> >It does sound suspicious that after two years of St Joes going to
> >Arizona to get one home game, the payoff was cancelled. It was the
> >only game cancelled because of the "weather" today. They were so
> >concerned about the storm that has passed, that they won't even
> >reschedule for tomorrow! St. Joes doesn't get many opportunities to
> >get on national TV but this was to be one of them. I have to concur
> >that Arizona saw the Hawks take UMass to OT on Wednesday and went
> >scrambling for a way out of past promises. West coast basketball
> >showed their toughness once again!
> Well, the plane was scheduled for Saturday, and I checked a [PA] newspaper and
> the forcast was 6 in. of snow. That's not enough to think about canceling a
> game? Plus, the game was canceled Thursday night. That's when there was a ton
> of snow there, and Jim Libengood [Arizona's Athletic Director] was never
> contacted about rescheduling the game for a later date, not until next year.
Oh really, they were "never" contacted about rescheduling? I find that
hard to believe. Even if that is the case, why didn't they contact St.
> And Arizona NEVER shys down from anybody.
> This is the first time it has EVER
> happened in Arizona history, and they are still giving them a home game next
> year. And a rechedule for a Sunday game would mean that the game would NOT be
> on TV since ESPN2 has Winter Heat.
This is beside the point. It doesn't matter if the game would have been on
TV. The only thing that matters is that Arizona refuses to live up to
> And why the hell would Arizona be scared of
> St. Joesphs when they've already played 4 ranked teams, and another team that
> NEARLY beat Maryland [Towsen St.].
The reason they are scared is because they have everything to lose and
nothing to gain. Even if they had beaten St. Jo's who would care, but if
they had lost a lot of people would care.
> Arizona wouldn't have gone even if UMass
> would have beaten St. Joes by 40, which would probably happen if they played
> again. I'm sick of all these East Coast freaks who don't care if the kids can
> get back for classes and stuff, and not get stuck in Chicago or Penn.
East Coast freaks? I guess the Pac 10 has a monopoly on academic
standards. Anyway, why not schedule for later in the season? Well, I
know why: it's because Lute was afraid.
> wouldn't have gotten stuck, but there was a VERY high chance of it. And
> another thing. What the hell is wrong with this coach of St. Joes anyways?
> They won't play Arizona in the NCAA Tourney? Who does that hurt? Idiot.
The St. Jo's coach was obviously extremely irate and said some things he
> they do get to play in the Tourney and watch the Cats run all over the Hawks.
> Oh, one more thing, if St. Joes is so ***ing pissed off, then why didn't they
> MAKE Arizona go or forfit? Idiots...
They didn't make them forfeit because they figured the game would be
rescheduled (like a real school would do), and also because they have ten
times more class than Lute has shown over the past week.
Most fans would be embarrassed at this type of conduct, but not you;
instead you afix the blame on the other side, when everyone knows where
it properly lies. Sure, Arizona would probably beat St. Jo's if they
played in the tourney; but that is not the point. The point is that Lute
Olsen and the Arizona bball program have shown absolutely no class.
I bet you thought Arizona would pound Santa Clara and ETSU in the first
round, instead Pete Eisenreich dominated the Cats and Mr. Jennings lit up
Once again, stop making excuses, get some balls and play St. Jo's Lute.
Hey, if St. Jo's is insignificant then why are you afraid of them.
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