What You Need To Know
Posted on: February 25, 2008 1:54 am
Edited on: February 25, 2008 1:54 am
Drew Lavender is good at free throws.
Kyle McAlarney is amazing at 3-pointers.
Here's Monday morning's edition of What You Need To Know.
Notable game from Sunday: Drew Lavender sank four free throws in the final 35 seconds to help Xavier to a 57-51 victory over Dayton that secured at least a share of the Atlantic 10 title. Meantime, Dayton has now dropped eight of its past 11 games, and there's little reason to believe the Flyers are going to earn an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament given how it's late February and they are in 12th place in the A-10 standings.
Notable performance from Sunday: Kyle McAlarney further damaged Syracuse's NCAA Tournament hopes by scoring 30 points to lead Notre Dame to a 94-87 victory over the Orange. The junior guard made 9-of-11 3-point attempts to set a school record for 3-pointers in a game, and I'm sure he can't wait to see that Syracuse zone again.
Notable game scheduled for Monday: Kansas State has dropped two straight, and now the schedule really gets tough with a game against Texas. After that, it's Kansas. So don't be surprised if this two-game losing streak becomes a four-game losing streak, though any opponent is vulnerable when Michael Beasley is playing well. The fabulous freshman is coming off a 44-point effort. He's really good. But he'll need to be better than usual for KSU to upset the Big 12-leading Longhorns. Tip-off is set for 9 p.m. ET.