose easily. 79-77, 1:40.
<B>UPDATE</B> Hammonds and Greenosaurus trade threes. Clemson inbounds the ball, no matter - - Bernard Clinton still gives Horseface a timeout a full three seconds later. These guys are unreal. Even Brando says it was goofy. UNC-CH gets the value of a full media timeout while the zebras sort it all out. Swofford wires the funds. 82-80, 1:10.
<B>UPDATE</B> Tie game! Stitt misses a one-and-one after a deliberate foul, and QT ties it with a nice contested layin on the other end. Lawson would have scored five points on that play and done a little ditty on a band member's flute before play resumed. 82-82, :19.4, game obviously headed to OT.
<B>UPDATE</B>: Overtime! Rivers misses in close with about three seconds left, no foul, Handjob tosses it out of bounds, Clemson weakly does nothing with the inbounds, and we go to extra baseball. DIDN'T SEE THAT COMIN'! #2, followed by a Warren Wallace GEICO ad. I'm the only person who doesn't find those uproarious, right? Only question now is the final Tool margin of victory. I'm guessing seven.
<B>UPDATE</B>: Ooooooglesby for three on a jailbreak! Booker fouls out on the other end. Jerai Grant sighting impending? That guy who used to be Sam Perry? Ever the Master, Purnell wisely uses the full minute to put in a replacement and get a free stoppage. Jenn Hildreth wakes up from Grievous' bedside and phones in a meaningless update. 87-86, 2:00 (OT).
<B>UPDATE</B>: Handjob tosses in a basket from close range after taking three steps. Got the board off of a ridiculous Green brick. Clemson has nothing on the other end; Outrageous Ollie burns a TO with 12 on the shot. Hilarious "because you're not *that* guy" ad from Helzberg Diamonds. 88-87 UNC-CH, :52.9 (OT).
<B>UPDATE</B>: Oglesby buries a face-up, totally contested three!! Commits dumb foul on the other end. QT makes first, makes second. 90-90, :30.0 (OT).
<B>UPDATE</B>: Clemson wastes another opportunity. Clemson doesn't guard the inbounds, Handjob tosses to QT at near-midcourt, still in the backcourt, Deputy Dawg calls another TO. Brando: "My flight's not until tomorrow." Well, I sure hope your hotel reinforced its bedding! Silly play by UNC-CH and now it's on to double-OT. 90-90, end of 1st OT.
<B>UPDATE</B>: "DIDN'T SEE THAT COMIN'" #3. Brandy: "Can Clemson get over this foothill, or mountain, if you will?" Huh? I won't, Tim. UNC-CH up by two, Clemson has nothing left, Handjob to the line, makes first, makes second. Clemson HAS NOT HIT A FREE THROW IN THE GAME. Outstanding. Still the case, as Mays misses the first of two. "Those demons. Those demons you simply cannot shred," intones Timmy. Is he okay? Mays caps a free throw!!!!!!! Mays caps a free throw!!!! 94-91 UNC-CH*, 3:13 (2 OT).
<B>UPDATE</B>: Harry Potter puts the ball on his hip and scores to cut it to one. Stitt fouls out on the other end to send Greenie to the stripe. Makes both. Handjob steals from Harry Potter at midcourt, falls down, Potter of course called for the foul. Handbag makes first, makes second, Papa Handjob sighting!! Game over. 98-93*, UNC-CH, 1:33 (2 OT).
<B>UPDATE</B>: Only the final margin in question now! Rivers popped by Green, no call, doesn't matter. Purnell - - pick up your check at reception! Seriously, fire this man immediately. Worst coach I've ever seen. 1-7 on free throws for the game, which went 50 minutes???? Uh, perhaps a different gameplan? Final margin is ten, 103-93, as UNC-CH makes this look like some sort of easy blowout. Hehehehe. Clemson!!! YOU. ARE. UN. REAL!!
Good typing practice for me - - thanks to anyone reading! Goodnight, all. Blue's Duke recap to be posted shortly.