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Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Would you like Friars with that?

-- John Delong of the Winston Salem-Journal runs with the meme of the week, titling his latest column "Second-tier ACC teams need to establish NCAA credentials." Both Maryland and Georgia Tech took care of business (Virginia Tech and Clemson respectively) last night.

-- Minnesota assistant Jim Molinari, a former head coach at Bradley and Northern Illinois, is expected to receive strong consideration for head-coaching openings at the end of the season. Especially if the Northern Illinois job opens.

-- To mark West Virginia coach John Beilein's 52nd birthday, his Mountaineers on Saturday defeated Pittsburgh. Don Clegg of the Wheeling (WV) News-Register now asks "Would Beilein like Friars with that?"

-- Ira Berkow of the New York Times writes-up Jim Calhoun's career at the Connecticut under the headline "Calhoun Makes Developing Talent a Specialty."

-- The North Carolina Tar Heels don't see themselves as the favorite as they travel to Durham for this week's must-see game.