Do not forget that Pixar movie “Inside Out?” The one which illustrates all of the feelings within the mind, manipulating their individual’s emotions from a large management heart? For Baylor followers, it was like they collectively smashed all of the buttons directly.
On a day dubbed the largest in Baylor basketball historical past, the varsity’s followers skilled the total gamut of feelings.
Frustration, terror, glee, anger, happiness, disgust, shock, pleasure, bitterness, euphoria. Increase your Bear paw if that describes your evening.
What a memorable Dia del Ocho this was. (Hat tip to Woman Bears beat author Chad Conine for that magnificence.) Baylor was the one college within the nation with each its males’s and girls’s basketball groups enjoying within the Elite Eight, and was trying to ship each on to the Last 4.
Let’s simply be actual. The Baylor basketball UConn squabble may have actually been the nationwide championship recreation. That’s not essentially an indictment of the choice committee — you may justify their pondering in slotting Baylor as a 2 seed. However (particularly motivated) groups additionally play above their seed line yearly, and the Woman Bears ravaged their first three event foes with such ruthless effectivity that they regarded each bit like a No. 1 workforce.
Baylor-UConn was the sport everybody wished to see. Keep in mind, we must always’ve been handled to a tender opening of this matchup — not that something approximately a Geno Auriemma-coached or Kim Mulkey-led workforce may very well be categorized as tender — again in January. However COVID-19 interrupted these plans.
Ah, however who wants the trailer when the precise film is that this whiz-bang good?
Right here’s the factor approximately that play: Sure, Carrington received fouled on her remaining shot. She ought to have had an opportunity to shoot some free throws and doubtlessly win the sport for Baylor. That’s a bitter tablet to swallow when you’re a Woman Bear fan.
I get that’s going to really feel like little comfort for anybody related to Baylor basketball. They’re going to really feel jobbed. After the sport when requested approximately the “controversial” ending, Carrington matter-of-factly responded, “I personally don’t see it as a controversial name. … One woman fouled me on my face and one woman fouled me on the arm.”