July 25, 2006
Vegas: Day Three
Monday began single elimination tournament play for two of three events here
in Las Vegas. The Reebok Big Time provided a good lesson for two teams from
Texas with IU prospects -- don't underestimate your opponent, especially if it
is a rival that is pretty familiar already with your team. DeAndre Jordan
and his Houston Swoosh team first found that out against the Houston Chiefs
yesterday afternoon, falling rather easily, 67-50.
The Chiefs have no players of note and were not even among the 64 ranked
opponents that were in the open pools that were guaranteed a tourney berth.
The game was over quickly as the Chiefs led 35-17 at the half. Little
known 6-foot-5 George Murphy led the winners with 33 points. Jordan
had a nightmare game, hitting just 1-3 from the floor and 1-6 from the line to
finish with three points. He fouled out in 23 minutes of playing time
despite the fact that you are allowed six fouls.
A similar fate occurred to the Dallas Mustangs last night
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