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  Friday, December 16, 2005

BX News and Notes (12/16)
By Drew Barnette

RANDOLPH href=/profile//> MORRIS href=/profile//> SUSPENSION href=/profile//> REDUCED

-The href=/profile//> biggest href=/profile//> news href=/profile//> today href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> something href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> happened href=/profile//> off href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> court. href=/profile//> Randolph href=/profile//> Morris’s href=/profile//> season href=/profile//> long href=/profile//> suspension href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> withdrawing href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> NBA href=/profile//> Draft href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> been href=/profile//> reduced href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> fourteen href=/profile//> games href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> uniform href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Kentucky href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> entire href=/profile//> SEC href=/profile//> schedule. href=/profile//> This href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> big href=/profile//> news href=/profile//> because href=/profile//> if href=/profile//> Kentucky href=/profile//> does href=/profile//> better href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> than href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> did href=/profile//> without href=/profile//> him, href=/profile//> many href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> early href=/profile//> season href=/profile//> losses href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> carry href=/profile//> less href=/profile//> weight href=/profile//> assuming href=/profile//> Morris href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> playing href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> NCAA href=/profile//> Tournament. href=/profile//> Since href=/profile//> none href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> losses href=/profile//> came href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> low href=/profile//> caliber href=/profile//> teams href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> weren’t href=/profile//> all href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> costly href=/profile//> anyway, href=/profile//> Kentucky href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> actually href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> much href=/profile//> better href=/profile//> position. href=/profile//>

It href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> reported href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> Kentucky href=/profile//> coach href=/profile//> Tubby href=/profile//> Smith href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> found href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> fax href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> desk href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> which href=/profile//> Morris href=/profile//> stated href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> intentions href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> “test href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> waters” href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> NBA href=/profile//> Draft, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> do href=/profile//> so href=/profile//> without href=/profile//> signing href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> agent. href=/profile//> With href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> new href=/profile//> piece href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> evidence, href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> NCAA href=/profile//> deemed href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> infraction href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> less href=/profile//> severe. href=/profile//> It href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> suspicious href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> we href=/profile//> never href=/profile//> heard href=/profile//> mention href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> fax href=/profile//> before href=/profile//> yesterday. href=/profile//> One href=/profile//> would href=/profile//> think href=/profile//> given href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> circumstances href=/profile//> either href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> University href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> Kentucky href=/profile//> or href=/profile//> Morris href=/profile//> himself href=/profile//> would href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> mentioned href=/profile//> it, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> whatever href=/profile//> reason href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> didn’t href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> wasn’t href=/profile//> submitted href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> NCAA href=/profile//> until href=/profile//> now. href=/profile//>



THURSDAY href=/profile//> NIGHT

-There href=/profile//> were href=/profile//> two href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> exciting href=/profile//> games href=/profile//> last href=/profile//> night. href=/profile//> Wisconsin href=/profile//> Milwaukee href=/profile//> fell href=/profile//> behind href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> Wisconsin href=/profile//> early href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> 36-17. href=/profile//> To href=/profile//> make href=/profile//> matters href=/profile//> worse href=/profile//> Joah href=/profile//> Tucker, href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> leading href=/profile//> scorer, href=/profile//> picked href=/profile//> up href=/profile//> four href=/profile//> fouls href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> half. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> Panthers href=/profile//> fought href=/profile//> back href=/profile//> though href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> took href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> 52-50 href=/profile//> lead href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> second href=/profile//> half, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> Wisconsin href=/profile//> came href=/profile//> back href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> held href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> win href=/profile//> 74-68. href=/profile//> Wisconsin href=/profile//> Milwaukee href=/profile//> falls href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> 4-3 href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> year, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> should href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> dominant href=/profile//> year href=/profile//> once href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> get href=/profile//> into href=/profile//> conference href=/profile//> play. href=/profile//> Wisconsin href=/profile//> wins href=/profile//> another href=/profile//> close href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> good href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> non href=/profile//> major href=/profile//> conference href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> improves href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> 9-1 href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> year.

-Missouri href=/profile//> State href=/profile//> gave href=/profile//> Arkansas href=/profile//> all href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> wanted href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> well, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> came href=/profile//> up href=/profile//> short href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> suffered href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> loss href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> year. href=/profile//> Missouri href=/profile//> State href=/profile//> trailed href=/profile//> 44-31 href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> half, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> came href=/profile//> back href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> second href=/profile//> half href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> even href=/profile//> took href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> point href=/profile//> lead href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> just href=/profile//> over href=/profile//> seven href=/profile//> minutes href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> play, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> could href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> hold href=/profile//> on. href=/profile//> It href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> Arkansas’ href=/profile//> fifth href=/profile//> straight href=/profile//> win.



-As href=/profile//> you href=/profile//> may href=/profile//> recall, href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> said href=/profile//> yesterday href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> Savannah href=/profile//> State href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> good href=/profile//> chance href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> picking href=/profile//> up href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> div1 href=/profile//> win href=/profile//> since href=/profile//> moving href=/profile//> up href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> div1 href=/profile//> themselves. href=/profile//> They href=/profile//> were href=/profile//> playing href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> Prairie href=/profile//> View href=/profile//> A&M href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> winless href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> div1 href=/profile//> teams href=/profile//> themselves href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> year. href=/profile//> Well, href=/profile//> when href=/profile//> you href=/profile//> get href=/profile//> blown href=/profile//> out href=/profile//> by href=/profile//> Prairie href=/profile//> View, href=/profile//> you’ve href=/profile//> got href=/profile//> problems. href=/profile//> That’s href=/profile//> what href=/profile//> happened href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> Savannah href=/profile//> State href=/profile//> tonight. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> final href=/profile//> score href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> 71-43 href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Savannah href=/profile//> State href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> 32 href=/profile//> turnovers href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> shot href=/profile//> just href=/profile//> 27% href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> floor. href=/profile//> They href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> now href=/profile//> 0-36 href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> div1 href=/profile//> teams href=/profile//> since href=/profile//> becoming href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> div1 href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> themselves. href=/profile//>



-The href=/profile//> only href=/profile//> real href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> note href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Friday href=/profile//> night href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> buy href=/profile//> game. href=/profile//> Eastern href=/profile//> Washington href=/profile//> plays href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> Washington. href=/profile//> Eastern href=/profile//> Washington href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> won href=/profile//> three href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> row, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> those href=/profile//> wins href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> come href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> CS href=/profile//> Northridge, href=/profile//> Idaho href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> UC href=/profile//> Riverside. href=/profile//> None href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> those href=/profile//> teams href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> exactly href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> caliber href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> Washington. href=/profile//> A href=/profile//> win href=/profile//> gets href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Huskies href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> 9-0 href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> year. href=/profile//>



-For href=/profile//> all href=/profile//> you href=/profile//> students href=/profile//> out href=/profile//> there, href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> hope href=/profile//> you href=/profile//> made href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> through href=/profile//> exams href=/profile//> alright href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> now href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> able href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> enjoy href=/profile//> your href=/profile//> time href=/profile//> off. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> time href=/profile//> period href=/profile//> between href=/profile//> Thanksgiving href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Christmas href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> hardest href=/profile//> time href=/profile//> there href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> if href=/profile//> you’re href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> student, href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> least href=/profile//> if href=/profile//> you’re href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> kind href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> student href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> embraced href=/profile//> college href=/profile//> whole href=/profile//> heartedly, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> sort href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> put href=/profile//> off href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> whole href=/profile//> doing href=/profile//> your href=/profile//> work href=/profile//> part href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> until href=/profile//> toward href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> end href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> semsester. href=/profile//> For href=/profile//> many href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> athletes href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> play href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> winter href=/profile//> sport href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> time href=/profile//> after href=/profile//> Thanksgiving href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> even href=/profile//> tougher. href=/profile//> Hopefully href=/profile//> there href=/profile//> won’t href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> too href=/profile//> many href=/profile//> major href=/profile//> academic href=/profile//> issues href=/profile//> facing href=/profile//> college href=/profile//> basketball, href=/profile//> or href=/profile//> anyone href=/profile//> else href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> matter, href=/profile//> heading href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> next href=/profile//> semester. href=/profile//> href=/profile//>



-Now href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> most href=/profile//> colleges href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> break, href=/profile//> there href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> no href=/profile//> restrictions href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> how href=/profile//> many href=/profile//> hours href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> can href=/profile//> practice href=/profile//> each href=/profile//> week. href=/profile//> This href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> usually href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> time href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> year href=/profile//> when href=/profile//> we href=/profile//> see href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> few href=/profile//> teams href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> high href=/profile//> expectations href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> haven't href=/profile//> looked href=/profile//> all href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> sharp href=/profile//> before href=/profile//> begin href=/profile//> executing href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> playing href=/profile//> much href=/profile//> better. href=/profile//> It href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> intersting href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> see href=/profile//> what href=/profile//> teams href=/profile//> improve href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> point href=/profile//> on.

 
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