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  Friday, February 24, 2006

BX Weekly Reset: News, Notes and More (2/24)
By Drew Barnette

-News, href=/profile//> notes href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> recaps href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> now href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> updated href=/profile//> every href=/profile//> day href=/profile//> along href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> highlighted href=/profile//> matchups href=/profile//> rather href=/profile//> than href=/profile//> just href=/profile//> once href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> week. href=/profile//> Today’s href=/profile//> Reset href=/profile//> mixes href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> few href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> my href=/profile//> rants href=/profile//> along href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> recapping href=/profile//> what href=/profile//> happened href=/profile//> last href=/profile//> night.



CSI href=/profile//> (COMMON href=/profile//> SENSE href=/profile//> INDEX)

-From href=/profile//> now href=/profile//> until href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> last href=/profile//> days href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> Championship href=/profile//> Week, href=/profile//> we href=/profile//> get href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> hear href=/profile//> Jimmy href=/profile//> Dykes href=/profile//> reference href=/profile//> what href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> calls href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> “Common href=/profile//> Sense href=/profile//> Index” href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> least href=/profile//> ten href=/profile//> times href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> night href=/profile//> whenever href=/profile//> he’s href=/profile//> doing href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> game. href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> guess href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> doesn’t href=/profile//> realize href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> isn’t href=/profile//> so href=/profile//> much href=/profile//> common href=/profile//> sense href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> goes href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> selecting href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> teams href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> much href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> other href=/profile//> nine href=/profile//> criteria href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> committee href=/profile//> looks href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> while href=/profile//> doing href=/profile//> it. href=/profile//>

It’s href=/profile//> funny href=/profile//> how href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> so-called href=/profile//> Common href=/profile//> Sense href=/profile//> Index href=/profile//> should href=/profile//> always href=/profile//> work href=/profile//> out href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> advantage href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> or href=/profile//> conference href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> playing href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> he’s href=/profile//> calling. href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> guess href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> CSI href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> situation href=/profile//> friendly. href=/profile//>



DID href=/profile//> HE href=/profile//> CALL href=/profile//> BANK href=/profile//> ON href=/profile//> THAT??

-Perhaps href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> most href=/profile//> overused href=/profile//> “joke” href=/profile//> commentators href=/profile//> like href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> use href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> say href=/profile//> “I href=/profile//> wonder href=/profile//> if href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> called href=/profile//> bank href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> that” href=/profile//> after href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> shooter href=/profile//> banks href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> shot href=/profile//> off href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> glass. href=/profile//> Are href=/profile//> these href=/profile//> guys href=/profile//> under href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> impression href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> original href=/profile//> witty href=/profile//> material href=/profile//> when href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> say href=/profile//> that?? href=/profile//> Just href=/profile//> once href=/profile//> I’d href=/profile//> like href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> see href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> guard href=/profile//> swish href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> twenty href=/profile//> feet href=/profile//> out href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> announcer href=/profile//> go href=/profile//> “Uh href=/profile//> oh, href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> hope href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> didn’t href=/profile//> call href=/profile//> bank href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> one.” href=/profile//> Yunno, href=/profile//> sort href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> turn href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> tables href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> little href=/profile//> bit. href=/profile//>



NEWS href=/profile//> AND href=/profile//> NOTES

-Pops href=/profile//> Mensah-Bonsu href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> George href=/profile//> Washington href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> out href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> remainder href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> season href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> likely href=/profile//> miss href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Atlantic href=/profile//> Ten href=/profile//> Tournament href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> well, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> now href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> looks href=/profile//> like href=/profile//> George href=/profile//> Washington href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> expecting href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> return href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> NCAA href=/profile//> Tournament. href=/profile//> If href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> were href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> return href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> were href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> lose href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> between href=/profile//> now href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> end, href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> could href=/profile//> effect href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> projected href=/profile//> seed. href=/profile//> As href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> now, href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> weak href=/profile//> schedule href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> enough href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> negative href=/profile//> impact href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> it. href=/profile//>

-Teams href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> really href=/profile//> having href=/profile//> trouble href=/profile//> clinching href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> #1 href=/profile//> seeds href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> conference href=/profile//> tournaments. href=/profile//> Fairleigh href=/profile//> Dickinson href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> two href=/profile//> chances href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> clinch href=/profile//> #1 href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Northeast href=/profile//> Conference, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> failed href=/profile//> both href=/profile//> times href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> now href=/profile//> must href=/profile//> win href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> final href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> get href=/profile//> it. href=/profile//>

Last href=/profile//> night, href=/profile//> IUPUI href=/profile//> fell href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> Chicago href=/profile//> State href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> road href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> what href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> pretty href=/profile//> big href=/profile//> upset, href=/profile//> which href=/profile//> kept href=/profile//> them href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> clinching href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> #1 href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> MidCon. href=/profile//> Oral href=/profile//> Roberts href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> just href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> behind href=/profile//> them href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> two href=/profile//> split href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> regular href=/profile//> season href=/profile//> title, href=/profile//> so href=/profile//> if href=/profile//> IUPUI href=/profile//> loses href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> final href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> Southern href=/profile//> Utah href=/profile//> it’s href=/profile//> possible href=/profile//> they’ll href=/profile//> lose href=/profile//> out href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> #1. href=/profile//>

George href=/profile//> Mason href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> chance href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> clinch href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Hofstra, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> fell href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> them href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> road href=/profile//> 77-66. href=/profile//> That href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> enormous href=/profile//> win href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Hofstra, href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> close href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> bubble, href=/profile//> because href=/profile//> George href=/profile//> Mason href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> high href=/profile//> RPI href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> should href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> okay href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> dance href=/profile//> regardless. href=/profile//> This href=/profile//> loss href=/profile//> creates href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> tie href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> place href=/profile//> between href=/profile//> George href=/profile//> Mason href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> UNC href=/profile//> Wilmington href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> Hofstra href=/profile//> just href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> behind href=/profile//> those href=/profile//> two href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> third href=/profile//> place. href=/profile//> It href=/profile//> should href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> interesting href=/profile//> final href=/profile//> weekend href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Colonial. href=/profile//>


-Western href=/profile//> Kentucky href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> barely href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> bubble href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> was, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> loss href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> Middle href=/profile//> Tennessee href=/profile//> last href=/profile//> night href=/profile//> knocked href=/profile//> them href=/profile//> off href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> it. href=/profile//> Western href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> already href=/profile//> wrapped href=/profile//> up href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> division href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> just href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> second href=/profile//> conference href=/profile//> loss, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> reason href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> noteworthy href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> because href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Sun href=/profile//> Belt href=/profile//> Tournament href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> Middle href=/profile//> Tennessee’s href=/profile//> home href=/profile//> floor. href=/profile//> Western’s href=/profile//> only href=/profile//> ticket href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> dance href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> win href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> conference href=/profile//> tournament. href=/profile//>


-Albany href=/profile//> failed href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> wrap href=/profile//> up href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> #1 href=/profile//> seed href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> America href=/profile//> East href=/profile//> Tournament, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> final href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Maryland href=/profile//> Baltimore href=/profile//> County, href=/profile//> which href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> virtually href=/profile//> having href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> clinched. href=/profile//>


-Winthrop href=/profile//> won href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> home href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> High href=/profile//> Point href=/profile//> last href=/profile//> night. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> Big href=/profile//> South href=/profile//> plays href=/profile//> its href=/profile//> tournament href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> campus href=/profile//> sites, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> final href=/profile//> regular href=/profile//> season href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Birmingham href=/profile//> Southern. href=/profile//> Both href=/profile//> teams href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> tied href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> place, href=/profile//> so href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> determine href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> gets href=/profile//> home href=/profile//> court href=/profile//> advantage href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> conference href=/profile//> tournament. href=/profile//>



OTHER href=/profile//> ACTION

-Cincinnati href=/profile//> played href=/profile//> about href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> gritty href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> can href=/profile//> play, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> came href=/profile//> up href=/profile//> just href=/profile//> short href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Villanova. href=/profile//> A href=/profile//> win href=/profile//> would href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> virtually href=/profile//> clinched href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> spot href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> NCAA href=/profile//> Tournament href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Bearcats. href=/profile//> Villanova href=/profile//> led href=/profile//> most href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> way, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> Cincinnati href=/profile//> kept href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> within href=/profile//> reach href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> final href=/profile//> four href=/profile//> minutes href=/profile//> grabbed href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> lead. href=/profile//> Nova href=/profile//> hit href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> shot href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 4 href=/profile//> seconds href=/profile//> left href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> put href=/profile//> them href=/profile//> up href=/profile//> by href=/profile//> two. href=/profile//> Cincinnati href=/profile//> got href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> down href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> floor href=/profile//> quickly href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> got href=/profile//> off href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> good href=/profile//> shot, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> didn’t href=/profile//> go href=/profile//> down. href=/profile//>

For href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> starts href=/profile//> four href=/profile//> guards, href=/profile//> Villanova href=/profile//> gets href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> glass href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> good href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> anyone. href=/profile//> One href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> major href=/profile//> criticisms href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> them href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> lack href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> inside href=/profile//> game, href=/profile//> which href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> true href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> point href=/profile//> when href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> comes href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> posting href=/profile//> up, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> when href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> comes href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> rebounding. href=/profile//> Nova href=/profile//> can href=/profile//> hold href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> own href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> glass href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> just href=/profile//> about href=/profile//> anyone. href=/profile//>


-In href=/profile//> what href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> possibly href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> most href=/profile//> predictable href=/profile//> upset href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> evening, href=/profile//> Northwestern href=/profile//> downed href=/profile//> Wisconsin href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> home. href=/profile//> There href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> some href=/profile//> teams href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Big href=/profile//> Ten href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> just href=/profile//> can’t href=/profile//> handle href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> pack href=/profile//> defense href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> well. href=/profile//> Iowa href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> them. href=/profile//> Wisconsin href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> another. href=/profile//> It href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> sort href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> ironic href=/profile//> since href=/profile//> Dick href=/profile//> Bennett href=/profile//> used href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> coach href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> Wisconsin href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> basically href=/profile//> introduced href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> league href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> pack href=/profile//> defense href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> now href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Badgers href=/profile//> always href=/profile//> seem href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> struggle href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> it, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> that’s href=/profile//> how href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> is. href=/profile//> Speaking href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> Dick href=/profile//> Bennett…


-Washington href=/profile//> State href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> desperately href=/profile//> trying href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> catch href=/profile//> Notre href=/profile//> Dame href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> race href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> lose href=/profile//> more href=/profile//> close href=/profile//> games href=/profile//> than href=/profile//> anyone href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> season, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> last href=/profile//> night href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> took href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> big href=/profile//> step href=/profile//> forward. href=/profile//> Wazzu href=/profile//> kept href=/profile//> themselves href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> gritty href=/profile//> defense, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> failed href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> beat href=/profile//> California href=/profile//> after href=/profile//> missing href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> last href=/profile//> second href=/profile//> shot href=/profile//> 43-41. href=/profile//> It href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> huge href=/profile//> win href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> California href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> got href=/profile//> another href=/profile//> big href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> road href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Washington href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> Saturday. href=/profile//> If href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> win href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> believe href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Bears href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> virtual href=/profile//> lock href=/profile//> barring href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> collapse href=/profile//> between href=/profile//> now href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> end. href=/profile//>



-There href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> tons href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> big href=/profile//> games href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> weekend. href=/profile//> Look href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> write href=/profile//> ups href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> those href=/profile//> later href=/profile//> today.

 
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