Speaking of the College game, Indiana may need to start looking for another coach, as the NCAA has found five major infractions under the watch of Kelvin Sampson. The NCAA claims Sampson was either withholding information, or was not truthful with investigators. Not a good idea when you are already on probation, Kelvin.
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More on Kelvin Sampson, Accoring to The Big Lead, Indiana could be cutting the cord with him as soon as Friday. ESPN's Pat Forde says the best move for IU is to suspend Sampson immediately.
#14 Wisconsin 68 #12 Indiana 66 - A bad day just got worse for the Hoosiers. A tight game throughout thanks to the Badgers Jason Bohannon and his six three pointers, Indiana had a one point lead with just under 12 seconds to go. Then Wisconsin Center Brian Butch hit a bank shot three to give his team the lead. Jamarcus Ellis' game-winning three point attempt was no good and the Badgers came out of Assembly Hall with a huge win. Eric Gordon's 23 and D.J. White's usual 17 and eight weren't enough to overcome a barrage of Badger threes. 11 of them to be exact. Stats of the night: IU had just five turnovers and lost, while Wisconsin shot just five free throws and won.
#2 Duke 77 Maryland 65 - Is it time for us to start buying the Devils? Kyle Singler's career high 26 led all scorers and Duke once again was money from deep, hitting 12-25 on their way to the winners circle. Greg Paulus continues his offensive revival with 20 of his own. Maryland PG Greivas Vasquez had 25 in a losing cause. Classics from the evening: Duke Vitake did the game on ESPN. His son in law was in the stands with his two grandsons, noth wearing Duke jerseys. That is no joke. Also, ACC home officials at their best again as Duke shot 25 free throws to Maryland's 12. Maryland runs their offense through their two post men, Bambale Osby and James Gist, while Duke is completely perimeter oriented.
#13 Xavier 62 Charlotte 60 - This is why I don't buy the polls. Xavier is ranked only 13? Don't the pollsters know this is a top 10 team with ease? They went into another hostile enviornment with first place in the A-10 at stake and won. Josh Duncan was magnificent going 7-7 from the field including five triples, scoring 25 points and grabbing eight boards. They needed it as the Musketeers shot just 39% and committed a season high 22 turnovers. But the mark of a good team is winning on the road when you don't have your best. That is what Xavier did.
Southern Illinois 65 #15 Drake 62 - We said it last week, this was the game Drake would lose. Randal Falker and Bryan Mullins each had 13 points and Southern Illinois domintae dthe glass 31-20. The Bulldogs did hit 10 threes, but their lucj of winning every close game finally ran out.
#1 Memphis 68 Houston 59 - The Tigers trailed at the half for only the third time all year, but managed to rally in the second half win. The main concerns of for this team showed up again: 3-16 from deep and 19-32 from the line. Superior talent won this out on this night. Oh, and this stat: Memphis shot 32 free throws. Houston shot two.
#4 Tennessee 93 Arkansas 71 - Jajuan Smith scored 32 to go with 15 each from Wayne Chism and Taylor Smith as the Vols blew out Arkansas. This was the Razorbacks big chance to grab a resume building win and they ran out of gas in the second half. Good to see Duke Crews back for Tennessee. He had 11 and 11 off the bench. We cannot wait for February 23rd when Bruce Pearl's club heads to Memphis.
#17 Connecticut 84 #18 Notre Dame 78 - This was a cloose game throughout as Notre Dame's stratgey of going right at Center Hasheem Thabeet was working. Luke Harangody, having the best season nobody is talking about, had 32 points and 16 boards. But it wasn't enough as the UConn guards really stepped it up. A.J. Price had 26 with nine assists next to Craig Austrie's 14. Price also hit four threes. "I think he has been a key to their run, how he is stirring the drink so to speak," Notre Dame coach Mike Brey said of the junior guard. "He was fabulous. We really had a hard time with him."
Texas Tech 84 #22 Kansas State 75 - Pat Knight got his first win as a head coach thanks to Alan Voskuil career high 30. The Red Raiders led the entire way, with leads by as many as 22. Kansas State did their best to come all the way back, and got as close as five with five minutes left thanks to Bill Walker, Michael Beasley, and Jacob Pullen, but the rally came up short. Walker had 27 in 26 minutes but fouled out. Beasley had 22 and 15. This was a big loss for K-State who now slip into a three way tie for first in the Big 12 with Kansas and Texas.
Other Scores of Note:
LSU 85 Florida 73 - Talk about a stunner. The Tigers were 1-7 in the SEC and go into Gainesville and win? The Gators are struggling, losing three of four.
South Florida 89 Syracuse 78 - Look up bad loss in the dictionary and there is a picture of this game for the Orange.
Temple 92 Rhode Island 89 OT - No tough outs in the A-10. The Rams are now in the logjam in the middle at 6-4.
Duquesne 63 Dayton 61 - We know Dayton is banged up, but you cannot be losing home games if you want to make the NCAA's. They are falling apart at 16-7.
St. Joseph's 81 St. Bonaventure 56 - The Hawks are surging for an at large bit.
Alabama 76 Mississippi 67 - Wow has Ole Miss fallen off the map.