BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- First, a few noteworthy results from the past couple of days, and after that a couple of quick mailbags.Delaware State 65, at Buffalo 62 Yo, Andy!
A win at Buffalo is
good, especially if you're from the MEAC! The Hornets shot 63%, and won despite the fact that Buffalo outrebounded them by nine and controlled the tempo... Del-State had nine more possessions (66) than their third-from-slowest in the land average of 57.5.Appalachian State 87, Vanderbilt 79 (OT)
-- Hot hot hot, hot hot hot! Obviously spurred on by the American-style football champions that share their campus, App-State has been a real wrecking crew this week in San Juan. First the Mountaineers dumped an ACC team
in Virginia the other day and now they've overcome an SEC squad. No standout stars, it's been team effort... 51% shooting on Tuesday, 54% yesterday.Binghamton 79, at Miami (Fla.) 74 (Wed.)
-- You knew Larry Thomas' alma mater
had problems when it gave Buffalo and Cleveland State a couple moments of joy at the America's Youth Classic in Evansville, and then they lost at Northwestern too. But this, the biggest win in Binghamton's short D-I history
, happened in the Hurricanes' house. Did you know that the America East is 2-2
against the ACC this season? Hey Kyle, love the site and all the new features this year, especially what you've done with the Google Maps. What would be really cool is if you had a map that showed blue lines as teams as they travel around the country. I bet that would show a lot of interesting trends (little or no movement for Syracuse until January, crazy map criss-crossing for the HBCUs). I've seen that kind of feature on some Google Maps sites and I know you could do it. Thanks!Steve
Thanks, Steve. That would indeed be cool, hellcool
even. But I'm like most people, I'm motivated by great ideas, but there are other things that really propel me off my keister. Over the course of the history of this site, there's been this strange correlation between major upgrades and site donations. I don't know what it is, but I do know there really haven't been many of the latter in the past couple of months. And so it goes.Kyle, I was in Wal-Mart last week and saw a DVD set called "High School Phenoms" or something, with game footage of LeBron James and Sebastian Telfair. I almost bought it until I saw that it was "hosted by Scoop Jackson." I dropped it like it was hot! All the ESPN.com writers are on TV now. Simmons is on TV, Scoop is on TV, why aren't you?Don, D.C.
They've never really shown any interest in that kind of thing, and there was the "Cold Pizza" incident from the regional finals in Washington last March (they cancelled an appearance because they heard that I was staying at a truck stop outside the Beltway). I'm pale, skinny, look bad in a suit, and I talk about things most college basketball fans don't want to hear about. I mean, really, is a national TV audience ready for folksy monologues about the Sun Belt? I'm lucky to have made it as far as I have.
And speaking of not having to look at me talk, don't forget you can come blab with me today via the electronic chatterbox at ESPN.com's SportsNation
at 3 pm ET (2 Central). Bring your best mid-major questions!