More round ball news, 8 Gators fall

On a night which saw both 1 Indiana go down on the road to Minnesota and 19 Memphis lose on the road to Xavier (halting the 19 game win streak Memphis had rolling), it is only fitting to see SEC powerhouse 8 Florida fall on the road as well, losing to Tennessee 64 – 62.  This has been one wacky year so far in college basketball, common theme being if you get to be #1, you will likely lose, perhaps get back to #1, then lose again.  Also, it is hard to win on the road!!

Switching to the NBA, how about the dynamic duo in Miami, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James.  The two combined for 79 points last night in Miami’s OT win over Sacramento, 141- 129 (sounds like more of a OT blowout).  LeBron had 40 points and 16 assists and Wade added 39 points.  This marked a season high for both.

Elsewhere, it got a bit ugly, as once again we have an incident involving grown men behaving badly.  The Pacers defeated the Warriors, 108 – 97.  But there was another round of pushing, shoving, technical fouls and then an ejection.  This time Roy Hibbert did not appreciate the shove he received under the basket from David Lee, and from there other players began to react and overreact.  Ultimately, Hibbert was assessed two technical fouls and ejected.  This was actually tame compared to some other “brawls” that have occurred in the NBA this year; the real dangerous aspect was that it spilled into the crowd at the corner underneath the basket.  Fortunately, no one was injured, and once again people we must ask ourselves, What would Kobe do?  Again, not this but Kobe does have 13 technical fouls this year, three shy of the 16 that would result in a one game suspension.  Hope he keeps it in check because the Lakers cannot afford to have him out as they are already missing Pau Gasol.


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