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What You Need To Know

Posted on: February 11, 2008 1:49 am
AUSTIN, Texas -- Washington beat UCLA again.

North Carolina beat Clemson again.

Here's Monday morning's edition of What You Need To Know.

Notable game from Sunday: Washington entered on a four-game losing streak featuring three straight home losses to Stanford, California and Southern California. So, naturally, the Huskies backed that with a 71-61 upset of UCLA that was a head-scratcher and ... head-hurter? Yes, a head-hurter. At least for Alfred Aboya, who took a ball off the face in the final minute. It added injury to insult, I suppose, and helped Washington beat UCLA in Seattle for the fourth consecutive time.

Notable performance from Sunday: Tyler Hansbrough seems determined to make it difficult for Michael Beasley to run away with the National Player of the Year award like Kevin Durant did last season. Hansbrough got 39 points and 13 rebounds in North Carolina's 103-93 double-overtime victory that gave the Tar Heels their NCAA-record 53rd-consecutive home win against Clemson. He made 11-of-16 field goal attempts and 17-of-19 free throws to help UNC rally from an 11-point deficit with three minutes remaining in regulation. And for Clemson, well, there's always next year.

Notable game scheduled for Monday: I'm here in Austin for the Kansas-Texas showdown that will likely help decide the Big 12 championship. Kansas enters with a 23-1 record (8-1 in the Big 12) while Texas is 19-4 (6-2 in the Big 12). The Jayhawks are second in my latest Top 25 (and one). The Longhorns are 13th. And if Kansas is going to get this road win it'll need to slow A.J. Abrams, who has been really good of late. The Texas junior has made 21-of-42 field goal attempts and 15-of-28 3-pointers in his past three outings to help the Longhorns notch wins over Baylor, Oklahoma and Iowa State. Tip-off at the Frank Erwin Center is set for 9 p.m ET.
Category: NCAAB

Since: Jan 26, 2008
Posted on: February 11, 2008 7:37 am

What You Need To Know

You might want to consider DJ White for Player of the Year. He averages a double double and he is a tremendous defensive presence underneath. When you have a guy that is consistantly averaging 18 points and 11 rebounds you might want to consider him.

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