Remember when the fans rushed the floor in Storrs after UConn beat then top-ranked Texas all the way back on, um, Saturday?
Well, the 19th-ranked Huskies had a bit of a letdown tonight, as Providence defeated them at home by an 81-66 score this evening.
Since I was watching the Georgia-Florida and Temple-Charlotte end at the time, I didn't actually see what happened when the buzzer sounded, but thanks to Twitter I can tell you what the Friar fans did.
(Of course, you probably don't have a good idea anyway, even if my headline didn't give it away.)
From Providence blogger @friarblog
#Friars win 81-66! Screw storming rules, we needed it this season!!
From Syracuse blogger @hoyasuxa
When's the last time a team has had its fans rush the court after a home win, and then had opposing fans rush the court after a road loss?
That's a question I'm not sure even I have an answer to.
I remember when fans stormed the court after claiming a conference crown or a first ever win over a top-ranked team. Last night in Columbia was a throwback to that time.
Rushing after an 11-8 Providence team beats a 13-6 UConn team just doesn't seem quite the same, even if it is a win over a marquee name and regional rival.
Sometimes, a little perspective, or a quick look at the standings, seems necessary.