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January 18, 2007
Amazing Stats: Running for it
Basketball is a game of runs.
Of course, you get excited when your team gets up by 15 points. However, there is usually a bit of apprehension because you know the other team will make a comeback.
Runs are part of what makes college basketball so exciting. Players lift their spirits during them. Fans are fueled by them. Opposing coaches use timeouts to stop them. Networks love them because they add commercials because of all the timeouts.
Sure, occasionally there are games devoid of big runs. The Oklahoma State-Texas triple-overtime game on Tuesday night - won 105-103 by the Cowboys - was one such game and it was a classic.
Here's a look inside that game and some other recent Amazing runs
and assorted other items: