Two crazy Mike Singletarys might be more than the world can handle. The sophomore at Texas Tech (no relation, apparently) scored 29 consecutive points in a big second-half run that pushed the Red Raiders over Texas A&M in the Big 12 Tournament last night. He finished the game with 43 points and probably several invitations for sex.
“I was just in the zone, I think,” Singletary said. “We didn’t want to lose this game. We didn’t want to go home.”[...]
The last basket in Singletary’s amazing stretch was a driving layup past Bryan Davis that put the Red Raiders (14-18) up 79-78 with 39.4 seconds left and erased the last part of a 21-point deficit. Alan Voskuil and John Roberson followed with a pair of free throws apiece to push the lead to five.
Singletary, a sophomore whose previous scoring best was 25 points, then iced the game with two more free throws with 2.9 seconds left that provided the final margin.
Video highlights of the run are after the jump. No word on whether Singletary also inspired his team by illustrating their performance in the first half. I have to admit that I’m not sure which inspirational method I like better. Choosing between a man’s ass and basketball isn’t really enticing. Unless you’re Jay Bilas.