I love it when I hear coaches say they have to watch the tape of a game. When was the last time any of them watched on anything other than a disc?
Purdue has used eight different lineups in 15 games. That can’t be good for business.
Ronnie Johnson became the third player in Purdue history to get 500 points and 200 assists in his first two seasons.
Numbers game: Baylor entered the TCU game ranked 260th in free throw shooting, hit all 21 of their foul shots.
Nevada has played eight games decided by three points or less, plus one OT. They are 6-3 in these games…just 9-8 overall. Go figure!
Rick Pitino and Larry coached against each other 17 times in the NBA. Sunday was their first meeting in college.
Florida is 6-2 in games decided by single digits.
Coach K is now 26-8 in ACC Openers.
Out of 345 D-1 teams, UNC is #328th in free throw shooting…Wake forest is # 333.
In their win over Saint Mary’s, Santa Clara attempted just two free throws.
There were only 49 possessions in the Miami/Syracuse game. The Canes rank dead last in Kenpom’s adjusted tempo…and Syracuse is in the bottom 15. Clemson and UVA are also in the bottom 15. Watching the ACC this year could be like watching the Big 10 of yore.
Five of UCLA’s next games are on the road.
Illinois is 0-4 in away games.
Washington’s victory over Colorado was their first win vs. a ranked team in 2 ½ seasons.
UNC’s 57-45 loss at Syracuse tied the school record for fewest points in the shot-clock era. Just two players scored more than four points for UNC.
Coach K has won more ACC road games (61.7%) than any other coach in league history.
Cal is going to be a threat and a pest in the Pac-12…3-0 to start conference play.
Pitt is now 15-1.
In a loss to George Washington, Rhode Island put just 13 points on the board in the first half.
Not so fast: I agree with John Feinstein who posits that today’s freshman play so well because they face fewer and fewer great upperclassmen each year---since most are already in the NBA.
One more thing: Cornell became the last D1 team to win a game. Too bad Oberlin is not a D1 team.
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