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  1. Tuesday’s 6-packBig 14 basketball standings:6-1— Michigan State5-2— Illinois, Rutgers4-3— Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Wisconsin4-4— Minnesota3-4— Penn State, Purdue2-4— Michigan2-5— Nebraska, Ohio State1-6— NorthwesternQuote of the Day:“…..I really believe this. I think there’s more guys concerned with getting a pregame fit on Instagram than they are worrying about the win and loss of a basketball game. I stand by that statement.”JJ RedickTuesday’s quizWhere did Trailblazers’ star Damian Lillard play his college ball?Monday’s quizChiefs beat Minnesota 23-7 the last time they were in a Super Bowl, 50 yeas agoSunday’s quizSean Payton, Tony Romo, Mike Shanahan, Brad Childress and Tony Garoppolo all went to the same college, Eastern Illinois.Posted onJanuary 21, 2020Leave a commenton Tuesday’s 6-pack, Quote, Quiz of the DayTuesday’s List of 13: Nobody asked me, but…….13) This from VISN, the terrific Las Vegas-based radio station, with regards to betting on over/under win totals in baseball:If you add up all the season win totals for MLB teams at William Hill books, it comes to 2,457 wins.One small problem; there are only 2,430 baseball games in a season, so they’ve basically inflated each team’s total by one win.Sharp bettors turn this in their favor by emphasizing under plays. Just a thought.12) Rutgers is ranked 24th in the AP basketball poll this week, first time the Scarlet Knights have been in the top 25 since 1979, when ESPN didn’t exist yet and I had a full head of hair.11) CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein said something over the weekend that was probably true, and also a little disappointing; “The day of mid-majors building programs is over”Someone in the game he was covering was a transfer from North Texas, usually an also-ran in Conference USA; when a team like North Texas gets its players poached by the bigger $$ teams, all they can hope for is to catch lightning in a bottle now and then to make the NCAA’s, and that is too bad.10) You know the NFC title game sucked when Las Vegas oddsmakers posted Super Bowl odds at halftime of Sunday’s game in Santa Clara. Not many conference title games are 27-0 at the half.9) Golfer Andrew Landry won the PGA event in LaQuinta this weekend, after blowing a six-stroke lead on the back nine Sunday; it was his second PGA Tour win.In Landry’s five outings prior to this weekend, he won $0, as in five missed cuts in a row; now he is exempt thru 2022, and will be in the tournament of Champion at Kapalua next January, plus The Masters in April.91 golfers have already qualified for The Masters; 87 players were in LY’s field. Interesting bit of strategy for Villanova Saturday; coming out of a TV timeout with 7:42 left in a 43-43 game with UConn, Villanova came out with five guards on the floor, in order to defend better. Wildcats eventually won a sluggish game 61-55 against a UConn team they’ll be Big East rivals with once again next season.7) There will be scapegoats; Houston Texans lost 51-31 in the playoffs at Kansas City, and now word comes that DC Romeo Crennel is done with the Texans.72-year old Crennel has been a football coach for 50 years, the last 39 in the NFL; he’s been head coach in Cleveland, Kansas City. Now his career may be over after one cruddy game. Go figure.6) Miami Hurricanes landed transfer QB D’Eriq King from Houston.Former Florida Gators QB Feleipe Franks transfers to another SEC team, Arkansas.5) Home teams won 41 of the first 48 Big 14 conference games this season, but ACC home teams are only 22-29 SU. Go figure.4) When UNLV beat New Mexico 99-78 Saturday night, Marvin Coleman became the first Rebel player in 21 years to post a triple-double. Mark Dickel got the last one one against Mississippi Valley State on November 19, 1999. Coleman came to UNLV as a walk-on, but has a scholarship now. UNLV started Mountain West play 6-1, but their schedule has been soft do far.3) Pelicans 126, Grizzlies 116— Last 11 New Orleans game went over the total; Wednesday is their next game, with Zion Williamson making his NBA debut. Is Williamson going to slow the Pelicans down? He is going to take 20:00 or so away from someone; will they run as much?2) Baylor 61, Oklahoma 57— Bears improve to 16-1, 6-0 in Big X play.1) Celtics 139, Lakers 107— This was the 29th time Kemba Walker played against Lebron James, but the first time his team won. Longest-such streak in NBA history? Sherman Douglas went 0-30 against Michael Jordan.
  2. Texas Tech is only a -3 pt favorite tomorrow. I am so confused. I thought we sucked again but the short line says "we have a chance"
  3. Monday’s 6-packPac-12 basketball standings:4-1— USC, Stanford4-2— Oregon3-2— Arizona, Colorado3-3— Washington State2-3— Arizona State, California, UCLA2-4— Oregon State, Washington1-4— UtahTweet of the Day:“Idk y men go to bars to meet women? Go to Target. The female to male ratio is 10 to 1 and they’re already looking for things they don’t need.”Mike Leach, Mississippi State’s new football coachMonday’s quizWho did the Chiefs play, the last time they were in a Super Bowl?Sunday’s quizSean Payton, Tony Romo, Mike Shanahan, Brad Childress and Tony Garoppolo all went to the same college, Eastern Illinois.Saturday’s quiz76ers’ Ben Simmons played one year of college basketball, at LSU.Posted onJanuary 20, 2020Leave a commenton Monday’s 6-pack. Quote, Quiz of the DayMonday’s Den: Wrapping up a sports weekend…….13) Chiefs 35, Titans 24:— Mahomes’ 27-yard TD run with 0:11 left in first half is one of the great runs in playoff history.— Tennessee’s first three drives: 32 plays, 191 yards, 14 first downs, 17 points.— Tennessee for rest of game: 27 plays, 111 yards, 6 first downs, 7 points.12) 49ers 37, Packers 20— Ugly, one-sided game; 49ers ran ball for 285 yards, led 27-0 at the half. Garoppolo threw only eight passes the whole game (6-8/77 yards).11) They said on ESPN2 Friday night that last year, 29.1% of returning college basketball players wound up transferring- thats a staggering number, one that goes a long way to explain why the quality of play in college hoop is way down. Total lack of continuity, lot of kids sitting out.10) Three of the four NFL teams who played Sunday didn’t make the playoffs last year.9) Clemson’s star RB Travis Etienne surprisingly passed on entering the 2020 NFL Draft to return for senior year with the Tigers- he must like college. Lot of pundits had him listed as the best running back in this year’s draft. Before Sunday, last time the Chiefs beat Tennessee was six years ago; Alex Smith was Kansas City’s QB, while Ryan Fitzpatrick.started for the Titans.7) Dayton 78, Saint Louis 76 OT— Had great fun watching this game Friday night, an excellent game with two good teams. Kid on Dayton drained a 3 with less than a second left- the Flyers will be a very, very popular (too popular??) sleeper team in March.Dayton led for only 5:18 of this 45:00 game.6) Jason Garrett signed on to become the Giants’ OC, which adds intrigue to next year’s Dallas-Giant games.5) There is language in Kyler Murray’s rookie contract with the Arizona Cardinals that forbids him from taking part in any baseball-related activities, but he is talking like he still wants to try it someday. Oy.4) Omar Vizquel played in the major leagues for 24 years, for six different teams; he was a good fielder, made it to three All-Star Games, but had a career .688 OPS. Not once in all the times I saw Vizquel play did I think, “Hey, this guy could be in the Hall of Fame someday.”But now Vizquel is on some writers’ ballots for the Hall of Fame. Amazing.3) Davidson doesn’t have a graduate school, so they can’t poach grad transfers the way a lot of other D-I basketball programs do.2) Philip Rivers and his family are moving to Florida; Tom Brady is moving away from Boston, will listen to other teams in the free agent market. NFL could look an awful lot different when next season starts.1) Opening line on the Super Bowl: Chiefs, -1 (53)
  4. Sunday’s 6-packACC basketball standings:6-1— Florida State, Louisville5-2— Duke4-3— NC State, Syracuse, Virginia, Va Tech3-3— Boston College3-4— Clemson, Pitt3-5— Georgia Tech2-4— Notre Dame2-5— Miami1-5— North Carolina, Wake ForestQuote of the Day:“It’s just a first-class organization. You think about the history and tradition of the New York Giants franchise and what the Mara’s have built and what the Tisches have built, and all the great teams, all the great coaches, all the great players who have been a part of this organization throughout this history. When you’re a player in this organization like I was for four years, you feel that.”Jason GarrettSunday’s quizSean Payton, Tony Romo, Mike Shanahan and Tony Garoppolo all went to the same college; which one?Saturday’s quiz76ers’ Ben Simmons played one year of college basketball, at LSU.Friday’s quizPacific Tigers of the WCC play their home games in Stockton, CA.Posted onJanuary 19, 2020Leave a commenton Sunday’s 6-pack, Quote, Quiz of the DaySunday’s List of 13: Wrapping up a sports Saturday13) Oregon 64, Washington 61 OT— Ducks stole this game in Seattle; Payton Pritchard hit a long 3-pointer with 0:03.4 left in OT to win a game that they trailed xx-xx with x:xx left.Any time Bill Raftery yells “ONIONS!!!” you know it was a hell of a shot.12) Louisville 79, Duke 73— Six losses this week by the top 5 teams in the country, first time that has happened in 22 years. Louisville was much the best in this game, but David Johnson hurt his shoulder late in the game.11) USC 82, Stanford 78 OT— Cardinal was up 20 at the half, led by 5 and had the ball with 0:15 left, but they turned ball over on consecutive inbound plays, and game went to OT. Trojans outscored Stanford 27-8 on foul line.10) Florida State 83, Miami 79 OT— Seminoles were down 9 with 4:46 left, rallied for the win, their ninth in a row. Miami lost for 4th time in its last five games.9) Kentucky 73, Arkansas 66— John Calipari got tossed with 8:18 left and score tied; Wildcats Arizona 75, Colorado 54— Arizona freshman big man Zeke Nnaji is also a 6-11 concert pianist, an interesting combination of skills.7) Upsets:— Northern Arizona (+10.5) 64, Northern Colorado 58— Eastern Kentucky (+9.6) 92, Tennessee State 88— Hampton (+9) 88, NC-Asheville 86— NC-Wilmington (+8) 76, Northeastern 74 OT— Arkansas State (+8) 80, Coastal Carolina 75— Stetson (+8) 64, Jacksonville 59— Troy (+7.5) 75, Georgia State 65— Louisville (+7) 79, Duke 736) Houston 65, Wichita State 54— Cougars won eight of their last nine games, with experience team #285. Kelvin Sampson is one of the best coaches in the country.5) Florida 69, Auburn 47— Rough week for the Tigers, who lost at Alabama/Florida after coming into the week as one of two unbeaten squads in the country.4) Alabama 88, Missouri 74— Crimson Tide wins for 8th time in last 11 games; Mizzou shot 31.1% from floor, but went 31-31 on foul line, which deserves a mention.3) Maryland 57, Purdue 50— Terps ran out to a 25-8 lead, then hung on for dear life, as they break a 2-game skid. Purdue loses for third time in last four games. Teams combined to make only 10-41 on the arc in this brickfest.2) One of the weird aspects of modern basketball is when a kid gets the ball around the foul line and he isn’t guarded, the kid almost never looks to take that jumper. He might drive, but most times he looks really uneasy, like “…..we haven’t practiced this.”Because of analytics, 12-15 foot jumpers are frowned upon, lot of teams preach taking only 3’s and layups. and more and more, the 12-15 foot shot is readily available in today’s game.1) Remember the Mattress Guy from Houston who bet so much money on the Astros to win the World Series last year? He s betting $1M on the Titans’ money line in the AFC Championship game at Kansas City today. Must be nice to be rich.Earlier this week, another rich guy gave Vanderbilt’s basketball program $5M; wow.
  5. Saturday’s 6-packNBA teams that sold the most team merchandise last year:6) Golden State5) Milwaukee4) Toronto3) Philadelphia2) Boston1) LakersQuote of the Day:“I don’t understand why in sports they try to marginalize it. They try to make you pick one and I get it, but we’ll see. I think it would be fun. Right now, though, I’m just focused on football.”Cardinals’ QB Kyler Murray; I’m sure Arizona was thrilled to see thisSaturday’s quiz76ers’ Ben Simmons played one year of college basketball; where dd he play?Friday’s quizPacific Tigers of the WCC play their home games in Stockton, CA.Thursday’s quizVince Lombardi left the Green Bay Packers after the 1967 season; he coached another NFL team after that, for only one season, the Washington Redskins in 1969.Posted onJanuary 17, 2020Leave a commenton Saturday’s 6-pack, Quote, Quiz of the DaySaturday’s Den: Doing some studying for the NCAA tournament……Did some research today, which means:a) It was really cold out.b) There weren’t any good movies on TV.I looked at the 40 teams who made the Elite 8 over the last five years, trying to find any common threads to teams who got to a regional final.I’ll pull this list out the day after the brackets come out and see if we can identify a team or two that could surprise and make the Final Four. Here is what I found:13) 2017 South Carolina is one of the weirdest Final Four teams ever; they started season 8-0, but went 12-6 in the SEC, lost their first SEC tourney game. On Selection Sunday, Gamecocks had lost six of their last nine games, but they got a 7-seed, so they were comfortably in the field of 68, but no one was picking them to advance very far.Carolina’s eFG% was #304, which is bad (there are 353 teams); their experience was #233, but they played great defense (#15 eFG%) and were #5 in forcing turnovers.It is South Carolina’s only NCAA appearance since 2004, and they made the Final Four.12) Over the last five years, 16 of 40 teams (40%) who made the Elite 8 won their conference tournament; 8 of the 40 teams (20%) lost their first conference tourney game.11) 32 of the 40 teams (80%) were in the KenPom top 20 on Selection Sunday; last year, all eight of the Elite Eight were in the top 15.10) Strong defense is important; 24 of 40 teams (60%) were in top 50 in top 50 of eFG% rankings (FG% where a 3-pointer counts as 1.5 hoops).9) Forcing turnovers? Not as important. Only 8 of 40 Elite 8 teams (20%) were teams that ranked in top 50 in forcing turnovers. Teams that do well in that category are generally bully teams who beat up on stiffs, but in March, there aren’t too many stiffs still playing. Three of last four years, a team that went 9-9 in conference play but made the Elite 8:— 2016 Syracuse, a 10-seed— 2017 Xavier, an 11-seed— 2018 Florida State, a 9-seed7) Getting easy baskets is important; 22 of 40 Elite 8 teams (55%) ranked in top 50 in eFG% on offense; 53 of 60 teams (88.3%) were in the top 100.6) How important is experience? Not so much. Talent means more.Only 6 of 40 Elite 8 teams (15%) were in the top 100 in experience; the most talented teams have kids who bolt school early.5) You can make the case that continuity is more important than actual experience; maybe a team has a nucleus of sophomores who played together for two years.12 of 40 Elite 8 teams (30%) were in top 100 in minutes continuity.4) Does playing a hard non-conference schedule help you in March, Unless your name is Mark Few, not really.Only 5 of 40 Elite 8 teams (12.5%) had a non-conference schedule that ranked in the top 50 nationally. Teams from the bigger leagues pad their power ratings with conference games; they pad their W-L record with pre-conference wins.8 of 40 Elite 8 teams (20%) had a non-conference schedule outside the top 200.3) As for overall strength of schedule, 33 of 40 teams (82.5%) ranked in the top 40- teams like 2019 Auburn, 2018 Kansas State, 2017 Oklahoma made the Elite 8 from Power 5 leagues, with Big East being the 6th Power 5 league.2017 Xavier had a 5-game losing skid in February; 2018 Texas Tech had a 4-game skid.2) How about teams who get a lot of their points outside the arc?Only 10 of 60 Elite 8 teams (16.7%) ranked in the top 100, as far as getting their points on 3-point shots. 21 of 40 teams (52.5%) ranked outside the top 200 in that category.1) Depth seems to be incredibly overrated; TV timeouts are longer in March and while I can’t prove it, I’m pretty sure refs call fewer fouls in March.Only 6 of 40 Elite 8 teams ranked in the top 100 in bench minutes; 10 of 60 teams (16.7%) ranked outside the top 200.Like I said, we’ll put this article out on March 16 as we examine the brackets.
  6. Armadillo NFL 2019 NFL playoffs Last four seasons, underdogs are 9-6-1 ATS in this round of playoffs. Saturday 49ers are in playoffs for first time in seven years; they went 3-2 in last five regular season games, with the three wins by total of 10 points- SF is 3-4-1 ATS as a home favorite TY. Over is 7-2-1 in their last ten games. Cousins got his first playoff win LW; this is Garoppolo’s first playoff game. Minnesota is 5-4 SU on road TY- they’re 2-2 ATS as a road underdog. Vikings are 8-1 TY when they allow 20 or fewer points, 3-5 when they allow more. Over is 8-4 in their last 12 games. Minnesota played in NFC title game two years ago, when Keenum was their QB. Home side won last four Viking-49er games; Minnesota lost nine of last ten road games in this series, with last win here in ’07. Vikings beat SF 24-16 at home LY. Last six years, #1 seeds are 11-1 SU in this round, 7-5 ATS. Tennessee is 8-3 TY with Tannehill at QB; they won their last four road games, scoring 32 ppg. Titans are 6-3 SU on road TY; they’re 3-2 ATS as a road underdog. Eight of their last ten games went over. Tennessee is in playoffs for only 2nd time in last 11 years. Last week was Tannehill’s first playoff game; he went 8-15/72 passing, but the Titans won in Foxboro, running for 200+ yards. Baltimore won its last ten games after a 2-2 start; they’re in playoffs for 8th time in 12 years- last time they got by this round was 2012. Baltimore is 2-4 ATS as a home favorite TY. LW was Jackson’s first playoff game; Ravens have run for 200+ nine times TY, including last three games in row. Ravens-Titans split last ten meetings; Titans haven’t been to Baltimore in five years. Last six years, #1 seeds are 11-1 SU in this round, 7-5 ATS. Sunday Houston has never been past this round, going 0-3 in their history. Texans rallied back from a 17-3 deficit, upset the Chiefs 31-24 (+3.5) at Arrowhead in Week 6; Houston had 35 first downs, outgained KC 472-309 and didn’t punt- they had three turnovers, missed a FG. Texans allowed 30+ points in five of its six losses; they’re 5-2 ATS as a road underdog TY. Three of their last four games stayed under total. Chiefs won their last six games (under 5-1), four by 10+ points; they’re 3-2-1 ATS this year as a home favorite. You’re reading armadillosports.com. KC held three of its last four opponents under 280 yards. Chiefs are in playoffs of fifth year in row, losing AFC title game at home LY; over last five years, #2 seeds are 3-6-1 ATS in this round.
  7. » Fri Jan 17, 2020 Friday’s 6-pack Teams that rely the least on 3-point shots: 353) Cleveland State 16% of their points on 3’s T349) Kentucky 20% 348) Indiana 20.1% 346) Illinois 20.2% 345) Sacramento State 20.8% 344) Southern Miss 20.9% Tweet of the Day: “The number one question I’ve gotten is how’s the weather. What attracted me here is not the weather it’s the climate. The Cougar climate. The passion that I’ve seen since I’ve stepped in to this city and this campus.” Washington State football coach Nick Rolovich Friday’s quiz Which Division I college basketball program plays its home games in Stockton, CA? Thursday’s quiz Vince Lombardi left the Green Bay Packers after the 1967 season; he coached another NFL team after that, for only one season, the Washington Redskins in 1969. Wednesday’s quiz When Pete Rose first came up to the major leagues, he played second base. Posted onJanuary 17, 2020 Leave a commenton Friday’s 6-pack, Quote, Quiz of the Day Friday’s List of 13: Random stuff with weekend here…… 13) Pelicans 138, Jazz 132 OT— Utah’s 10-game win streak ends in New Orleans, where the Jazz franchise started out a long time ago. Brandon Ingram scored 49 points for the Pelicans. 12) Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry is first cousins with the great David Thompson, who led NC State to the national basketball title in 1974. 11) Mets gave manager Carlos Beltran the boot, before he ever managed a game in New York. Never knew that banging on garbage cans could be such an expensive activity. 10) Tim Hudson pitched in the major leagues for 17 years, winning 222 games; now he is going back to his alma mater Auburn to be the Tigers’ pitching coach. Guys like Hudson made a fortune playing ball (Hudson made $121M+), but now they need something that gets them out of bed every day. Coaching college kids should be fun. 9) Western Kentucky 71, Old Dominion 69— Hilltoppers trailed by 12 with 3:30 left but rallied for the unlikely win; WKU outscored the Monarchs 24-11 on foul line. Colorado 68, Arizona State 61— Solid road win for the 14-3 Buffaloes; this was Colorado’s first win in last seven visits to Tempe. 7) Washington State replaced Mike Leach as football coach with Hawai’i coach Nick Rolovich, who went 28-27 in four years coaching the Rainbow Warriors. 6) College basketball upsets: — High Point (+13.5) 68, NC-Asheville 66 — Washington State (+9.5) 72, Oregon 61 — Northern Arizona (+8.5) 75, Southern Utah 72 — Charleston Southern (+7.5) 77, Campbell 62 — Charlotte (+6) 77, Marshall 75 — Stetson (+6) 54, North Alabama 49 — Detroit (+6) 90, Milwaukee 84 5) Laurent Hurtubise, who was born with one arm, got a hole-in-one on the 151-yard par-3 4th hole at the pro-am event at the PGA West Stadium Course in La Quinta, CA. Pretty cool. 4) Win a bar bet: Comedian Bob Hope hosted the Academy Awards 16 times, more than anyone else has. Hope also owned a small part of the Cleveland Indians. 3) If Kellen Moore is still going to call plays for the Cowboys, why did they fire Jason Garrett? 2) Baylor Bears hired former LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda as their new head coach, so in three days, LSU has already lost its DC and QB coach, not to mention Joe Burrow and seven undergraduates to the NFL. In other words, LSU’s coaches aren’t getting to enjoy the national title yet; they’re working their butts off recruiting for the next three weeks. 1) I-AA Missouri State hired Bobby Petrino as its football coach this week; Petrino is a very good coach, but some off-field decisions have sabotaged his career. He is 160-65 as a college coach, but while at Arkansas he wrecked his motorcycle while his girlfriend was riding it with him, which didn’t sit well in the conservative south, or with his wife. He was 3-10 coaching the Atlanta Falcons, and quit before this first year there was over, so he can’t go back to the NFL, but he was also Lamar Jackson’s college coach, which carries some weight.
  8. Thursday’s 6-pack Six of the best 3-point shooting teams in country: — Saint Mary’s 40.7% — South Dakota 40.5% — Northeastern 40.3% — Marquette 39.9% — Georgia State 39.8% — Air Force 39.6% Tweet of the Day: “He said you are a first-round pick… you’re what NFL teams are looking for. … It blindsided me, because basketball was my life.” Antonio Gates, on what then-Michigan State coach Nick Saban told him during the recruiting process. Gates played basketball, not football at Kent State, but played 16 years in the NFL Thursday’s quiz Vince Lombardi left the Green Bay Packers after the 1967 season; he coached another NFL team after that, for only one (1969) season. Which team? Wednesday’s quiz When Pete Rose first came up to the major leagues, he played second base. Tuesday’s quiz Seven Super Bowls have been played in the Superdome. Posted onJanuary 16, 2020 Leave a commenton Thursday’s 6-pack, Quote, Quiz of the Day Thursday’s List of 13: Doing some thinking out loud…… 13) The Mike Miller who coaches the Knicks these days isn’t the Mike Miller who played in the NBA; he’s taken a much more circular route to being an NBA head coach: 1989-90— ass’t coach, Western Illinois 1990-91— ass’t coach, Sam Houston State 1991-94— ass’t coach, Texas State 1994-2000— head coach, Texas State 2000-05— ass’t coach, Kansas State 2005-12— head coach, Eastern Illinois 2012-13— ass’t coach, Cal-Riverside 2013-15— ass’t coach, Austin Spurs (G-League) 2015-19— head coach, Westchester Knicks 2019-20— ass’t coach/interim HC, New York Knicks Miller’s 1997 Texas State team made the NCAA tournament. 12) Alabama 83, Auburn 64— Crimson Tide hands its rival their first loss of the season, which leaves San Diego State as the last unbeaten team in the country. Auburn shot 31.7% from the floor; Alabama went 29-37 on the foul line. 11) Whoever manages the Red Sox this coming season will be their fifth manager in ten years; for a team thats who two World Series with only two losing years during that time, why do they change managers so much? 10) Rutgers 59, Indiana 50— Scarlet Knights haven’t been to the NCAA tournament since 1991; they’re 13-4 right now, are ranked in top 30 and appear headed to being a great story a couple months from now. Rutgers has the #6 eFG% defense in country. 9) Colorado State 105, New Mexico 72— Rams made 18 of their first 27 3-pointers. New Mexico is down two players, one of whom got tossed for a DUI, another who has been suspended but not charged with anything— he is suing the school. No bueno. Stanford 74, UCLA 59— Bruins lost six of their last seven games; they got ripped on the radio postgame show, by their coach, Mick Cronin. Stanford is one of the quietest 15-2 teams in the history of the world- they were picked to finish 10th in the Pac-12 last fall. 7) UCLA also has 12 football players in the transfer portal; that seems like a lot. 6) College basketball upsets: — Northwestern State (+12.5) 73, Nicholls State 72 — Hartford (+7.5) 68, Stony Brook 65 — South Carolina (+6.5) 81, Kentucky 78 — Seton Hall (+5) 78, Butler 70 — Temple (+4.5) 65, Wichita State 53 5) Seton Hall 78, Butler 70— Pirates were down 10 at the half, outscored Butler 48-30 in second half, as they won their 7th game in a row, handing Butler their 2nd loss of season. 4) NFL stuff: — Chicago Bears hired Bill Lazor to serve as their next offensive coordinator, John DeFilippo as their new QB coach. — Washington Redskins named Ken Zampese their new QB coach. — Las Vegas Raiders fired DL coach Brenston Buckner, replaced him with 70-year old Rod Marinelli, who had been the DC in Dallas. 3) Air Force 85, Boise State 78— Boise coach Leon Rice got tossed in the first half; that doesn’t happen a lot in college ball. Boise lost three of its last four games, allowing 83+ points in all three losses. 2) Florida State 54, Virginia 50— Seminoles won their last eight games, are 5-1 in ACC, while slumping Virginia lost its third game in row, scoring 52.7 ppg. Cavaliers are 11-5, dropping like a rock, and look like a bubble team, at best. 1) Orlando 119, Lakers 118— Markelle Fultz had a triple-double as the Magic ended the Lakers’ 9-game win streak. Orlando stays in LA and faces the Clippers tonight.
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