UTA, SMU BOTH “COME HOME” FOR WINS
In the end, it was a happy homecoming for all in Arlington.
Another blistering night from three-point range was able to carry UTA, as the Mavs cruised to an 87-69 Homecoming win over Houston Baptist at the College Park Center.
The Mavs shot 62 percent from beyond the arc for the game, including 73 percent in the first half. It allowed them to overcome a night where they were out-rebounded 41-32, including giving up 19 offensive rebounds.
Jamel Outler was the big gun, hitting seven of eight three-point shots for 26 points.
It was another good “homecoming” of sorts in Dallas, as SMU returned to Moody Coliseum and to winning, as the Mustangs downed Eastern Washington 77-68.
Keith Frazier returned to the starting lineup and scored 17 points while Nic Moore led the way with 22. But it was in the paint and not n the perimeter that they and the rest of the Mustangs did the damage, outscoring Eastern Washington 30-22 inside and 15-7 at the free throw line.
Just like with UTA, SMU was able to win despite getting beaten on the offensive boards again, allowing 15 offensive rebounds.
STARS 5 LOS ANGELES 4
Not this time. The Dallas Stars are finding ways to hold on in the third period at last.
The Stars used their power play to great effect, scoring two power play goals to upend the Cup Champions at the American Airlines Center.
One of those power play goals came from Jaime Benn, who netted his second goal of the first period with two seconds to play to give Dallas a 3-0 lead, which would eventually become 4-0 thanks to Tyler Seguin.
The Lakers cut that to 4-2 before Jason Demers scored on the power play. Nonetheless, the Kings cut that 5-2 lead down to one goal with less than 10 minutes to play in the game.
But another penalty cost Los Angeles with less than two minutes to go. While the Stars could not get another goal out of that, it meant the Kings had to pull goalie Jonathan Quick just to be at even strength, and the Stars were able to trap the puck in the corner as the seconds ran down long enough to hold on.
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As you are aware, I have not posted anything on this blog site in a while, largely due to the unfortunate way the rangers season ended. I could have loaded this blog with my standard rants about the supposed lack of support and faith DFW has in baseball, but I chose not to.
The main thing is that, as the season prepare to change, I have had to consider where to go with this site, especially with other sports beginning (not football; I think you all know where I stand there). This blog was created as part of MLB’s fan blogs. While I have no confirmation as to whether or not MLB doesn’t want its fan bloggers posting about things other than baseball, I feel that I should break away to more easily show that my support and knowledge does indeed extend past baseball.
This is why I am creating a new blog site that will be more receptive to sports year round. Once this new site is firmly established, I will send this information to you all.
Until then, stay Rowdy, my friends.
For those wondering, yes, there was supposed to be a video post previewing tonight’s wild card playoff game between the Rangers and the Orioles that I would have rushed to put up before game time and then hopefully found a way into the Ballpark.
Sadly, as I was headed to the Ballpark this afternoon looking for a good place to park, a too familiar pain in my side started acting up. At about 2:30 pm I instead headed toward Arlington Memorial Hospital and checked myself into the emergency room with what I was certain was kidney stones. I spent much of the day in a hospital bed recovering. It wasn’t until about 6:45 that I checked out, and since I was till on medication (my father had to pick me up), I instead had to settle on watching the game from my family’s house.
HAd the Rangers won tonight, I would have made plans to try the video post again for the first Division Series game. As for what happened tonight… I’ll discuss that later.