Sorry this is dated about the Stanford game and Dexter Pittman, but I was out of town for the weekend but I still wanted to get my "I told you so" in before we move on from basketball :-)
The following refers to a previous diary which questioned AW's denial that Dexter Pittman would be an asset against Stanford.
The day after I write that diary the Statesman does a piece featuring how the bench big men would be used against the Lopezeses – it featured Dexter Pittman on the front. Huge pic. Then the inside story line was "Texas tries to see Forest through the Cardinal Trees". I realize that wasn’t the most original line, but I still think they stole it from here on BON.
More importantly came the post game recap Statesman headline "UT Men: Pittman pressured Stanford"
"Since he started guarding me, I started throwing up poor-percentage shots that I don’t normally make," Brook Lopez said. "He just bodied up against me and tried to push me off the lane."
So while we got our asses handed to us against Memphis, a consolation prize is that Pittman will be a force next year and now Barnes knows it.