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Friday, January 21, 2005

iowa-illinois

-- Will Conroy's favorite player growing up was Pistol Pete Maravich. More evidence of America's slow (and not so steady) progress towards racial harmony.

-- Do the Hawkeyes fly in Peoria? Journal Star sports editor Bill Liesse believes so, suggesting last night's overtime thriller between Illinois and Iowa says more about Iowa's strengths than it does about Illinois' weaknesses. My thought? Anytime a teams shoots less than 35% from the field but still manages to defeat a Top 25 opponent, they're something special. A toast to B-Web (and to "Boy Wonder," who should be sitting pretty in a week or two after Iowa dispatches of several Big Ten's also-rans).

-- This year's Louisville Cardinals are shooting threes more accurately than any Rick Pitino team since his 1986-87 Providence Friars.