What You Need To Know
Posted on: March 7, 2008 11:27 am
Edited on: March 8, 2008 8:23 am
UCLA won the Pac-10 again.
Providence beat UConn again.
Here's Friday morning's edition of What You Need To Know.
Notable game from Thursday: Darren Collison sank two free throws to force overtime, then helped UCLA run away from Stanford in the extra period to claim a 77-67 victory. The win gave the Bruins their third consecutive Pac-10 title, making Ben Howland the first UCLA coach since John Wooden to win three straight league titles.
Notable performance from Thursday: Weyinmi Efejuku finished with 25 points on an 8-of-16 shooting effort to lead Providence to an 85-76 win against Connecticut. It was the Friars' second win over UConn this season, though Efejuku didn't have as much to do with the previous one. He got just two points in 12 minutes last time. But the junior guard has now scored 25 points in two of his past four outings.
Notable game scheduled for Friday: Southern Illinois has made six consecutive NCAA Tournaments, but if the Salukis want to continue that streak they'd better beat Northern Iowa in the quarterfinals of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament in St. Louis. Chris Lowery's team is 17-13 heading into the game, as is Northern Iowa. Tip-off is set for 9:35 p.m. ET.