Just when Rick Majerus' Billikens beat A-10-leading Dayton and lull you into thinking they might be able to win a game on the road against one of the worst teams in their conference, they go and get trounced by St. Bonaventure, losing 72-55
to the Bonnies last night in New York.
It's one step forward, two steps back for SLU, who played their best basketball of the season over the weekend only to see their two best players, Kevin Lisch and Tommie Liddell, crap the bed last night. Quoth Majerus
of T-III's defensive performance against junior guard Jonathan Hall, who dropped a cool 31 points, "He kicked Tommie Liddell's butt. He came out, put him in his pocket and took him to school." So much for that 20-win plateau
in Majerus' second season.
The Tigers routed Kansas State
last night in Columbia 94-74, keeping them tied for the lead in the Big
12. Ranked eighth in the coaches poll and eleventh in the AP, Mizzou is
setting itself up for a prime spot in the dance come March. If they can
manage to beat Kansas this weekend, they should end up higher than the
four-seed Joe Lunardi projected for them in the latest edition of Bracketology
So what else is new in the world of college hooops? Connecticut's Jim Calhoun is overpaid
, Maryland fans prank call
Duke's hotel but their team loses anyway, Blake Griffin plugs his ears
when the crowd noise gets too loud, and the Washington Huskies
are poised to win the Pac-10 for the first time since 1985.