Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Full-Court Press, Jan. 30

News and notes from various media outlets across the country:

- Missouri doesn't just lose games as a team; they also lose fights: five Tigers were suspended indefinitely as a result of their actions in the wake of a nightclub brawl that left leading scorer Stefhon Hannah out four-to-six with a broken jaw. (Columbia Daily Tribune)

- Arkansas senior forward Charles Thomas will miss at least one game due to a suspension for violating team rules. (Arkansas Democrat Gazette)

- Of the two Connecticut players suspended, Doug Wiggins could be in more trouble. He has already failed two drug tests -- one more, and he's gone. (Hartford Courant)

- The suspension of Syracuse freshman guard Scoop Jardine came as a result of his involvement in the theft and use of a stolen ID card. (Syracuse Post-Standard)

- The Sunflower Showdown is tonight as Kansas visits Kansas State in a match-up of undefeated teams in the Big 12. (Kansas City Star)

- Which will be more of a factor? Kansas' terrific perimeter trio or Kansas State's dynamite duo up front? (Lawrence Journal-World)

- If Houston wants to make a run at an at-large bid, a win over Memphis tonight would do wonders for its resume. (Memphis Commercial Appeal)

- Texas A&M forward Josh Carter went from being the best three-point shooter in the country to one that has struggled to find open shots. (Dallas Morning News)

- If Connecticut continues to improve, expect the Huskies to make a deep run in the NCAA Tournament. (Sporting News)

- First-year Wake Forest head coach Dino Gaudio has done a tremendous job replacing the late Skip Prosser, proving he was the right man for the job. (

- Don't overlook Stanford in the Pac-10, and Seton Hall could be primed for a big second-half run in the Big East. (Basketball Prospectus)

- Can anyone figure out the jumbled mess that is the Big East? Pat Forde tries. (ESPN)

- Louisville has a better chance than Memphis of winning the national championship? Really? (Super, Scintillating and Sarcastic)

- Arizona State's non-conference SOS could come back to haunt them, while Syracuse could be in better shape than one might think. (

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