I only saw the tail end of the game, so I can't comment on it too much. But I would like to comment on 8 year-old Ryan Appleby's actions. In case you haven't seen it yet, Appleby refused to shake Aaron Brooks' hand before AND after the game.
The classless move by Appleby got the Pit Crew really into the game, and seemed to light a fire under MVP as well, as he torched Appleby for 30 points.
After the game, Appleby claimed that he didn't think Brooks' punishment was harsh enough.
Dude, he was suspended three games. And it happened over a year ago, get over it.
What Appleby fails to remember is that Appleby started the whole saga by elbowing Brooks. Now, that doesn't excuse Brooks' actions, which were inexcusable. And I even will give Appleby the benefit of the doubt that he didn't do it on purpose. But in the heat of the moment, Brooks didn't believe so.
Brooks has apologized for his actions and paid the price for his offense. And, in an ironic twist of fate, its Appleby that comes off looking as the classless punk in this saga.
But, then again, what more would you expect from a Husky (see Robinson, Nate or Pondexter, Quincy). What's even more sad is that Lorenzo Romar puts up with this crap. Brooks was suspended immediately for his actions. Romar sanctioned Robinson's, and conveinently ignored Pondexter.
Can't wait for Applebitch to come to The Pit again next year. But I really hope that the Ducks meet the puppies in the Pac-10 tourney so that MVP can torch Applebitch again.
Or maybe he should just send Applebitch some tickets while he is playing in the NBA.
Enjoy the NIT, Fuskies. That is, if you are even invited.