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.

Comments:
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.
 
Anonymous....you 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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