Friday, February 15, 2008

Full-Court Press, Feb. 15

Quick-hitters from around the college basketball world:

Confused about what might happen to Indiana and Kelvin Sampson as a result of the recent announcements? This should help. (Indianapolis Star)

- Stanford blew a 51-37 lead with just six minutes left to
fall in overtime to Arizona State, who was without two of its best inside players for the extra period. (East Valley Daily Tribune)

- With the return from injury of starting point guard Levance Fields,
Pittsburgh has rejuvenated hopes for a top-four finish in the Big East. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Marquette needs to build on its momentum with a win over Pittsburgh on Friday night, a game which could have a say in the conference tournament seedings. (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)

- Arizona freshman guard Jerryd Bayless had
another outstanding game Thursday, going for 33 points in a key win over California. (Tucson Citizen)

- Likewise, Clemson senior guard
Cliff Hammonds continued his stellar play by helping the Tigers to an important win over North Carolina State, scoring 22 points. (The Greenville News)

Oregon improved its at-large hopes with a 13-point win over Washington Thursday night, hitting an outstanding 14-of-25 three-point shots. (The Oregonian)

- Louisville coach
Rick Pitino wanted his team to win eight of its final 10 games; so far, the Cardinals have won four in a row and have plenty of momentum. (Louisville Courier-Journal)

- Despite the expected impact Gonzaga junior Josh Heytvelt was supposed to make when he came back from injury,
the big man has been a "shadow of himself." (Seattle Times)

- Some people think that
fatigue is finally getting to Syracuse, which has been using just six or seven players for most of the past month. (Syracuse Post-Standard)

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