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-- North Carolina led by 10 at home with 2:15 left, lost to Duke 85-84 at the buzzer; if you mised the highlights, don't sweat; ESPN will show them for the next 20-30 years. Better team lost this game.
-- Georgetown took Syracuse to OT in the Carrier Dome, but they lost to the Orange, 64-61. Could be their last visit to Syracuse, with move to the ACC looming for Syracuse and Pitt.
-- How does Florida State beat the Tar Heels by 33, win at Duke, then lose to Princeton and Boston College? Very weird team.
-- Kansas went on a ridiculous 41-12 in Waco, turning a 22-13 deficit to a 20-point, as they swept season series from Baylor, winning by 14.
-- Jeremy Lin had 23 points, 10 assists, and was +18 as the Knicks won again, beating the hideous Wizards 107-93 in Washington. Lot of GMs around the league are being asked, "Why didn't we sign this kid?"
-- Dwight Howard had 25 points, 24 rebounds as Orlando beat Miami; going to be a crushing blow to the franchise if he leaves.
Thursday's List of 13: Clearing out a cluttered mind..........
13) So far this NBA season, there have been 17 instances where a team played three nights in a row; Denver is only team that has done it twice. Every team has to eventually do it at least once, some have to do it twice.
12) Oddly enough, the Knicks are the only team to cover all three nights of their excellent adventure, night #3 being the 99-92 win over New Jersey when Jeremy Lin had his first big game for New York. Only three of the 17 teams went 0-2 vs spread the first two nights; of those three, all three covered Game #3.
11) A closer look at teams playing that third night in a row show that home underdogs are 5-0, while road dogs are more predictable 1-6.
10) Under is 10-7 when a team is playing for third night in a row. Won’t be lot of running with tired players, and less outside shots will fall with tired legs.
9) You look at teams playing those three nights, and you see favorites the first night are 7-1, 6-4 the second night, 2-2-2 the third night in a row.
8) Monta Ellis scored 48 points for the Warriors Tuesday, and David Lee became the first Warrior in 19 years to record a triple/double, but Golden State still lost an exciting game to the Thunder. No matter who coaches the Warriors, they’re always fun to watch.
7) Minnesota president David Kahn took a lot of ridicule for drafting Ricky Rubio, but none since we’ve seen the Spanish kid play. Kahn is looking good right now; hope he’s enjoying the silence from the nitwits.
6) USA Network is televising the Westminster Kennel Dog show next Monday from 8-9, but because the WWE comes on at 9, the dog show switches over to MSNBC at 9. Good to know I live in a country where pro wrestling is more profitable on TV than a dog show.
5) Red Wings-Maple Leafs are next year’s NHL Outdoor Classic, with the game being played in Ann Arbor, where the football stadium seats 108,000 or so. Two Original Six teams, so that should be fun.
4) There is a guy named Rick Santorum who is running for President; I know I’ve seen him on TV, but if he came up to me and shook my hand, I wouldn’t have the slightest freakin’ idea who he is, unless he told me. Where does an obscure guy like that get all the money to run a campaign?
3) If Conference USA and Mountain West merge, it’ll leave the new league with 16 football teams but only 15 for basketball (Hawai’i is going to Big West for hoops). My suggestion? Add Oral Roberts for basketball; they’re pretty good in hoops, they don’t have football and they give Tulsa a natural rival.
2) I do follow college basketball, but I never, ever look at these bracket projections; I know lot of people get paid to do them, but they don’t help me at all and only confuse me. Hypotheticals aren’t helpful; facts are. Scores and stats of games already played. I’ll find out who is in the tournament on March 11, just like everyone else.
1) Golfer Daniel Chopra was playing a practice round at Pebble Beach Tuesday; he shot holes-in-one on both the 7th and 17th holes. I did that once, but the second ace went into a clown’s mouth and all I got was a free ice cream cone. Odds to two aces in same round? 67 million-to-1