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Game 20: Georgetown 56, Villanova 54

Saturday, February 28, 2009, 11:45 AM
AP recap | Inquirer recap | Washington Post recap | Box score | Enhanced box score Here is the unavoidable truth: Villanova committed 20 turnovers, made only 15 of 45 field goal attempts (33.3%), gave up 30 points in the paint and lost to a team seven places below it in the Big East standings. Here... Read more

The Atlantic 10 is a mess

Thursday, February 26, 2009, 9:04 PM
Oh boy. That... if you are the Atlantic 10, and you are starting to figure out if you can get more than Xavier into the NCAA Tournament as an at-large... or if you are a Temple fan and you figured your team was coming into form at just the right time to make an impression on the people who matter... Read more

Carr to miss St. Joe's-Xavier game with concussion

Thursday, February 26, 2009, 9:33 AM
Re-topping this post, to borrow the newspaper phrase, with breaking news from Philly Hoops Insider: St. Joe's point guard and leading scorer Tasheed Carr will not play against Xavier tonight after suffering what team officials called a "mild concussion" at practice Tuesday. That does not... Read more

Line of the Day

Thursday, February 26, 2009, 1:24 AM
Tonight's honor goes to Episcopal Academy grad Gerald Henderson for leading Duke to a hard-fought 78-67 win at Maryland. I'm usually at the front of the line when it comes to criticizing the hype the Blue Devils get from the national media, but tonight I have to tip my hat to them. The Comcast Center... Read more

Schuylkill 16 Poll Week 15: Star Trek Edition

Tuesday, February 24, 2009, 7:36 PM
I was thinking about starting this off with a joke about being a day late and a dollar short, but as you've all probably seen by now this isn't a particularly good time for me to do that. So instead, this week's poll results are accompanied by an extra helping of data. After the rankings, you'll see... Read more

Schuylkill 16 on hold

Tuesday, February 24, 2009, 1:29 AM
It got stuck in a traffic jam coming up towards University Avenue from the Sports Complex. Just kidding. We're a bit short on votes at the moment so the poll results will come tonight. Read more

Going deep with the RPI

Monday, February 23, 2009, 2:04 AM
Not long after I put together those tables of NCAA Selection Committee team sheet data last week, I realized that those numbers merited more serious consideration. So I decided to assemble that data again, but this time I expanded the number of teams involved. Below you'll find average opponent... Read more

Dunphy still winning

Thursday, February 19, 2009, 6:31 PM
I forgot that the semifinals of Press Break's best non-BCS coach were today. As I write this, Temple fans have little to worry about as Fran Dunphy has a huge lead over the College of Charleston's Bobby Cremins. Should Dunphy hold on, he'll face a huge test in the last round: either Butler's Brad... Read more

Penn State 38, Illinois 33

Thursday, February 19, 2009, 12:53 PM
Consider the box score from Penn State's 38-33 upset win in Champaign. (No, it is not a football box score, though it may resemble one in some ways.) Take it slowly, as you would a glass of red wine or maybe a plate full of brussels sprouts and asparagus. Be deliberate in considering all the numbers:... Read more

Stats and sounds

Wednesday, February 18, 2009, 11:28 AM
Because of last night's game, I wasn't able to put together the weekly rankings compilation that usually runs on Tuesdays. So I'll give it to you this morning. As for reading material, Dick Jerardi's recap of last week's Mock Bracket event in Indianapolis should be your first stop this morning. Originially... Read more
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