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Posted on: February 14, 2008 12:49 am
Drake finally took a loss.

Pat Knight finally notched a win.

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

Notable game from Wednesday: Drake isn't going undefeated in the Missouri Valley Conference, not after that 65-62 loss at Southern Illinois that snapped the 14th-ranked Bulldogs' 21-game winning streak. Randal Falker had 13 points and 10 rebounds for SIU, which is now 13-12 overall and 8-6 in the MVC. Meantime, Drake is 22-2 overall, 13-1 in the league and still one victory away from clinching its first conference title in 37 years.

Notable performance from Wednesday: Alan Voskuil hit 9-of-14 shots (including 7-of-9 3-point attempts) to finish with 30 points and six rebounds in Texas Tech's 84-75 victory over 18th-ranked Kansas State. The 6-foot-3 junior has scored at least 14 points in three straight games and his latest effort helped Pat Knight get his first career victory while Bob Knight sat in the crowd and seemed slightly emotional when the final buzzer sounded. Honestly, it was a sweet little moment. And now Pat is merely 901 victories away from tying his father on the all-time wins list.

Notable game scheduled for Thursday: The surprise of the Pac-10 will be on display when Stanford visits Arizona State. The Cardinal is ranked seventh in the nation thanks to a 20-3 overall record that includes a 9-2 mark in the league. Arizona State is 15-7 overall, 5-5 in the Pac-10 and coming off a 59-54 victory at Arizona that snapped a five-game losing streak. Tip-off is set for 10:30 p.m. ET.
Category: NCAAB

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: February 14, 2008 3:49 pm

PAC 10 Bubble Watch tonight...

Three teams in serious need of impressive wins this weekend in the Pacific Ten Conference.

Oregon finds itself in need of a home sweep of the Washington schools to give their NCAA tourney hopes a boost. The Ducks have been equally impressive and unimpressive in spurts this season. A season saving win at California last weekend might be the signal an upswing is near.

California needs to beat one of the Arizona schools to keep their faint tournament chances alive. Cal has lost too many home games and needs to come up with some impressive road victories to pair with their earlier win at Washington State.

Arizona State put itself back into the tournament with their sweep of rival Arizona. The Sun Devils look to carry that momentum into tonights game against Stanford. ASU led Stanford by double digits at Maples Pavillion in their first meeting, only to see the Cardinal comeback to win going away. The Devils could use another marquee win against the conference leaders.

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