- Sep 16, 2011
It was definitely the most devastating loss. Coming two years after Donyell got the yips at the ft line and we blew it to an inferior Florida team and a year after Ray was totally dominant but we ran into the one juggernaut (UCLA) who could beat us in a track meet. Losing to an inferior Miss State team meant Ray Allen's career was over and despite our dominant run of seasons and our two transcendent players (Donyell and Ray) we still had no final 4 to show for it. It was horrible.I feel oppositely. We hadn't even made the Final Four when that Miss. State clunker happened. The Mason game sucked but that team hadn't jelled all year and we had 2 titles by that time.