Thank God for Rob Gray. The second half became the Rob Gray Show after Galen went out with his fourth foul early in the second half. Our ball movement became slow to nonexistent, and San Diego State was selling out to depend on the perimeter.
Galen and Rob should be able to get to the tin against Michigan’s guards, based on the success Montana’s guards had from time to time.
It was a odd atmosphere in the building until the final minute. Virtually all the fans were disinterested observers, which meant that the only fans cheering for most of the game were us and the San Diego State people.
But the building exploded when the San Diego State kid hit that first three to tie the game. They went nuts again when Rob hit the three, and went completely ballistic when the same kid tied it up again. When Rob made the game-winning shot, the roof almost came off. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a UH basketball game in that kind of atmosphere. The only thing I can compare it to was Clyde’s first game against Texas 20 years ago. It was that loud.
The people up here are almost too nice. We had a number of Wichita State fans stop us and wish us good luck.
The only downside is that we now have two days to kill before the next game, and there is next to nothing to do in this city.