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What You Need To Know

Posted on: February 20, 2008 2:52 am
Edited on: February 20, 2008 11:04 pm

Kelvin Sampson won again.

So did his old school.

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

Notable game from Tuesday: If Kelvin Sampson is going out, he's going out in style. The embattled coach led Indiana to a 77-68 victory over Purdue that created a three-way tie in the loss column atop the Big Ten standings between Indiana, Purdue and Wisconsin. Put another way, the Hoosiers now have a real shot at a league title, and who knows what else? But it's become increasingly obvious over the past few days that the odds of Sampson finishing the season aren't good. In fact, it's doubtful he'll coach Saturday against Northwestern, those excessive phone calls and the alleged lies that followed set to do him in.

Notable performance from Tuesday: Baylor's Curtis Jerrells got 29 points against Oklahoma, but he needed 31. Or 30, at least. And he would've hit that number if he wouldn't have pulled a Darius Washington with one second left in overtime and missed a pair of free throws that allowed the Sooners to escape with a 92-91 victory. One make would've forced a second overtime. Two makes would've won the game. Instead, Jerrells provided two misses, and now Baylor has dropped four consecutive games.

Notable game(s) scheduled for Wednesday: Saturday's showdown between No. 1 Memphis and No. 2 Tennessee won't be quite so big if the Tigers and/or Vols lose before it gets here. That's why it's crucial (for the sake of the game) that Memphis wins at Tulane and Tennessee beats Auburn at home. Auburn and Tennessee tip at 7:30 p.m. ET. Memphis and Tulane tip at 8 p.m. ET.
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Since: Mar 5, 2007
Posted on: February 20, 2008 3:09 pm

What You Need To Know

As a Vols fan I agree winning tonight is "crucial" . If you are  a Tennessee Volunteer fan it is "crucial" that Memphis wins so Memphis  will NOT be on a mission when they play Tennessee.

Tennessee needs to win so they show they can handle the rarefied air of number 2 and to continue their quest for a SEC outright championship

Since: Aug 27, 2007
Posted on: February 20, 2008 11:14 am

What You Need To Know

Yeah, I'm pretty excited about it too. I think it'll be good for both programs, especially in a state where Tennessee Volunteer football is like its own religion. I hope its a good close game. I mean, the argument could be made that this is the biggest regular season game in program history for both schools. I'm gonna be watching, not rooting for either team, just watching. So good luck to both schools.

Since: Nov 25, 2007
Posted on: February 20, 2008 9:57 am

What You Don't really Need To Know

This is all old news.

Since: Dec 14, 2006
Posted on: February 20, 2008 9:51 am

What You Need To Know

BIG GAME SATURDAY!!  I can't wait to see Memphis vs. Tennessee!!  That ought to be a barn-burner!!  Not only 1 vs 2, but in-state rivals too!!  That's what college hoops is all about!!

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