ALWAYS LISTEN TO COACH.
When The Rundown was (technically) on the high school basketball team, messing around at the (very) end of the bench, waiting to get into the (well, any) game, Coach told us three things:
1. Stop messing around at the end of the bench. (In fact, what he actually told us was, "Stop making babies down there," which didn't really help his cause too much, honestly.)
2. Make your free throws.
3. Don't save the ball from going out of bounds underneath your own basket.
But because Missouri is coached by Mike Anderson and not Bob Barker (not that one), maybe they weren't told these things, because they erased an 18-point halftime lead by Georgetown only to miss three of four free throws in the last 19 seconds, then save the ball underneath their own basket, then watch Chris Wright to drain a three-pointer at the death that sent the game into overtime. Then, in overtime, Jason Clark hit three three-pointers to personally outscore the No. 8 Tigers, and the No. 14 Hoyas left Kansas City with the 111-102 upset win.
More from The Rundown, including (possibly) new purple-and-gold in Los Angeles, and why you don't have to have been born a lady to compete against them, after the jump.
THE LOS ANGELES VIKINGS?
The Lakers are only called the Lakers because Minnesota is called the Land of 10,000 Lakes, and because before they called Los Angeles home, they called Minneapolis home. And right now, the Vikings call Minneapolis home. So would we still call them the Vikings if they call Los Angeles home? We might want to start thinking about that now, because two different groups that are interested in bringing an NFL team to Los Angeles have approached the Vikings about relocating. That was confirmed yesterday by the Vikings vice president of public affairs. And one of those groups involves former Timberwolves CEO Tim Leiweke, AEG, and apparently Magic Johnson, who confirmed that himself last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
"The players voted in favor of amending the LPGA Constitution, eliminating the requirement that competitors must be 'female at birth'."
- Turns out you don't have to be born an 'L' to compete on the LPGA Tour.