One of the greatest and kookiest sports announcers of our time has no passed away. Myron Cope, the creator of the Terrible Towel, and the phrase "Yoi and Double Yoi," died at the age of 79. Mondesi's House
Our favorite Mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick, is a lock for jail. Detroit Free Press
Get a DUI, get cut by the Cardinals. Sounds just a tad hypocritical to us, seeing as though Tony Larussa just a year ago got a DUI during Spring Training. St. Louis Post Dispatch
Billy Wagner, Red-ass. Newsday
Nothing like going on national TV and admitting to cheating on her husband while he is sitting right in front of her. Some people will do anything for fame.
A man stabbed his brother in law because he supports Barack Obama, not his choice Hillary Clinton. Quite a country we live in these days. The Smoking Gun
William F. Buckley, the founder of the conservative movement past away at 82.
Maybe Roger Clemens can share a jail cell with Kwame Kilpatrick. Gene Wojciechowski says Clemens has given the Feds a lot to work with. ESPN.com
New Cubs owner Sam Zell is not exactly endearing himself to Cubs fans with the news that he will sell the naming rights of Wrigley Field. Chicago Tribune
What a difference three weeks make. The Kansas State Basketball program is surrounded by negativity, from their fans to the players, says Jason Whitlock. Kansas City Star
Natalie Portman wants to get it on with Scarlet Johansson. Yeah, so do we. Digital Spy
#7 Kansas 75 Iowa State 64 - It was a nice bounce back to get the W for Kansas, but they seemed in and out of this one. They led by as many as 21 1in the second half, but allowed two different runs to cut the lead into single digits. The difference for the Jayhawks was having Darrell Arthur on the floor most of the game. He was a beast with 18 and 10 rebounds and got whatever he wanted in the post. Mario Chalmers had a great First half, Brandon Rush had a great Second half. Both scored 15. KU shot 7-11 from the deep and outrebounded the Cyclones 41-28. Much more on this game later.
#3 Memphis 82 Tulsa 67 - This game wasn't anywhere close to the final score. You had to feel sorry for Tulsa who caught an angry Tigers team coming off the loss to Tennessee. Chris Douglas-Roberts and Derrick Rose combined for just 18, but the bench came up huge. Willie Kemp had 14, Doneal Mack 12, and Sean Taggert 12 to lead Memphis to the easy win. The Tigers led by as many as 28 and hit 13-25 threes, by far their best night of the season.
#6 Duke 71 Georgia Tech 58 -The Devils let the Yellow Jackets hang around most of the night, but was never in any real danger. For the third straight game, they didn't shoot it well, just 42% from the field and 2-15 from three. Demarcus Nelson and Gerald Henderson each had 15. It looks as though Duke and UNC, both 11-2, are headed for a showdown for the ACC title in the final game of the regular season.
#10 Georgetown 64 St. John's 52 - Dejuan Summers hit five three-pointers on his way to 21 points and Roy Hibbert chipped in 17 points and yet another boring, low scoring, Hoyas win. Letting St. John's hang for 35 minutes on your home floor doesn't do much for us. They did hit 10 threes and cause 15 turnovers.
#19 Purdue 65 Minnesota 53 - E'Twan Moore hit scored 22 as the Boilers pulled away late to finish off the Gophers. They did nothing spectacular; they shot just 40%, hit 13-20 free throws, and were outrebounded by 12. They did cause 20 Minnesota turnovers. Purdue now sits in a three way tie atop the Big Ten at 13-2.
Other Scores of Note:
Pittsburgh 73 Cincinnati 67 - The Panthers were in dire need of a W and got it. Dejuan Blair had 18 and 10 to go with Sam Young's 20. Both teams now sit at 8-7 in the Big East.
Texas A&M 98 Texas Tech 54 - Mark Turgeon must be thrilled with his team's performance last night during this much needed win. The Aggies nailed 12 threes and cruised to victory.
Nebraska 63 Oklahoma 45 - Not a good sign when you are a bubble team and you put up 12 points in the first half. 12.
Kentucky 58 Mississippi 54 - Who knew UK would be 10-3 in the SEC at this point? Ole Miss has collapsed like no other team in the country has.
Florida 77 Georgia 64 - Big time road win for the young Gators who are fighting for an at large bid. Nick Calathas led the way with 22.
Mississippi State 89 Auburn 78 - The Bulldogs are the closest thing the SEC has to a third NCAA lock. Charles Rhodes had 30 and Jamont Gordon had 20 as the MSU starters combined for 86 of their 80 points.
Clemson 79 Miami 69 - It seems like every bubble team played last night. As good as Miami was last week, this was a tough one for them to win on the road at Littlejohn.