Friday, May 29, 2015

Dick Jerardi

Dick Jerardi has been at the Daily News since 1985. Lead college basketball and horse racing writer. Write two columns per week during basketball season. Covered 20 Final Fours, every Triple Crown race since 1987 and every Breeders' Cup race since 1986. Have covered events as varied as the Summer Olympics, the NBA Finals, American League playoffs, NFL playoffs and the Rose Bowl. Write columns, features, game stories and takeouts on topics ranging from how the football betting line is formed to a portrait of the jockey who rode Secretariat.

  Email Dick at jerardd@phillynews.com
AROUND THE CITY: NEVER IN DOUBT La Salle never gave Duquesne any chance in 97-64 win at Gola Arena. The Explorers (20-7, 10-4 Atlantic 10) shot 62 percent in the first half and never really let up. Guards Ramon Galloway (23 points), Tyrone Garland (20) and Tyreek Duren (16) combined for 59 points. Sam Mills played his usually terrific defense and Jerrell Wright (16 points) did what he wanted near the basket. The Dukes (8-20, 1-13) are not very good. La Salle is very good.
THERE ARE EXACTLY 15 Division I players averaging 20 or more points. Only two are from the Big Six conferences - Erick Green (Virginia Tech) and Bryce Cotton (Providence). Exactly three teams (Northwestern State, Indiana and Iona) average 80 points. Whatever happened to the great scorers like Pete Maravich, Lionel Simmons and Hersey Hawkins? Whatever happened to the fastbreak, the 100-point game, actual points being scored?
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