Monthly Archives: January 2004

Air Force is off to its best start (9-2) in 49 seasons of playing basketball. Their last winning season was 1965-66. Tonight at Colorado State they look to match their longest winning streak ever of 8 set in 1958. Coincidentally, the style the Falcons play is reminiscent of 1958. Their games average less than 100 […]


Which conference’s teams have more non-conference wins vs. the RPI top 50…Big XII or Big West? You’re wrong. OK, it’s a trick question, each one has only 3 top 50 wins to their credit. But the Big West has had just 35 non-conference wins overall vs. 94 for the Big XII (do they really deserve […]

Jorge L. Ortiz, San Francisco Chronicle on the Stanford win over Arizona…. Salim Stoudamire, a 6-foot-1 shooting guard who was one of five Wildcats averaging at least 12 points coming in, probably had images of Childress’ Afro blocking his view in his sleep Saturday night.

Nice piece by regular contributor and all-around nice guy Pat Forde in today’s Courier-Journal. It’s even better since he makes prominent mention of my site. His point is one that will gain more steam nationally in the coming weeks. The demise of the Pac 10 and Big 10 is going to help a team […]

The ACC is at the end of its golden age this year. This is the last year that all members will play each other twice. Fans can savor this last year of double round-robin play because 4 teams have a claim to be among the top 10 in America. Duke, UNC, Georgia Tech, and Wake […]

I don’t know what Mizzou fans expected from Conley, but I know I was expecting more than this in his first 6 games… Points by game: 19, 0, 2, 1, 5, 0 Minutes by game: 21, 23, 21, 19, 14, 9 Looks like Conley is heading further down Quin Snyder’s bench with each performance.

The table below summarizes the shot distribution of Temple’s oppenents this year – both in the games against Temple, and over the whole season. (3PA = 3-point attempts, FGA = field goal attempts, %3PA = 3PA/FA) vs. Temple Season Opponent 3PA FGA %3PA 3PA FGA %3PA Villanova 18 43 41.9 219 602 36.4 Illinois 22 […]

Ben Howland may be a great coach, but in the case of taking the UCLA job this year, timing was everything. It really didn’t matter whether UCLA improved this year, only that they didn’t take a step back. Just standing still, UCLA is able to watch the rest of PAC 10 slide down a notch […]

I didn’t get to see any games today, but checking over scores, my curiosity was drawn to the Temple-Indiana game. Temple won 59-50. By the way, this makes IU 19-18 since Mike Davis lost his cool in the Kentucky game last year. But I digress – the key number from this game was that IU […]

On January 2, 2003, the lowest RPI-rated team to eventually get an at-large bid was Colorado at #103. Other low-rated teams included Cal at 98 and Syracuse at 63. All other at-large teams were in the top 60. Highly ranked teams that failed to make it to the dance included UNC at #12, UNLV at […]