Sure, Hammer was nervous when NC State couldn't miss from beyond the arc. But the Miller Hos bribed me off my Schell's Caramel Bock with nothing more than a wrist band.
A magic wrist band, as it turns out. The Badgers were down by 9 when the wrist band went on. The Badgers ended up winning by 9. A stunning 18-point turnaround attributable to the wrist band.
And Alando Tucker.
But mostly the wrist band.
Jack had his beans. Hammer has his wrist band. Giants beware!
The Badgers got key performances up front from Alando Tucker and Michael Wilkerson. How many times do you see the veterans step up and come through in clutch time.
I'm so old I remember when ESPN featured good reporting rather than fast talking spewers of hyperbole who can't be bothered to learn the name of a guy who exemplifies everything Dick Vitale will tell you is great about college basketball. Wilkinson is fundamentally sound. He has already finished his bachelor's degree and is working on his master's. He's a good player who gets the most of his talent. Most importantly, he works as hard as anyone in the game. Vitale will tell you those are the things that make college basketball great, but he can't be bothered to learn Wilkerson's name.