Holly Rowe Is A Team Player

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

How about this for random. Apparently Holly Rowe was at Texas Longhorns shoot around yesterday when she was recruited by DJ Augustin to be her personal rebounder....

Barnes saw the proper defensive technique in almost all but the first two possessions of the second half and has given his team "an A or A-plus" on its defensive report card lately.

Add that kind of defense to a suddenly resurgent D.J. Augustin, who showed up at the gym at 11 a.m. Monday to take 300 shots with ESPN sideline reporter Holly Rowe as his chief rebounder. "I missed a couple," Augustin teased before his killer, 27-point game Monday night.

When it comes to the criteria for a top NCAA seed, Texas isn't missing much.
Great job Holly! Way to get in there and participate. Oh and if Texas gets a #1 seed, bank on them being out of the tourney by the 2nd round (it's not as if that's different than any other year).

NCAA should consider Horns for top billing (Statesman)
ESPN’s Holly Rowe is a Rebounding Machine (TBL)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 4:31 PM


"Apparently Holly Rowe was at Texas' shoot around yesterday when she was recruiting by DJ Augustin to be her personally rebounder..."

Me fail English? That's unpossible!

Anonymous said...
Feb 19, 2008, 4:42:00 PM  

Wow that was like 30 seconds after I posted that one. You deserve a raise Mr. Editor!

Feb 19, 2008, 4:45:00 PM  

Not like it's any other year? Like 2003 when they made the Final 4, 2006 when they made the Elite 8 or 2002 and 2004 when they made the Sweet 16?

Anonymous said...
Feb 19, 2008, 4:53:00 PM  

Why did you conveniently leave out last year? Oh and 2005 when they lost in the first round, or 1998-2000 when they lost twice in the 1st round and once in the second.

Looks like I win 5-4.

Feb 19, 2008, 5:00:00 PM  

Wow. Texas's tournment resume looks a lot like Duke's since they beat Arizona for their last national championship. Why aren't they on national television 29 times a year?

Anonymous said...
Feb 19, 2008, 5:29:00 PM  

Yes, last year they lost in the second round, but they have made as many Sweet 16s in the last 8 years as Duke and UConn. I don't think any other team has more.

Pete said...
Feb 19, 2008, 6:17:00 PM  

I know Michigan State has made 4 Elite 8's in the last eight years (3 of them were Final Fours)

Anonymous said...
Feb 19, 2008, 6:49:00 PM  

Texas has reached the Sweet 16 four times in the last six seasons. Only four other schools have matched that: UConn, Duke, Kansas and Pittsburgh.

Stephen said...
Feb 19, 2008, 7:58:00 PM  

The Texas bickering aside, and really who cares, Holly Freakin' Rowe.

She knows a ton about sports, probably pounds bourbon with the best of them, and will let you spank her.

Erin Andrews sips a nice Merlot and anybody is giving love taps to that caboose.

Michael said...
Feb 19, 2008, 11:21:00 PM  

Agree. Holly Rowe is awesome. One of my favorite female personalities as far as sports go. (Erin Andrews aside.)

Anonymous said...
Feb 20, 2008, 2:02:00 AM  

Sweet Sixteen four of the past six seasons. If that stat line warrants your early exit comment, then who exactly DOESN'T deserve it?

Hook 'em.

Patrick said...
Feb 20, 2008, 2:37:00 AM  

And way to cite the Barnes' first couple years after taking over the program as 'evidence' for the swipe. The program after he gets his system in place? Irrelevant, evidently.

Patrick said...
Feb 20, 2008, 2:43:00 AM  

When in doubt, always assume that Rick Barnes will choke on the big stage. He's a great recruiter...not so good at X's and O's.

GMoney said...
Feb 20, 2008, 10:38:00 AM  

I've frankly never understood where this Rick Barnes is a bad game coach thing came from (other than Kevin Durant man-lust I don't get it). The guy has consistently gotten teams to overachieve everywhere he's been (look at the rosters and corresponding records of his pre-TJ Ford Texas teams), and as people have pointed out he's gotten Texas to the Sweet 16 4 of the last 6 years (UT had only made it to the sweet 16 or farther 8 times in the history of the school before Barnes!). He routinely gets the most out of overlooked players, and consistently puts teams on the floor that can run with you or play a tight defensive battle if necessary.

Anonymous said...
Feb 20, 2008, 11:12:00 AM  

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