Tag:What You Need To Know
Posted on: January 6, 2010 7:56 am
 

What You Need To Know


Mark Fox got his biggest win to date at Georgia.

Luke Harangody kept Notre Dame from taking a loss.

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

Notable game from Tuesday: Trey Thompkins scored 20 points to lead Georgia to a 73-66 win over  No. 20 Georgia Tech and give first-year Bulldogs coach Mark Fox his biggest victory to date in Athens. "It means a lot to beat Georgia Tech and it means a lot to win a rivalry game," Fox said at his postgame press conference. "It's a big win for us in a lot of ways, and I told the kids to leave the gym feeling good about themselves, because they deserve it." Georgia is now 8-5. Georgia Tech is 11-3.

Notable performance from Tuesday: Luke Harangody took 23 shots, made 13 and hit a free throw with 1.9 seconds remaining to finish with a season-high 36 points in Notre Dame's 74-73 win over South Florida. Harangody was 4-of-5 from 3-point range. He's now averaging 25.0 points and 9.8 rebounds.

Notable game scheduled for Wednesday: Syracuse will try to bounce back from that weekend loss to Pittsburgh when the Orange host Memphis at the Carrier Dome. Syracuse enters with a 13-1 record featuring a win over North Carolina. Memphis is 10-3 with losses to Kansas, UMass and Tennessee. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET.
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: January 5, 2010 7:04 am
Edited on: January 5, 2010 7:06 am
 

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North Carolina didn't foul up three in the closest seconds and paid the price.

Pittsburgh got another huge road win.

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

Notable game from Monday: Andrew Goudelock sank a 3-pointer to tie the score at the end of regulation, then helped Charleston jump on North Carolina in the extra period and record an 82-79 win over the No. 9 Tar Heels. UNC was up 11 points with less than four minutes to go in regulation. But Charleston closed on a 12-1 run and made Roy Williams the latest coach to suffer for not fouling when ahead by three points late in a game. The win was Charleston's first over a Top 25 team since 1998. The Cougars are now 8-6. UNC is 11-4.

Notable performance from Monday: Ashton Gibbs got 19 points on six field goal attempts and led Pitt to a 74-71 win at Cincinnati. The sophomore was 4-of-6 from the field and 10-of-11 from the free throw line. He's now scored at least 19 in four of his past five outings. Gibbs' season-high is the 24 he put on Syracuse last Saturday.

Notable game scheduled for Tuesday:
Two of the best from a Mountain West Conference that could earn four NCAA tournament bids will meet when No. 15 New Mexico plays at San Diego State. New Mexico is 14-1 with wins over Texas A&M, Texas Tech and Dayton. San Diego State is 11-3 with a win over Arizona. Tip-off is at 10:30 p.m. ET.
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: January 4, 2010 10:01 am
Edited on: January 4, 2010 10:01 am
 

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Duke suffocated Clemson and cruised.

Chandler Parsons sank a miracle shot for a win.

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

Notable game from Sunday: Duke held Clemson to 12 first-half points and never allowed the Tigers to seriously threaten on the way to a 74-53 win at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Jon Scheyer continued his push to earn ACC Player of the Year honors with 22 points, six assists and three steals while pushing Duke to 12-1 overall, 1-0 in the ACC. Clemson fell to 12-3, 0-1. The Tigers haven't won at Duke in 15 years.

Notable performance from Sunday: Chandler Parsons drained a 75-footer at the buzzer to give Florida a 62-61 overtime win at North Carolina State after Farnold Degand missed a free throw that allowed for a miracle shot to beat the Wolfpack. It was Parson's first field goal of the game. He had missed his first four shots, including his first three 3-point attempts. Parsons finished with five points. Florida moved to 11-3. N.C. State dropped to 10-4.

Notable game scheduled for Monday:
Pittsburgh has a chance to record another nice road victory when the Panthers play at Cincinnati. Jamie Dixon's team is 12-2 and coming off a huge win at Syracuse. Cincinnati is 10-3 and coming off wins over UConn and Rutgers. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET.
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: December 31, 2009 12:49 am
 

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UAB took a bad loss.

Cincinnati got a good win.

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

Notable game from Wednesday: UAB's first game as a ranked team did not go well. The No. 24 Blazers lost 72-63 at Virginia, i.e., a bottom-tier ACC team with previous losses to USF, Stanford, Penn State and Auburn. Sophomore Sylven Landesberg had 19 points and six rebounds for the Cavaliers. UAB is now 11-2. Virginia is 7-4.

Notable performance from Wednesday: Lance Stephenson sank two free throws with less than a second remaining to give Cincinnati a 71-69 win over No. 10 Connecticut. The freshman guard used his unique one-on-one skills to draw a foul -- it was a questionable foul, but a foul nonetheless -- from Gavin Edwards with 0.7 seconds left in a tie game. The subsequent made free throws gave Stephenson 21 points and moved UC to 9-3. UConn is now also 9-3.
 
Notable game scheduled for Thursday:
It's lost a little luster because the animosity between Bruce Pearl and Josh Pastner isn't at the level of the animosity between Bruce Pearl and John Calipari. Still, a sellout crowd will fill FedExForum to watch rivals on both the court and the recruiting circuit play when Tennessee and Memphis tip at 4 p.m. ET. Memphis enters with a 9-2 record featuring no good wins and losses to Kansas and UMass. Tennessee enters with a 9-2 record featuring no good wins and losses to Purdue and Southern California. The Tigers and Vols have split the past four meetings.
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: December 30, 2009 10:01 am
Edited on: December 30, 2009 11:53 am
 

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New Mexico notched another nice win.

John Wall set a record at Kentucky.

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

Notable game from Tuesday: Darington Hobson got 23 points and 12 rebounds while leading No. 19 New Mexico to a 90-75 win over No. 20 Texas Tech. The victory pushed New Mexico to 13-1 (lone loss at Oral Roberts). Texas Tech dropped to 10-2.

Notable performance from Tuesday: John Wall set a school record with 16 assists in Kentucky's 104-61 victory over Hartford. The freshman point guard's final stat line was nine points, 16 assists and one turnover. He's now averaging 17.2 points and 7.5 assists for the third-ranked Wildcats.
 
Notable game scheduled for Wednesday:
UAB will play its first game as a ranked team when it faces Virginia at John Paul Jones Arena. The 24th-ranked Blazers are 11-1 and on a 10-game winning streak featuring victories over Cincinnati and Butler. Virginia is 6-4. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET.
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: December 29, 2009 2:40 am
 

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Jimmer Fredette went bananas at Arizona.

Derrick Caracter recorded his fourth straight double-double.

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

Notable game from Monday: Jimmer Fredette was 1-of-13 from the field against Arizona State's zone earlier this month, but he didn't have similar struggles at Arizona. The junior guard made 16 of 23 shots against the Wildcats -- including nine of 13 from 3-point range -- and finished with 49 points in BYU's 99-69 win at the McHale Center. Fredette's 49 points topped the BYU record of 47 set by Bob Skousen in 1961. BYU is now 13-1 with wins over both Arizona schools, plus Nevada and Nebraska. The lone loss came at Utah State.

Notable performance from Monday: Derrick Caracter continued his comeback story by getting 15 points and 15 rebounds in UTEP's 93-56 victory over Norfolk State. The transfer from Louisville is now averaging 12.8 points and 10.4 rebounds per game. The Miners (8-2) will take a three-game winning streak into Sunday's tilt at Texas Tech.

Notable game scheduled for Tuesday:
Seton Hall gets its second shot in four days to upset a Top 10 team at home when No. 5 Syracuse visits the Prudential Center. The Pirates are 9-2 and coming off an overtime loss to No. 6 West Virginia. Syracuse is 12-0 with wins over California, North Carolina and Florida. Tip-off is set for 9 p.m. ET.
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: December 28, 2009 1:22 am
Edited on: December 28, 2009 1:23 am
 

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Louisville won again.

So did UConn.

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

Notable game from Sunday: Once the losers of three of four, Louisville cruised to a 79-53 win over Raford for its fourth straight victory. Samardo Samuels had 18 points and 14 rebounds in 28 minutes while Jared Swopshire added 13 points. The Cards are now 9-3 heading into Wednesday's Big East opener against USF.

Notable performance from Sunday: Stanley Robinson took 18 shots, made 13 and finished with a season-high 29 points in Connecticut's 93-74 win over Iona. Robinson added five rebounds, two steals and an assist. The effort helped UConn move to 9-2.

Notable game scheduled for Monday: North Carolina will look for its 11th consecutive win over Rutgers when the Scarlet Knights visit the Dean Smith Center. Rutgers is 9-2 with no notable victories. UNC is 9-3 with wins over Ohio State and Michigan State. Tip-off is set for 8:30 p.m. ET.
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: December 22, 2009 1:42 am
 

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OKLAHOMA CITY -- Kentucky won its 2,000th game.

Randy Culpepper hung 27 on Oklahoma.

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

Notable game from Monday: Kentucky cruised to an 88-44 victory over Drexel that doubled as the program 2,000th win. John Wall got 16 points and seven assists, and the third-ranked Wildcats improved to 12-0 for the first time since the 1983-84 season. Drexel, coached by former John Calipari assistant Bruiser Flint, dropped to 6-6.

Notable performance from Monday: Randy Culpepper scored a season-high 27 points to lead UTEP to an 89-74 win here at the Ford Center. The junior from Memphis finished 8-of-16 from the field, including 4-of-7 from 3-point range. He's shooting 50 percent from 3-point range in his past two outings, and averaging 18.7 points per game this season.

Notable game scheduled for Tuesday: Texas already beat North Carolina, and now the Longhorns have an opportunity to beat the other team that played for last season's NCAA tournament title when Michigan State visits the Erwin Center. Texas is 10-0 and ranked No. 2. Michigan State is 9-2 and ranked No. 9. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET.
Category: NCAAB
 
 
 
 
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