Saturday, November 10, 2007

Coast to Tyus Edney against Mizzou

On big days/nights of college hoops, we will give you a brief rundown on the top games and how they shook out. The MTAC staff is loaded with college hoop-heads (as the great Scott Van Pelt calls us). The NBA regular season puts us to sleep. There is no Baseball in the winter, and there is nothing better to us than a night chock-full of college basketball on the Full Court package (which by the way, is still not working, though hekp is on the way tomorrow. Nothing like an all day appointment between 8-8!). We already gave you the scoop on Kansas, but check out the rest of the board:

Kansas State 94 Sacramento State 63 - I thought it was a misprint when I read it, but it wasn't. In his first college game, Freshman stud Michael Beasley dropped 32 and 24. That's right. 32 and 24. The brash Frosh seemingly has the game to back up all of the smack talk and hype. The Kansas Bramlage domination could come to and end this year, as Beasley has already predicted.

UCLA 69 Portland State 48 - Ho hum, another Bruins, slow down, half court slug fest where they held their opponents under 35%. Speaking of sick Frosh, UCLA's Kevin Love went off for 22 points and 13 boards in his debut. No Darrin Collison for Ben Howland as he is recovering from a knee injury.

Tennessee 80 Temple 63 - All-American Chris Lofton shot 1-8, the Vols jacked up 22 threes and only made six, F Duke Crews is still suspended, yet they still smoked Temple by 17. You gotta love the Smith's (Jajuan, Ramar, and Tyler). p.s. Isn't it time John Cheney hangs 'em up? Temple hoops hasn't been relevant since the days of Eddie Jones and Aaron McKie.

Duke 121 North Carolina Central 56 - Good scheduling by K to get his three Freshman playing against high school competition in their opener for a confidence boost. Rookie Taylor King buried five triples and scored 20 in 19 minutes. Fellow Frosh Kyle Singler and Nolan Smith added 15 and 16 respectively. Interesting that K started the game with Jon Scheyer on the bench in favor of Gerald Henderson.

Washington State 68 Eastern Washington 41 - Brought down the hammer defensively once again. Tony Bennett is trying to develop a bench early on, none of his four double digit minute getters scored more than four. Don't worry, its early.

Arkansas 67 Wofford 45 - We are heavy on the Razorbacks bandwagon. Patrick Beverley led the way with 15. The Gary Ervin turnover count remains at zero in 33 minutes. He did have three assists. We said it before, if Ervin isn't handing the ball to the other team as he has in the past, Pig Soooooey could be scaaaaaary.

Texas A&M 73 McNeese State 50 - The freshman beast patrol includes A&M's DeAndre Jordan. He was 6-8 for 12 points in 23 minutes. Mark Turgeon's first game was a success, thanks in part to veteran PG Dominique Kirk. "I cannot believe how much better Dominique Kirk has gotten at point guard," Turgeon said. "At the first practice I was like: 'Oh no I've got problems.' He just keeps getting better and better. He makes the game look easy because he's so intelligent."

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