Wednesday, November 16, 2005


Tuesday Night's Stats of Note

Wyoming got a nice win over Charlotte, 87-78. Brandon Ewing again started, played 29 minutes and finished with 6 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists. 6'10" Chicago native Justin Williams had a monster game for the Cowboys, going for 13 points, 20 rebounds and 9 blocked shots.

#3 Texas won its opener over Southern, 89-56. LaMarcus Aldridge looks like he could have a breakout season, putting up 19 points, 11 boards and 4 blocks. With Aldridge, PJ Tucker, Brad Buckman, Mike Williams and Dion Dowell, there probably isn't a team in the country that can match the Longhorns' talent and depth up front.

Iowa beat Colgate with ease, 73-51. Each Hawkeye starter had at least 9 points, led by Greg Brunner's 16 points to go with 8 rebounds. Tony Freeman cooled down this game, going scoreless in 16 minutes.

Northwestern came back down to earth, losing to UNC-Wilmington 56-48. Outside of Vukusic and Hachad, it looks like the Wildcats will have problems finding scoring. Duke transfer Michael Thompson put up 2 points and 2 rebounds in 13 minutes, going 0-6 from the free throw stripe. Kentucky transfer Bernard Cote was scoreless in 8 minutes.

The Washington Huskies got a nice win over Air Force. Look for the young Huskies to
be a consistent member of the top 25 this season (even though they're not in it yet). Justin Dentmon started, played 31 minutes and had 12 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists. Freshman Jon Brockman put up 21 points and 10 boards for the Huskies.

Finally, I caught a little of the UCLA-New Mexico State game last night. Reggie Theus is going to do some good things in New Mexico, but it will take time. He already has a nice guard tandem in Shaun Davis and St. John's transfer Elijah Ingram. Jordan Farmar is a player for UCLA. I didn't see Farmar play much last season, but he looks like a combination of Mike Bibby and Deron Williams. He's smooth, quick and can shoot. A nice start to the season for Farmar (18 points, 8 assists, 3 steals), I'll be surprised if he's playing for the Bruins next season.

Wow, Charlotte was actually getting votes in opening AP, and then open by getting handled by NU, and then Wyoming? Withers and Alexander are pretty good ball players.

I also caught the UCLA -NMst game. Theus (how about that suit) will get some players there, I like Ingram.

Agree completely on Farmar, he was impressive, as I too only caught a couple of his games last year. He is very good. Announcers even alluded to the point that he may be gone after this year.
On a side note, Deron got his first start last night. 12 pts, 4 assists, a surprisingly high 5 turnovers.
So Ryan, whats up with your boy Self?
Think Billy and Kurtis are managing AL a little harder today?

Today is the begining of the end for Self at Kansas. give way too much credit to the NCAA....nothing will come but a slap on the hand...much like OSU football got for paying their QB...and Clarett. Self knows it....and will act accordingly.
To bad we couldn't have stayed in the game for Dentmon.
I think ISU would have blown the whistle if we had gotten Dentmon.
Best part of the UCLA-NMSU game was listening to the announcers try and pronounce Arron Afflalo's name. ESPN radio's sportcenters the next day were just as good for the same reason.
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