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BX News and Notes (Jan 25th)
by: Drew Barnette - Staff Writer
January 25, 2008
FUN FROM AROUND THE INTERNET

-This is a video about Wagner head coach Mike Deane that is so unbelievable that you have to see it to believe it. He formally coached Marquette in the 1990s and had a great deal of success, but was let go. I can only assume that his over the top antics had something to do with it.

MIKE DEANE'S SEAT BELT


FUN FROM AROUND THE INTERNET

-This is a video about Wagner head coach Mike Deane that is so unbelievable that you have to see it to believe it. He formally coached Marquette in the 1990s and had a great deal of success, but was let go. I can only assume that his over the top antics had something to do with it. After seeing him in action at Marquette, I can think of no better way for him to address this issue.


RECAPPING LAST NIGHTíS ACTION

-The only game of the night featuring two top 25 teans turned out to be a dud. Xavier absolutely blew out a shorthanded Dayton team 69-43. The game was never close. Xavier jumped out to an early 15-4 lead and never looked back. Dayton is much better when theyíre at full strength, but they need to play better than that without Chris Wright and Charles Little. Otherwise they run the risk of falling out of the picture entirely if they lose too many games over the next four weeks without them. As bad as they looked last night that may be a possibility.

-UCLA got a big 76-70 win at Oregon. That may not sound like too big a deal, but when you take into account how difficult it is to win on Oregonís home floor and the fact that the fans were especially jacked last night, itís more impressive than it looks on the surface. The Ducks are in a slump, and desperately need to beat USC on Saturday.

-USC had no problems with Oregon State, but freshman sensation O.J. Mayo may be in a little trouble with the NCAA. He excepted tickets to the Lakers vs Nuggets game as a gift from Carmello Anthony, and itís been reported as a possible rules infraction. The NCAA and USC are both looking into it, and as far as I know neither side has commented. I would hope that this would not result in a season long suspension, but with the NCAA, one never knows. Theyíll kill a program for giving out pizza to recruits, but not care so much about some other stuff.

-Both Washington State and Arizona State fell. Wazzu had a chance to remain in first place, but was actually beaten rather handily by Arizona. They fell behind, and given what their style of play is itís hard for them to come back. Arizona State didnít look all that impressive against Washington despite the fact that they were at home. Washington still has quite a bit of ground to make up, but they did wrap up a rather impressive win last night. Arizona Stateís RPI is rather poor due to the number of bad teams they played out of conference. They must do well in the Pac Ten standings if they want the selection committee to give them a serious look. Losing last night at home didnít help their cause much.



 


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Chris Wright
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 210 lbs.
Birthday: 11/04/1989
25 Years Old
Teams:
High School: St. John College
Previous Team: Bakersfield , PRO
Drafted: Undrafted in Draft
Positions:
Current: PG,
NBA: PG,
Possible: PG
Quick Stats:
8.5 Pts, 3.0 Rebs, 6.0 Asts


O.J. Mayo
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 200 lbs.
Birthday: 11/05/1987
27 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Huntington
Previous Team: Bucks , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #3 in 2008 Draft
by the Timberwolves
Positions:
Current: PG/SG,
NBA: PG/SG,
Possible: PG/SG
Quick Stats:
11.3 Pts, 2.3 Rebs, 3.4 Asts


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