Web J.D.: March 10 -- Day three of the Big 12 Championship
Hey Longhorn fans,
Man it feels good to get to write another blog. We just finished our game against Oklahoma State. They’re a really good team and their Big 12 record just doesn’t say enough about the team. We did a lot of the same today as we did yesterday. We woke up, ate breakfast, watched film, and prepared for the game. We talked about what we needed to do differently against Oklahoma State. We came out really flat without energy against Baylor, and we knew that in order to beat OSU, we would have to bring energy from the beginning.
I felt really good about everything, seeing how different and more prepared all the guys looked before this game. It was a hard-fought game both ways. We got up for a little while, but it’s hard to keep a good team down. They made a run at us in the second half and pulled it to three. JamesOn Curry started to get hot in the last seven minutes. He hit a few shots and finally hit a step-back jumper to tie the game, 61-61. At that point of the game, it was just going to come down to who wanted it more. There was a loose ball that ended up in Kevin’s hands, and who better to put up a game winning 3-pointer than him? As he buried the shot, the Texas fans erupted along with the bench. He’d done it again, unbelievable. At that point, we knew there had to be a defensive stop. There was due to a huge steal by Craig Winder, who very alertly passed the ball to "Mr. clutch free throw," A.J. Abrams. As usual, A.J. buried them both. Up by seven, Curry hit a three to pull it to within them within four until Damion hit a free throw and the clock ran out. We won the game and a chance to play Kansas Sunday for the championship. Like Coach Barnes says, “It’s not every day you get to play for a championship.”
After dinner, we'll settle in and try to get some good rest to be ready for the Jayhawks.