ATB: Shipping OutPosted by rtmsf on January 4th, 2008
Game We Didn’t Watch (but wish we could have). #5 UCLA 76, Stanford 67. Actually, we very much would have liked watching this game, but NHL hockey got in the way on our local FSN channel. Worthless. Anyway, tonight UCLA very quickly got a significant leg up on the Pac-10 race by winning in Palo Alto – we suspect not many other teams will leave the Bay area with a win there this year, now that the Lopez twins (21/20 – wondertwin power… shape of… Dwight Howard?) are fully activated. Tonight Stanford matched UCLA’s size inside, outrebounding the Bruins 32-28, but Howland’s team responded with superb shooting from beyond the arc (9-16), led by Josh Shipp’s 21 pts (5-8 3FGs).
More Conference Play.
- #10 Marquette 96, Providence 67. Wow, the Friars clearly didn’t make the trip to Milwaukee.
- Depaul 84, #18 Villanova 76. How do you figure the team with the worst nonconf record would beat 11-1 Nova?
- #24 Arizona 76, Oregon St. 63. Nic Wise played well again (17/6 assts) in place of injured Jerryd Bayless.
- Notre Dame 69, West Virginia 56. Jeez, the Big East is going to be wild this year, isn’t it?
- Connecticut 98, Seton Hall 86. Solid road win for the Huskies, but are they legit (10-2 v. the #291 ranked schedule so far)?
- Ohio St. 74, Illinois 58. The Assembly Hall mystique is over (3 home losses already this year).
- Arizona St. 62, Oregon 54. Why is Oregon so bad away from Eugene (2-4 this year).
- California 92, USC 82. Mayo blew up for 34, but Cal’s balanced attack prevailed.
Other Ranked Teams.
- #1 Memphis 102, Siena 58. Memphis had three players with dub-dubs tonight (Dorsey, Dozier, Robinson).
- #16 Vanderbilt 76, Rice 58. Why isn’t Vandy getting more respect from the blogpollers?
- Xavier 108, Virginia 70. The Muskies appear to be rounding out nicely.
- Richmond 52, Virginia Tech 49. A10 > ACC (on this night).