Thursday, January 7, 2010

Thursday News and Notes

Slow news day today, not a whole lot going on, here are a few little nuggets to keep you going.

* Princeton defeats Holmes

The #1 team in Cincinnati met the #1 team in Northern Kentucky last night and Princeton was able to defeat Holmes 57-54. Princeton featured Jordan Sibert, an Ohio State recruit, who looked to be very strong. But I was impressed with the play of Holmes Ohio recruit Ricardo Johnson. Rico looked just as good, if not better than Sibert last night. Ricardo led all scorers with 25 points, and Sibert led Princeton with 19 points. Holmes trailed for most of the game and Rico hit a three pointer with 8 seconds to play to tie the game. Sibert fouled out early into the overtime period but Princeton was able to overtake the Bulldogs giving Holmes their first home loss since 2007.

* BCS Title Game is Tonight

Tonight the College Football bowl season wraps up with a matuchup between #1 Alabama Crimson Tide and the #2 Texas Longhorns. It's really tough to predict how these BCS championship matchups will play out. Texas has a prolific offense behind all world Quarterback Colt McCoy. While Alabama has a fairly balance offense but a stifling defense. I think I will go with Alamaba in this one. The SEC is 5-0 in BCS Championship game appearances.

* Cincinnati gets a win in their last non-conference game

The UC Bearcats basketball team earned their 11th win of the season Wednesday night defeating Cal-State Bakersfield 87-58. Cincinnati pretty much cleared the bench in this one getting 12 different guys in the box score. Dion Dixon led Cincinnati with 13. Cal-State Bakersfield RoadRunners really could have used Kebu Stewart last night. Get it anyone?

Also a few national news nuggets for you:

- The Chiefs are set to hire Charlie Weiss as their offensive coordinator. With news of also hiring Romeo Crennel as thier defensive coordinator Scott Pioli is looking to recreate the magic from New England, or beef up the average weight of his team.

- Gilbert Arenas was suspended from the NBA for storing his guns in his locker. I guess David Stern didn't find it too amusing when Arenas pretended to "shoot" his teammates during pre-game after he was busted. Stay smart Gilbert.

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