Daily Dribble: Saturday Review

    
February 25th, 2007

There were too many games to count on Saturday.. so how is it possible to review them all? By writing the quickest, most straight-forward thoughts on every player and game possible..

Before overtime, Marist-Siena was one of the best games of the year. Hopefully these two will meet in the MAAC finals.

I'm convinced that Drexel would have the chance to go farther than any other CAA team if they made the tournament.

VT's Zabian Dowdell dserves serious ACC Player of the Year consideration.

Who knew Andy Rautins (15 ppg in last 4 games) would be Syracuse's most consistently solid player in their 4-game winning streak?

Oklahoma State is collapsing. They're now tied with Nebraska in the Big 12.. Another loss could drop them to 10th place.

Clemson's even worse though, there only a game out of last place in the ACC after starting 17-0.

Davidson finished the regular season an amazing 26-4. The Wildcats don't even have one senior contributor.

Winthrop will probably join them at 26-4 this week once they finish up Big South play against Charleston Southern.

Mark Tyndale (37 and 9 yesterday) has become a number's machine for Temple. The junior's averaging 19 and 7 on the season.. too bad the Owls don't play D anymore.

After losing at TCU yesterday and UNLV earlier in the week, #13 Air Force could unfortunately plummet all the way out of the Top 25..

Gonzaga's Micah Downs, 19 points on Thursday and 16 on Saturday, is finally scoring like he was expected to do after high school.

Is it merely a coincidence LSU won their biggest game of the season (against #3 Florida) without Big Baby?

Courtney Pigram really did just have 29 points, 18 assists, and 8 boards last night. ETSU scored 112 in beating Mercer.

Alabama was ranked 25th last week despite being about the 40th best team out there. After losing two more games, they probably don't even deserve to be on our Top 50 list.

Brandon Heath took over in SDSU's win over #22 BYU. He ended up with 30, 7 assists, and 7 boards. Problem with the MWC is that the Top 4 teams keep beating up on each other.

It seems like Kansas doesn't just beat people, but they pummel people. Hawks were up 41-15 on Iowa State at half.

Its hard to imagine a few years back that Princeton (2-9) would be one of the worst teams in the Ivy.

Akron's the MAC's best team and Romeo Travis the league's best player. 37 and 11 in a win over Bowling Green yesterday won't hurt his Player of the Year hopes.

Washington's Tony Bennett is national Coach of the Year. End of story.

Randal Falker scored 30 for SIU yesterday. I feel like the Salukis have won games by only scoring 30 points..

7-footer Jason Smith is quietly an NBA prospect for Colorado State. The junior had 27 and 22 boards last night against Wyoming.

Look out for Saint Mary's next year. The Gaels are 15-14 with a lot of good, close losses and return everybody but Brett Collins next year, including emerging star Diamon Simpson.

The Big Ten will probably get 5 bids this year and steal one from a more deserving non-BCS team.

- Dribble out