The Byrd Cage

Adult Steve Reflects

In Game Posts on March 26, 2014 at 12:35 pm

Last night fellow Cager, Kyle Williams and I had optimistic conversation as we sobbed through Belmont giving away the last 2:29 seconds of last night’s NIT Quarterfinal to Clemson. It was painful to watch Drew Windler, who looked so promising at the beginning of this season, double-dribble his last possession in division-1 basketball.

EVERYONE, PLEASE DO AS RICK SAYS!

In Game Posts on March 8, 2014 at 2:16 pm
Reece drives to the basket?

Reece drives to the basket?

Well here we are again, folks. After graduating FIVE seniors, Belmont has earned the regular season OVC title and is playing against a very good EKU team in the OVC championship game tonight at 6:oopm on ESPN2.

To get here, Belmont had to beat a hot Morehead State team that had just defensively steamrolled Tennessee Tech the night before. We were worried that Belmont’s turnover-prone offense would have a hard time keeping things together against a team playing with a chip on it shoulder. Instead, Belmont’s insane shooting performance (FGM-A: 27-51, 52.9% & 3PM-A 11-24, 45.8%) naturally opened up the court to a defense that was on its toes all night.

The Fury of Murray: A New Rivalry

In Game Posts on February 7, 2014 at 11:44 am
"LOUD NOISES"

“LOUD NOISES”
Photo borrowed from @jonathanshank

From the seats, this game had everything.  A convincing lead from the start by the home team, a swift return from the away team to even it up at half- and then a furious fight for victory at the end of the game all made for yet another riveting young chapter in the Belmont versus Murray State rivalry book.

From the seats, I don’t think I’ve heard the Curb Event Center that loud since the Lipscomb rivalry was, well, actually a rivalry.  Our student section was great, the band on point, and even that old person side that I sit on now stood up cheering for a large portion of the second half.

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