Took in a couple of solid college hoop games on Sunday.
LIU and St. Francis plus Fairfield-Loyola.
Sports Page Magazine.com on The Blackbirds victory 81-78. It was the 22nd straight home win for Jimmy Ferry’s crew.
Stags topped the Greyhounds 68-51.
I grew up in Brooklyn watching LIU and SFC battle every year. It was a fun rivalry between players that attend school just a few short blocks apart.
I also caught some of the Boston Celtics-Chicago Bulls game on ABC. Chicago was without their star Derrick Rose. Boston won the game 95-91. Rajon Rondo recorded a triple-double. 32 points, 10 rebounds and 15 assists. Color analyst, Jeff Van Gundy has some of the greatest quotes in terms of playing the game.
“The best teams play FOR each other, not WITH each other.”
JVG talking screen-setting…says “Garnett sets great ones and too many guys always looking to slip too early.”
“The people who criticize Garnett for passing too much don’t know basketball.”
“You can’t define chemistry but you know it when you see it.”
Mark Viera of the New York Times on how Jeremy Lin was overlooked coming out of High School. Lin has scored 20 points in 5 straight games…all Knicks wins.
Bob Keisser of the LB Press Telgram on the Long Beach State men’s basketball team. They are 12-0 in the Big West.
Greg Zeck of the Daily Illini on the Fighting Illini’s 3rd straight loss. Coach Weber blames the turnovers for their problems.
Tom Noie of the South Bend Tribune on the Fighting Irish and their new role…they are now favorite, not the dog.
Doug Lesmerises of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer on the problems with Ohio State.
Mike Baldwin of the News OK on Lon Kruger and the intensity he displays both as a coach and a player.
Roger Rubin of the NY Daily News on an athletic administrator at St. John’s University suspended for selling basketball tickets.
Quote of the Day: ”Jared is a tremendous competitor and I’m a competitor. We’re two of the top players in the league, so sometimes things like that are going to happen, but at the end of the day I have tremendous respect for him and he has respect for me. So it’s not about disrespecting each other, but in the heat of the battle, we just battled with each other.” -Draymond Green on Jared Sullinger
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