Tag:What You Need To Know
Posted on: February 19, 2010 12:03 am
 

What You Need To Know


Vanderbilt didn't look past Ole Miss.

Georgetown couldn't get past Syracuse.

Here's Friday's What You Need To Know:

Notable game from Thursday: Vanderbilt used 27 points and eight rebounds from A.J. Ogilvy to win 82-78 at Ole Miss, ensuring this weekend's showdown with No. 2 Kentucky will lack no luster. The 17th-ranked Commodores are now 20-5 overall, 9-2 in the SEC, and a win Saturday over the Wildcats (25-1, 9-2) will create a tie atop the SEC Eastern Division standings.

Notable performance from Thursday: Andy Rautins took 11 shots, made six and finished with 26 points in Syracuse's 75-71 (wild) win over Georgetown. Rautins hit five 3-pointers and sank the clinching free throws in the final seconds, all of which helped the No. 5 Orange avoid losing after once owning a 23-point advantage over the 10th-ranked Hoyas.

Notable game scheduled for Friday: A pair of quality non-BCS teams will meet when Old Dominion visits Northern Iowa in a BracketBusters showdown. Old Dominion is 21-7 with wins over Georgetown, Charlotte and William & Mary (twice). UNI is 23-3 with wins over Siena, Iowa State and Wichita State. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET.
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: February 18, 2010 8:45 am
Edited on: February 18, 2010 8:47 am
 

What You Need To Know


Purdue got a huge road win.

Texas took another road loss.

Here's Thursday's What You Need To Know:

Notable game from Wednesday: JaJuan Johnson scored 24 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead Purdue to a 60-57 win at Ohio State. Player of the Year candidate Evan Turner got 29 points, (on 21 field goal attempts), seven rebounds and five assists in the loss. The Boilermakers are now 22-3 overall, 10-3 in the Big Ten. OSU is 20-7 overall, 10-4 in the Big Ten. Michigan State is atop the Big Ten standings with an 11-3 league record.

Notable performance from Wednesday: Kimmie English took 10 shots, made six and finished with 18 points and four rebounds in Missouri's 82-77 win over Texas. It was the Longhorns' sixth loss in nine outings, their third in four games. Texas is now 20-6 overall, 6-5 in the Big 12. Missouri is 19-7 overall, 7-4 in the Big 12, which is good enough to be tied for third with Texas A&M and Baylor. Kansas leads the Big 12 with an 11-0 league mark. Kansas State is second at 8-3.

Notable game scheduled for Thursday: A pair of Top 10 teams will meet when No. 5 Syracuse visits No. 10 Georgetown. The Orange enter with a 24-2 record that includes an 11-2 league mark that has them tied with Villanova atop the Big East standings. Georgetown is 18-6 overall, 8-5 in the Big East. That record has the Hoyas tied for fifth with Louisville in the Big East standings. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET.
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: February 17, 2010 8:37 am
 

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Kentucky overcame a late deficit to get a road win.

Ekpe Udoh dominated Texas Tech.

Here's Wednesday's What You Need To Know:

Notable game from Tuesday: Kentucky rallied from a seven-point deficit with less than three minutes left in regulation, tied it, then beat Mississippi State 81-75 in overtime and escaped Starkville without incident despite fans throwing objects on the court in disgust. John Wall led the Wildcats with 18 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists while DeMarcus Cousins added 19 points and 14 rebounds, which was slightly better than Patrick Patterson's 19 points and 10 rebounds. The win moved the second-ranked Wildcats to 25-1 overall, 10-1 in the SEC. Mississippi State is 18-8 overall, 6-5 in the SEC.

Notable performance from Tuesday: Ekpe Udoh was one block shy of his second triple-double in Baylor's 88-70 win over Texas Tech. The 6-foot-11 forward got 13 points, 11 rebounds, nine blocks and four assists. It marked the eighth time this season that Udoh has blocked at least six shots in a game.

Notable game scheduled for Wednesday: Two teams with visions of a Big Ten title will meet when Ohio State hosts Purdue at Value City Arena. OSU is 20-6 overall, 10-3 in the Big Ten (and 17-3 with Evan Turner in the lineup). Purdue is 21-3 overall, 9-3 in the Big Ten. The Buckeyes won an earlier meeting thanks to 32 points from Turner. Tip-off is set for 6:30 p.m. ET.
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: February 16, 2010 12:29 am
Edited on: February 16, 2010 12:31 am
 

What You Need To Know


Kansas escaped Texas A&M.

Kemba killed Villanova.

Here's Tuesday's What You Need To Know:

Notable game from Monday: Top-ranked Kansas trailed at the half and throughout much of the second half, but rallied and escaped Texas A&M with a 59-54 victory. Marcus Morris was one of three Jayhawks to score 12 points. The win pushed KU to 25-1 overall, 11-0 in the Big 12. Texas A&M is 18-7 overall, 7-4 in the Big 12.

Notable performance from Monday: Kemba Walker scored 29 points on just 11 field goal attempts to lead Connecticut to an 84-75 win at Villanova. Walker was 6-of-11 from the field, 3-of-7 from 3-point range, and 14-of-16 from the free throw line. He added eight rebounds, three assists and two steals in the upset of the third-ranked Wildcats.

Notable game scheduled for Tuesday: Kentucky will get its first of two straight road tests when the No. 2 Wildcats visit Mississippi State. UK is 24-1 overall, 9-1 in the SEC and in line to earn a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. MSU is 18-7 overall, 6-4 in the SEC and in need of a win to get back into the tournament picture. Tip-off is set for 9 p.m. ET.
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: February 12, 2010 8:09 am
Edited on: February 12, 2010 8:11 am
 

What You Need To Know


Gonzaga took control of the WCC.

Jerome Randle kept Cal in control of the Pac-10.

Here's Friday's What You Need To Know:

Notable game from Thursday: Elias Harris rebounded from a rough game at Memphis, scored 19 points in 23 minutes and led Gonzaga to an 80-61 win over Saint Mary's.  It was a victory that pushed Gonzaga to 20-4 overall, 8-1 in the West Coast Conference. SMC is 21-4 overall, 8-2 in the WCC, which means the 16th-ranked Zags are on pace to win another league championship.

Notable performance from Thursday: Jerome Randle took 19 shots, made 12 and finished with 33 points to lead California to a 93-81 win over Washington in a game between the preseason Pac-10 favorites. Randle was 3-of-5 from 3-point range, 6-of-7 from the free throw line. He also had three rebounds and three assists for the Bears, who remained atop the Pac-10 standings.

Notable game scheduled for Friday: A rare Friday night Big East game will pit two rivals against each other when West Virginia visits Pittsburgh. The Mountaineers are 19-4 overall, 8-3 in the Big East. Pitt is 18-6 overall, 7-4 in the Big East. Tip-off is set for 9 p.m. ET.
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: February 11, 2010 2:39 am
 

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- New Mexico got another nice win.

Chris Wright took care of Charlotte.

Here's Thursday's What You Need To Know:

Notable game from Wednesday: New Mexico made a strong case for the label of the Mountain West's best team by going to UNLV and leaving with a 76-66 victory that represented the Lobos' fifth win over a ranked opponent. Ramon Martinez made four 3-pointers and finished with 16 points. New Mexico is now 22-3 overall, 8-2 in the MWC. UNLV is 19-5 overall, 7-3 in the MWC.

Notable performance from Wednesday: Chris Wright took 15 shots, made 11 and finished with a career-high 30 points in Dayton's 75-47 thrashing of Charlotte. Wright added nine rebounds, two steals and an assist. It was an effort that pushed Dayton to 17-6 overall, 6-3 in the Atlantic 10 while dropping Charlotte to 18-6 overall, 8-2 in the A-10. Dayton and Charlotte are two of the seven A-10 schools with two or three league losses, which means the conference championship is very much undecided.

Notable game scheduled for Thursday: First place in the West Coast Conference will be on the line when Saint Mary's visits Gonzaga. Both schools have one league loss; the Zags won the season's initial meeting 89-82. Tip-off is set for 11 p.m. ET.
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: February 9, 2010 2:07 am
Edited on: February 9, 2010 2:12 am
 

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AUSTIN, Texas -- Kansas dominated Texas.

Scottie Reynolds closed strong at West Virginia.

Here's Tuesday's What You Need To Know:

Notable game from Monday: Top-ranked Kansas led by double-digits at the half and cruised to an 80-68 win here at Texas that ensured the Jayhawks will take a three-game lead into Saturday's game against Iowa State. Marcus Morris finished with 18 points, eight rebounds and four assists despite dislocating a finger in the first half. Kansas is now 23-1 overall, 9-0 in the Big 12. Texas is 19-5 overall, 5-4 in the Big 12.

Notable performance from Monday: Scottie Reynolds scored 19 of his 21 points in the final 13 minutes to lead Villanova to an 82-75 win at West Virginia. Reynolds, a senior, was 5-of-10 from the field, 10-of-10 from the free throw line.  He's scored at least 15 points in five consecutive games.

Notable game scheduled for Tuesday: Michigan State and Purdue will meet at the Breslin Center. Kalin Lucas is expected to be available, but it's unclear how much he'll be able to play, and how effective he'll be when he's playing considering the reigning Big Ten Player of the Year suffered a sprained ankle in last Tuesday's loss to Wisconsin. MSU is 19-5 overall, 9-2 in the Big Ten and ranked 10th nationally. Purdue is 19-3 overall, 7-3 in the Big Ten and ranked sixth nationally. Tip-off is set for 9 p.m. ET.
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: February 3, 2010 11:45 pm
Edited on: February 3, 2010 11:46 pm
 

What You Need To Know


Texas A&M snapped Missouri's 32-game home winning streak.

Wesley Witherspoon exploded on UAB instead of Memphis fans.

Here's Thursday's What You Need To Know:

Notable game from Wednesday: Donald Sloan and David Loubeau both scored 17 points to help Texas A&M win 77-74 at Missouri and snap the Tigers' 32-game home winning streak. The win pushed the Aggies to 16-6 overall, 5-3 in the Big 12. They're tied for third in the league standings with Kansas State.

Notable performance from Wednesday: Wesley Witherspoon took 12 shots, made eight and finished with a career-high 29 points to lead Memphis to an 85-75 win over UAB. The sophomore forward was 12-of-14 from the free throw line; he added three rebounds and two blocks. It was a performance that came just a day after Witherspoon used his Facebook page to publicly criticize Memphis fans who were critical of him after a poor performance in a weekend loss at SMU. Tiger coach Josh Pastner made Witherspoon apologize in front of TV cameras, saying he would not allow Witherspoon to "hide behind a computer." Needless to say, Memphis fans are no longer critical of Witherspoon. A 29-point effort can resolve a lot of issues.

Notable game scheduled for Thursday: Georgia Tech will try to record a regular-season sweep of Duke when the Yellow Jackets visit Cameron Indoor Stadium. If it happens, it'll be the first time it's happened since 1995-96. Georgia Tech is 5-29 all-time at Cameron. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET.
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