1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Hank Gathers.

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by BuffLuKe, Mar 4, 2015.

  1. BuffLuKe

    BuffLuKe Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2006
    Messages:
    18,533
    Likes Received:
    1,115
    Well, I think it's been 25 years now. You younger guys on the board that didn't see these guys, it was amazing. They averaged well over 100 a game, played at a break neck pace. Never seen a team like that and then Hank died. Watch tonight if you don't know the story.
     
    Hoops Fan likes this.
  2. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2009
    Messages:
    80,547
    Likes Received:
    16,178
    Thanks for the heads up. Loyola-Marymount was THE story in college hoops for a couple years... from the funnest show to tragedy that broke my heart.
     
  3. aik

    aik Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2008
    Messages:
    5,862
    Likes Received:
    622
    I second Luke's post, but unfortunately did not get to watch LMU when they were running with Hank and Bo. Guru of Go was a great 30 For 30 piece and I'm glad they're showing it again to mark this anniversary.
     
  4. BuffLuKe

    BuffLuKe Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2006
    Messages:
    18,533
    Likes Received:
    1,115
    I was really young but I remember it well. They put a beating on Michigan who'd won the title the year before. 149- 115, that's crazy.
     
  5. FightCu1414

    FightCu1414 Fifth year Senior Club Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2008
    Messages:
    2,711
    Likes Received:
    728
    Jeff fryer is the uncle of one of my good friends at CU. Fryer was the guy who hit all the 3's against Michigan. He came up and I was at her house. I wasn't born yet but i saw some tape. That was a fun team to watch.
     
  6. Eggon

    Eggon Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2011
    Messages:
    1,786
    Likes Received:
    106
    Wow. That was some fun to watch back in the day. Shame, in his passing, but Hank kicked A** while he had the floor. Was fun to watch him and team shock opponents.
     
  7. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2009
    Messages:
    80,547
    Likes Received:
    16,178
    I know that LM was before the time of a lot of folks here. The thing I remember that can give you the best idea of how crazy and revolutionary their run 'n gun style was, you have to remember that this is not too long after NC State won a national title by stalling and fouling to disrupt Phi Slamma Jamma... Dean Smith was running a 4 corners offense to lull teams to sleep. The book was that this was how you win. Then LM re-wrote the book. They would actually let teams score in order to speed them up, countering with a quick inbounds off the make to push the ball the other way into a quick shot. No one knew how to deal with that at the time.
     
  8. buffgal

    buffgal Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2009
    Messages:
    3,020
    Likes Received:
    467
    Loved watching LMU play. It was new and fun to watch. Then poor Hank ....
     
  9. Scotch

    Scotch Registered User Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2005
    Messages:
    9,804
    Likes Received:
    427
    That Michigan game in the tournament was unreal. You'd see the score and figure a lot of time had passed since you last looked at the clock, and maybe 2 or 3 minutes had gone by. Just relentless.

    [video=youtube;P52H4x7ZdH0]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P52H4x7ZdH0[/video]
     
  10. jcatcher

    jcatcher Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2012
    Messages:
    962
    Likes Received:
    51
    25 years? Holy **** am I old.
     
  11. BuffLuKe

    BuffLuKe Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2006
    Messages:
    18,533
    Likes Received:
    1,115
    25 years yesterday man and I had the same thought lol. Long time since little league.
     

Share This Page