Checked out some late night hoops Sunday with Cal-Stanford on Fox. Gus ‘Rise n Fire’ Johnson and Steve ‘Knockdown Jumper’ Kerr had the call. During one stretch of the game Kerr said he didn’t know how you gauge toughness. Didn’t he play with Michael and Mario Elie?
Dick Davey is an assistant coach at Stanford.
I love the Missouri Valley Conference. Watched Indiana State and Evansville last night. Excellent game. Larry Bird’s alma mater pulled out the victory in OT, 90-81. The Purple Aces mascot is very cool. Speaking of the MVC, Ben Simons of Drake played 53 of 55 minutes Saturday night in a triple overtime win over Wichita State.
Tom Noie of the South Bend Tribune on the Fighting Irish beating UConn on the road. It’s ND’s third win in a row. To this point, Mike Brey is my Big East Coach of the Year.
“The last four minutes is winning time,” Jerian Grant said. “That’s the time when you have to make plays for your team in order to get big wins and that’s what I had to do.”
Nick Baumgardner of the Ann Arbor.com on the Wolverines loss to Ohio State. Michigan played the first 37 minutes of the game without a FTA.
Taylor Bern of the Las Vegas Sun on the Rebels being in the driver’s seat. I don’t like it when people say, ‘it was an ugly win‘. To me, that makes no sense. A win is a win!
“We know we always need to get better,” Dave Rice said, “but we found ways to win two important games and now we’re back fighting for a conference title again.”
The Sporting News on former Western Kentucky University head coach Ken McDonald says his relationship with athletic director was strained.
“I don’t want to act like I got a raw deal,” McDonald told the newspaper. “There’s a business part of this, which I completely understand. My focus on the disappointment is because of the talks that we had and everything that went on in the spring.”
Quote of the Day: “I came here to get a good education and to play basketball. Sitting out last year was tough; I’m not going to lie. But I have worked hard to get to where I am now, and I am determined — we all are — to finish strong.” -Jeff Jones, Rider University basketball player.
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