2008 BOB COUSY AWARD PRESENTED BY THE HARTFORD FINALISTS
DJ Augustin Texas
Darren Collison UCLA
Devan Downey South Carolina
Jamont Gordon Mississippi State
Mike Green Butler
Dominic James Marquette
Ty Lawson North Carolina
Eric Maynor VCU
Tyrese Rice Boston College
Brian Roberts Dayton
Derrick Rose Memphis
Sean Singletary Virginia
Games of the Night
A companion to our daily Three Stars of the Day, we present the top three Games of the Night.
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Riding a gutsy second-half effort by Gary Forbes and a stifling full-court press, the UMass men's basketball team picked up an 83-80 victory over cross-state rival Boston College on Wednesday evening. The win was UMass' first vs. the Eagles since December 4, 1999, and first in the last eight games. UMass was led by sophomore Ricky Harris who tied a career-high with 25 points. Forbes added 22, including 17 in the second half. The Minutemen (7-2) are back in action on Saturday when they host Toledo in a 7:30 p.m. start at the Mullins Center.
50% of our yearly Top 144 previews are now online. Here are some interesting numbers regarding this year's ranking, followed by a complete list of how the rankings of this year's teams compare to last year.
Biggest risers from 2006 Preseason:
#85 Central Michigan: +214
#79 Southern Miss: +151
#133 ULM: +149
#102 UCSB: +141
#124 Indiana State: +135
Biggest fallers from 2006 Preseason:
#104 Boston College: -94
#134 South Carolina: -73
#118 GW: -71
#129 Bucknell: -71
Teams Not in Last Year's 144
33% - 24 (Lowest: CMU was #299)
Teams in Last Year's Preseason Top 60
Well, by now you know that two-time Championship Subdivision champ Appalachian State went into Michigan and left with a 34-32 win, closing it out with a blocked field goal with six seconds remaining. How does this happen?
Boston College Eagles
What player when you look back at this draft five years from now will have teams scratching their heads wondering how they passed on him? Even though I despise BC I think it is going to be Jared Dudley…
(Submitted by: Todd Kobelski of Tewksbury, MA)
That’s a good choice. Dudley capped off an underrated career at Boston College with ACC Player of the Year honors and a stunning performance at the Orlando Pre-Draft Camp. He should fit with whatever team he ends up on because of his intensity and his versatility.