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Thursday, January 20, 2005

get out of jail free

-- Jared Dudley, Craig Smith and the Boston College Eagles earned an "I owe you one" from Big East referees after officials failed to call a shot clock violation against Villanova with less than a minute left. More importantly, Al Skinner's soon to be overrated club notched another victory to remain unbeaten. Now if only Skinner could capitalize on BC's newfound fame to recruit higher-level athletes rather than depending on his knack to identify hidden gems, the Eagles could sit pretty in the ACC for years.

-- Noting that not a single squad from the State of Colorado appears to be headed to the NCAA Tournament, Thomas George of the Denver Post suggests Colorado's hopefuls replicate Illinois' emphasis on fundamentals. He also writes that after last season's end (and after withdrawing from the NBA Draft) Fighting Illini guard Roger Powell Jr. became a licensed minister. Who knew?

-- Sports Illustrated's college basketball homepage has a snazzy new look. (About time). As might Danny Granger, questionable for New Mexico's game on Saturday. As I've noted before, UNM has done a tremendous job keeping Granger's status private. The Lobos' Communications shop wins my award for public relations staff of the week.

-- Gonzaga's RPI will this weekend take a hit, courtesy of road games against San Francisco (1-2, 10-6) and San Diego (1-2, 9-7).