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  Thursday, December 1, 2005

BX News, Notes and Highlighted Matchups (12/1)
By Drew Barnette

-11pm, href=/profile//> EST href=/profile//> yesterday href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> exciting href=/profile//> time href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> front href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> tube. href=/profile//> Indiana href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> charging href=/profile//> back href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Duke, href=/profile//> Utah href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Utah href=/profile//> State href=/profile//> were href=/profile//> neck href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> neck href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> final href=/profile//> minutes, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Oregon href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Vanderbilt href=/profile//> were href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> close href=/profile//> game. href=/profile//> As href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> worked href=/profile//> out, href=/profile//> Duke href=/profile//> held href=/profile//> off href=/profile//> Indiana, href=/profile//> Utah href=/profile//> State href=/profile//> fought href=/profile//> hard, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> lost href=/profile//> 67-66 href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Vanderbilt href=/profile//> hit href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> last href=/profile//> second href=/profile//> three href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> mid href=/profile//> court href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> beat href=/profile//> Oregon. href=/profile//>

Indiana href=/profile//> may href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> won href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> game, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> me href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> proved href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> were href=/profile//> worthy href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> #16 href=/profile//> ranking. href=/profile//> They href=/profile//> also href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> lot href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> excited href=/profile//> about href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> year. href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> donít href=/profile//> think href=/profile//> either href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> played href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> best href=/profile//> game, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> you href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> give href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> ton href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> credit href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> Duke href=/profile//> (not href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> anyone href=/profile//> else href=/profile//> isnít, href=/profile//> butÖ). href=/profile//> They href=/profile//> came href=/profile//> into href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> hostile href=/profile//> environment href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> good href=/profile//> team, href=/profile//> got href=/profile//> into href=/profile//> foul href=/profile//> trouble, href=/profile//> lost href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> big href=/profile//> lead, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> still href=/profile//> hung href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> win. href=/profile//>

Utah href=/profile//> State href=/profile//> suffered href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> second href=/profile//> loss href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> year, href=/profile//> which href=/profile//> isnít href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> good href=/profile//> start href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> hoping href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> large href=/profile//> because href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> schedule href=/profile//> doesnít href=/profile//> provide href=/profile//> them href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> huge href=/profile//> margin href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> error. href=/profile//> Utah href=/profile//> remains href=/profile//> unbeaten href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> season. href=/profile//> It href=/profile//> wasnít href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> impressive href=/profile//> win, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> win href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> given href=/profile//> them href=/profile//> trouble href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> past.

Vanderbilt href=/profile//> might href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> real. href=/profile//> They href=/profile//> sort href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> snatched href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> jaws href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> defeat href=/profile//> by href=/profile//> hitting href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> half href=/profile//> court href=/profile//> shot href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> defeat href=/profile//> Oregon, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> 5-0 href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> year href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> last href=/profile//> two href=/profile//> wins href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> come href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Oregon href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Georgetown, href=/profile//> both href=/profile//> reputable href=/profile//> opponents. href=/profile//> They href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> ten href=/profile//> day href=/profile//> break href=/profile//> before href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> next href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> where href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> face href=/profile//> Cincinnati. href=/profile//>

Iowa href=/profile//> beat href=/profile//> NC href=/profile//> State href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> low href=/profile//> scoring href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> pick href=/profile//> up href=/profile//> yet href=/profile//> another href=/profile//> big href=/profile//> win href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> reputable href=/profile//> opponent. href=/profile//> This href=/profile//> isnít href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> time href=/profile//> Iowa href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> managed href=/profile//> big href=/profile//> wins href=/profile//> early href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> season. href=/profile//> Itís href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> wins href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> middle href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> end href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> season href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> been href=/profile//> hard href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> them href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> come href=/profile//> by, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> still, href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> off href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> great href=/profile//> start href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> year href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> potential href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> good href=/profile//> season. href=/profile//>

Minnesota href=/profile//> head href=/profile//> coach href=/profile//> Dan href=/profile//> Monson href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> fantastic href=/profile//> technical href=/profile//> foul href=/profile//> tonight href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Maryland. href=/profile//> It href=/profile//> wasnít href=/profile//> nearly href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> good href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> Mike href=/profile//> Davisís href=/profile//> technical href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Kentucky href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> few href=/profile//> years href=/profile//> ago href=/profile//> when href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> ran href=/profile//> out href=/profile//> onto href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> court href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> end href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> game, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> course, href=/profile//> nothing href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> ever href=/profile//> beat href=/profile//> Bobby href=/profile//> Knight href=/profile//> throwing href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> chair href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Purdue, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> Monson href=/profile//> certainly href=/profile//> got href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> moneyís href=/profile//> worth. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> ran href=/profile//> out href=/profile//> onto href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> court href=/profile//> screaming href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> Tíd href=/profile//> up. href=/profile//> After href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> removed href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> jacket href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> threw href=/profile//> it, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> Tíd href=/profile//> up href=/profile//> again href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> ejected. href=/profile//> Up href=/profile//> until href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> point href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> been href=/profile//> close href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Minnesota href=/profile//> actually href=/profile//> led href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> most href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> game, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> Maryland href=/profile//> absolutely href=/profile//> blew href=/profile//> away href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Gophers href=/profile//> after href=/profile//> that. href=/profile//>

Georgia href=/profile//> Tech href=/profile//> played href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> great href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Michigan href=/profile//> State, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> werenít href=/profile//> able href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> pull href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> upset. href=/profile//> Still, href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> probably href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> best href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Yellow href=/profile//> Jackets href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> played href=/profile//> all href=/profile//> season. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> rest href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> ACC href=/profile//> may href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> able href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> walk href=/profile//> all href=/profile//> over href=/profile//> them href=/profile//> after href=/profile//> all. href=/profile//>



YOU href=/profile//> STRUGGLED href=/profile//> TO href=/profile//> BEAT href=/profile//> WHO??

-Manhattan href=/profile//> came href=/profile//> into href=/profile//> Syracuse href=/profile//> tonight href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> 0-2 href=/profile//> record href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> neither href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> those href=/profile//> two href=/profile//> losses href=/profile//> came href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> anyone href=/profile//> all href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> good. href=/profile//> It href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> no href=/profile//> surprise href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> see href=/profile//> Syracuse href=/profile//> jump href=/profile//> out href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> twenty href=/profile//> point href=/profile//> lead. href=/profile//> What href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> surprising href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> Manhattan href=/profile//> came href=/profile//> back, href=/profile//> tied href=/profile//> it, href=/profile//> took href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> lead, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> expanded href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> lead. href=/profile//> They href=/profile//> actually href=/profile//> led href=/profile//> by href=/profile//> ten href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> less href=/profile//> than href=/profile//> two href=/profile//> minutes href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> go href=/profile//> before href=/profile//> Syracuse href=/profile//> finally href=/profile//> woke href=/profile//> up href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> managed href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> force href=/profile//> overtime. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> Orange href=/profile//> did href=/profile//> get href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> win href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> overtime, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> hardly href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> statement href=/profile//> game.

-West href=/profile//> Virginia href=/profile//> went href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> road href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> play href=/profile//> Saint href=/profile//> Bonaventure href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> were href=/profile//> lucky href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> get href=/profile//> out href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> there href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> win. href=/profile//> They href=/profile//> led href=/profile//> 45-25 href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> point, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> Saint href=/profile//> Bonaventure href=/profile//> answered href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> 21-0 href=/profile//> run href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> take href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> lead. href=/profile//> West href=/profile//> Virginia href=/profile//> hit href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> freethrows href=/profile//> late href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> were href=/profile//> able href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> escape href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> win.

-Bucknell href=/profile//> trailed href=/profile//> 40-31 href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> Niagara href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> halftime, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> got href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> together href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> second href=/profile//> half href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> managed href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> come href=/profile//> out href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> win, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> barely. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> final href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> 66-63. href=/profile//> They href=/profile//> remain href=/profile//> unbeaten href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> year, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> third href=/profile//> close href=/profile//> call. href=/profile//> To href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> fair href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> those href=/profile//> close href=/profile//> calls href=/profile//> resulted href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> major href=/profile//> win href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Syracuse, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> certainly href=/profile//> struggled href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> what href=/profile//> you href=/profile//> would href=/profile//> think href=/profile//> would href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> inferior href=/profile//> competition. href=/profile//> href=/profile//>



HIGHLIGHTED href=/profile//> MATCHUPS

-PEPPERDINE href=/profile//> AT href=/profile//> DAYTON. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> Flyers href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> coming href=/profile//> off href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> emotional href=/profile//> win href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Cincinnati, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> need href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> refocus. href=/profile//> Pepperdine href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> streaky href=/profile//> team. href=/profile//> At href=/profile//> times href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> look href=/profile//> like href=/profile//> theyíre href=/profile//> falling href=/profile//> all href=/profile//> over href=/profile//> themselves. href=/profile//> At href=/profile//> other href=/profile//> times href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> look href=/profile//> like href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> top href=/profile//> 25 href=/profile//> team. href=/profile//> Pepperdine href=/profile//> loves href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> run href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> play href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> transition href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> could href=/profile//> give href=/profile//> Dayton href=/profile//> some href=/profile//> trouble, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> if href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> can href=/profile//> force href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> half href=/profile//> court href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> should href=/profile//> win href=/profile//> without href=/profile//> too href=/profile//> much href=/profile//> trouble. href=/profile//>

-IONA href=/profile//> AT href=/profile//> FORDHAM. href=/profile//> Donít href=/profile//> look href=/profile//> now, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> Iona href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> 3-0 href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> year href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> those href=/profile//> wins href=/profile//> includes href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> blowout href=/profile//> win href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> road href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Iowa href=/profile//> State. href=/profile//> All href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> wins href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> come href=/profile//> away href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> home. href=/profile//> Fordham href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> high href=/profile//> expectations href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> year href=/profile//> after href=/profile//> seeing href=/profile//> significant href=/profile//> improvement href=/profile//> last href=/profile//> season, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> so href=/profile//> far href=/profile//> failed href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> meet href=/profile//> them. href=/profile//> They href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> just href=/profile//> 1-4 href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> year href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> only href=/profile//> win href=/profile//> coming href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Norfolk href=/profile//> State. href=/profile//>

-NEVADA href=/profile//> AT href=/profile//> KANSAS. href=/profile//> This href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> great href=/profile//> early href=/profile//> season href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> both href=/profile//> teams. href=/profile//> Kansas href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> played href=/profile//> well href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> several href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> early href=/profile//> games, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> been href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> losing href=/profile//> efforts href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> still href=/profile//> lacking href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> high href=/profile//> quality href=/profile//> win. href=/profile//> They href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> just href=/profile//> 1-2 href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> div1 href=/profile//> teams. href=/profile//> There href=/profile//> isnít href=/profile//> any href=/profile//> reason href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> them href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> alarmed href=/profile//> though href=/profile//> because href=/profile//> none href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> losses href=/profile//> were href=/profile//> damaging href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> theyíll href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> plenty href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> opportunities href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> high href=/profile//> profile href=/profile//> wins href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> season. href=/profile//> Nevada href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> unbeaten, href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> rankings, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> high href=/profile//> expectations href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> year. href=/profile//> This href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> chance href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> get href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> road href=/profile//> win href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> reputable href=/profile//> opponent href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> likely href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> tournament. href=/profile//> For href=/profile//> Kansas, href=/profile//> itís href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> chance href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> get href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> quality href=/profile//> win href=/profile//> out href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> conference href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> give href=/profile//> them href=/profile//> some href=/profile//> momentum.

 
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