Basketball is most definitely a sport. If anyone ever tells you that it isn't please direct them to the nearest church so they can confess their sin of being a dishonest jerk. Tonight, a basketball game happened. It happened quickly with very little pause and a whole lot of scoring. With 17 minutes and change left in the first half, it was all tied up. Then I blinked and it was 20-6.
The first half was dominated by the Bluejays, where they scored 61 points in the half. Cole Huff was responsible for 15 of those, going 5-6 from the field and 3-4 from deep. Isaiah Zierden was the next key contributor, mostly with his defensive tenacity as he picked the pockets of the Lumberjacks three times. Zierden also contributed big on the offensive side of the floor, with 12 points on 4-9 shooting from the field and 2-9 shooting from beyond the arc. It was truly majestic to see the Creighton offense clicking like we've rarely seen it before.
The clouds of doom began to hang over the Roadrunner bench. As the deficit grew to 7 in the first half, tragedy struck as UTSA guard Nick Billingsley decided to test the angry knee eating monster by plowing into the almighty Isaiah Zierden as Isaiah drove courageously to the basket. A hush fell over the crowd at the CenturyLink Center as their brave warrior struggled to his feet. Sir Watson II approached the villainous foe and bequeathed upon him a lash of words until the man in stripes assessed him a technical for saying too many things. A voice from high above echoed through the silent crowd. "Banish him!" the voice bellowed. The crowd erupted. Banished Sir Billingsley was, back to the wood trim holding room in the bowels of the coliseum.
The Bluejays continued their dominant push in the second half, eventually eclipsing the 100-point mark with 5 minutes remaining. Isaiah Zierden continued to pour in bucket after bucket, scoring 12 and settling for 24 on the day. After a while, the Bluejays became indifferent on defense and let the Roadrunners score four more points than they did in the first half. Oh, and then this happened:
I quit caring about much after that. I mean, how could you? You just saw a player whose potential is so astronomically high do something that a whole heck of a lot of players cannot do as a freshman. Man, I don't know about you, but when I was a freshman in college the only thing I could do was sleep and try to talk to girls who had no interest in talking to me.
All in all it was a successful day if you're a Bluejay fan. Nebraska lost to Villanova, Wichita State lost, Southern Illinois is probably not doing too good. Fly high, Bluejay fans, 'cause you've got to face Tom Crean's Indiana Hoosiers on Thursday.