Daily Dribble: Wednesday in 15

    
December 6th, 2007
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A little later than usual, but here is today’s review of the night in college hoops:

 

1. Pittsburgh finally played a road game.. 2.3 miles from home. Yawn.

 

2. Good win for Syracuse on the road in Charlottesville last night. The Cuse don’t play any other true non-conference road games this year, so it was imperative they won.

 

3.  Sean Singletary was held to just 3 field goals (on 14 attempts), the least amount of shots he’s hit since December 21st of last year.

 

4. As you’ve probably seen on SportsCenter by now, Texas Tech went on a 42-1 run against Louisiana Tech. 42 to 1 sounds like the ratio of home games Syracuse and Pitt play compared to road games.

 

5. Last year, Drew Lavender saved all his big scoring outbursts for late in the year (Charlotte & Dayton in February), this year he’s getting off to an early start by putting up 28 against Creighton. 10 assists aint bad either. The Musketeers now face 5 of 6 games against BCS teams, giving the 20th ranked team a chance to gain big time respect.

 

6. Gonzaga fans and Washington State fans like to debate amongst themselves whose better. The Cougars 51-47 win at the Kennel officially ended the debate.

 

7. Austin Daye and Matt Bouldin were a combined 1 of 20 from the floor, numbers that would make Jon Diebler proud.

 

8. Tusculum did what two Southern League foes couldn’t do, beat Elon at home. Not a good sign for the SoCo.

 

9. Point guard Dominique Jones has been a good find for South Florida. The Bulls won their 6th game in a row behind a monster night from the freshman: 30 points and 14 rebounds.

 

10. Pissed off that I put them last in my High-Major Power Ranking, Delaware has caught fire and won two games in a row. At 2-4, the Hens have almost half as many wins as last year (5).

 

11. Another team getting close to matching last year’s win total is James Madison, who has 6 wins after beating Longwood last night. The key addition for the Dukes, who only won 7 games last year, has been transfer Abdulai Jalloh (16 ppg).

 

12. Antonie Agudio scored 36 last night. He’s good. The problem is that Hofstra’s not so good.

 

13. Davidson’s chances at an at-large bid are officially crushed.  Losses to Western Michigan and Charlotte won’t cut it.

 

14. Cal’s 117-74 win over Jackson State was pretty uneventful.  But give JSU Coach Anderson credit for managing to get 16 guys into the game.

 

15. Utah State was an NIT team last year, on the bubble of the Big Dance. This year the Aggies are getting knocked around once a week. 5-5 isn’t so bad, but 4 of those losses are by 15 points are worse, with yesterday’s 24 point loss at Utah being the worst.

 

- I’ll be traveling tomorrow, so not sure if I’ll be able to get a Dribble up.