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What You Need To Know

Posted on: February 13, 2008 8:22 am
 
Kentucky got pummeled.

Michigan State got Hummelled.

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

Notable game from Tuesday: Vanderbilt dealt Kentucky its worst loss in SEC history, made even worse because Ashley Judd was in the crowd watching it all go down. The final score was 93-52, and the outcome was never in doubt considering Vandy led by double-digits not even five minutes post tip-off and embarrassed the Wildcats on national television while jumping to a 41-11 halftime lead. Your thoughts, Patrick Patterson? "To have them stomp us into the ground like that, it's horrible," said the UK freshman. "They played like men and we played like boys." But not like any boys. Kentucky actually played like boys who have no idea how to shoot, guard or play basketball in general, and that's no way for Kentucky to be playing ... particularly when Ashley is in the crowd.

Notable performance from Tuesday: Robbie Hummel buried 9-of-15 shots (including 4-of-7 3-point attempts) to finish with a career-high 24 points and 11 rebounds while leading Purdue to a 60-54 victory over Michigan State. The Boilermakers are now two games up in the win column of the Big Ten standings, and Hummel is averaging 20.7 points in his past three outings.

Notable game scheduled for Wednesday: A pair of top four seeds in my latest Projecting the Field (it'll be up in a few hours) will battle when Notre Dame visits Connecticut in a contest featuring two of the hottest schools in the Big East. Notre Dame (18-4 overall, 8-2 in the Big East) has won five consecutive games while UConn (18-5 overall, 7-3 in the Big East) has won seven straight. Both are ranked in the Top 20 of the AP poll, and the fact that the Irish's Luke Harangody and the Huskies' Hasheem Thabeet will be in the paint together makes this worth watching. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET.
Category: NCAAB
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