Perhaps I should let this wait a day, but the "talking heads" just discussed the loss of LSU and how it affects Davis and Thomas. First, I should say that they interviewed Brady and Darrell and Glen, and Brady conceded that the Tigers got "punched early and never recovered." Glen and Darrell conceded that UCLA played good d, but sometimes, in the game of basketball, you just don't have your night. When you look at the box score, you say to yourself, LSU actually had a chance throughout but just didn't assert themselves. When all was said and done, UCLA only shoots 42% for the game, 28% from three. They shoot 17 free throws and make 12. We lose by 14. What do we not do? We only have 4 assists to a good number of poorly timed turnovers. We miss 15 free throws. We go 0 for 6 for three. And, our "best players" don't show up. The game really came down to we picked a pretty poor time to play our worse of the tourney. That doesn't diminish a great season. Dickie V put it probably right. Thomas is expected to be no less than a top 5 pick and Davis is picked to go much lower. So, he says, it will be very difficult for Thomas to turn that down. That being said, Digger and Bilas said Thomas needs another year. He doesn't yet know how to play the game according to Bilas, and tonight's game certainly showed that he couldn't take the game over in the face of tough d. Digger suggested that both of them should come back (would be "foolish" for them to go) and make another run in the tourney. Everyone seemed to say, that Glen seemed to embrace the college game. So, I think the logical answer (and this is what I thought before tonight's game) is that Thomas goes pro, and Davis stays. I honestly think after tonight's game, we have a 50/50 chance that BOTH stay. I'm looking forward to next year already!!! PG: Tack/Temple/Martin SG: Mason/Martin SF: Tas'/Darnell PF: [Thomas]/Rolle C: Davis/Johnson :geauxtige :bball: :champs: LSU IS A BASKETBALL SCHOOL. PACK THE PMAC IN '06-07!! P.S. Dickie V also added, "can you imagine what this team would have been with a Humphrey (guard from FLA who hit like 4 or 5 threes today) on their team?"