Sunday, March 1, 2009

Blogging away the Sunday with BIAH

- The two o'clock games are over:

  • Tennessee 79, Florida 75: Tyler Smith had 19 points and Wayne Chism added 18 as Tennessee overcame 20 points from Nick Calathes to move into a tie for first with South Carolina in the SEC East. With the loss, Florida put its tourney hope in serious doubt. They are 21-8, but 8-6 in the league with games left at Mississippi State and Kentucky. Does an 8-8 or 9-7 SEC team get in this year?
  • Providence 73, Rutgers 66: PC got 28 points from Weyinmi Efejuku (on just 7 shots) as they kept their tourney hopes alive by picking up a win on the road. If PC wins at Villanova, they are in. If not, a win in the BET probably gets them a bid.
  • Syracuse 87, Cincinnati 63: Jonny Flynn led the Orange with 17 points and 7 dimes, and Syracuse jumped out to a big lead early (18-4) and never looked.
  • Wisconsin 60, Michigan 55: The Badgers got 19 from Trevon Hughes as they moved into a tie for fourth in the Big Ten.
  • Kansas 90, Missouri 65: Sherron Collins finished with 25 points as the Jayhawks moved one step closer to a Big XII title.
- Missouri came out playing much better in the second half, but everytime they make some headway into this Kansas lead, the Jayhawks push back. At the under 12 timeout, KU is up 66-41.

- Halftime in Lawrence, and Kansas is up 45-19 on Mizzou. Not really much to say about this, other than the fact that Kansas is dominating Mizzou in every aspect of the game (you could probably figure that out from the score). Sherron Collins is leading Kansas with 11 points while Cole Aldrich has 6 points, 8 boards, and 2 blocks (and three nasty dunks). Mizzou is just 8-39 from the floor, and has gotten just two points from people other than DeMarre Carroll and Leo Lyons.

So can Mizzou get back in this game? Yes, but they need to start making baskets. Why? Because they can't get into their press without scoring.

- Louisville hangs on to beat Marquette 62-58. Underwhelming performance by the Cardinals. T-Will finished with 14, 8 boards, and 7 dimes, Earl Clark had a double-double with 10 points and 13 boards, and Andre McGee led Louisville with 16 points. Wesley Matthews had 19 to lead Marquette.

- Jerel McNeal just has no luck today. He has a season-low 9 points on just 3-19 shooting. The one time he did hit a three, which would have cut the Louisville lead to 57-56, Lazar Hayward was called for a moving screen. Just one of those days.

- Louisville has blown this one open in the second half. Andre McGee has been the spark plug defensively, and Louisville has opened up a 41-30 lead.

- Halftime of Louisville-Marquette and the Cardinals have a 28-25 lead. Terrence Williams has been the best player on the floor, as he has 12 points, 5 boards, and 2 assists already. Wesley Matthews has 9 points, but Jerel McNeal has just 5 points on 2-13 shooting. While Maurice Acker is doing a valiant job, he is clearly not Dominic James.

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