Terrence also has the added benefit of being taller, longer, and stronger than most point guards. Plus he seems like the kind of dude who takes pride in how he performs on that side of the ball. It's so fun.
Eric and I were at the game, was fun watching the BJC get into it as the game got close down the stretch. Also: need to give credit to three guys for their defense:
1. Mike was a monster on the glass and patrolling the paint. That was his best game, he was fantastic. So much of rebounding is just wanting the basketball more than the other guy and he always wants the ball more.
2. I audibly laughed at like four things Josh did on defense because he's just so good at everything (save for picking his spots – he gets a little too aggressive sometimes, especially when he's trying to make up for a mistake on offense). Plenty of teams have game-changers on offense, few have game-changers on defense. Josh is a game-changer on defense.
3. There were one or two times where I got up out of my seat because of how good Terrence is at defending dudes 1-on-1. He and Josh are capable of taking opposing guards out of games, it's awesome.
There were so many questions about whether this team could: A) win games when shots weren't falling and, B) win games without the freshmen really doing anything. This game featured both of those and Penn State won anyway. This team may be good, everyone.
This is the part where I remind everyone that Penn State scored 37.6 points per game this year and next year returns everyone except for its center and potentially one wide receiver thanks.
Penn State just got the next Honey Badger, y'all. This owns.
I doubt there will be a formal meet up, but hit ya boy up if you go to the Lakers game on NYD.
The darkest recesses of Gus Johnson's mind.
The counterpoint to that, of course, is that if he carves up a tougher schedule, his chances of winning the Heisman go way up. Will be fun as hell to watch. This also applies for Saquon.
PSU hoops played Ole Miss in Brooklyn that day, I ended up watching it in the press room of the Barclays Center with a bunch of national media people because Kentucky hoops played later that day. I'll never forget watching these national media people freak out because there's no way on god's green earth that actually happened.
Best part was after, LSU fans were in the area for something (their women's basketball team may have had a game, don't remember). I went up to them and told them how Alabama lost and because they all hate Nick Saban they went insane in a Starbucks. It was awesome.