Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Full-Court Press, Feb. 19

Links and news from around the world of college basketball:

- Indiana senior forward D.J. White is expected to play tonight against Purdue despite suffering a sprained left knee in Saturday's game against Michigan State. (Indianapolis Star)

- On the other hand, North Carolina sophomore point guard Ty Lawson will miss Wednesday's game against North Carolina State with a sprained left ankle that has kept him out of four straight games. (Raleigh News & Observer)

- Despite shooting less than 37 percent from the field and just 24 percent from three-point range, Louisville was still able to grind out a victory over Syracuse. (Louisville Courier-Journal)

- After last season's disappointing season, Connecticut is on a mission this year: to enact revenge on every team that beat the Huskies last season. (Hartford Courant)

- Tonight's Big 12 showdown between Oklahoma and Baylor could have a major effect on the at-large picture come Selection Sunday, as both teams sit on the bubble. (The Oklahoman)

- Kentucky senior guard Joe Crawford has always been known as a scorer, but he has become a defensive stopper this season. (Lexington Herald-Leader)

- Rhode Island had a chance to pick up a marquee win last night against Xavier, but the Rams blew a second-half lead and lost -- they now have work to do. (Providence Journal)

- In the aftermath of Saturday night's incident at UAB, the Memphis players are realizing they have to keep their composure in heated circumstances. (Memphis Commercial Appeal)

- As a result of USC's horrendous offensive performance down the stretch of its loss to UCLA on Sunday, the Trojans might have to worry about their NCAA Tournament status. (Los Angeles Times)

- Despite not receiving much attention prior to its win over Duke on Sunday, Wake Forest is making a move towards the NCAA Tournament. (Winston-Salem Journal)

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