Tag:What You Need To Know
Posted on: February 3, 2010 9:11 am
 

What You Need To Know


Wisconsin routed Michigan State.

John Wall delivered against Ole Miss.

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

Notable game from Tuesday: Jason Bohannan finished with 19 points to lead Wisconsin to a 67-49 victory over Michigan State, which lost reigning Big Ten Player of the Year Kalin Lucas to an apparent sprained ankle in the second half. The loss was the Spartans' first Big Ten loss of the season. They're now19-4 overall, 9-1 in the league. Wisconsin is 17-5 overall, 7-3 in the Big Ten.

Notable performance from Tuesday: John Wall took 10 shots, made six and finished with 17 points and seven assists in Kentucky's 85-75 win over Ole Miss. Wall was 2-of-3 from 3-point range, 3-of-3 from the free throw line. He's now averaging 16.9 points and 6.8 assists per game while shooting 39.3 percent from 3-point range.

Notable game scheduled for Wednesday: Pittsburgh will try to avoid losing for the fourth time in five games when the Panthers visit West Virginia. Pitt is 16-5 overall, 6-3 in the Big East. West Virginia is 17-3 overall, 6-2 in the Big East. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET.
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: February 2, 2010 8:13 am
 

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UConn lost its third straight game.

Jordan Hamilton dropped a career-high on Oklahoma State.

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

Notable game from Monday: Edgar Sosa got 15 points and eight assists to lead Louisville to an 82-69 win over Connecticut. The victory pushed the Cards to 14-8 overall, 5-4 in the Big East. UConn dropped to 13-9 overall, 3-6 in the Big East. The Huskies have lost three straight heading into Saturday's game against DePaul.

Notable performance from Monday: Jordan Hamilton came off the bench, took 16 shots, made 11 and finished with a career-high 27 points in Texas' 72-60 win at Oklahoma State. The explosion came after Rick Barnes limited Hamilton to just two minutes in Saturday's loss to Baylor. The freshman from Los Angeles is now averaging 9.3 points per game.

Notable game scheduled for Tuesday: Wisconsin will try to hand Michigan State its first Big Ten loss when the Badgers host the Spartans at the Kohl Center. MSU is 19-2 overall, 9-0 in the Big Ten. Wisconsin is 16-5 overall, 6-3 in the Big Ten. The Spartans haven't won at Wisconsin since 2001. Tip-off is set for 9 p.m. ET.
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: January 29, 2010 8:42 am
Edited on: January 29, 2010 8:44 am
 

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Lewis Jackson is back.

Gonzaga came back (and won).

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

Notable game from Thursday: Purdue pulled Wisconsin back to the pack of teams with three Big Ten losses by edging the Badgers at Mackey Arena. E'Twaun Moore got 20 points and four rebounds in the Boilermakers' 60-57 win, but the big news was the return of Lewis Jackson, who had missed Purdue's first 19 games with a foot injury. Jackson finished with two points and three rebounds in 12 minutes. Purdue improved to 17-3 overall, 5-3 in the Big Ten. Wisconsin is 16-5 overall, 6-3 in the Big Ten.

Notable performance from Thursday: Gonzaga freshman Elias Harris scored 16 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and helped Gonzaga rally from a 14-point deficit in the second half to beat Santa Clara 71-64. Harris also had two assists and a block. He's averaging 16.1 points and 8.5 rebounds per game.

Notable game scheduled for the weekend: Kansas State beat Texas last week to prevent the Longhorns from keeping the No. 1 ranking, and now the Wildcats can keep Kansas from moving into the AP poll's top spot by beating the Jayhawks Saturday at Bramlage Coliseum. Kansas State is 17-3 overall, 4-2 in the Big 12 and ranked 11th nationally. Kansas is 19-1 overall, 5-0 in the Big 12 and ranked second nationally. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET.
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: January 28, 2010 8:18 am
Edited on: January 28, 2010 8:26 am
 

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Vanderbilt got a win that'll launch the Commodores into the Top 25 (and one).

Tommy Mason-Griffin nearly got 40 against Iowa State.

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

Notable game from Wednesday: Vanderbilt got the resume-building win that's kept it out of the Top 25 (and one), and that the victory came against a rival on the road made it that much bigger. The Commodores went to Thompson-Boling Arena and recorded an 85-76 win over Tennessee, which had previously topped Kansas and Ole Miss at home. Kevin Stallings' team moved to16-3 overall, 5-0 in the SEC. And you don't even have to ask, Vandy fans. Yes, I'll (finally) rank the Commodores Sunday regardless of what happens this weekend at Kentucky.

Notable performance from Wednesday: Freshman Tommy Mason-Griffin took 21 shots, made 13 and finished with 38 points in Oklahoma's 89-84 win over Iowa State that came despite the absences of Willie Warren and Tony Crocker, both of whom were sidelined by injuries. Mason-Griffin also had six assists and two steals. He was 5-of-10 from 3-point range, 7-of-7 from the free throw line.

Notable game scheduled for Thur sday: Two of the Big Ten's best will meet at Mackey Arena when No. 16 Wisconsin visits No. 10 Purdue. The Badgers are 16-4 overall, 6-2 in the Big Ten. Purdue is 16-3 overall, 4-3 in the Big Ten. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET.
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: January 27, 2010 7:15 am
 

What You Need To Know


Kentucky took its first loss.

Jacob Pullen broke out of his shooting slump.

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

Notable game from Tuesday: Devan Downey scored 30 points (on 29 field goal attempts) to lead South Carolina to a 68-62 upset over No. 1 Kentucky. It was USC's first win over a top-ranked team in school history. It came despite a huge effort from Kentucky freshman DeMarcus Cousins, who finished with 27 points and 12 rebounds. South Carolina is now 12-8 overall, 3-3 in the SEC. Kentucky is 19-1 overall, 4-1 in the SEC.

Notable performance from Tuesday: Jacob Pullen, coming off back-to-back 2-of-15 shooting performances, sank seven of the 11 shots he took at Baylor and finished with 25 points to lead Kansas State to a 76-74 win over Scott Drew's Bears. Pullen was 6-of-7 from 3-point range, 5-of-5 from the free throw line. He's scored in double-figures in every game this season.

Notable game scheduled for Wednesday: BYU and New Mexico -- both of which are ranked in the Top 25 (and one) -- will meet in a Mountain West Conference showdown at The Pit. BYU is 20-1 overall, 5-0 in the MWC. New Mexico is 18-3 overall, 4-2 in the MWC. Tip-off is set for 10 p.m. ET.
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: January 26, 2010 7:14 am
Edited on: January 26, 2010 7:16 am
 

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Syracuse started slowly but won.

Cole Aldrich was three blocks shy of a triple-double.

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

Notable game from Monday: Syracuse fell behind by two touchdowns -- it was 14-0 after roughly three minutes -- but rallied and recorded a 73-56 win over Georgetown. All-America candidate Wesley Johnson finished with 14 points, nine rebounds and an incredible four blocks. That effort pushed the fourth-ranked Orange to 20-1 overall, 7-1 in the Big East (only loss to Pitt). Georgetown is 15-4 overall, 6-3 in the Big East.

Notable performance from Monday: Cole Aldrich got 12 points, 16 rebounds and seven blocks to lead No 2 Kansas to an 84-65 win over Missouri that extended the Jayhawks' home winning streak to 54 games. That streak is the longest in the nation. Kansas is now 19-1 overall, 5-0 in the Big 12. Missouri is 15-5 overall, 3-2 in the Big 12.

Notable game scheduled for Tuesday: John Calipari's Kentucky Wildcats will play as the AP's No.1 team for the first time when they visit South Carolina in a battle of SEC East schools. The Wildcats are 19-0 overall, 4-0 in the SEC. South Carolina is 11-8 overall, 2-3 in the SEC. Tip-off is set for 9 p.m. ET.
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: January 22, 2010 8:16 am
Edited on: January 22, 2010 8:17 am
 

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UCLA won in the final seconds.

Erving Walker hit five 3-pointers in Florida's win.

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

Notable game from Thursday: Mustafa Abdul-Hamid sank a jumper from the top of the key as time expired to push UCLA to a 62-61 win over Washington in a matchup of Pac-10 programs. The win pushed UCLA to 8-10 overall, 3-3 in the Pac-10. Washington is 12-6 overall, 3-4 in the Pac-10. Arizona State and California are tied atop the Pac-10 standings with 4-2 league records.

Notable performance from Thursday: Erving Walker took 12 shots, made 7 and finished with 27 points in Florida's 71-66 win at Arkansas. The sophomore guard was 5-of-6 from 3-point range, 8-of-8 from the free throw line. He's averaging 19.2 points per game in his past five outings.

Notable game scheduled for the weekend: Evan Turner will try to lead Ohio State to its fourth straight win Saturday when the Buckeyes play at West Virginia. Turner is averaging 18.6 points, 9.7 rebounds and 5.5 assists for the Buckeyes, who are 14-5 overall, 11-2 with Turner in the line-up. WVU is 14-3. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m. ET.
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: January 21, 2010 9:19 am
 

What You Need To Know


Georgetown dealt Pitt its first Big East loss.

Sherron Collins pushed KU past Baylor.

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

Notable game from Wednesday: Pittsburgh's eight-game winning streak ended in a 74-66 loss to Georgetown. Chris Wright led all scorers with 27 points. The win pushed the No. 12 Hoyas to 14-3 overall, 5-2 in the Big East. No. 9 Pitt is 15-3 overall, 5-1 in the Big East. Which means Villanova is now alone atop the Big East standings. The Wildcats are 17-1 overall, 6-0 in the Big East.

Notable performance from Wednesday: Sherron Collins took 16 shots, made nine and finished with 28 points in Kansas' 81-75 win over Baylor. The senior guard was 5-of-9 from 3-point range, 5-of-6 from the free throw line. He also had four assists and two steals.

Notable game scheduled for Thursday: Florida has a chance to even its SEC record with a game at Arkansas. The Gators are 12-5 overall, 1-2 in the SEC. Arkansas is 8-9 overall, 1-1 in the SEC. Tip-off is set for 9 p.m. ET.
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