Friday, March 09, 2007

With the major college basketball conferences' men's tournaments reaching their quarterfinal and semifinal rounds as of the close of play tonight, a number of streaky performances have occurred. Here's a quick list:

*Defending NCAA champion Florida, bouncing back from some recent difficulties, got off to 17-0 and 28-4 leads over Georgia in the SEC quarterfinals, en route to the next round.

*Pitt outscored Louisville 20-2 to start the second half of the teams' Big East semifinal contest tonight. Pitt won 65-59.

*A night earlier in Big East play, Georgetown took a 26-2 lead over Villanova, but won only 62-57.

*Texas super frosh Kevin Durant, a big man (6-9) with an amazing shooting range -- not unlike another Kevin, Garnett -- missed his first 12 shots tonight against Baylor in the Big 12 quarters, but came back to score 29 points. Paralleling Durant's fortunes, the Longhorns rallied from 20 down to beat the Bears.

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