The Garden was bumpin’ last night with some of the best teams in the country in town for the weekend.
#1 Pitt vs. #4 Xavier
My friend and I decided to place a wager on the game to make things more interesting. We wanted to take Xavier +7 but when we contacted the bookie he said he had the line at +6.
It was like the scene in Casino when Pesci and De Niro are talking to a gambler who asks what the line is on a certain game. De Niro responds with a number .5 below the line the man received from his bookie. The man then asks aloud, “Why am I laying 7 then”? Which Pesci responds with, “Because your a f-cking jackoff. That’s why.”
That’s how I felt as Pitt stormed back, like a f-ing jackoff. We knew it was a busted spread but wanted the action anyways.
Karma reared it BEAUTIFUL face in the final seconds. Xavier inexplicably fouled with two seconds left (Two seconds!) sending Pitt to the line with a change to move their lead from 4 to 6.
So to make the moment even more intense, Wanamaker makes the first free throw effortlessly. Forget ‘nothing but net’, I don’t think this shot even hit the net. It was perfect. If he makes his second free throw we push and all is lost.
Remember, at this point, Pitt has sealed the deal. We are sitting near Xavier fans who are dead silent as there team has let the game slip away in the second half. Wanamaker readies himself and shots. HE BRICKS IT COMPLETELY! We stand up and shout in excitement among the Xavier fans we have been cheering with all game.