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3.18.2009

Preparing for UT-Martin

Hey everyone. Hope you had a swell St. Patty's day. Like any good HOTTIE, I'm sure you drank responsibly if you chose to imbibe.

A couple items of business:

STAYING HOME: I will not be attending the women's tournament at Piscataway, N.J., later this week. After calculating funds needed for hotel, air travel and associated activities (trip to Atlantic City not included), I decided the endeavor was just too expensive. We'll re-assess if Auburn qualifies for the Sweet 16 in Oklahoma City.

I like to be forthright with the HABOTN Nation about what I'm covering. If a tough decision has to be made, I do my best to explain it here.

I'm planning to live blog the game from Montgomery. Lame on my part? You betcha. Still, I think the team deserves coverage and I'll do what I can to make that happen.

HOT HAWK: I'll be covering tonight's NIT game between Auburn and UT-Martin. If you're going, you'll be treated to what could be an exciting offensive performance from a visitor.

Skyhawks guard Lester Hudson is second in the nation in scoring. He averages 27 points per game. He once notched a quadruple-double -- 25 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists, 10 steals. I'm not sure his team has enough to challenge Auburn, but Hudson should cause some fits.

Hudson is a 6-foot-2 shooting guard. He is a 24-year-old junior. He struggled with the transition from high school to college, you might say, but eventually earned a GED and made his way to college. Good for him.

FOOTBALL REMINDER: Spring practice begins Tuesday, March 24.

90 Comments:

Blogger smoothie b in tennessee said...

KORVOTNEY BARBER!

10:01 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Barber shop.

10:02 AM  
Blogger jhag said...

bada boom!

10:03 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Bada bing!

10:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jay G, you really don't have to give us an explanation about why you can't attend an event. But, since you did, I, for one, completely understand. Just the flight alone was probably several hundred dollars. I really appreciate all you do. This is where I get all my Auburn info.!

10:11 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

FYI: If Auburn wins tonight, it'll play the Tulsa-Northwestern winner on Friday night.

That game would be played at BEMC.

10:16 AM  
Blogger ehyoutiger said...

I sure wish I could see the game tonight on TV.

10:19 AM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

WDE and just win baby!! Both Auburn men and women.
Hope the long layoff doesn't hurt the teams. sometimes it does and sometimes is doesn't.

10:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Me too, ehyou.

10:26 AM  
Blogger Will said...

Lester Hudson's game and mine are very similar. Our arms look alike too.

10:26 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I have a quick third step.

10:28 AM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

My arms come out of my shoulder and hang down my side too. I must be a super star!

10:33 AM  
Blogger jhag said...

Just do whatever auburn bball so I can put my mind on Football and focus on spring

10:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

digger, you said that just like Mary Katherine, right?

10:35 AM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

Too funny Kuv

10:42 AM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

Dang a "k" looks like and "L" to some people

10:43 AM  
Blogger ehyoutiger said...

No TV should equal a crowded and active HABOTN tonight. Should be fun.

10:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with Luv.....no explanations/apologies necessary.

Many segments of the nation are trimming costs and Americans are learning to not be so spoiled.

We look forward to whatever you can do and 'precciate it.

10:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why does ESPN always broadcast nationally? Why can't they broadcast regionally like CBS?

10:48 AM  
Blogger jhag said...

Yay I got my first follow me on twitted text today

10:53 AM  
Blogger michael said...

jhag, follow me on Twitter, too! GibberishFeed is the name.

11:09 AM  
Blogger Cory said...

Should AU win tonight, will the Friday night game be on TV?

11:19 AM  
Blogger Jet Hates Bama said...

Looking forward to shaking off the cobwebs of the red eye back from San Diego to go to Beard Eaves tonight.

11:37 AM  
Blogger chip chip said...

The new arena is needed badly to replace The Dump. I can understand how, from afar, it looks like a bad investment in something no one cares about. It will attract not only BB recruits but can be used as a staging area for football recruiting and functions too. The thing AU needed most is the new dorms and academic and weight facilities for everyone. That is even more important than where they play the game. Andre Smith remarked how Bama's new "oversized" dorms were very appealing and now the NFL and everyone else knows why since his waist size has expanded a good bit.

11:40 AM  
Blogger wtc said...

Jet- I will be there tonight. Row 1 behind the visitors bench. give me a shout if security lets you down there.

12:07 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Jay-Will it be a tough sell to give the new UAT coach $2 mil a year in this economy?
You think it will be Anderson? PF yesterday talked with CM newton and they made it out like Izzou was the man.
What have you heard?

12:09 PM  
Blogger ehyoutiger said...

UGA released top tier LB Dexter Moody. What's the rule on other schools going after him? Does anyone know if AU showed any interest in him?

Chip Towers' article on his release is here if anyone is interested.

12:16 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Jay G. Sorry the trip didn't work out for you. :-(

12:22 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

not sure I would take a chance on the Moody kid w/o knowing more info. He had to do something, ornot do something he was asked to do, for UGA to let him go.

12:29 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Maybe it was his controversial view on puppets that lost him his scholarship.

12:42 PM  
Blogger michael said...

But then again, maybe it was something else, michael.

12:59 PM  
Blogger michael said...

So Jay G, when are you going to let Tim post again?

1:00 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

Hey Hotties!! Jay do you know if CGC will have open practices? I

1:01 PM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

All these questions and no answers. I believe J followed Elvis out of the building. J has left the building.

1:08 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Or maybe Jay is just trying to teach us that many times, we have our own answers, Digger. That's pretty deep.

1:12 PM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

Yeah pretty deep for an old shallow mind. He may just be sitting back and having a good laugh.

1:17 PM  
Blogger michael said...

It's like they say: give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime.

1:19 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Feed a man to a fish, and he will die.

1:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Michael...Rumor has it Dexter Moody voiced his opinon on the BC coaching sit too loudly. Puppet opinion was just how Moody spun it. Moody's move was predictable....everyone hate puppets.

Actually according to the in state rumors, Mr. Moody has wreaked havoc more than once. CMR considers it a mission to give kids a chance. Must be something baaaaaaaaad!

1:24 PM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

True statement and did you ever think about:
Happiness comes through doors you didn't even know you left open.

1:25 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

do termites ever choke on splinters?

1:27 PM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

No but they sure do hurt coming out the other end

1:28 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

Micheal, only if its a big fish, lets be honest I've never seen a trout eat a full grown man (especially not if he's 40). And I've been nibbled on by some small fish, and I've never died.

1:30 PM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

10-4 hotties got to check out for a while

1:35 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/writers/andy_staples/03/18/bryce-brown/index.html#?eref=T1

Interview with Bryce Brown on why he picked Tenn and everything else.

Also check out the LB at the bottom, we need to send super duper trooper luper to go get him.

1:39 PM  
Blogger Denny Crum said...

Jay G, in describing UT-Martin's best player, what you should have said was, "in other words, he is your typical OVC star." Fly Williams, Turk Tillman, Tommie Baker, the list could go on and on till the break o' dawn. The OVC has long been a refuge for players like that 24 year old juniors other other outlaws, not saying that this guy is an outlaw, but you know what I am trying to say.

Still, having said that, the OVC is still head and shoulders better than the SWAC and MEAC, and better than the Atlantic Sun. Samford's run of NCAA tourney appearances ground to a halt when they got into the OVC and Jimmy Tillette had to actually coach.

2:15 PM  
Blogger wartiger said...

I am sure this has been asked already but...Will there be an internet stream available for the AU game tonight?

2:20 PM  
Blogger ehyoutiger said...

jhag is obviously spinning some classic Beck albums this afternoon.

2:37 PM  
Blogger shesaid said...

Jay, thanks for making this a multi-topic thread with the football blurb at the bottom. All you HOTTIES need not worry about my emotional state on this one. ;)

2:38 PM  
Blogger ehyoutiger said...

Wartiger, all evidence points to "no" on the video stream. If you're one of the lucky ones who gets ESPN360 you may be in luck though.

2:41 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

Wow Ole Miss just finalized their sched. and they have two D-1AA teams SE LA and Northern Arizona...Pete Boone is slacking

2:41 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

WTC -- I think Kentucky will have first dibs on Izzo if it comes to that. They're in a much better position to hire people ... more money, more facilities, more "support" (provided you win).

2:43 PM  
Blogger ehyoutiger said...

"We didn't intend to schedule two I-AA teams nor do we anticipate scheduling two I-AA teams in the same year again," Ole Miss athletic director Pete Boone said.

YOU scheduled them, what do you mean that you didn't intend to???

2:44 PM  
Blogger wartiger said...

and I'm not one of the lucky ones..radio it is then...thanks...

2:45 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I subscribe to The Gibberish Feed and it's a mind-scramblah (spoken like Kelly LeBrock).

2:45 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

wartiger ... don't know about radio streams. Sorry.

2:45 PM  
Blogger ehyoutiger said...

Dan Issel was before my time, but he must have been something else. Meeks had a phenomenal season and ended up with 817 pts. That's second best to Issel's 948 in '70.

2:52 PM  
Blogger wartiger said...

it's not gonna be on the radio?!

2:57 PM  
Blogger wartiger said...

or did the word "streams" just mean you don't know what site will be streaming the game...yeah that makes sense...

2:58 PM  
Blogger wartiger said...

it really flippin sucks that I'm not gonna be able to watch this game...sigh..ok better now...

3:05 PM  
Blogger ehyoutiger said...

Here is a list of all AU BB radio affiliates. Some of them stream online. Some of the ones that stream "black out" games, but some do not. A persistent fan should be able to trial & error their way to an audio of the game.

3:12 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

The good news is that Auburn's games should be televised from here on out.

3:12 PM  
Blogger wartiger said...

thanks ehyoutiger...I am persistent...

3:13 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

I am now also following GibberishFeed! YAY!

3:14 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I laughed at this quote from GWB yesterday:

"I actually paid for a house last fall," he told the crowd. "I think I'm the only American to have bought a house in the fall of 2008."

3:15 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

What a man

3:18 PM  
Blogger ehyoutiger said...

I have a feeling that I'm gonna regret this but.....I signed up to follow GibberishFeed too.

Mikl, there better be some damn entertaining gibberish coming down the pipe!!!!!

3:22 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Who better to provide gibberish?

Michael is dedicated to his craft.

3:26 PM  
Blogger michael said...

None of you will be disappointed with GibberishFeed. Well, unless you find incoherent typing disappointing. Yes, then there is a definite possibility GibberishFeed will disappoint you on a regular basis.

3:40 PM  
Blogger ehyoutiger said...

Auburn's a 12 pt favorite tonight. That's pretty stout.

3:45 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

It is UT-Martin and as Lebo has clarified many times, Auburn won 11 SEC games this season.

Aren't you impressed?

3:57 PM  
Blogger ehyoutiger said...

I think the old adage that any team can win on any given night is truer in college BB than any other sport.

4:11 PM  
Blogger Jet Hates Bama said...

150 minutes to tipoff!

4:26 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

You psychology grads out there might get a kick out of this headline:

"JUNG, ROGERS NAMED ALABAMA NOMINEES FOR McWHORTER POST-GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP"

... B.F. Skinner reportedly upset by the snub.

4:42 PM  
Blogger Matt said...

Jay - I'm a psych undergrad. I recognize the name Jung but don't really get your witticism.

4:46 PM  
Blogger scott from tucson said...

this just in; scored tickets to see eric clapton and steve winwood in phoenix. gotta be a good show.

5:02 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I thought it was funny.

Of course, my car tag in college was "JUNG 1" as an homage to my main man, Carl Jung.

5:08 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Auburn up 13-1 over Charleston Southern, top of the 8th. Big difference in last night's game.

5:12 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Jay is Jung like a horse.

5:14 PM  
Blogger scott from tucson said...

never much of a "jungun", myself. (was that a freudian slip?)

5:33 PM  
Blogger Jet Hates Bama said...

In my hierarchy of needs, National Championships are No. 1, Beating UAT No. 2, Good food 3rd, and Puppet Hour fourth.

5:34 PM  
Blogger chip chip said...

I hope the game is on at Wintzel's.
It's grandma's birthday dinner tonight.

GO TIGERS!!!!

5:43 PM  
Blogger Back-Hair Barry said...

That Cerch Irving Myers is da rocks!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8N2uQ7Fg_Uk

Reminds me of....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXv8rMIFrxg

http://www.truveo.com/Karl-Malone-on-the-movies/id/74156940

5:57 PM  
Blogger Back-Hair Barry said...

this just in; scored tickets to see eric clapton and steve winwood in phoenix. gotta be a good show.



Be sure to set the Delorean to 1973....

5:58 PM  
Blogger scott from tucson said...

bhb, i dunna know for sure, but i'm thinkin' the blues are kinda timeless, myself.

6:05 PM  
Blogger Back-Hair Barry said...

yeah, I'm jus kiddin.....Man, I wish I had gone to the Clapton/Stevie Ray Vaghn show in B'ham that went down jus before SRV died.

Played Boutwell I think.

I saw the Clapton/Winwood gig on HDTV Paladia - before it went off the air -- and Winwood still has the pipes.

6:10 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

I'm trying to fill out my bracket - and it is giving me a headache!

6:15 PM  
Blogger Jet Hates Bama said...

The energy outside of Beard Eaves is ... solar. Unfortunately, the sun is setting.

6:16 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

Im going job hunting haha

6:27 PM  
Blogger scott from tucson said...

bhb, that would have been a show, for sure. 1973 and me = no money.

6:29 PM  

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