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Thursday, February 17, 2005


-- Behind a big game from Chuck Davis and an extended press that stifled the Razorbacks' offense, Alabama yesterday defeated Arkansas. The Crimson Tide are America's second most mysterious team.

-- The first? The Maryland Terrapins. Who were yesterday crushed -- yes, crushed -- by North Carolina State. Ken Tysiac of the Charlotte (NC) Observer writes up Ilian Evtimov's big game, but notes the Wolfpack must win three of four against a schedule that includes No. 4 North Carolina and No. 5 Wake Forest to reach the .500 mark in ACC conference play.

-- Jim Thomas of the Torrance (CA) Daily Breeze profiles UCLA diaper dandy and Ben Howland lucky charm Jordan Farmer. If the Bruin point guard plays as well this week as he did last, the smart money is on UCLA to make the NCAA Tournament.

-- The Marin (CA) Independent-Journal's Dave Albee pens a kind piece on Jim Saia and family, sympathizing with Saia's journey and long-term aspirations. Here's thinking that Saia has done an above-average job
leading the Trojans to an 8-12 record since Henry Bibby's dismissal.