So glad to see this thread. Love when seniors step up, not only in production, but as leaders of the team in their final season. Shep has done that and so much more. Obviously, Tony, Lamar and Nazeer probably wouldn’t have happened had Shep not led the way to Happy Valley.
I was hoping beyond hope that last night at Purdue, when Shep gathered in the rebound with about 20 seconds to go and down by two, that we’d play for a game-winning three and Shep would take and make that shot. Release it about six seconds remaining, just in case of a miss, so we had a shot of a put back for the tie. But knowing how he’s been going, he was going to make it and we’d cruise out of West Lafayette with a 75-74 win.
In my dreams I guess…
But regardless, it’s been a tremendous finish to a really solid career. Nothing would please the basketball gods more than to see a senior who has been on struggling teams practically his whole college career, make it to the Big Dance.
Just win, win, win…and I think Shep will lead us there.