Posted on: March 25, 2011 8:50 pm
Edited on: March 26, 2011 11:08 am

West Regional tidbits

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Consume at your peril ...

--Kemba Walkers' 36 points tied the UConn record for most points in a tournament game. The guys he tied aren't bad. Ray Allen did it in 1995 vs. UCLA and Ben Gordon had 36 against Alabama in 2004. 

--Prior to Jim Calhoun arriving in 1986, UConn was 4-14 in the tournament. It is 43-13 under Calhoun. 

--UConn leads the Big East in players in the NBA, 11.

--UConn has made nine second-half comebacks this season in which it trailed by five or more points. The Huskies trailed San Diego State by four with 9:19 left when Jamaal Franklin was called for a technical. UConn outscored the Aztecs 25-14 the rest of the way. 

--Calhoun is second among Division I coaching "trees." Only Herb Sendek of Arizona State has more former assistants from his staff (eight) out there as head coaches. Calhoun has six.

--That was a career high for Arizona's Derrick Williams Thursday night, 32 points. He is average 23.6 points and 10.6 rebounds in the tournament

--Arizona (0-4) has never beaten Connecticut

--This Arizona team has made more threes (292) than the 1993-94 team that set the previous school record (279) with Damon Stoudamire and Khalid Reeves leading the way. 

--Thursday's win was Arizona's first over a top-10 in three years (Gonzaga, 2008). 
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: March 19, 2009 1:22 pm
Edited on: March 19, 2009 1:23 pm

Matador alert from Kansas City

 Let's get a snapshot of the Cal State Northridge team that trails Memphis 34-31 at halftime in the first game of the day here in Kansas City.

You won't believe it. I didn't ...

The leading scorer Deon Tresvant hasn't been with the team since January and his facing felony and burglary charges.

That's nothing. Tresvant was involved in alleged scheme at a Best Buy with coach Bobby Braswell's son Jeffrey.

Coach Bobby Braswell and player Josh Jenkins were involved in separate but serious car accidents.

There are nine transfers. Only one player, Rob Haynes, has been at the school for four years.

Forward Willie Galick transferred from Pepperdine where the former coach Vance Malberg resigned after reports surfaced that he has humiliating players and making them suck their thumbs.

Senior Rodrigue Mels wanted to go to Gonzaga like former teammate Ronny Turiaf. But Mels couldn't speak English well enough. He played three seasons at Tony Parker's high school in Paris and was born on the Carribean Island of Guadaloupe

Guard Mark Hill transferred from Tulsa and became eligible at midseason. Eight games later Jenkins got injured in the crash and Hill took over.

Junior Kenny Daniels has been at three jucos and once played for the No. 1-ranked high school team in the country, St. Louis Vashon. The school had to forfeit a state title later because of wrongdoing by former coach Floyd Irons.

Reserve Michale Lizarraga is deaf.


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