Some of these will be Xavier-related, some won't. Mostly, they're just some things that I thought were interesting. Maybe you will, too.
- If you followed the A-10, you might have predicted a few years ago that Aaric Murray would open up a can on Temple at some point in time. You might not have predicted that Temple would have changed conferences twice and Murray would have changed schools twice, but the 6'10" center threw up 48 and 8 to lead Texas Southern past the Owls last night.
- Ken Pomeroy doesn't like the idea of players getting six fouls or when coaches yell at their players, especially in public. I happen to agree with him on both counts.
- Edmond Sumner dropped 22 and drew rave reviews from the opposing coach on Tuesday night. Trevon Bluiett averaged 46.5 and 14.5 to be named an ICBA Player of the Week. Not a bad week, I guess.
- Florida Gulf Coast has a full-court alley-oop play in the playbook, just in case. They busted it out down two with 0.3 seconds left against USF yesterday. It actually worked, but the basket was correctly ruled to not count, since it was a catch and not a tap. Still, it was sweet to watch.
James Farr is officially done with finals.
Officially done with finals!!!!— James Farr (@JFarr2) December 19, 2013
- Matt Stainbrook, as it turns out, is the tie the binds Xavier basketball right now (according to me). Also, Brad writes that Westwood One has landed radio rights for Big East basketball, which is welcome new to anyone who has ever had the iHeartRadio app's 55 KRC feed crap out on them during a game.
- Finally, Joe Lunardi has Xavier as one of the first four teams out of the NCAA tournament at this point. It should be noted that Xavier has been in worse positions later in the season and still made the Sweet 16.