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February 18th, 2019

1-Duke

2-Gonzaga

3-Virginia

4-Kentucky

5-Tennessee

6- Nevada

7-Michigan

8-North Carolina

9-Houston

10-Purdue

11-Michigan State

12-Marquette

13-Kansas

14-Texas Tech

15-LSU

16-Iowa

17-Villanova

18-Florida State

19-Louisville

20-Virginia Tech

21-Wisconsin

22-Maryland

23-Cincinnati

24-Washington

25-Wofford

 

Week of February 18th, 2019

Each week I'll write about the world of sports:

*The Basketball Hall of Fame announced several new candidates to the 2019 class. Paul Westphal, Jack Sikma, Marques Johnson and Ben Wallace are among the latest names to be considered.

*Wow, this has brought me to tears.To have my name on a list of the Who╒s Who of sports broadcasting has given me goosebumps. Been blessed by the TV people at ESPN, helping me so much in my 40 years. I thank the announcers, producers, directors and people behind the scenes. This honor belongs to ALL of you!

*It is so odd to see ?Connecticut and Notre Dame on the second line for women╒s college basketball seeding! ?

*The Broncos got a proven quarterback in Joe Flacco. We will see what they do with Case Keenum now.

*The NBA fined Milwaukee Bucks owner Marc Lasry for comments on Anthony Davis.

*Steve Kerr was fined $25,00 for referee abuse and breaking a clipboard after Draymond Green was assessed a flagrant foul. I wonder if there is a double standard on calls on the former Michigan State player.

*Big win for St. John╒s, defeating Villanova at Madison Square Garden. Chris Mullin needed that one.

February 11th, 2019

 

PTP’ER OF THE WEEK: Chris Clemons

TEAM OF THE WEEK: Texas Tech basketball

SHOCK OF THE WEEK: Penn State over Michigan

STOCK UP: Russell Westbrook

STOCK DOWN: New York Knicks

Each week, I’ll give you my weekly awards for the creme de la creme of college hoops:

 

PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Cameron Young, Quinnipiac

He scored 55 points vs. Siena

 

TEAM OF THE WEEK: Texas Tech

The Red Raiders won a pair of games, including a great effort against Baylor.

 

COACH OF THE WEEK: Mike Krzyzewski, Duke

He earned win number 1123 to pass Harry Stathan.

 

DIAPER DANDY OF THE WEEK: Zion Williamson, Duke

He scored 32 points in a win over NC State

 

SHOCK OF THE WEEK: Penn State over Michigan

John Beilein was ejected and the Wolverines were stunned.

Week of February 18th, 2019

 

Up

Denny Hamlin won the Daytona 500.

The Broncos acquired Joe Flacco.

The Blazers signed Enes Kanter.

The Phillies gave Aaron Nola a contract extension.

The Marlins signed Sergio Romo.

The Thunder signed Markieff Morris.

Yankees P Luis Severino received a contract extension.

Marques Johnson and Paul Westphal are among new Basketball Hall of Fame candidates.



Down

Steve Kerr was fined $25K for abusing an official.

The Texans cut Demaryius Thomas.

First round projected DL Jeffery Simmons suffered a torn ACL.

The Bucs cut DE Vinny Curry.

Louisville lost a 20-point lead vs. Duke.

The NBA fined Milwaukee Bucks owner Marc Lastry for comments on Anthony Davis.

The Pelicans fired GM Dell Demps.

The Bills cut TE Charles Clay.

Quote of the Week

“An NBA All-Star game featured zero D, but who cares. Fans enjoyed the many dazzling moments on display.

-Dick Vitale