I Hope the Tiger Can Regroup

Joe CoutoContributor IDecember 10, 2009

SALT LAKE CITY - MARCH 16: The mascot for the Pacific Tigers perfroms on court against the Boston College Eagles the First Round of the 2006 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament March 16, 2006 at the Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake CIty, Utah. Boston College won 88-76. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
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Well the Tiger got whipped by the Bear bad 79-54 Tiger D did make it tough for the Cal team holding them to less points in the second half but the offense never got in rhythm in the first half showed their youth in the second as they rushed into half try to cut the gap only to take some ill advised shots. I got to agree with most only folks listening online & watching that game showed the difference in conference playing levels and it was embarrassing for the Big West & Tiger. Can the Tiger make it to the tourney as an at large? They should, Cal was a top ten team at the start of the season and as far I know there are 64 spaces open so an at large bid is not out of the question. The Tigers are young and not at Cal's level but it is one of the best skilled teams Bob Thomason has had to coach. Thomason skill as a coach her could get 20+ wins again for the 5 time in 6 seasons which is something tourney people think about. It will be hard cause that was a brutal loss in a young teams head to carry all season. I Hope the Tiger can regroup and put the loss as a lessen to the next level.