Saturday, February 28, 2009

NELLIE PLAYS HEAD GAMES AGAIN

Got us again, Nelllie!

After benching Jamal Crawford to give more minutes to the Young Talent, which many assumed would be the guards with bright futures as part of the Warriors core, Nelson gives virtually all the extra minutes to C.J. Watson. Fans like me were hoping to see Marco Belinelli, Anthony Morrow, and Anthony Randolph (more PF minutes with Jackson, Azubuike, and Maggette sliding over to the wing positions) get extended minutes as a result the short handed guard situation created by Don Nelson. Instead, the fans were treated to another display of 'gotta get mine' basketball whenever Belinelli was not in charge of the offense. Jackson made a few good plays, but down the stretch, reverted to his forced shots, carelessness, and chucking instincts. Watson missed several opportunities to demonstrate that he could run a team sufficiently and warrant resigning after this season. He repeated failed to find the open man, opting instead to drive to the hoop himself for the difficult score.

Nelson was perhaps ordered by management to start playing the young guys and to set aside the mentality of winning at all cost by overplaying the veterans. So as an act of rebellion, he plays the wrong young guys as a jab at the front office, media, and fans to show who remains in control.

I believe in Nelson's uptempo style, but perhaps it's time to find someone else that can replicate it without all the drama and head games. Warriors play the Jazz without Jackson on Sunday. Let's see if he continues with the nonsense.

Friday, February 27, 2009

YOUNG WARRIOR GUARDS TO BE FEATURED VS. BOBCATS


As reported in Marcus Thompson's latest article, Nelson has decided to bench Jamal Crawford in favor of the young guards Marco Belinelli, Anthony Morrow, and C. J. Watson. His agent, Aaron Goodwin, was furious about the planned benching and had this to say:

"What is the message that Coach Nelson is sending the team? That he does not care about winning?" Goodwin said. "You would think, in this day and time when fans work hard to pay for these tickets, that the coach would field the best possible team. Jamal may not score 50 points on the Bobcats again, but he would work hard to get a win and reward the fans for their loyalty to this team in this hard time."


How about he play Crawford 5 min. then sit him the rest of the game? Would that be more to your liking, Mr. Goodwin? Better yet, Crawford should make a stronger effort to play the true PG role rather than always looking for his shot.

Nellie and company need to ignore the temptation for instant gratification and the calls for wins at all cost - mainly at the expense of development and evaluation of the young talent. This is a win-win situation tonight. If they lose, they inch closer to a better shot at a top 3 pick. If they win, they send a signal to the vets that playing unselfishly and with great effort on the defensive end is the path to success and playing time. Go Young Warriors! Go Bobcats (a little).

STAY STRONG, STAY THE COURSE, GET RICKY RUBIO!!!!




Related Articles
Crawford's agent decries Warriors' move - Janny Hu
No Crawford tonight vs. Bobcats, no Jackson vs. Jazz, no Biedrins vs. Pistons - Matt Steinmetz
No Crawford: Maybe good game strategy, but it reflects poorly on front office - Matt Steinmetz

Thursday, February 26, 2009

PROSPECT PERFORMANCES - 02/26/09


James Harden: Arizona St. 59, Washington 56
39 min, 7-19 fg, 1-5 3pt, 4-6 ft, 1 off, 5 reb, 4 ast, 5 to, 3 stl, 0 blk, 5 pf, 19 pts

Devin Ebanks: Cincinnati 65, West Virginia 61
38 min, 4-9 fg, 0-0 3pt, 4-5 ft, 5 off, 14 reb, 4 ast, 2 to, 1 stl, 0 blk, 1 pf, 12 pts

Da'Sean Butler: Cincinnati 65, West Virginia 61
37 min, 4-11 fg, 0-2 3pt, 0-0 ft, 2 off, 4 reb, 3 ast, 5 to, 1 stl, 1 blk, 2 pf, 8 pts

Jeff Teague: Wake Forest 85, N.C. State 78
33 min, 3-12 fg, 0-3 3pt, 6-7 ft, 0 off, 2 reb, 4 ast, 3 to, 0 stl, 1 blk, 1 pf, 12 pts

Al-Farouq Aminu: Wake Forest 85, N.C. State 78
24 min, 0-6 fg, 0-3 3pt, 3-4 ft, 3 off, 8 reb, 1 ast, 1 to, 1 stl, 0 blk, 1 pf, 3 pts

Chase Budinger: Washington St. 69, Arizona 53
38 min, 3-11 fg, 2-5 3pt, 1-2 ft, 0 off, 4 reb, 2 ast, 5 to, 2 stl, 0 blk, 2 pf, 9 pts

Jordan Hill: Washington St. 69, Arizona 53
39 min, 7-12 fg, 0-0 3pt, 1-2 ft, 2 off, 9 reb, 2 ast, 3 to, 2 stl, 1 blk, 4 pf, 15 pts

Tyreke Evans: Memphis 71, UAB 60
29 min, 3-14 fg, 0-4 3pt, 2-2 ft, 2 off, 6 reb, 3 ast, 9 to, 0 stl, 0 blk, 4 pf, 8 pts

DeMar DeRozan: USC 78, California 81
45 min, 4-6 fg, 0-0 3pt, 2-2 ft, 3 off, 6 reb, 2 ast, 2 to, 1 stl, 0 blk, 4 pf, 10 pts

Jrue Holiday: UCLA 76, Stanford 71
22 min, 3-6 fg, 2-2 3pt, 0-0 ft, 0 off, 1 reb, 2 ast, 0 to, 1 stl, 1 blk, 4 pf, 8 pts

Darren Collison: UCLA 76, Stanford 71
33 min, 3-9 fg, 0-1 3pt, 1-2 ft, 0 off, 1 reb, 4 ast, 3 to, 0 stl, 0 blk, 1 pf, 7 pts

Austin Daye: Gonzaga 81, Santa Clara 73
31 min, 4-9 fg, 1-1 3pt, 3-5 ft, 1 off, 5 reb, 1 ast, 3 to, 1 stl, 1 blk, 2 pf, 12 pts

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

BE PATIENT WITH NELLIE


As much as I hate Nelson's rotation patterns, I can't wait to see this team under his system, with a true PG that can defend and developed youngsters (Belinelli, Wright, Randolph, Morrow).

Nelson's style is entertaining and can go deep in the playoffs, but the problem is, he does not have the right personnel playing the prominent roles. Maggette and Crawford are too selfish. Jackson is too sloppy and thinks he's a PG. Monta's health is questionable, he's unproven as a PG, and he's too small to handle the defensive duties of a SG. Nelson doesn't have a perimeter shooting big yet (Randolph has the potential but needs to get more PT and confidence).

I believe Randolph and Wright are the future at PF. They're both athletic, long, can defend, and rebound. I believe Belinelli is good enough to play either guard spot next to a star PG or SG. He's a creative passer, improved tremendously on defense, and his a very good perimeter shooter.

WHAT THE TEAM NEEDS MOST IS A TRUE PG THAT CAN DEFEND OR UNSELFISH STAR SG LIKE BRANDON ROY.

Ricky Rubio or James Harden fit the bill perfectly. The higher the pick we end up with, the more trade power we have to acquire one of them.

Others that fit the bill partially but are probably not stars or high impact players:

Tyreke Evans (inconsistent perimeter threat, not true PG)
Jrue Holiday (unproven)
Brandon Jennings (lacks defense, questionable attitude)
Nick Calathes (similar to Hinrich, not a star PG)
DeMar DeRozan (Gerald Green part 2?)
Ty Lawson (lacks defense, questionable attitude)
Eric Maynor (unproven vs. high level comp)
Patrick Mills (inconsistent)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

PROSPECT PERFORMANCES - 02/24/09


Marcus Thornton: LSU 81, Florida 75
39 min, 8-15 fg, 6-11 3pt, 10-11 ft, 0 off, 5 reb, 5 ast, 3 to, 1 stl, 1 blk, 0 pf, 32 pts

Evan Turner: Ohio St. 73, Penn St. 59
38 min, 1-4 fg, 0-0 3pt, 4-4 ft, 1 off, 6 reb, 8 ast, 2 to, 0 stl, 0 blk, 4 pf, 6 pts

B.J. Mullens: Ohio St. 73, Penn St. 59
25 min, 5-7 fg, 0-0 3pt, 3-4 ft, 4 off, 5 reb, 0 ast, 0 to, 2 stl, 2 blk, 1 pf, 13 pts

DeJuan Blair: Providence 81, Pittsburgh 73
30 min, 6-9 fg, 0-0 3pt, 5-5 ft, 4 off, 8 reb, 0 ast, 5 to, 1 stl, 1 blk, 5 pf, 17 pts

Sam Young: Providence 81, Pittsburgh 73
36 min, 7-18 fg, 1-4 3pt, 1-1 ft, 2 off, 8 reb, 2 ast, 4 to, 2 stl, 0 blk, 2 pf, 16 pts

Nick Calathes: LSU 81, Florida 75
37 min, 4-11 fg, 1-5 3pt, 3-5 ft, 1 off, 7 reb, 6 ast, 2 to, 1 stl, 0 blk, 3 pf, 12 pts

POSTGAME: CLIPPERS - 02/23/09

Nellie plays Jackson 39 min - the start of curtailing veteran minutes


MVW
Stephen Jackson

The Good

Jackson: 39 min. 11-20 fg, 5 reb, 4 ast, 1 stl, 2 bs, 28 pts
Watson: 27 min, 5-8 fg, 5-5 ft, 4 reb, 4 ast, 16 pts
Crawford: 34 min, 15 pts
Turiaf: 23 min, 7 reb, 2 bs
Belinelli: 18 min, 5 ast, 3 stl
Maggette: 30 min, 7 reb, 3 ast, 2 stl
Biedrins: 17 min, 4 reb, 2 bs
Randolph: 14 min, 3-5 fg, 2-2 ft, 3 reb, 1 ast, 1 bs, 8 pts

The Bad
Jackson: 39 min, 5 to
Maggette: 30 min, 4-13 fg
Belinelli: 18 min, 1-3 fg

The Ugly
Crawford: 34 min, 4-15 fg

Best and Worst +/-
Turiaf: +6
Maggette: -18

Team Statistics

Warriors : Clippers
pts - 105 : 118
fg - 39-88 (.443) : 45-88 (.511)
ft - 21-26 (.808) : 15-22 (.682)
3pt - 6-21 (.286) : 13-24(.542)
reb - 39 : 47
oreb - 10 : 12
ast - 23 : 30
to - 18 : 19
stl - 11 : 10
bs - 8 : 7
fast break points - 17 : 14
points in the paint - 42 : 56

Boxscore
Highlights
Popcorn Machine's GameFlow


Belinelli starts at PG but did not get to touch the ball much - 3 shots, 5 assists.

Notes
  1. starting lineup: Belinelli/Crawford/Jackson/Azubuike/Turiaf vs. Davis/Gordo/Collins/Jones/Randolph
  2. Gordon is going to be very good scorer; could be among the league leaders one day
  3. Belinelli no shot w/ 8:17 left in 1Q
  4. Belinelli gets his first shot off of a deflection he caused
  5. Randolph so crafty in the paint
  6. lots of fastbreak scoring early
  7. Mardy Collins misses wide open 7 footer
  8. GSW 23, LAC 11, 4:46 1Q
  9. Turiaf playing great defense
  10. Biedrins checks in at 4:09 1Q
  11. no one passing ball to wide open Belinelli
  12. Camby back and hits a jumper, part of 8-0 run
  13. Belinelli involved in 4 of the Warriors 5 steals; credited w/ 3 steals
  14. Camby blocks Biedrins hook shot
  15. GSW 27, LAC 27, end of 1Q
  16. Randolph in for Biedrins at 11:02 2Q
  17. 2 pts in last 6 min
  18. Randolph hustling and playing hard defense, rebounding
  19. Randolph blocks Davis' layup; looking more effective than injured Biedrins
  20. Mardy Collins is awful
  21. Morrow in at 8:50 2Q
  22. Novak misses all 3 of his 3 pt attempts
  23. Randolph assist to Jackson
  24. Turiaf back in for Randolph; Turiaf w/ 2 pts, 5 reb
  25. Watson w/ a circus shot off foul on drive; makes ft
  26. no fast break ops since 2 min into 1Q
  27. Morrow hits first shot; 18 ft jumper; 1st game in a long time
  28. Maggette not scoring as much as he's used to; Jackson trying to find him in the paint
  29. Baron w/ fabulous juke and drive on Belinelli; reminiscent of his Warrior days
  30. Maggette misses 2 fts; wrapped wrist and fingers; might be good to sit him a couple of games to let him heal up
  31. Randolph and Biedrins in together; 2:55 2Q
  32. Randolph hits 22 footer!!!
  33. beautiful bounce pass to Biedrins vs. tight defense
  34. GSW 55 LAC 60, end of half
  35. Leaders: Jackson 20 pts, Turiaf 6 reb, Biedrins & Turiaf 2 blks, Belinelli 4 ast, Belinelli 3 stl
  36. Biedrins playing rusty
  37. GSW 60 LAC 69, 9:08 3Q
  38. Turiaf continues to be reliable from deep 2
  39. Fred Jones with moster jam past Azubuike at baseline
  40. LAC taking it to the Warriors from deep
  41. Turiaf rolls ankle and forced out midway through 3Q
  42. Maggette w/ only 6 pts on 2-5 shooting; usually 1 pt per min. played
  43. Gordon hot w/ 18 pts
  44. LAC handling Warriors w/ ease; 69 to 87; 3:14 3Q
  45. reverse ally-oop by Fred Jones
  46. LAC 9/20 3pt
  47. Watson wreaking havoc on defense; leading late quarter run to cut down 18 pt lead
  48. GSW 79 LAC 89, end of 3Q
  49. Watson/Morrow/Maggette/Crawford/Randolph
  50. Randolph w/ soaring rebound and putback
  51. Randolph swishes another long jumper
  52. Morrow hits a 3 to answer Davis' banked 3
  53. Jackson hits a corner 3 to cut lead to 3
  54. Gordon w/ back to back 3's
  55. Maggette playing center
  56. GSW 102 LAC 108, 2:40 4Q
  57. Davis flirting w/ triple double; needs 1 ast and 1 reb
  58. Davis nails 3pt to kill Warriors' chances
  59. GSW 103 LAC 114, 1:27 4Q
  60. Warriors seem to be playing to lose at the end; settling for jumpers and playing sloppy
  61. LAC shot uncharacteristically well from 3, hitting 13 of 24
  62. Warriors lose and go to 20-37
  63. Maggette seemed to hurt his hand again and it might be affecting his play; wouldn't be a bad idea to shelve him for a game or 2 and give the PF/C minutes to Randolph, and split the SG/SF minutes between Belinelli and Morrow - Warriors could use the increased ball movement
  64. remain 7th worst for lottery purposes


Randolph had his best perimeter shooting game.
Efficient and one of only two Warriors with a positive +/- stat.



Postgame Quotes

Don Nelson
On Tonight's Game:
“We played well enough to get back into the game for a short period, but overall we didn’t play good and we didn’t deserve to win. Baron Davis had a nice game and he came ready to work.”


Jamal Crawford
On Tonight's Game:
“Coming into the game I was focusing on moving the ball and making extra passes. That’s when the team plays well. I felt like Baron Davis had a good game. We had our hands full with him and he didn’t disappoint.”

Stephen Jackson

On Tonight's Game:
“Results have been difficult but I’m just trying to stay positive. It’s very frustrating but I can’t wear my emotions on my sleeve. Against Baron Davis, I was trying to make him take tough shots.”


Warriors-Clippers 105-118 I Jackson 28pts,5reb,Watson 16pts vs Gordon 27pts,Randolph 27pts,11reb
1EDmanLV



Related Links
Worthless (Warriors 105, Clippers 118) - Adam Lauridsen
Clippers 118, Warriors 105: Gee, how could I ever have criticized the Greatness That Is Nelson/Rowell? - Tim Kawakami
Baron Davis clips Warriors - Marcus Thompson II
Nelson surprised by shelving of Ellis - Janny Hu
Game No. 57, live: Warriors (20-36) at Clippers (13-43) - Geoff Lepper

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PROSPECT PERFORMANCES - 02/23/09


Cole Aldrich: Kansas 87, Oklahoma 78
38 min, 5-10 fg, 0-0 3pt, 5-6 ft, 5 off, 20 reb, 1 ast, 0 to, 2 stl, 4 blk, 3 pf, 15 pts

Willie Warren: Kansas 87, Oklahoma 78
38 min, 8-16 fg, 3-6 3pt, 4-4 ft, 0 off, 3 reb, 3 ast, 4 to, 1 stl, 0 blk, 5 pf, 23 pts

Greg Monroe: Louisville 76, Georgetown 58
30 min, 4-7 fg, 0-0 3pt, 2-2 ft, 1 off, 5 reb, 1 ast, 3 to, 2 stl, 0 blk, 3 pf, 10 pts

DeJuan Summers: Louisville 76, Georgetown 58
30 min, 1-8 fg, 0-4 3pt, 2-4 ft, 0 off, 4 reb, 1 ast, 0 to, 2 stl, 1 blk, 3 pf, 4 pts

Earl Clark: Louisville 76, Georgetown 58
36 min, 5-10 fg, 3-3 3pt, 9-13 ft, 1 off, 8 reb, 3 ast, 4 to, 4 stl, 0 blk, 1 pf, 22 pts

Samardo Samuels: Louisville 76, Georgetown 58
22 min, 4-5 fg, 0-0 3pt, 2-4 ft, 1 off, 4 reb, 2 ast, 4 to, 1 stl, 1 blk, 3 pf, 10 pts

Monday, February 23, 2009

PROSPECT PERFORMANCES - 02/22/09


Gerald Henderson: Duke 101, Wake Forest 91
31 min, 11-15 fg, 1-4 3pt, 12-14 ft, 0 off, 1 reb, 2 ast, 3 to, 1 stl, 0 blk, 2 pf, 35 pts

James Harden: Arizona St. 70, Arizona 68
40 min, 7-12 fg, 3-6 3pt, 1-1 ft, 2 off, 9 reb, 5 ast, 5 to, 1 stl, 1 blk, 1 pf, 18 pts

Chase Budinger: Arizona St. 70, Arizona 68
40 min, 5-16 fg, 1-5 3pt, 2-4 ft, 3 off, 9 reb, 6 ast, 1 to, 4 stl, 0 blk, 1 pf, 13 pts

Jordan Hill: Arizona St. 70, Arizona 68
40 min, 7-14 fg, 0-0 3pt, 0-0 ft, 2 off, 5 reb, 2 ast, 1 to, 1 stl, 1 blk, 3 pf, 14 pts

Jeff Teague: Duke 101, Wake Forest 91
38 min, 10-16 fg, 2-2 3pt, 6-6 ft, 0 off, 2 reb, 1 ast, 2 to, 0 stl, 0 blk, 4 pf, 28 pts

Al-Farouq Aminu: Duke 101, Wake Forest 91
24 min, 2-3 fg, 0-0 3pt, 3-4 ft, 2 off, 6 reb, 0 ast, 4 to, 0 stl, 0 blk, 2 pf, 7 pts

Kyle Singler: Duke 101, Wake Forest 91
36 min, 5-14 fg, 1-6 3pt, 0-0 ft, 3 off, 6 reb, 2 ast, 0 to, 2 stl, 1 blk, 1 pf, 11 pts

Gani Lawal: Clemson 81, Georgia Tech 73
30 min, 3-8 fg, 0-0 3pt, 5-7 ft, 4 off, 9 reb, 1 ast, 1 to, 1 stl, 2 blk, 4 pf, 11 pts

Devin Ebanks: West Virginia 74, Rutgers 56
36 min, 3-8 fg, 0-1 3pt, 8-10 ft, 4 off, 11 reb, 4 ast, 2 to, 2 stl, 2 blk, 2 pf, 14 pts

Da'Sean Butler
: West Virginia 74, Rutgers 56
38 min, 4-10 fg, 1-4 3pt, 3-9 ft, 2 off, 3 reb, 4 ast, 3 to, 2 stl, 0 blk, 2 pf, 12 pts

B.J. Mullens: Illinois 70, Ohio St. 68
24 min, 4-4 fg, 0-0 3pt, 0-0 ft, 0 off, 1 reb, 0 ast, 2 to, 0 stl, 0 blk, 1 pf, 8 pts

Evan Turner: Illinois 70, Ohio St. 68
37 min, 6-15 fg, 0-1 3pt, 5-7 ft, 3 off, 9 reb, 5 ast, 2 to, 2 stl, 1 blk, 3 pf, 17 pts

Jonny Flynn: Villanova 89, Syracuse 86
34 min, 5-17 fg, 2-8 3pt, 0-1 ft, 1 off, 1 reb, 8 ast, 4 to, 0 stl, 1 blk, 4 pf, 12 pts

Sunday, February 22, 2009

RUBIO - GET HIM!!!


Draft Express recently came out with a great article on Ricky Rubio. They note that there are negotiations happening that may make Rubio's chances of entering the NBA Draft this year a reality. After a slow recovery from wrist surgery, he's showing people once again, why he is a legitimate TOP 3 Prospect in the draft. In my opinion, I would take him #1 overall ahead of Griffin and Harden (both very good consolation prizes).

This 18 year old kid specializes in the type of scramble defense the Warriors thrive on. He is PERFECT for this team - a team in desperate need of an intelligent, pass first, true PG. If there are still questions on whether Ellis can return to 100%, I'd trade Ellis + Wright + 2009 Pick to move up to get Rubio. But, obviously it would be less costly to just tank the hell out of the rest of the season and hope to get lucky in the lottery. If not, then the 6-8 pick could be used to move up to the top 3.

PG: Rubio
SG: Belinelli
SF: Jackson
PF: Randolph
C: Biedrins
B: Maggette
B: Turiaf
B: Azubuike
B: Morrow

The thought of such an unselfish backcourt of Rubio and Belinelli makes me giddy. Both play outstanding defense, both are ultra-creative passers, one is an elite PG, the other is a lights out long range bomber. Perfect complimentary pieces to a team filled with scorers and bigs with good hands.


Ricky Rubio
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Ricky Rubio Highlights from Joventut/Estudiantes Match

16 Points
7 Assists
6 Steals
1 Turnover


PROSPECT PERFORMANCES - 02/21/09


Tyreke Evans: Memphis 70, UTEP 63
34 min, 9-13 fg, 3-4 3pt, 4-8 ft, 2 off, 8 reb, 3 ast, 3 to, 1 stl, 3 blk, 4 pf, 25 pts

Luke Harangody: Notre Dame 103, Providence 84
24 min, 5-9 fg, 0-0 3pt, 8-10 ft, 3 off, 8 reb, 2 ast, 3 to, 0 stl, 0 blk, 4 pf, 18 pts

Stephen Curry: Butler 75, Davidson 63
37 min, 6-23 fg, 2-13 3pt, 6-8 ft, 0 off, 5 reb, 6 ast, 7 to, 2 stl, 0 blk, 4 pf, 20 pts

Tyler Smith: Kentucky 77, Tennessee 58
33 min, 1-11 fg, 0-4 3pt, 4-6 ft, 2 off, 4 reb, 2 ast, 2 to, 0 stl, 0 blk, 2 pf, 6 pts

Patrick Patterson: Kentucky 77, Tennessee 58
30 min, 9-12 fg, 0-0 3pt, 1-2 ft, 1 off, 5 reb, 2 ast, 2 to, 1 stl, 0 blk, 3 pf, 19 pts

Jodie Meeks: Kentucky 77, Tennessee 58
37 min, 4-14 fg, 0-7 3pt, 6-6 ft, 0 off, 2 reb, 3 ast, 2 to, 3 stl, 0 blk, 2 pf, 14 pts

Greg Monroe: Marquette 78, Georgetown 72
36 min, 6-9 fg, 0-0 3pt, 1-3 ft, 4 off, 8 reb, 2 ast, 0 to, 1 stl, 3 blk, 1 pf, 13 pts

DeJuan Summers: Marquette 78, Georgetown 72
31 min, 5-11 fg, 2-4 3pt, 0-0 ft, 1 off, 4 reb, 0 ast, 5 to, 0 stl, 0 blk, 5 pf, 12 pts

Earl Clark: Louisville 72, Cincinnati 63
38 min, 4-15 fg, 1-3 3pt, 5-6 ft, 5 off, 9 reb, 3 ast, 6 to, 0 stl, 0 blk, 1 pf, 14 pts

Samardo Samuels: Louisville 72, Cincinnati 63
20 min, 3-4 fg, 0-0 3pt, 3-5 ft, 2 off, 3 reb, 0 ast, 0 to, 0 stl, 0 blk, 3 pf, 9 pts

Hasheem Thabeet: Connecticut 64, South Florida 50
38 min, 7-10 fg, 0-0 3pt, 7-10 ft, 5 off, 9 reb, 0 ast, 2 to, 2 stl, 6 blk, 3 pf, 21 pts

Nick Calathes: Florida 82, Vanderbilt 68
36 min, 4-9 fg, 2-3 3pt, 4-4 ft, 0 off, 3 reb, 4 ast, 4 to, 4 stl, 0 blk, 2 pf, 14 pts

A.J. Ogilvy: Florida 82, Vanderbilt 68
32 min, 9-13 fg, 0-0 3pt, 0-0 ft, 2 off, 6 reb, 0 ast, 1 to, 0 stl, 1 blk, 4 pf, 18 pts

Jarvis Varnado: Alabama 87, Mississippi St. 85
34 min, 5-14 fg, 0-0 3pt, 6-7 ft, 5 off, 11 reb, 0 ast, 0 to, 0 stl, 8 blk, 5 pf, 16 pts

JaMychal Green
: Alabama 87, Mississippi St. 85
21 min, 2-8 fg, 0-0 3pt, 7-8 ft, 5 off, 8 reb, 12 ast, 1 to, 4 stl, 0 blk, 2 pf, 5 pts

Darren Collison: Washington 82, UCLA 81
36 min, 8-15 fg, 1-4 3pt, 3-3 ft, 0 off, 2 reb, 8 ast, 2 to, 1 stl, 0 blk, 2 pf, 20 pts

Jrue Holiday: Washington 82, UCLA 81
16 min, 0-1 fg, 0-1 3pt, 1-2 ft, 0 off, 1 reb, 4 ast, 2 to, 0 stl, 0 blk, 2 pf, 1 pts

Ty Lawson: Maryland 88, North Carolina 85
41 min, 8-20 fg, 3-6 3pt, 5-6 ft, 2 off, 2 reb, 2 ast, 4 to, 2 stl, 0 blk, 2 pf, 24 pts

Tyler Hansbrough: Maryland 88, North Carolina 85
34 min, 4-12 fg, 0-0 3pt, 3-4 ft, 5 off, 11 reb, 0 ast, 4 to, 1 stl, 0 blk, 4 pf, 11 pts

Wayen Ellington: Maryland 88, North Carolina 85
38 min, 4-11 fg, 1-5 3pt, 5-6 ft, 1 off, 4 reb, 1 ast, 1 to, 0 stl, 0 blk, 2 pf, 14 pts

Cole Aldrich: Kansas 70, Nebraska 53
26 min, 7-11 fg, 0-0 3pt, 4-9 ft, 3 off, 12 reb, 2 ast, 1 to, 0 stl, 2 blk, 0 pf, 18 pts

DeMar DeRozan: Washington 60, USC 51
37 min, 3-10 fg, 0-2 3pt, 2-2 ft, 2 off, 6 reb, 0 ast, 0 to, 0 stl, 0 blk, 2 pf, 8 pts

DeJuan Blair: Pittsburgh 80, DePaul 61
23 min, 9-17 fg, 0-0 3pt, 2-2 ft, 10 off, 18 reb, 1 ast, 1 to, 0 stl, 2 blk, 1 pf, 20 pts

Blake Griffin: Texas 73, Oklahoma 68
11 min, 1-5 fg, 0-0 3pt, 0-0 ft, 1 off, 3 reb, 0 ast, 2 to, 1 stl, 0 blk, 2 pf, 2 pts

Willie Warren: Texas 73, Oklahoma 68
38 min, 10-20 fg, 6-12 3pt, 1-1 ft, 0 off, 2 reb, 6 ast, 3 to, 1 stl, 0 blk, 3 pf, 27 pts

Damion James: Texas 73, Oklahoma 68
25 min, 7-16 fg, 0-2 3pt, 2-2 ft, 7 off, 10 reb, 0 ast, 2 to, 1 stl, 0 blk, 5 pf, 16 pts

Austin Daye: Gonzaga 92, Pepperdine 58
23 min, 2-6 fg, 0-2 3pt, 2-4 ft, 0 off, 5 reb, 4 ast, 3 to, 2 stl, 3 blk, 3 pf, 6 pts