Monthly Archives: March 2006

When UCLA has the ball (national rank listed): UCLA O LSU D AdjEff 23 4 eFG 22 32 TO% 223 184 OR% 50 30 FTs 94 4 This game is being featured as a defensive showdown, but it deserves pointing out that the offenses aren’t too shabby. You don’t get this far without being able […]

When the Gators have the ball (national rank listed): Fla O GMU D AdjEff 6 15 eFG 3 7 TO% 144 220 OR% 91 68 FTs 19 15 Florida has a unique combination of a high ranking in both shooting stats (eFG% and FTRate), with Duke as the only other team in the top 20 […]

All I Have Today…

Is the week in lines: Tuesday FG 3pt FT Reb Min M-A M-A M-A O-T A F S TO BLK Pts Renaldo Balkman 42 4-9 0-1 0-1 6-13 3 4 5 1 1 8 Result: Win. South Carolina 69, Florida State 68. (OT) Ah, what the hell. I’ll give Renaldo my first ever Defender of […]

[Note to self: use spell checker on your entry titles from now on] George Mason 86, Connecticut 84 [69, OT] – The game that will forever be held up as the inspiration for mid-majors. You had to think the Patriots would get their share of shots, what with them not being turnover-prone and UConn not […]

LSU 70, Texas 60 [73, OT] – Texas goes 11 of 40 on twos as LSU’s frontline dominates again. LaMarcus Aldridge 2-of-14 in 44 minutes? I must have imagined that. Glen Davis and Tyrus Thomas combine to go 21-for-33. It was pretty amazing that Texas was able to force overtime, but the better team eventually […]

George Mason 63, Wichita State 55 [63 possessions] – George Mason wins with 15 fewer offensive rebounds than the Shockers. They do it again with great shooting (54.5% eFG) and perimeter defense (Wichita went 3 of 24 on 3s). The Patriots jumped out to a 9-0 lead on three trifectas and never were threatened after […]

Thanks to all who participated in yesterday’s contest. Answers were submitted for Adam Morrison, Keydren Clark, and Brion Rush. But most people had the correct answer – Eastern Washington’s Rodney Stuckey had the highest point total in a regulation game with 45 against Northern Arizona on January 5. Erik Kreutner submitted his e-mail first, so […]

Sweet 16 Preview

Before I get to the preview, the folks at Grey Dog Software have given me a copy of their new college hoops simulation, Total College Basketball, to give away. This game is a simulation, so you’re not going to be doing 360 dunks or anything like that. You’re the coach and you manage all aspects […]

Let me tell you, it felt real good to log on and watch some games last Thursday knowing that signing up early for the VIP treatment would have such tremendous benefits. Here’s a review of the past week in Lines o’ the Night. Tuesday FG 3pt FT Reb Min M-A M-A M-A O-T A F […]

Bradley 72, Pittsburgh 66 [68 possessions] – Patrick O’Bryant: 28 points, 7 boards. Aaron Gray: 12 points, 4 boards. There is some stuff that happens during the Tournament that affects things beyond the event. For instance, Steve Alford probably won’t be going to Indiana, and Brandon Rush and Tyler Hansbrough aren’t going pro after early […]